Monday, May 14, 2012

Look up to Glittery Rainbows

Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day weekend!  We had great weather here in VA, which is fortunate since we had to help my parents move.  I'm still in the process of trying to get them to simplify, but I'm glad they're settled into a place that is comfortable for them.  Back to the card!  I've been on a bit of a glitter kick lately, and I thought how cool would it be to do a glitter rainbow?  So I got out my favorite rainbow die (a MFT die) and die cut a rainbow from a sheet of Be Creative (Sookwang) double-sided tape.  
 
I worked carefully and slowly to remove it from the die.  To keep the rainbow pieces together and aligned, I applied it to the cardstock by slowly pressing the white label side down onto the cardstock as I pulled the brown side off the back (pic above right). 
One by one, I peeled off the white cover pieces and adhered the glitter.  To make sure that the glitter didn't get in the grooves of the rainbow, I used Post-It tape as a mask.  After the glitter was applied, I used my wonky scallop die to cut across the bottom.  This allowed for my printed sentiment to show from the base card.  The die cut vellum clouds were added last.  {Tip: The vellum clouds are glued down only where they touch the rainbow to disguise the adhesive.  In the picture above (right), I highlighted in gray where I've put the adhesive (cut from a Be Creative sheet).  So when you attach the clouds, the adhesive seems to disappear and the clouds float off the page.  
Between the glitter and the rainbow, this card really makes me smile!  I'm going to hop over and add it to the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol flickr group.  I hope everyone has a fantastic week!  Thanks for taking a peek!
{Aloha, jj}

Paper: Cover Smooth White 100 lb 188091 (International Paper), Vellum
Font: Aaargh (free from Dafont.com)
Embellishments: Glitter (Martha Stewart)
Tools: Adhesive sheets (Sookwang), Post-It label roll
Dies: Clouds (Memory Box), Clouds (PTI), Wonky Scallop Border, Rainbow (My Favorite Things Stamps)

22 comments:

  1. Magnificent! And totally you!

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  2. Wow! I absolutely adore this pretty, sparkly rainbow card - all my favourite elements!

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  3. This is so pretty and fun. I'm so glad you showed a tutorial, as well. I never would have figured out what sort of magic you used to make that perfect rainbow.

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  4. So cute and clever! Love how you made the rainbow. I don't think I have that kind of patience:)

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  5. This is so brilliant! I love your blog. FYI, I am hosting a Stamp-a-Faire in Centreville, and you are more than welcome to come. If you'd like to, feel free to email me at cknutti at gmail dot com, and I'll give you more info.

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  6. Wow JJ ( sorry I always start with that line but !!!)
    Your patience paid off again..stunning card and love how you've used the scalloped border too :0)
    Jenny x

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  7. Love this design with the airy clouds and sparkly rainbow!

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  8. JJ - I love all the sparkly goodness here! What a magnificent rainbow! The clouds are just fab - love your border!

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  9. Holy cow. If you don't make it into GI with this, then something's wrong with the world. Amazing.

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  10. That's just amazing, JJ! The scalloped edge is the perfect finishing touch--love it!

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  11. This is AMAZING! How do you come up with all these great ideas? Thanks for showing us how you did this.
    Perfect glittering too.

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  12. Another fantasticly creative idea - beautiful card. And you always make it look so do-able.

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  13. RAINBOW! YAY! Love this idea, especially the clever clouds - they really float. And the sentiment is really wonderful, perfect for encouragement :)

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  14. JJ, this is such a beautiful, happy card! It put such a smile on my face! I am in awe of your patience with that glitter. Not sure if I could do that... The wonky scallop die and those vellum clouds are perfect! All my fingers and toes are crossed for you with Gallery Idol!!

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  15. I will be shocked if you don't make it into the GI competition with this stunner! That glittery rainbow is awesome!

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  16. This is simply amazing! What a wonderful technique, and so beautiful!

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  17. Another amazing card! I think your rainbow is just stunning and again thank you so much for sharing the process. Gorgeous!

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  18. love love your glittery rainbow, JJ! fabulous card!

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  19. girl you need a pin it button.. so I can just PIN EVERYTHING! Oh found the sign up by email :) hehe..

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!