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.

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.

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,


  1. Beautiful colours and a super CAS creation.

    Kath x

  2. Stunning card Vicky,the rainbow colours are gorgeous

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

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

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

    Happy Friday xxx

  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

  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.
    Check out my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

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

  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

  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.
    Em, DT Co-ordinator

  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.

  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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