Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PWC317 - Rainbow Inspired

It's time to be inspired by color. This week's Paper Pretties challenge PWC317 is "Follow Your Rainbow".  A color challenge, a very colorful challenge, that's lots of fun.  You can take this literally and/or figuratively.  Take a look at the cards from the design team. 

Color challenges are a great way to start your focus on what you will be doing on your card.  For the month of July, Paper Pretties will be having color challenges, every week will be different, but each one's a great combo so you're going to want to play along in each one.  

We've also got a Christmas in July special.  You can take 50% of your entire order by using promo code:  CHRISTMAS

My card uses one of the sentiment stamps from the "Fun Quotes" set.  This set has three truly fun quotes which work well on cards that feature a sentiment on the face.  All of them will put a smile on the recipient's face, and isn't that the goal of any card.  Because this sentiment is about rainbows I pulled a patterned paper that has  a rainbow on it and then pulled lots of colors of card stock to use with it.  To play up the color aspect of the challenge I stamped it in blue in on blue card stock.  After stamping it I die cut it and then cut two more mats to frame it.   The bottom mat has a lot a detail that is lost in the photo but looks fabulous on the card.   The striped paper is the backside of the rainbow paper.  If you aren't good at matching designs and colors there's lots of companies, like this one, that have done it for you.  The last thing I did was look for some colorful embellishments.   The sunflowers are so cheery and colorful I thought they'd be perfect on this card and I had some orange glitter dots (I got them at the Paper Pretties store - don't forget the Christmas in July sale) that really pop when sitting next to them, then some red pearls in the corners and that's that.  Lots of color and cheer and a fun filled afternoon for me.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Fun Quotes" clear
ink - Memento "Danube Blue"
Paper - Stampin' Up "Ballet Blue" and "Gumdrop Green" card stock; Bazzill "Sunbeam" card stock; My Favorite Things "Tangy Orange" and "Whip Cream" card stock; K & Co "Daydreams" designer paper pad
miscellaneous- Spellbinder's "Labels 4" and "Imperial Gold Labels 4" dies; Spare parts Sunflowers; red pearls; Glitter Dots - Tropical

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC317 - Rainbow Inspired
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #42 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps #110 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

My card used this week's sketch from I {heart} card sketches #73.   I saw the sketch and made by card before I read the site's challenge rules and I didn't follow all the rules so I can't enter it but it is their sketch so it does need to be credited.

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.  

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty DP to go with your sentiment, Chris! Love the wonderful die cuts on this, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny


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