Sunday, June 26, 2016

Two Colorful Cards

Pretty Pink Posh is having a Rainbow Inspiration challenge. Card makers are to use one of the cards in the provided photo as inspiration for their creation.

For my first card, I was inspired by Yana's project. I die cut a panel of 140 lb. watercolor paper with the largest of Lawn Fawn's "Large Stitched Rectangle" dies. Then I took the "Stitched Tabs" dies from Pretty Pink Posh and cut 7 strips from that panel. I inked each strip with Distress inks: Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet. I spritzed them with my homemade Perfect Pearls solution, to give a distressed look & some shimmer.

For the greeting, I die cut a piece of patterned paper from Echo Park's "Anything Goes" 6x6" pad, using one of Simon Says Stamp's "Big U" dies. I stamped the rest of the greeting, from Avery Elle's "Simply Said: You" set, in Versamark ink onto a strip of white cardstock. I heat embossed it with Wow White Pearl embossing powder, then blended Black Soot Distress ink over the strip.

I die cut a scrap of white cardstock with the stitched rectangle die, then die cut with a "Stitched Circles" die from Simon Says Stamp. After adhering my strips to my white A2 card base, I mounted the circle, and glued my greeting over that. Finally, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins (4mm & 6mm sizes), and filled the centers with Silver Stickles.

Heather's card inspired my second creation. I die cut 3 of the "Stitched Photo Frames" by Pretty Pink Posh from Strathmore Smooth Bristol paper. I taped them together on the back, and then inked the front in a rainbow. I wanted a softer look than my first card, so I went with Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Broken China, & Shaded Lilac Distress inks. I then spritzed them with Perfect Pearls Biscotti mist. Once they were dry, I removed the tape from the back.

I stamped the "Hey!" from "All Inside" (Essentials by Ellen) on the bottom of each photo frame in Versafine Onyx Black ink, and clear heat embossed them. I adhered a piece of acetate behind each window, and covered the back of each frame with 2 layers of foam tape. I filled the wells of my panels with 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins, clear seed beads, & iridescent heart glitter from Martha Stewart. I created my backings by cutting 3 pieces of white cardstock to the same size as the frames, & adhering the cut out pieces from the frames to each of those. I removed the backing paper from the foam tape, and adhered my panels to the backs of the frames. I trimmed off any excess cardstock, and adhered them to a 4.5x7.25" white card base with Scor-Tape.

To finish off the card, I added some rainbow striped washi tape from my stash, and colored in the letters with a black gel pen. Both cards will go to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

I'm also entering my cards in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: "Add Some Shimmer"
Send a Smile 4 Kids: "Punches and/or Die Cuts 4 Kids" (first card only)
Virginia's View Challenge #22: "All About Colors"
Live Love Cards June Challenge: "Large Sentiments" (second card only)


  1. Your rainbow file folders make a fun design, Andrea! Fun design - thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. What FUN cards! LOVE how you incorporated rainbows!

  3. Fun shaker card! Thank you for joining PPP !

  4. Fantastic rainbow creations Andrea, love your creative use of that border die on the first one especially!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Caryn xxx

  5. Both cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! Your use of color is perfect! So glad you joined the Rainbow Challenge at PPP!!!

  6. Both of these cards are so beautiful and show off the PPP products so well. Whoever receives them are going to love them to pieces!

    Thank you for joining in the rainbow challenge!

  7. Both cards are gorgeous and fun! I absolutely adore your second card with the trio of shakers! Just pinned this on Pinterest. ;)


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