you color my world

Hi friends! I hope you had a great week and have something fun planned this weekend! I’m guesting this month for Just Us Girls Challenge and I’m delighted to share my project for Color Week #572 – Rainbow Colors! I’ve mentioned before that clean and simple cards have always been intimidating, but over the last year or so I’ve become more comfortable creating them. When Vicki sent me this challenge graphic, I knew immediately what I was going to create!

I used stamp sets from Paper Smooches and Prickley Pear Stamps to create a CAS love-themed card featuring a shimmery rainbow with puffy clouds. How stinkin’ cute is this?!

I created a standard A2 top folding landscape card base and rounded the bottom right corner. I stamped the rainbow and little birds on the card base and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I added shimmer to the rainbow with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, then stamped and die cut the clouds and affixed them to the ends of the rainbow with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner and added two stamped and die cut hearts.

I kept the inside super simple with just a sentiment stamped in red and colored in with the Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, and an added black glitter alpha sticker.

And one more look… such a fun design! Sometimes less is more! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Cosmos and Word Salad stamp sets, Prickley Pear Stamps Noah’s Ark stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk ink; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Paper Smooches Cosmos die set
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool; Prismacolor pencils- Crimson Red, Orange, Canary Yellow, Grass Green, True Blue, Indigo Blue, Violet; Gemini Junior, Scotch 3M foam tape, Darice black glitter alpha stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a project with us this week at JUGS using rainbow colors! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

you color my world

1/31/21 DT Favorite Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and stayed indoors where it’s safe, warm and cozy! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Astrobrights cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a fun Valentine in untraditional colors. Valentines are typically pink and/or red, and this one is bright yellow and hot pink!

I cut a 5″ square top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with an inside panel from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I cut a front background panel from hot pink and white dotted patterned paper. I die cut a large sunburst from Astrobright Solar Yellow cardstock which I adhered to the patterned paper background, and then adhered a die cut stitched heart cut from Raspberry Ice cardstock to the center of the sunburst. I stamped the sentiment in black on one of the sunburst rays. I stamped, colored and die cut a Crazy Bird focal element for the card front, layering the eyes/beak and wing four times for some dimension. The finishing touch was the addition of randomly-spaced Morning Dew Crystal Drops on all the sunburst rays for a little interest.

I embellished the inside panel with a strip of hot pink and white dotted patterned paper and a narrow strip of the bright yellow cardstock along with a small die cut stitched heart, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on the yellow cardstock.

And one more peek… totally loving this Valentine in the bright yellow and hot pink color combo! The Astrobrights cardstock is amazing!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: January 2021 #1 – Anything Goes
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #266 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
4. Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January/February Challenge – Animal Antics
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #137 – Anything Goes
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #150 – 6th Birthday Celebration/Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #412 – Anything Goes
8. The Creative Crafters: #36 – Anything Goes
9. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #01 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock
Astrobright Solar Yellow 80# cardstock
Raspberry Ice 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Darice Dots & Stripes 6×6 patterned paper
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Crazy Birds stamps, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 401, 393, 450, 452, 454
Dies/Punches: Stampers Anonymous Crazy Birds dies, Stampin’ Up Sunburst thinlit
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

You color my world

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our May ATC Challenge is Rainbow and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a clean and simple ATC this month featuring seven different skinny Washi Tape prints in the seven rainbow colors, and a Paper Smooches sentiment.

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This couldn’t have been any more simple to make, and it sure packs a powerful punch!

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And here’s one more peek… sure loving this! And I probably won’t trade this one, lol!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #233 – Anything Goes w/optional Diamonds and Lace (no twist)
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes
A Place To Start: May Challenge – Create Custom Background/No Designer Papers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet skinny Washi Tape; MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! Feel free to create either a card or a coin… or both (wink-wink)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

You color my world

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’re having a great weekend! Our February challenge over at Let’s Craft and Create went live on the 5th and I’m stoked to share my mid-month DT inspiration project for Challenge #122 – Love Is In The Air. I recently purchased the CC Designs ‘Dragonfly Floral’ rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet and I’m totally smitten! This is, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous stamps I’ve ever owned. I absolutely love it! I created a CAS card with very few embellishments.

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I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and stamped a vertical sentiment, and layered it on some black shimmer cardstock. I layered the panel on foam for some dimension, and added some crocheted lace and a few sequins. This image is so gorgeous, it really didn’t need much to showcase it.

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I colored the dragonfly’s wings with Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle marker.

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I kept the inside very simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #38 – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week #403 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: Y for You Choose
Color It Create It Show It Off: February Challenge
Craft Rocket Challenges: #33 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #335 – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: #109 – Anything Goes + optional use of ribbon or twine
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #122 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #52 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: #41 – Spring
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #84 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #270/271 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #19 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Rose Red cardstock, The Paper Cut Black Shimmer cardstock
Stamps: CC Designs Dragonfly Floral rubber stamp, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BP1, BP2, BP4, LV1, LV2, EB1, EB2, EB3, TN6, TB2, LG3, LG5, DG3, Crystal Clear Sparkle; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: MISTI, Commotion Black Almost Leather, Doodlebug Designs dark gray sequins, Wild Orchid Crafts crocheted lace scrap

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and are inspired to create a love-themed project to enter in our challenge this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig