Thursday, 28 June 2012

Mix and Match Rainbows

Do you ever have lots of little scraps of card, but are reluctant to throw them away?  I hate waste and so save all my scraps in colour folders ready for just the project I am going to share with you today, a Rainbow strip of scraps!

Materials Used:- Mix and Match Cardstock from left to right, 'Coral Reef' 15-001 15-002 15-003, 'Fall Festival' 16-001 16-002 16-003, 'Summer Sun' 17-001 17-002 17-003, 'Fern Green' 05-001 05-002 05-003, 'Blue Lagoon' 09-001 09-002 09-003, 'Periwinkle' 11-001 11-002 11-003, 'Purple Mountain' 12-001 12-002 12-003, 'Fuchsia Fantasies' 13-001 13-002 13-003. 'Puzzle Parts'  30-114, 'Petal Party' 30-113, 'Social Butterfly' 30-116.

I cut the scraps of card so that they were each the same width and then stuck onto a piece of white paper, I then stamped and clear embossed with puzzle parts, and trimmed into smaller strips (this way you have rainbows for several cards). I then stuck the strip onto a gloss black mount, mounted it onto white card and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black ink below.

I then stamped and embossed the flower with black embossing powder onto vellum and cut out then glued to card adding a button in the centre.  The white blank was then mounted onto gloss black card blank to finish.

Did you know that the Penny Black team are sharing clean and simple cards over on their blog today?   You can check out the wonderful creations here.

Enjoy whats left of the week, hugs


shirley-bee said...

Fabulous card Cathy! I love the black-embossed flower and the rainbow strip sets it off perfectly.

Kaypeanut said...

So simple and beautiful, but such a lot of work. Lovely.

Paula (PEP) said...

Striking - I have a medley of A5 boxes into which all the various offcuts of card are sorted by colour. This looks amazing with the black mounting & your vellum flower.
Paula (PEP)

Lin said...

Love, love, LOOOOVE this one, Sista! Perfect bright rainbow strip and your vellum flower is fantastic!

Barb said...

Wow, this has such a wonderful effect, Cathy! LOVE it!! :)

Susan said...

What a fabulous idea. This card is so eye-catching! Thanks for sharing.

Mona Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful! Love the rainbow!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderful rainbow border!