Welcome Words And Rainbows

by Joanne James5. April 2021 10:00

Happy Easter Monday one and all!  We have recently had a couple of new families move into our street and so I was in need of a couple of welcome cards, so I combined a few current challenges to help me out in my quest:

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Kim has a great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and since I was using a long-retired stamp I combined with some cheery rainbow colours so that I could play along with the team over at Retro Rubber. My stripes are also perfect for this week's challenge over at Just Us Girls. So what did I come up with? Take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I used an old retired set from 2016 called 'Welcome Words' for today's card, heat embossing the large 'Welcome' in retired Blueberry Bushel embossing powder onto a Balmy Blue card base, then stamping a selection of houses with the remainder of my greeting onto a stitched scalloped rectangle and colouring with a selection of Blends in rainbow colours. I also added a little red resin heart floating from the chimney of one house for an extra fun detail:


I decided to create a rainbow-striped vertical panel to connect my 'welcome' to my panel of houses and the remainder of my greeting. 'Welcome Words' was such a keeper for me - it's great for cards like this.

No visual summary of the key products used on today's project as the stamp set is retired and it's the kind of project you could make with pretty much any colours. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!



Comments (13) -

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
4/5/2021 12:49:23 PM #

What cheerful cards to welcome people - that's such a nice thing to do! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
4/5/2021 6:01:26 PM #

Love the rainbow houses creating such a happy, welcoming card! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
4/5/2021 6:59:05 PM #

Fab card,  Lovely idea for your new neighbours!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/5/2021 7:57:33 PM #

I love those rainbow houses! So sweet! And the heart from the chimney is a great detail. The rainbow stripes are so cheery too. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
4/5/2021 8:49:27 PM #

This is adorable!  Such a bright happy card!


Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
4/5/2021 9:59:07 PM #

This is such a cheery card!  I love the bright colours and that sweet row of homes!  Your new neighbours will be tickled and feel so welcome!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


VickyUnited Kingdom
4/6/2021 4:49:35 PM #

This is the most welcoming 'welcome to the neighbourhood' card I've ever seen Joanne! I love your rainbow terrace of houses and the coordinating background strip. Vicky x


AngieUnited States
4/7/2021 4:51:03 AM #

Such a colorful design, love it!  Thanks for sharing this with us at JUGS!


Claire Grantham
Claire GranthamUnited States
4/8/2021 7:41:08 PM #

What a wonderful way to welcome people to their new home and your street! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT


Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
4/8/2021 10:56:20 PM #

What a delightful and fun card! Those little houses are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.


Maria A Rodriguez
Maria A RodriguezUnited States
4/9/2021 12:50:02 PM #

Love, love these tiny houses, all decked up in beautiful rainbow colors, the new neighbors are going to feel so very welcomed.
Thank you for sharing at RETRO RUBBER.
Stay healthy and safe.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/9/2021 1:11:59 PM #

I don't think I've ever seen this stamp used anywhere in blog land, but you nailed it with those fun rainbow colors!  That border is perfect too!  Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber!


D idlet
D idletUnited States
4/9/2021 4:22:02 PM #

Love your colorful card, perfect fir the challenge.  Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!


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