Monday, March 7, 2016

Always Look for Rainbows

Making a card for three challenges is a challenge in itself!

1. Sugar Pea Designs Sugar Sketch #43 (monthly)

2. Color Throwdown #382 (weekly)

3. The Paper Players Theme #285 (weekly)

I've had this stamp set for a long time and have been wanting to use it. When I saw the Rain or Shine theme, I was reminded of this cute stamp set.

A panel of pink was texturized with an embossing folder to look like falling rain. The banner was stamped, colored and matted, then adhered to the pink panel. The chevron ribbon was added. The sentiment was stamped, die cut and sponged with a pink and lagoon rainbow, then adhered to a mat and fussy cut. It was backed with foam to pop it up and add dimension.

The focal stack was adhered to a panel of white and then to a white card base. The card was lined with white cardstock and decorated with three strips of cardstock. No verse was stamped to leave space for a note.

Drop in and visit the three blogs for challenge fun: SPDSS43, CTD382, PP285.

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, coloring, die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Island Indigo, Pretty in Pink
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon
Die: Apothecary Accents Framelits
Misc: Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals foam, TIEF

Other Materials:
Stamps: Cats Pajamas "Look for Rainbows"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers


  1. I love that bunnie...need to play with mine!! Oh, if only I could retire!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

  2. Well, you did a great job combining those challenges! What a cute bunny! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown.

  3. That's awesome! Love that little bunny, such a sweet image! Love the colors, great design! :)

  4. Melanie you combined the three challenges fabulously! Love the cute little bunny in the umbrella, and the binoculars crack me up. So cute with the sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  5. So cute! Such a fun stamp set!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SugarPea Designs.

  6. Super card, Melanie. Great colors and such a cute image. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week.

  7. Mel, this is know how much I like adorable. Cute image and love the color combination.

  8. Oh this is so fun and clever Melanie! Perfect stamp with the perfect sentiment!