Thursday, 18 April 2019

Rainbow Floral Lots Of Happy Card - RRCB#108

Last night I checked out the current challenge over at Retro Rubber and I very much  liked what I saw - a rainbow challenge!  I was determined to spend some time in my craft room on my day off from work today and I wanted to make an encouragement card for someone.  What's better than rainbow colours to spread a little happiness?!

I've used the Stampin' Up! 'Vintage Vogue' set for my card and that's been in my stash for nine years - and it's not going anywhere!  Even though the style of the stamps is vintage I think the rainbow colours give a fresh contemporary look to the card - amazing that colours can make such a difference!

First off I stamped the flowers using Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape inks.  My card base is a standard A6 size and I die cut a white wonky stitched rectangle for my main image panel and I layered that onto a mat of SU! 'Gorgeous Grape' CS.  After I'd stamped the sentiment I stamped the background leafy image a few times in stamped off once Granny Apple Green ink.  I fussy cut each flower and added a wee bit of shaping and then glued them to the panel.  I added pearls to the centres of the small flowers but placed an iridescent domed embellishment in the centre of the large flower. 

A couple of fun facts: the word iridescent was coined from the Latin word for rainbow which is iris.  Also, Iris was a messenger of the Greek gods and was the Greek goddess of the rainbow.

Here's the inside and the envelope flap. 

This card was made for a lovely person who I wanted to send positive vibes and happiness to.  I just hope she enjoys receiving the card as much as I enjoyed making it!  

Stamps: SU! 'Vintage Vogue' & 'Rooted In Nature' sets, sentiment on card front from SU! 'Lots of Happy' card kit
CS: SU! Gorgeous Grape & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Marina Mist, Highland Heather & Gorgeous Grape
Tools: Creative Dies Plus 'Wonky Stitches' nested rectangles die set

Embellishments & accessories: the Works iridescent embellishments, self adhesive pearls


LeAnne said...

Just beautiful! What a lovely way to use the rainbow colors...your layout and background stamping ties it all together so nicely! Thanks for playing with our Retro Rubber challenge!!

Claire Grantham said...

Love your pretty cascade of flowers, so pretty, a great way to use the colours. AND I love the fun facts, I didn't know either of those. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Jan Clothier said...

I love the way your flowers tumble down the page. The stitching details add an extra special touch. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

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