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Thursday, 24 June 2021

Over the rainbow

Hello, crafting friends!

How do you decide which colours to use for your projects? I often use the colour combinations suggested in card challenges but sometimes the colours in nature, or on a book cover, or on some beautiful fabric will inspire me. But sometimes only a rainbow of colour will do!


This simple card was really fun to make! The first step was cutting the word Happy out of a card panel using Uniko's Big and Bold Happy dies. I made sure I kept the little centres of the 'A' and the two 'Ps' as I was going to need them later. The panel was then trimmed with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle.


I wanted a lovely rainbow effect to show through the panel so I used coloured pencils to create one on a card base. Every now and again, I'd hold the panel over the card base to check that my colouring was in the right place! Once I was happy, I glued the panel down along with those little centres I had kept.


Finally, the birthday label, from Uniko's Simply Said Blocks, was stamped, snipped out and glued in place and I finished with an enamel dot, a sequin and an orange gem.

CHALLENGES
I made this card to enter into Uniko's May/June challenge where Anything Goes and I've gone for the optional twist of using die cuts; I was inspired by the Radically Rainbow theme at The Rainbow Card Challenge; I'm also joining in with Happy Little Stampers Dies challenges where Anything Goes; and sharing at Watercooler Wednesday where Kath is hosting the Occasions challenge.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
Right, I'm off to feed some adorable little pusscats for a friend - but shhhhh! Don't tell Eva or she'll be outraged!

Sending hugs,

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful colours and a super CAS creation.

    Kath x

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  2. Stunning card Vicky,the rainbow colours are gorgeous

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  3. Love how you colored your beautiful die cut with pencils. Simply beautiful CAS card design, Vicky. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

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  4. An awesome rainbow Vicky. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

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  5. Fabulous die cutting and rainbow colouring to make this lovely card.

    Happy Friday xxx

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  6. Love this card Vicky! The effect of the pencils is lovely. The flat lay of the die cut panel actually makes it look like it isn't a die cut (if you know what I mean) which is so clever. And I do love a CAS card when it's done right and yours is spot on. Thanks for playing along with Uniko. x

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  7. Wow! I just love how you created this wonderful, cheerful card! I am surprised that it was made with pencils! Thank you for playing with us at the HLS Die Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.
    Debbie
    https://secretstamper.com
    Check out my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

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  8. Gorgeous CAS card Vicky. Love the blending you got with your pencils. Thanks for joining us at WWC. Tristan.

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  9. Those are colored pencils? Wowzers Vicky. So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS die challenge this month! -- Julie

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  10. Seeing your rainbow certainly makes me happy, though my birthday isn't for a couple months. Thanks for joining us at TRCC and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Em, DT Co-ordinator

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  11. Beautiful rainbow CAS card, Vicky ! Funny how our brain works, at first glance on your card, I thought that the "happy" word had been die cut and coloured. Then I read your post and I discovered how you did it, on the contrary it was debossed. I had to zoom to see it the other way. Anyway, I love it and you did a beautiful colouring. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at the Rainbow Card Challenge and at Uniko.

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  12. So beautiful and elegant! Great to see you in the HLS gallery. Hope to see you again soon! Nandini, DT

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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