I seem to be going thru a 'die cutting' phase at the moment with a bit of stamping added in. A little while ago it was the other way around. Does anyone else find themselves doing this??
When I saw this image for the latest challenge at The Cutting Edge I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do, so got straight to work. It did take a little while because it was a bit fiddly but oh so worth it.
I started by die-cutting the rainbow from both silver cardstock and pink patterned paper. I put the rainbow together and used washi tape at the back to hold it together. After die-cutting the clouds, I adhered the rainbow with foam tape and stamped the sentiment. I cut a piece of striped pink paper to go behind the clouds and glued this to the card front. Foam tape was added to the cloud panel and stuck to the card front. A couple of pink and silver sequins and I was finished. Silver and pink goodness!!
The rainbow die is from Paper Smooches. The clouds dies are from Couture Creations. Both pink papers are from Lawn Fawn 'Let's Polka'. The sentiment is from Rosies Studio and the pink sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.
I'm linking this to the Colour Q Challenge #262 and in honour of it being Cancer Awareness Month, their colour theme is 'silver, pink and black'. I kept these colours in mind when designing this card.
I'm also going to link this to the House of Cards October Challenge where their theme is 'Punches or dies or both'. This is my 2 billionth entry!!
And I will also link to the Artful Crafts October Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.
I'm off out into the sunshine now to take Bella for a run by the river. She has caught two huge river rats in the last few days. She doesn't eat them, thank goodness but plays with them like a cat with a mouse. Its quite funny to watch but they always manage to get away, much to her frustration. I'm so glad she doesn't want to bring them home with her...eeewwww......
Gorgeous! Just gorgeous !!ReplyDelete
Just beautiful Shona! I love that sweet rainbow with the silver, so creative. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week. Just checking with you to be sure my last email arrived...ReplyDelete
A pink and silver delight, Shona ... crisp, precise and oh so pretty! Anita :)ReplyDelete
So pretty! Love this, Shona!ReplyDelete
Your card is so pretty and sparkly Shona - I just love it xxReplyDelete
Love your card, such a great sentiment!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card! Love the clouds. Thanks for joining in at House of Cards Challenge.
This is beautiful! I love the silver and pink rainbow. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!ReplyDelete
Great card! Such a sweet and simple design! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!ReplyDelete
This is such a sweet take on the inspiration card, I totally adore your sentiment, ti's the perfect choice!ReplyDelete
Hello again, Shona! I'm totally loving all these beautiful cards you're making! All the pink on this is lovely! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards again! HUGS! :) Mynn xxReplyDelete
Just beautiful - it caught my eye in the thumbnails straight away...perfectly CAS! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q this week!ReplyDelete
Hi Shona!! Love your card and totally agree with the die cutting phase - great place to be! Worth every fiddly moment! Oh! Congrats on the WCMD win!!! Just love your designs...ReplyDelete
Love your card, Shona, those clouds are wonderful! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.ReplyDelete
Nice sweet colors and use of the dies. Thank you for participating in our October challenge: Die/punch at House of Cards.ReplyDelete
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Oh this is beautiful! I love how you did the rainbow and incorporated silver with it!!! So honored to have you play along with the Cutting Edge Challenge!ReplyDelete
Shona...LOVE your card...the colors, patterns...love the rainbow with the clouds...amazing:)!! Thanks so much for playing at The Cutting Edge this week:)!!ReplyDelete
LOL We love seeing all of your entries! This 2 are awesome! Love that plane and the way you cut out the clouds on both cards! So clever! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! :)ReplyDelete