Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rainbow Get Well Soon




"The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact."
                                       ------------- P. G. Wodehouse    
                                                        (Anybody else like Jeeves & Wooster???)

Hi, Friends.......

I am here today with a cheery little get well card.  I made this for the MFP Speedy Fox and Friends "Make a Rainbow" Challenge
I was inspired by a card I saw recently that had a doily for a sunrise.  Unfortunately, I didn't pin the card and I don't remember whose it was.  ARRRRRGH!!!  If any of you happen to know the one I am thinking of, please leave me a note in the comments because it was a truly wonderful card and I would love to recognize the artist.

For my rainbow, I followed the natural arc of my doily and masked off each band of color using my Kiwi Lane Designs Rings - 2 template.  I started with my red band and heat embossed with clear powder before progressing to the next color.  I used Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, and Seedless Preserves.


The little clouds at the ends of the rainbow are from scraps of doily, backed with some of the "center" of the doily.  I sponged Memento - London Fog ink over the little clouds and then Versamarked them and heat embossed with white to bring out the doily detail. You can see them better in the photo below.
My background is blue cardstock that I dry embossed with my brand-new Darice Cloudy Sky folder.  Then I brayered over it with Versamark and heat embossed with Wow! white embossing powder.  

My sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers - Above the Rest stamp set.  I stamped it on a scrap of cardstock in Memento - Tuxedo Black and then fed the ends straight into some decorative corner scissors to give the fancy edge.  I hadn't ever tried doing this on a straight edge before, but it was easy and I like the effect!  The edges are inked with Distress Ink - Salty Ocean.

Hope you like my card.  I am delighted with how it turned out.....one of the few times my mind's concept and the finished result actually match!  Ha!!  Have a wonderful week!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #245 
2.  Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #228 - Embossing
3.  DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #148

4.  Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 160 - Use snippets/scraps
5.  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #166 - Anything Goes 

26 comments:

Vickie Y said...

Very pretty rainbow and card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge.

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I love the embossed clouds and the super, fun and colorful rainbow. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy Fox challenge and for sharing your pretty card with us.

Sue D said...

Love how you made this card! I will have to try this. I think I saw the card you were inspired by. If I come across it again I will let you know.

Stampsnob. said...

Perfect Rainbow How clever that is and beautiful . Thanks for sharing at SFF MFP......Lis

Di said...

Wow Janis! This is really stunning - very clever indeed to use part of a doily for the rainbow, and so perfectly executed as well! So pleased to see you using the Darice cloud folder here as well - I have one on order (plus a spare for the Playground toy box) and it's the first time I think I've seen it actually being used - great stuff!!

Hugs

Di xx

Jane said...

How beautiful and creative! Love the use of the doily.
Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Vickie!! Your sweet words mean a lot to me!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you!! I appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave your nice comment!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Sue!!! I appreciate your very lovely comment.

Also, I am so glad you saw that same card that inspired me.....was it on Friends with Flair???? I'll have to go look. Doesn't seem like it was an entry, but maybe on one of the blogs that did have an entry. Not sure. You and I frequent the same blogs and giveaways, so it could have been ANYWHERE!!! Ha! Please LMK if you find it. Thanks!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, dear Lis!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Di!! I appreciate your kind comments and you mentioning the cloud emb folder. I haven't seen it used very many times, either. I was pleased with how it turned out using the white heat embossing. Thank you for dropping in and, also, thanks for all the inspiration and (of course) all the wonderful goodies you offer on your challenge site!! So much fun!!! Hugs to you.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Jane!!! Your visit and comments are so very much appreciated!!!

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Janis

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow love your card. What a fantastic idea. I love these challenges as you get such a variety of ideas. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Embossing Challenge.
Linda K. DT

Kim said...

Beautiful card. Love the white embossing. It makes the clouds pop. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Kim -TTDT
Lily Patch Stamps

Cathy said...

Very clever card, great way to use a doily! Love your cloudy background too, Cathy x

Donna K said...

Oh my. I LOVE this! What a wonderful way to create a rainbow. I love the doily idea and your pretty sky and fluffy clouds. This is just great. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Karenladd said...

Janis, this is just wonderful! There are so many things I love about this card that I can't even list them all. I will start, however, with that embossed cloud background. I think I have the embossing folder but now that I saw how you added the versamark and EP I'm definitely pulling it out to try. Beautiful results and great texture..WOW! Then, let me say that the rainbow doily is beyond amazing! The colors make it look like fabric trim and those doily clouds are adorable. All that heat embossing makes them even more textured...another WOW! (and I'm not just saying that because you used Wow embossing powder..!) So, as if that were not enough, you did that creative thing with the decorative corner scissors to add a shaped edge to your sentiment strip. This is going down on my list of Favorites By Janis for sure!

Karenladd said...

Oh yes, and that cartoon about the senior citizen computer guru (ha!!) just cracks me up! Great way to start the day with a giggle!

Christine said...

Using the doily for the rainbow is so fun and I love the detail it brings. It's such a wonderful, cheerful card. Thanks so much for sharing with us on Speedy Fox and Friends.

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Linda!! Your kind words made my day!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Kim!!! I appreciate you stopping by.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Cathy. Your lovely comment means so much to me!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Donna!!! I am so glad you stopped by. Your sweet words are very encouraging to me!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Awwww, thanks.....Karen. You always have so many nice things to say abt my cards. It makes me go back and look at my own cards to see the things you noticed that I didn't!!! Ha. Thank you for all your sweet comments, my friend!!

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Janis

Janis said...

LOL.....I still crack up over that one!!!! So funny.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Christine!!! This has been a really fun challenge for me.

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Janis