Saturday, September 12, 2020

Unicorns and Rainbows

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.

Continuing the "S" theme we have this month, our challenge is all about .... 
Stripes - create a card that includes stripes! Create your own striped background by using paper/card scrap strips; striped stamps or patterned paper.

A few weeks ago I created a Slimline Bridge card in landscape style, today I have created one in portrait style. This card measures 4 inches x 9 inches. To create the Slimline Bridge base I started with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2 inches x 9 inches. I then scored along the 5 1/2 inch side at 1 inches; 1 3/4 inches; 3 3/4 inches; 4 1/2 inches.

I used Mama Elephant's Quick Stripes die set to create the stripes used on the background of my card. I had previous die cut cardstock in the colors of the rainbow and I still had enough left to make my background for this card and possibly for something else in the future. After creating my rainbow background, I cut it down to the size needed for each of the layered panels.

I used Divinity Designs Slimline Clouds die set, die cutting each of the three dies included from the set from white cardstock. I blended some blue ink along the scalloped edges of all the clouds. I layered the 3 clouds together and then adhered it to the bottom of the Slimline Bridge card.

I used the clouds included in Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rainbows die set to add the single clouds to the top portion of the card.

To decorate the card I used the unicorns, castle & sentiments from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Unicorns & Rainbows stamp set.

It's hard to see in the photos, but once the card was all decorated I added shimmer along the edges of all the clouds and added some translucent star sequins over the clouds. In real life the stars have a hint of pink & blue all over the clouds, adding a little sparkle.

I had a small amount of rainbow background left over that I used on the front of the card, so I trimmed that down to use some on the back panel. I added a single cloud, unicorn and sentiment.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

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Karen Aicken said...

That is so cute! Love your rainbow stripes.

TeresaQ said...

Such a gorgeous card, I love the unicorn and fun stripes background.