Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Rainbow Happy Birthday

Hi, Friends....
I am back with another Rainbow Color card for the Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge. There's only another couple of days left, so if you want to join in you need to hurry! Here's the gorgeous inspiration photo Heather chose for us. So pretty!!!

I had this great idea (I thought)......I will put some side by side lines of distress ink on an acrylic block (using the edge of the mini ink pads) in spectrum order and try swiping an arc of rainbow colors across some cardstock. I got my acrylic block all inked and thought I better try this on a scrap first. I grabbed the back of an old commercial greeting was semi-glossy and had a large enough blank space to give this a trial run.

Oh, my goodness.....I loved the effect of the ink beading up on the surface and giving a transparent effect to the
rainbow arch intermingled with the brilliant colors!!! I was so emboldened that I tried the same thing on glossy photo paper and mixed media paper.  Predictably.......NONE of them looked nearly as nice as that one on the scrap of an old card!!! (Doesn't that just figure???? Ha.) So what choice did I have????? I die cut my original practice piece and made this card!! :)

Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (scalloped panels)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (straight edge panel)
Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Grass, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set - sadly discontinued (Happy sentiment)
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set (birthday sentiment)
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals stamp set (flower and stem)
Versafine ink in Blue Lagoon
Clear embossing powder from stash
Shimmery twine from dollar store

Hope you liked my card. It makes me think of spring....even though we are still having snow mixed with rain here in Idaho. I know warm weather will be right around the corner....and I can't wait!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge -
Rainbow Colors
2. Word Art Wednesday #328-329 - Anything Goes
3. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #41
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
5. Double D Challenges - Twine
6. Crop Stop April Link Party #38 - Anything Goes using products from company CS sells (I used Distress Inks and Tsukineko Versafine and Versamark Inks)
7. Tuesday Throwdown #386 -
Rainbow Colors
8. Joy Clair April Challenge - Anything Goes/Spring
9. Card Mania Challenge #103 - Spring
10. Die Cut Divas April Challenge - Anything Goes (must use die cut or embossing folder)

11. Off the Rails Scrapbooking - April Mood Board 


  1. Lovely use of twine, your creativity is fabulous.. Thanks for entering and showing your beautiful work at our "USE TWINE" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  2. That is fabulous :-) Love your cat meme too - so true :-D xx

  3. How clever of you Janis, this is a great idea. Of course the trial run scrap would be the best one. LOL So happy you were able to use it and you turned it into a beautiful card....WHO KNEW? Well done!

  4. Very creative AND pretty!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. Simply perfect Janis! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘TWINE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  6. What a fun rainbow background you've created for your CAS birthday card!
    So happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog link party this month! Welcome to the new (old) blog!

  7. Isn't that always the way-the practice piece turns out better than the ones that follow! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's.

  8. that cat meme is so fun!
    Oh I know what you mean.
    I also had few times test on scrap papers and then when I wanted to do on paper for cad it was not good like that scrap paper.
    its so nice card!

  9. Love your card and your post! Sometimes it's the first try that works the best, even if it is on practice paper! It turned out beautifully and I'm so glad you shared it with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  10. Your rainbow has such a beautiful, painterly look and couldn't be more perfect for spring. Your take on the rainbow color challenge is wonderful and makes me wish I managed to complete my own cards to enter. I'll have to remember this technique to give it a try in the future because the results are so fun.

  11. Such a sweet rainbow card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

  12. I like the unique look of the inks on the card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  13. It really is a unique background and just perfect for the challenge.
    Thanks for joining in at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.
    Louise xo

  14. Love your take on the mood board and great way to use the colours. Thanks for joining in with us at Off The Rails this month.

  15. thank you for entering our challenge here at Off the Rails Scrapbooking, its a fabulous fun colourful project x

  16. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  17. Ładnie. Dziękuję za udział w wyzwaniu Card Mania ;)

  18. Great card. Thanks for joining us this month at Off the Rails. Deb xx

  19. Beautiful card... I love all things rainbow and it definitely works for me. Thanks for playing along with us at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.


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