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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sailing Around

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

22 comments:

  1. Very cute Jen! I can tell what your new favorite things is! So fun!

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  2. So glad you decided to finish this one up, cause it is so CA-UTE! I am loving the rainbow and clouds, ack so adorable Jen!

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  3. OH MY ....... how we love to sail!!! This is fantastic and love the pop of red in the rainbow ..... totally balances out the red in the boat. Love the impression plate and the waves ...... of course love it all!!!

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  4. Hi Jen! Another beauty! A great card for 4th of July weekend!

    I popped on over cuz I am not sure if you're taking the summer card camp class or not, but today they featured a video using the cloud stamp you used the other day...she stamped it and then put the paper onto the stamp (which was upside down) and they brayered it to get even inking! Good tip, because I never would have thought of that!

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  5. So adorable!
    And I am absolutely in love with that rainbow die and those clouds...
    LOVE that edging!!
    Gives them that little "extra" :)
    Fabby card!!

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  6. Oh my gosh Jen, I LOVE your non-trad rainbow piecing! It's such an interesting look and really caught my eye! Just a darling card, especially with those buttons.

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  7. This card is gorgeous... I love it Jen. I'm so glad you finished it.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Judy

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  8. how neat - the rainbow is so clever and the perfect finishing touch! super cute!

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  9. Love the card. Everything is so cute, colorful & cheery. Love the boat, waves & clouds.

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  10. Oh Jen, this is marvelous! I just love the motion of the swirls and curves on your card. Golly you are so clever. What a wonderfully innovative card. Pretty darn perfect!

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  11. This is SO CUTE! I love all the patterns/texture going on with it. And that rainbow is perfect for this!

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  12. So cute, Jen! The rainbow made from patterned paper is wonderful -- and, of course, the glittery clouds are, too. And I really like how you threaded the buttons onto the twine. Gotta try that. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Jen, first thank you for playing along with OTWC! :) Second, you are sooo on a roll with these dies! I love how you've thought outside the box and how colorful your cards have been using them! Keep it up!

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  14. What a wonderful, fun card!!!

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  15. Oh lovely seaside card - love the waves!

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  16. This is so cool, I love all the fun details, particularly the rainbow!

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  17. This is just fabulous! I am linking this up on Practical scrappers!

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  18. Jen, once again I am in utter amazement!!! I saw this on SCS and came right over. I saw that you were talking about the perforated detail in the dies. I put up a graphic a few days ago depicting the dies. Please feel free to use in your post. Here is a link: http://shoplilinker.blogspot.com/2011/07/rainbow-cloud-dies.html
    Laura - Lil' Inker Designs

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  19. Gorgeous!! I love the layout, the colours, the rainbow, everything!

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  20. This one is over the top. How cute! Love how you used the rainbow die with different colors and patterns.

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  21. ABSOLUTE and TOTAL CUTENESS!!! LOVE every single detail in the card, Jen!!! AMAZING work!

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