Friday 16 April 2021

A rainbow of new homes

Hello, crafting friends!

I'm excited to have been invited to be guest designer at CAS on Friday today after a win there with THIS card. The new challenge starts today and the theme is:


I decided on a one layer design with lots of overlapping images and I used lots of masking techniques to achieve that! 

The first step was the sentiment. I wanted it to stretch across the card base, so I chose two sentiments, lined them up in my stamp platform, and masked off each part so that I could ink them different colours. Once they were stamped, I added versamark ink to the stamps (without removing them from the stamp platform,) stamped over the top of the colour and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The next step was to stamp the row of houses from Scene it More by Clearly Besotted. I stamped with Memento black ink and used a cotton bud to carefully wipe away the ink on the sentiment. The houses were coloured using coloured pencils as these don't bleed through the card stock. For the last step, I stamped the houses again onto a stick note and trimmed around the roofs. This was used to mask off the houses while I inked in the sunshine using Clearly Besotted's Sunny Day stencil.

I hope you'll join in with this challenge! The team are always incredibly creative so hop on over to the CAS on Friday blog and enjoy the inspiration. You'll find the Linky Tool there too where you can link up your own creation. I can't wait to see what you make!

I’m linking up with AAA cards where the theme is Two quarters with optional twist of Rainbow; also Day of the Month Card Club where the theme is Find a Rainbow Day.

Today I’d like to share one of my favourite photos of last year. It was taken on a wet day from the car where my daughter and I were talking very deeply and seriously. This amazing double rainbow suddenly appeared in the sky in front of us. It’s hard to capture the impact of a rainbow in a photograph but it was so huge and bright in real life, and it gave us such a feeling of comfort and hope. 

Sending hugs,


  1. A brilliant New Home card love the sun rising over the rooftops

  2. Fabulous new home card and great masking and layering.

    Love that double rainbow photo too.

    Hug xxx

  3. A really lovely card, great images and design. Super photo too.

    Kath x

  4. Beautiful masked houses design, Vicky. TFS the amazing and sign of hope double rainbow photo too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  5. Love this photo, especially how everything is blurry through the raindrops. I know what you mean about capturing the greatness of a rainbow, doesn't seem to translate through a camera. Loving your rainbow houses too and that stenciled sun in the background couldn't have been done more perfectly!!!

  6. Brilliant New Home card Vicky, so beautiful and fun and colourful. Love it. As for rainbows, I tend to get my camera out and try and copy the radiance of the rainbow, I have many in my files, but nothing like the real thing, although as yours is, gorgeous. It certainly does give us hope.
    Faith x

  7. So beautiful and I like your idea!!!
    Glad you joined us at DotMCC. Gundi

  8. Love your rainbow of houses with the sun shining behind - so cheery. Great photo too - there is something magical about a beautiful rainbow.

  9. Wonderful new home card design and your rainbow picture is awesome.

    Hugs Diane

  10. These colourful houses are the best way for a "new home" card, very joyful and full of hope ! And what a fabulous masking work too. Love it !


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