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Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Rainbow Challenge

Sandy Allnock has challenged her patrons to join in the Rainbow Challenge, which was started by Dawn Woleslagle from Wplus9. Thanks, Sandy, for inviting us patrons to play along.


Here are participating in today's hop, which starts over at Sandy's:
My Rainbow Card: You Color My Dull World

Strathmore watercolor; Recollections black cardstock
Recollections silver glitter paper, inked
silver glitter papers; inked with StazOn jet black using a Ranger blending tool
Distress Ink core papers; Stampin' Up! vellum
Paper Smooches paint stroke and easel dies
Paper Smooches spreading sunshine stamp set in StazOn jet black
circles: SU cupcake and owl builder punches; Paper Studio tiny brads

Okay, my biggest question is why didn't I think of this idea for last month's Paper Smooches rainbow challenge? Duh!





That said, I'm really glad that I thought of it for today's blog hop. And, truth be told, I may not have been able to come up with two rainbow cards. LOL

This challenge seemed like a perfect time to break out my PS paint stroke dies, and the strokes are soooo pretty in that gorgeous Distress Ink paper. Next, I opted to print the sentiment on vellum so the colors would be muted but still show through. The "frame" was cut out from silver glitter paper with the easel die, and then I cut off the legs of the easel. In addition, I applied black ink to the glitter paper to soften the effect but keep the glittery look. Lastly, I decided to add a few circle embellishments from the same inked glitter paper and mount a layer of black paper to pop the colors and bring attention to the sentiment.

In addition to sharing in today's hop, I'm going to link this card up at:



Okay, enough about my card. 


This rainbow challenge was just too much fun to let come to an end. So, I reached out to my Words 2 Craft By partners-in-craft. Penny (of Penny Wark Ink) and Bobbi (of Bobbi's Treasure) have accepted the challenge and will soon be posting rainbow cards of their own. Can't wait to see what these talented gals create. 

Jacqueline is up next. Gonna hop right over and she how she's interpreted this challenge.  :)

Parting Thoughts

A moment ago, I mentioned W2CB. Well, our June/July challenge started on Wednesday, and Penny is hosting this month. The theme of the challenge is new beginnings -- perfect for weddings, graduations, babies, retirements, and new dads. Hope you'll stop by and play along. Thanks to Penny, there's a $10 gift certificate to Simon Says up for grabs.  :)

Enjoy the rest of the hop... and the weekend. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!
                                                                                                                         

47 comments:

  1. Your card is great. I love the colors.

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  2. Fun card...love the pairing of the sentiment with the great dies!

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  3. Love the vibrant strokes of color and the clever vellum sentiment to let the colors show. This inlay technique is one that I want to try.

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  4. Love your cards and rainbows! Great job!

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  5. What a great way to use the brushstroke die!

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  6. Very sweet! Thanks so much for sharing. Love the little easel!

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  7. Love your rainbow cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I'm so glad the crafting world has reclaimed the rainbow

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  9. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card..

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  10. Wow you've created two rainbow cards and they are so beautiful. I love the designs of these two cards 😍

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  11. Love this sentiment and colorful card

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  12. That's cool that you used Distress card stock. I like how you featured the sentiment on an easel, it adds interest but doesn't cover up the rainbow.

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  13. Just love your paint strokes! So bright against the white and black.

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  14. Love the colors & design!! Beautiful!!

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  15. Very nice thanks for the ideas.

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  16. Great sentiment to use for this challenge and perfect on vellum! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Love your rainbow brushstrokes, Sybrina. Very nice card!

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  18. Gorgeous card. Love the combo pretty colors and the black sentiment.

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  19. Great card design, perfect with your sentiment and for the rainbow challenge!

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  20. Such a clean and simple layout, yet the effect is amazing

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  21. What a great card. I love the inlay.

    Dea

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  22. What a great use of that die. I love the way your sentiment stands out.

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  23. Love all of those colorful die cuts!

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  24. That's a beautiful card! Your efforts shine.

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  25. What a fun card for Sandy's rainbow challenge! Love that signature Paper Smooches font stamp too!

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  26. Love your card Sybrina. The brushstroke die works great for this kind of card. Great CAS card.

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  27. Pretty card and what a wonderful sentiment.

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  28. Love the saying and the rainbow colors.

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  29. What a creative card. I thought the paint strokes were a stamp! Great colors.

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  30. What a great card and I so need those paint stroke dies!

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  31. Fantastic card! Love the design ♥

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  32. A lovely card Sybrina, I love it!

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  33. Great design. I like the sentiment on vellum.

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  34. Love the CAS and bright colors. TFS!

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  35. Very creative card! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. This is a very pretty and unique card!

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  37. This card is really different. I like how you have used the dies to insert the coloured watercolour paper. Unique!

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