Hello!! It is HOT, HOT, HOT here in Kansas! It is NO fun being outside! Yesterday just running a few errands was enough for me. I think I'll enjoy the air conditioning all day today! LOL!!
I am going to share a card with you today that I started more than a month ago and got frustrated because I just couldn't figure out how to finish it so I set it aside. Then, low and behold, as I was playing with my rainbows in the card I showed yesterday (I know, you couldn't guess could you, lol!) I had a lightning bulb moment and it FINALLY came together! This was originally going to be for Passion for Papertrey's Recipe Challenge to use 3 colors, 2 buttons and 1 ribbon but it just looked empty to me so I went on and made something else. This is how I finally finished the card this week:
I had everything on the card done and in place except for the sentiment and the rainbow and clouds. It just seemed like the rainbow was MADE for the space left on the card! And I really like how the glitter in the clouds adds a little oomph (is that a word?) to the card.
Someone asked me yesterday how I made the perforations in the cloud. Well, it is super, super easy! The die COMES that way!! Yes, I know, isn't that cool!! I tried to find a link with a picture of the actual dies and couldn't, but in my card I did use both sizes of cloud dies and both have the perforated edge.
In this picture you can see the dimension on the card a little better. The largest cloud is popped up with pop dots and the bottom 2 layers of waves are also popped up. To make the waves I used my Quickutz scalloped border dies and used the negative left over from die cutting it and then cut those pieces down to the size I needed.
I'm also entering this card in the Off the Wall Craftiness challenge to use red, white and blue on a card. This was the inspiration photo.
It sure says summer to me!!
I hope you have enjoyed this series of rainbow cards! I'm sure you'll see more later but I'll give you a break tomorrow! LOL!! Thanks, as always, for stopping by!
Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings
Paper: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, White, Pure Poppy, Basic Grey Offbeat, October Afternoon Cherry Hill, DCWV Glitter Paper
Ink: True Black
Other: Rainbows & Clouds Dies by Lil' Inker Designs, Sunshine IP, Quickutz Scallop Border Die, Button, twine, Fine Linen Buttons, Pop Dots