Monday, April 20, 2015

Enjoy the Moment

This card was selected as a favorite for the Featured Stamper of the Week.
Update 4/29/2015: This card placed in the "Top Three" at the AHSC #104!

This card was made for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #104 as soon as the Triple Stamp design was published.

I printed a poem about rainbows that I found on the Internet using a large bold font on white cardstock (Rainbows Are Lovely by P. Kubicki). I cut three pieces of the text and three pieces of black cardstock using a die. I then used the triple stamping/coloring method to add the rainbow to the three pieces of text by using a homemade template for the stripes and sponging each color.

I adhered each text piece to its corresponding black piece and then the entire unit onto a black card base. The center piece was popped up with foam tape. Clouds and sky were added to the white background by sponging on the edge of a die. In addition to blue, yellow and orange were added to mimic stormy sky.

I also used a die to cut a cloud from white cardstock. I sponged the edges with blue, cut it into two pieces and popped them up with foam tape. For the inside I sponged the six colors of the rainbow on the right edge of the card. The sentiment was stamped, colored with markers, backed with a black die cut then popped up with foam tape.

Click here to view the inspiration for my card.
Techniques: Die cutting, stamping, sponging, coloring
Follow the link to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog to join the challenge!

Stamp: TPC Studio (Playful Expressions)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky, Stazon Black
Markers (non-alcohol): Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Elegant Eggplant
Dies: Mama Elephant Edges, Memory Box Marshmallow Clouds, Spellbinders Labels Twenty & Ribbon Threader Label
Other: 3M foam tape
Size: A7 (5" x 7")


  1. Wow Mel....I can honestly say this is the first time I'd describe a card as's just beautiful...

  2. Mel, another very creative card, not the same spin on the triple stamp didn't seem to have any problem with planning this card. I wanna say....

  3. Just beautiful! I love this technique and your card turned out perfectly! :)

  4. Wow, just wow! This is absolutely stunning and you have put some much time and work into this. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at AHSC.

  5. What a fantastic variation of the triple time stamping technique--I love how you used the label shapes instead of rectangles to make this card--very clever. I love the colors and the wording too. Thanks for sharing this with us at AHSC.
    :) Marie

  6. Love your take on the sketch and the rainbow!

  7. So complicated, I have no clue how you put this together! And with such a beautiful result... it's a stunner!

  8. Very creative. Love this. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC!

  9. This is so pretty, I am in awe! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC