Alphabet Challenge has a new challenge starting today – “R is for Rainbow.” This one was a real challenge for me. Well, what I did – right or wrong – was go into my designer papers for inspiration. It didn’t take me long to get my hands on the Rainbow Glimmer paper and I just went from there. Perfect! I made the first card with the Under My Umbrella stamp set and coordinating punch. This card was made with a variation of the technique that I posted recently (see that card HERE). Then, I found another paper that went so well with the Glimmer paper that I made a second card, using Timeless Tulips and its coordinating punch.
Which one do you like more? Please let me know in a comment! I hope you will visit our Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along!
My secrets to making this project
Under My Umbrella
- I started it with cutting the scraps of the Rainbow Glimmer paper into 1/2″ strips. Once that was done, I laid the Crushed Curry strip across the Whisper White cardstock that was covered with adhesive. Then, I started laying strips down, varying in colors till the entire panel covered. To finish it off, all I had to do was trim the strips off, then run it through my die cutting machine with a stitched rectangle die. Finally, the panel was layered onto Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry before adding it to the Bermuda Bay card base.
- After that, I started stamping the sun (from Paper Pumpkin kit) and cropped it out. Also, the boots and sentiments were stamped and cropped out. Then, the umbrella was punched with the Umbrella Builder punch.
- Finally, to anchor all of those items, I cropped and embossed a stitched nested label die with the Greenery embossing folder.
- The Timeless Tulip card was much faster since the designer paper from Artistry Blooms was all ready to go. I layered it onto Whisper White cardstock, then wrapped Whisper White ribbon around the middle and secured it to the back with tape. Since I had a small strip of Glimmer paper, I thought it would be nice on top of the ribbon. Finally, I adhered the panel to the Rich Razzleberry card base.
- After that, I punched out the tulip with the tulip builder punch from the Rainbow Glimmer paper. Then, I stamped the stem and leaves with Granny Apple Green ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cropped it with a stitched nested label die. Also, I stamped the sentiment onto Rich Razzleberry cardstock and cropped it with a stitched rectangle die. Finally, I placed a few (retired) glitter enamel dots to give that little bling every card needs.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Aud Sentiment Challenge: Anything Goes
- Crafty Creations Challenge: Anything Goes
- Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
- Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist
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