Celebrate With Sunshine and Rainbows PP587

by Joanne James17. April 2022 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Claire to host this week and she has a timely clean and simple challenge for you to work with:


April showers! None of those here today though as the UK celebrates its warmest days of the year so far for a wonderful Easter bank holiday weekend! My card today does feature raindrops - and sunshine and the best thing to result from both after an April shower: rainbows!  I used the current sketch layout over at CAS on Friday for my clean and simple card today (I was thrilled to be a winner there last week with this stencilled card - look out for my guest spot there soon!):


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

I took a piece of retired Sale-A-Bration Sunshine and Rainbows designer series paper and overlaid it with some stitched clouds cut with my Basic Borders Dies and a row of rainbows cut with one of the Brilliant Rainbows Dies. I then stamped a sentiment from the retiring 'Celebrate With Flowers' set twice, once in Magenta Madness onto a circle of So Saffron and a second time in Mango Melody on white and fussy cut the word 'sunshine' and layered the two together. To finish, I added a trio of iridescent rhinestones for a little added sparkle:


I used lots of different bits and pieces on today's card, but my minimising my layers and embellishments and focusing my design into the main square, I preserved my all-important 'white space', a key feature of clean and simple cards.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; we spent yesterday at the farm visiting all of the baby animals - bottle feeding the lambs was a definite highlight! - and today we will be Easter egg hunting and enjoying Sunday lunch in the garden - bliss! I hope you are all enjoying a restful weekend break too! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (9) -

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/17/2022 4:16:50 PM #

Sweet, clean and simple, Joanne! I love the strip of rainbow die cuts.  The sentiment is amazing, with the fussy cut "sunshine".  What a wonderful way to add cheer to someone's day! Have a fabulous week!

SmilynStefUnited States
4/17/2022 5:06:26 PM #

Love those pretty rainbows

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
4/17/2022 11:10:23 PM #

I love rainbows! What a fun card!

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
4/19/2022 8:34:15 AM #

Great card, Joanne!  I love how you used the die cut rainbows and clouds for some of the elements on the sketch, and the fussy cut word looks amazing.  Cheery card!

Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
4/19/2022 11:24:46 PM #

I am so sorry that this bundle is retiring, The sweet rainbows and papers make such pretty cards, like this one! I had a close look at your fussy cutting and all I can say is, WOW! Well done, and I love the way you layered the sentiments. A great design!

Celeste M Goff
Celeste M GoffUnited States
4/21/2022 8:47:48 PM #

Great card! Love the rainbows and the bright, happy colors!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/21/2022 10:54:36 PM #

WOW!  This is the happiest card!  I love all the rainbows and the bright, happy colors.  The stitched cloud is perfect and the sentiment will certainly brighten someone's day!  Thank you for making my challenge shine this week!  

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/22/2022 11:39:50 AM #

Lucky you having a warm Easter....it's still a wee bit chilly in our area!  But the warmth radiating from this fun card is definitely making me feel happy!  All the little elements help pack a punch!

JaydeeUnited States
4/23/2022 7:22:54 PM #

Joanne, I love how you used that DSP and created your wonderful rainbow scene.  All of that wonderful white space allows the eye to focus on your fabulous focal arrangement.  LOVE IT!

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