I have set myself a goal for 2018 to participate in a design challenge at least once a month. I really do love challenges because it makes me think a bit more outside the box. Also I love having another excuse to create, okay, I’ll be honest I don’t need much encouragement to create.
To tick January’s design challenge off, I am participating in Global Design Project 120: CASE the Designer Krista Fratin. Krista’s card has many lovely layers and just sits so beautifully. I love how she has just a touch of colour. Here is Krista’s lovely card:
To CASE, you need to take inspiration from the card to create your own or to Copy And Selectively Edit. I took inspiration from the multiple layers to create my card from my newly acquired Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle. I just adore colour so I decided to focus on multiple layers for this project.
To create my sky background, I took a quarter piece of Shimmery White A4 Card Stock and coloured it a Sponge Dauber dipped into Soft Sky (from the stampin’ pad). I coloured in circular motions starting just off the edge of the card stock and working my way in. Then using a Stampin’ Spritzer I spritzed the palm of my hand and then let water droplets fall on the the Shimmery White Card Stock. Let sit for a little bit and then pat dry with a paper towel.
For the rainbow I first stamped each rainbow colour arch onto the respective colour card stock. Before stamping, but after inking up the stamp I would give the stamp a light spritz with a Stampin’ Spritzer to give the stamped image a more water colour look.
Here’s a good tip when using the Sunshine & Rainbows stamps with the coordinating framelit. Sit the stamp into the framelit before mounting onto the clear block. This way the stamped image will sit correctly inside the framelit.
When assembling the rainbow, I found using washi tape on the back to hold it all together worked a treat! I used some retired tape from a card kit. It makes me feel good to be using things that otherwise I may have gotten rid of. Plus you won’t see the washi tape in the finish card, so it doesn’t change the look. even used the tape to hold all the different layers together.
Here’s a close up look at the card:
I just love how the water droplets on the background have created clouds and I just couldn’t resist in adding the new droplet shaped clear pox shapes to finish off the card. And I had to use the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper for the clouds. How good does it look with the rainbow?!?
I hope that seeing this card has brought a smile or a rainbow into your day. The sentiments in this stamp set are so lovely and I just love how they fit into the sunshine & rainbow theme!
UPDATE: I’m so honoured to have been selected as a Special Mention for this card in the Global Design Project Challenge!
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