Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Beyond the Rainbow

It wasn't Judy Garland, but Ella Fitzgerald, who changed a few words to the lyrics of the song, Over the Rainbow. She sang,

"If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow,
Why, oh, why, can't I?"

Here I have a "happy little bluebird" flying beyond the rainbow as the focal image of the card. When I saw the challenge sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch #166, I thought it was just right to combine with the whimsical theme challenge at Sunday Stamps #123, which reminded me of the lyrics to begin with.

The digital image of a tiny boy on a bird was downloaded from A Day for Daisies, resized, printed, colored and fussy cut. The clouds were die cut. The rainbow was made by cutting a stencil to add each stripe of color and sponging ink onto white cardstock. The rainbow was then trimmed to fit the card up to the image. All elements except for the sentiment, were popped up with foam tape for dimension and adhered to the blue panel. This was all adhered to a card base. The inside of the card was decorated with die cut clouds from blue cardstock.

Visit the CTS166 and SSC123 blogs for challenge fun!

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

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: "Simply Wonderful" (sentiment); A Day for Daisies "Bird in Flight"
Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Not Quite Navy, Gumball Green, Daffodil delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky
Die: Reverse Confetti (clouds)
Misc.: SU! Dimensionals


  1. What a sweet card Melanie! Love your little guy flying over the rainbow. Perfect for the color challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  2. hello Melanie! super cute card, the image is adorable! I am so glad you played along with us at sunday stamps!

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  3. This is just so adorable and a great interpretation of the CASEd sketch. Love the way you are thinking "out of the box" with this card!

  4. Hi Melanie
    I loveee that cute little boy with the rainbow on your card
    lovely clouds and clever use blue card base
    beautiful card for a little boy
    luv this
    see you maybe on my Blog Melanie...
    many thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time..
    Monika (Sunday Stamps DT Member)

  5. That's strange that my comment isn't here, I must not have published and just went on to other card. Adorable card, love the rainbow against your bird in flight image. Love that you are using more digitals, and I think I asked about cricut. Great card