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Saturday, July 9, 2011

3D Rainbow

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!! My son is begging to watch Star Wars III so I told him after I posted this, we would watch it!  LOL!  I grew up watching Star Wars and loving it so I guess that has gone full circle now that Mason enjoys it too.

I was playing with some new paper today and kept seeing rainbows again so I decided to pull out the Lil' Inkers Dies and try something different.  I have had an idea in my head since I first ordered these dies to make a 3D rainbow of sorts by cutting the die cuts and layering them so that each layer is higher then the one before.  This card was the first result of that experiment.


Can you see how the rainbow pops?  Each layer is just slightly overlapped.


I cut each section of rainbow into 11/16" rectangle pieces.  I found it was easiest to first adhere the rainbow to a piece of cardstock and then cut the white space away with scissors.  This gave the rainbow stability and kept each section together.  Then, I used a different thickness of dimensionals on each section.  The section at the bottom I adhered directly to the cloud patterned paper (thanks Deb for this fun, fun paper!!).  Each section after that was popped up to create the 3Dish staircase look.


For those of you who haven't seen what the Lil' Inker Rainbow & Cloud dies look like, here is a graphic of them.  You can also find more information here


For the tag, I had to use some of the Twinery's Pink Sorbet twine!  LOVE that twine!! The tag is from PTI's Tiny Tag set and I stamped it with a circle from the Boy Basics: Simple Circles set to get the stripes that mimic the rainbow.  The sentiment is from the Lil' Inker Designs Rainbows & Clouds stamp set.  That font is so cute!


I'm addicted to that glitter paper too!  I think it makes the cutest clouds!

I'm entering this in the Wee Memories challenge to make a summertime card!


Well, I better get to watching Star Wars!  Hope you all have a very wonderful weekend!  Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Rainbows & Clouds, PTI Boy Basics: Simple Circles
Paper: Echo Park Summer Days, PTI 2008 Bitty Box Basics, Raspberry Fizz & Lemon Tart cardstock, DCWV Glitter Paper
Ink: True Black, Champagne VersaMark
Other: Lil' Inker Designs Rainbows & Clouds Dies, PTI Tiny Tags Dies, Twinery Berry Sorbet twine, Rhinestone, Pop Dots, Glue Dots

20 comments:

  1. What a neat idea! I love the 3-D look. Very fun! You're really making me want that Lil Inker set!!

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  2. Fantastic card! love all the color and the way the rainbow just POPs out.
    TFS
    Ang

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  3. Clever you! That is a real stairway to heaven. Love how the rainbow has such fab dimension. Well done.

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  4. That is stunning! Great idea. I love those clouds! They kinda look a little sparkly in the pics...are they? Is it just the paper you used, or a spritz? Very nice.

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  5. Jen!!!! Stop it right now!! This is beyond fabulous! I love your creativity with these dies.....:) And your use of COLOR?? pretty as always!!!

    I remember when Brett was into Star Wars.....I hope he comes back to it. It's Pokeman this, Pokeman that right now!!

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  6. I am with Amy! STOP! This is just too amazing and I love it all, especially the glitter paper for the clouds and the patterened paper that you used!

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  7. I love how the rainbow pops. You are very creative. The colors you picked are awesome. Great card. I just might have to get this set.

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  8. This is so pretty and colorful, and I LOVE your 3D rainbow!

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  9. Jen! Perfect choice to have that rainbow 3D! :) Love how sunny that card is!

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  10. Gorgeous! I love that popped up rainbow. I also love that adorable little star tag. :)

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  11. This is fabulous!! LOVE all your rainbow creations!!!!! Keep 'em coming...I get such inspiration for using my LID die set!

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  12. Jen this is so pretty! I am closer and closer to placing that order because of you!

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  13. Super cute card. Love that rainbow.

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  14. Jen, this is amazing! I love how you think!

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  15. Super clever idea to layer your rainbow in sections like that, Jen!!! I am LOVIN' those dies---definitely on my wish list!!! And your color combo is so sweet and fun too!!!!

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  16. Jen, this is so cool & fun! Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories. :)

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  17. What a GREAT idea to overlap the stripes! You created such a neat effect that adds so much to the rainbow. Such interest! Love it!

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  18. Amazing rainbow!! I love it and I especially love those glittery clouds! How fun!

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  19. Such a fabulous creation!
    Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

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