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???)
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!!!
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