30 March 2017


You colour my world with the brightest of hues, bringing me joy. This upbeat card has a bit of sparkle and a large helping of fun.


Putting It Together

Thinking about a challenge of clouds, I first considered something with rain and storm clouds since it has been very rainy here in British Columbia, Canada. But,while looking through my Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, I saw the rainbow and thought of the paper in my stash. 

I used stitched dies to cut the rainbow striped background and the circle for the focal. I stamped the rainbow and clouds with Versamark and embossed with black that has multi-coloured flecks of colour. I used a waterbrush and added the colours to the rainbow with Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Mustard Seed, and Candied Apple. I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark and used Sweet Valentine embossing, also a glittered embossing powder.

When doing my dry layout, I considered two angles, vertical...

...and horizontal. Both would have worked out fine, but I liked the horizontal just a little bit better. It felt more balanced I did have to create a new card base 'cause I didn't have any with this orientation on hand.

Creating a standard, single fold A2 card base from an 8.5x11" sheet is easy. On the 11inch side, cut in half at 5 1/2 inches. Score that at the halfway point of 4 1/4 inches and fold. Done.

I used the Misti to get the ribbon aligned. This is the back of the yellow glitter panel with the rainbow paper affixed. I used the circle to make sure the ribbon was high enough. Then I taped the ends to the back of the panel.

The panel is attached flat to the card base. The focal circle is popped up with foam mounting tape for a bit of dimension.

Inside, I used a sentiment from another Kraftin' Kimmie set that fit the mood and added a scrape strip of the rainbow paper.


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday challenge: Keep Your Head in the Clouds
KKS Spring Krafty Krop game #3: Sketch + Sparkle
Tuesday Throwdown: Sparkles
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes


  1. Hi Rijacki! Always so much fun coming to your blog!! I love this card it is truly bright and colorful....made my day!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  2. Great creation!
    Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD.

  3. Such a bright and cheerful card. So glad you shared your creation with us at Tuesday Throwdown.


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