Posts Tagged ‘rainbow’

Rainbows Galore!!

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Hello and welcome! Laurie here to share a card featuring, you guessed it, a rainbow pattern! “Rainbows” is todays cue word over on the Scrap N Stamp Facebook page. We have a new word everyday to help fire up your creativity! We hope you’ll join in the fun!

Here’s a look at my card. I’m also going to show you how to create evenly cut strips of paper using a border die.

I used one of the border dies from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Simply Wavy Borders. Of course I could have just used my trimmer to cut strips but this gave a much cooler effect…in my opinion 🙂 To create strips of the exact size as well as the exact position of each wave, I came up with a very simple idea.

On my grid paper, I lined up the corners of the cardstock and marked where sat. I attached the die to the cardstock and marked the ends of the die. You can see it slightly in the photo. Because of the stitching on this die, the first strip of paper won’t be used. Save it!!! It can be used for another project!  After the first pass through your machine, line up the corner of the paper at your pencil line then line up the ends of the die as well.

I ran each rainbow colour through 3 times to create 3 strips. In the end I only used 2 of each colour. This means I have enough for one more project! I fit together each strip in rainbow order onto a panel of white cardstock. I then adhered that panel onto the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle die ( sorry, not in stock).

The entire panel was adhered to a 3.5 X 5 inch note card.  For the sentiment, I used the Lawn Fawn Heart Shaker Gift Tag Dies. And I thought the tiny shaker bit hearts would be the perfect embellishments!

And that’s it! A bright and happy card! All the cardstock I used came from the Lawn Fawn Rainbow Cardstock Pack.

I should also mention that all those passes through the die cutting machine, create MULTIPLE rainbow pieces to make many cards, which I plan to do!

Thanks for dropping in today! Remember, that our Stamps, Dies and Stencils, Oh my! blog hop is currently underway! Hope you’ll hop along!

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Rainbow Letters with Concord & 9th!

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Good morning everyone! Laurie back to share a fun, happy card with you! I have been a bit obsessed with rainbows lately which are VERY trendy in the cardmaking world!

Now, I have quite a few alphabet die sets including tall and skinny sizes. But when Concord & 9th came out with the Tall Type Alphabet, I knew I just had to have it! And the co-ordinating stamp set they’ve created is just genius!

I started by lining up and die cutting the phrase “hey you” in the centre of and A2 sized, white card panel. I then lined up one of the Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies from Lawn Fawn. After die cutting the panel, I noticed there was room for more! So, I added one of the Just Stitching Double Rectangles. Unfortunately, I was a little “off” but I carried on!

I used the fun Playful Patterns Stamp Set to add these fun lines to the positive die cut letters. I, of course, used a rainbow of colours. Before adhering the die cut panel, I scored the front of the cardbase every 1/2 inch to give some texture…I’m slightly addicted to doing this as well!

The foam adhesive I used was quite thick (found it in my desk, I’ve had it forever) but I love the dimension it gave. I used liquid glue to adhere the stamped letter die cuts back into their respective spots.

Instead of leaving it there, I added a banner and flower to the corners. These both come from the Globe Greetings Die Set, also from C&9th.

All in all, I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out but I think if I made this again, I would leave the flower off!

Thanks so much for popping’ in today.! Have a great weekend and I’ll be back soon!


Tuesday with Tara {take 216} Without Coffee

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday with Tara! Today is the day a lot of kids & teachers are officially back in the swing of things with a new school year! I thought some more rainbows & coffee would be in order to help you get through the day! I’m sharing another fun rainbow card with the Coffee Understands stamp set by Picket Fence Studios, this one questions what we would do without coffee. As you can see by the sentiment, it’s probably best that we don’t find out the answer! ha!

Coffee Understands by Picket Fence Studios: Without Coffee

Simple Design.

There is something about this stamp image that makes me want to keep my card fairly simple. I love how long & lean she is (total opposite of me!). It looks like she’s got her priorities straight, coffee in one hand, ready to take on the world (or a classroom, at least)!

Bold & Colorful.

Just because a card is simple does not mean it can’t be bold & colorful! I paired bold black & white with a colorful rainbow panel I inked up with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks. The colors blend together so nicely and it ends up looking like I used a wider variety of colors than I actually did! Curiosity got me wondering what would happen if I stamped with a watermark ink pad over my inked rainbow… and I was pleased with how it came out! (I used Versamark, but I’m guessing this Gina K Embossing & Watermark Ink would work just as well!)

Coffee Understands by Picket Fence Studios: Distress Oxide Rainbow


As I mentioned earlier, I tried to keep this card pretty simple. The stitched details from the edge die (by MFT) are repeated on the white card front and the black strip beside it. I stamped with bold black ink and repeated the sentiment in watermark on the rainbow panel. A single cup design from the stamp set was also repeated to fill in the gaps. Then I chose a few colors from the rainbow to brighten up my stamped image. Repeating details like the stamp images and colors kept the design feeling simple.

I hope you like my happy rainbow, and that you have no reason to find out what your day, week or year will be like without coffee!

Inky hugs,