Thursday 29 September 2016

Rainbow Congratulations

I suggest that it's impossible to make a rainbow card and not feel happy while you do it. In fact, it puts me in mind of the firefly verse:
I'd love to be a firefly
Cos fireflies have more fun:
How can you be grumpy
When the sun shines out your bum?
Here's the card that came from my happy place:

For it, I combined three challenges: The Paper Players PP314:

Can You Case It?'s CYCI#139, with the challenge 'Rainbows of Colour', and Less is More's 'Recipe' Challenge: Thread. Here's a close up of the 'thread' - I used jute thread and a stitched border die on the strips of card that make up the rainbow. I love those Stampin' Up candy dots on the flowers - such a pity they retired them - I'm glad I have a little stockpile, but it's running out fast. 

Made using:
Paper: Stampin' Up's Rose Red, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla and Pretty Petals DSP. Also a random strip of purple from an unidentifiable source!
Other: Memento Basic Black Ink, American Crafts jute  spools, ek tools mini petal punch, Stampin' Up's Thoughtful Banners stamps and punch, Kaiser Craft's stitched border diea. 


  1. This is indeed a really happy card! Love the way you've made thread stems for your bunch. You are so right about the candy dots and they're perfect here, doing their job of echoing the rainbow stripes. Fantastic job!

  2. Beautifully fun and vibrant card with a lovely touch of thread running round. Thanks for playing along with us at less is more this week. Sarah

  3. You are right - how can you NOT feel happy when you look at a rainbow?? Your card is fantastic for the CYCI challenge this week - thanks for playing along! ~Amber, DT

  4. Love this cheerful, happy card! The little flowers are perfect. Thanks for joining us at CYCI this week! Jeanne

  5. This is so fun! I love the beautiful rainbow panel you created. Those little flowers are precious! Indeed a HAPPY card. So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  6. Just darling....from the sweet flowers to the rainbow thread it's just as happy as can be! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  7. This is so much fun and really made me giggle with the firefly comment :) Love the rainbow and the wonderfully happy vibe of this card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  8. Love your rainbow card...terrific way to incorporate the theme. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  9. Cute, colourful and fun. Everything a congrats card should be.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  10. I'm sorry for the really late visit
    This is such fun, lovely vibrant and jolly colours and great use of thread!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"