Hello there!! We are up to Day 6 of my Rainbow Week and back to rainbow colours. Speaking of rainbows we certainly haven't seen many this year. Its nearly May and we haven't had a whole day of rain since last year....isn't that amazing??!!
We had one day last month were it was very overcast and there were moments of drizzle but not rain, apart from some downpours for 10-15mins in the middle of the night last month. Its quite incredible how long its been since we've had decent rain and its the longest we've ever gone without it. By this time of the year I don't normally have to worry about watering my garden or pots but I forget and my plants are looking very droopy. At least I have plenty of time to water my garden at the moment. It takes forever, would love to have an irrigation system one day.....
For today's cards I was inspired by the fabulous @erica_cacacraft from Instagram. She also has a YouTube channel with lots of cool videos. I've been following Erica for YEARS and its so exciting to see how popular she's become. She has especially become known over the years for her 'rainbow strip' cards, where she will cut 100's of cardstock strips and glue together to create gorgeous backgrounds. I've seen many people try this out and thought it was about time I gave it a go too:
This was the first card I made. I decided to try out a 'diagonal' design which worked out well because some of my scrap pieces of CS were much shorter than others.
For this card I adhered them one by one using Gina K Connect Glue (which gives you a chance to move them around) on a piece of white CS. Once it was dry I trimmed it down so it was smaller than my card front and adhered to the card with a piece of white foam. The sentiment die is from Waffle Flower 'Rainbow Thank You'. I die-cut the solid piece from white CS and then letters from dark pink, which I glued in place and then put on foam tape. The rest of the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp 'Kind Flowers', which was backed with black CS, put on foam tape and attached along with Neat and Tangled sequins and Studio Katia pearls.
For this card I had some really long pieces of blue CS, so I glued that on first and then added each strip randomly. Some of them don't match up perfectly but I'm fine with that. I cut it down so that it was smaller than the card front and put on a piece of white foam. The sentiment die is from Simon Says Stamp, the larger piece die-cut from white CS and the words from black CS. They were glued on and then put on foam tape. The rest of the sentiment is also from SSS 'Kind Flowers', backed with black CS and put on foam tape, along with Studio Katia Pearls.
I'm going to link this second card to the SSS Flickr Challenge #148 where their theme is 'Let's Encourage Each Other'.
Its incredibly windy today so won't be finishing off my gardening. I do have a card that needs to be made, which requires some colouring, so will set myself up in front of the tv and watch some old movies. I'm in the middle of watching Mississippi Burning which is such a hard movie to watch and so well acted. It hurts my heart to see how the African-American's are treated in this movie and I would like to think that racism has come a long way but when I read stories in the media of people being mistreated and killed, it shows there is still a very long way to go.....
Take care and stay safe!!