Friday, September 23, 2022

Hello Sunshine

  Happy Friday!!!  It's time for a new challenge from the Cut It Up Challenge Blog.  This week, the challenge is: Rainbow

And our fabulous sponsors are:
Pink And Main


Our very own Designer, Leslie, who is offering a lovely lot of crafty goodies.

Here is my card for your inspiration:
Pink and Main sent me this fabulous die set to work with!!  It includes this rainbow/sun piece and a sentiment: "friend" with a layering element.  At first I wasn't too excited about using this die, but once I actually cut with it and saw how fun it really is, I think I fell in love!  Here's what I did: the die cuts out everything all at once like a puzzle.  I ran it through my die cutting machine with white cardstock and had the idea that I would do it again with card stock each color of the rainbow so I could piece it together.  But I quickly realized that would waste a good amount of card stock and decided to color the white pieces with markers to get the colors I wanted.  So, I did that with the rainbow and sun pieces and sponged a bit of light blue ink around the edges of the clouds to make them stand out a little bit and to give them a rainy feel.  I also ran the die through my cutting machine with black glitter paper to get that black ring.  It really helps everything pop and the glitter adds a bit more fun.  I wanted to make this a shaker card, so I die cut a circle from the plaid layer, adhered some acetate behind it and then, starting with the outside cloud border, glued the pieces into place,  Since I wanted to be able to see "inside" the image, I left out the sky pieces, allowing the shaker elements to be seen.  After the die cuts were in place, I stamped my sentiment and then created the well for my shaker bits and added dimension to the rest of the back of the card, filled it with seed beads in rainy colors, adhered acetate to the back of the shaker element, placed the left over circle from the plaid piece onto the back of the card to show through the window as well, and finally adhered the whole panel to my white card base.  Partly for fun and partly to cover up a little tear where some washi tape stuck to the main panel, I added some clear droplets to mimic more raindrops.  You can see the shaker in action below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the Cut It Up blog for the full details of the challenge and to see what the rest of the Design Team has created. 

Stamps: Verve "Celebrating you"
Dies: Pink and Main "Rainbow Friend"; Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Calendar--anything goes
Paper Funday Challenge #45--anything goes with optional twist: thinking of you
NBUS #42--never before used schtuff (first time I have pulled this die set out of the package.  And the first time I have used paper from this paper pad even though I have had it for at least a year if not two!)
Sweet Stampers #72--add a sentiment
As You Like it--which is your favorite: metallic or glitter card? (while I do love a good metallic card, I LOVE glitter!!  And if I can use it without all the mess than that is even better!  Glitter card stock still leaves glitter around, but not as much as the loose stuff, so it's glitter card for me.)
Simon Says Stamp Monday--sparkle & shine
Double Trouble #121--punch it out (Thing #1: use a punched or die cut element)
Penny's Challenge #530--anything goes


Michelle Lupton said...

Oh, I can never resist a rainbow! Thanks for joining in with our die-lightful challenge at Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero :)

Donna Walls said...

Wonderful die set and lovely card design! Thanks for entering your lovely project in The Paper Funday Challenge!
Donna xx
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Alyson Mayo said...

Oh, I just love this! I think I need to check out that die set... Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Jana Forrest said...

Oh Wow! It's a rainbow and a shaker card. Two of my favorite things. Very well done Heather!!! Thanks for sharing over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest

Gerda said...

What a awesome card!! LOVE IT!!!!
Have a great day,

ScrappyHorses said...

Oooh, how fun is this with the sparkle and beautiful die work! Perfect!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Wow Heather, I love how you used that die, and that is such a perfect background for your bright rainbow. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Me again, thanks for playing along at the Paper Funday Challenge too!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love the techniques you used for your rainbow and sky scene die cuts. I often would cut things from cricut in white stock and then color them with markers instead of all the little cuts of different colors. And great that you make a shaker, and very nice layout with the plaid background. Thank you for sharing with Double Trouble and Thing 1 says earn a second chance in our random draw let us know what beverage you poured into your cup by commenting on challenge post or next to our link in your post.

Sarah said...

A gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing at AYLI. Sarah DT

Heike said...

Eine zauberhafte Regenbogenkarte. Gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank fürs Zeigen bei den Sweet Stampers.

Liebe Grüße

Beverley said...

Gorgeous shaker card, I love the design. Thanks for joining in our September challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x

Kim said...

Super cute card. Love the extra embellishments too. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.