July 20, 2011

It's a Rainbow Day!

Hi there!!! It's Color Throwdown Day! This week, Kristin is our hostess and take a look at the F.U.N. colors we get to work with this week....

That's right! ALL of them!! It's a rainbow challenge! Can you handle it?

I'm so lucky to have such wonderful and supportive friends at the CTD. Many of the girls are featuring the newest Rainbows & Clouds dies and stamps release from Lil' Inker Designs which coordinate with this week's challenge! And they have some beautiful projects to share with you today. You MUST head on over to the Color Throwdown Blog to check them all out.

Here is my card for this week's challenge...

I wanted to make sure I represented each of the colors of the rainbow at least once somewhere on my card, but of course, I wouldn't be me if I didn't add kraft paper to the mix!

I started cutting my rainbow using various papers from different collections which I thought went well together using the larger, arc rainbow from the die set. Not knowing "where" on my card I want to place my rainbow, after it's all cut out, I adhere all the "bows" together using double stick tape, but I leave on the outer tape layer so that my rainbow is intact and I can float it all over the card until I have it in the right spot!

After figuring out my layout, I texturized my kraft base with the Sunshine impression plate from PTI (love this). Then I simply added a scalloped, purple border to the top of my card and tied it off as shown.

Don't forget the clouds! Aren't they so cute? I didn't add in that stitching detail. The die cuts that stitched border for me! I. LOVE. THESE. CLOUDS. Everyone should have them! Cut from the lined note paper they're just the cutest! I added both sizes of clouds from the die set to my card, but popped up the smaller on for some extra dimension.

For my sentiment I stamped the "Have an _______ day" in black ink and added in my "awesome" stamp in bright green. I'm (almost) 35 and I still say awesome....A LOT! I think it's a Boston thing...anyone?

If you are new Lil' Inker Designs then I should tell you a bit more about the Rainbows & Clouds dies and stamps. You will receive 2 dies which each cut 2 shapes: 2 rainbows and 2 clouds. The rainbow dies cut a smaller full rainbow and a larger arc-shape rainbow while the cloud die cuts 2 different sized clouds. In addition to the dies you receive a 20 piece sentiment stamp set. This set retails for $24.50 plus s&h.

To get a better idea of what this bundle includes here are some pictures of what you receive:

I hope you've enjoyed reading about the Rainbows & Clouds set! I love having it in my collection and I think you will too. Please feel free to email me at lpryor1@hotmail.com or click HERE for more information.

And come play along with us at the CTD!!!! Head on over to the Color Throwdown Blog to read all about how to play along and please don't forget to leave my friends some love! Here is a list of the designers playing along this week:

Kristin Eberline
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Tammy Hershberger
Keva Brown, Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today and see you SOON!



  1. Fab card Laura... and loved all the DT's examples over at CTD as well!! Robin

  2. I simply adore your card...sooo perfect.

  3. OMGosh, LOVE the clouds cut out with the notebook-style paper, and the swirly,embossed background is so cute!

  4. This card is just perfect, Laura! Love the mix of all the great patterns with the embossed background!!

  5. This is so pretty. Love the sunshine plate used on the kraft. Ok, I see I am the only dummy that didn't use the rainbow stamps and dies...wow, what an idiot...LOL.

  6. This is the perfect set for this challenge! I love all the colors on your card and the sunshine IP is the perfect accent too! Super cute!!


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