Sunshine And Rainbows Clean And Simple PP575

by Joanne James23. January 2022 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Jaydee to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch, challenge for you to work with:


I love Jaydee's sketch this week and could have made a ton of different cards with it! Having seen the lovely Jaydee's card before I made mine, I noticed she had focused on the top portion with her design. I was naturally drawn to filling the bottom section, so decided to take my inspiration from Jaydee's interpretation of the sketch and instead focus on creating detail on the top portion of my card. This is what I came up with:


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

I decided to use a piece of the Sale-A-bration Sunshine & Rainbows designer paper to decorate the top portion of my card, and then the rainbow border die to edge my white panel below. I paper-pieced my rainbows across my border edge and then added a sentiment using the rainbow-topped diecut that also features in the Brilliant Rainbows Dies pack. In addition to paper-piecing a larger rainbow on the top of my sentiment tab, I added a sentiment from the 'Rainbow of Happiness' stamp set and added a trio of clouds and a tiny resin heart that I coloured pink using my Magenta Madness Blends marker:

I didn't set out to make a clean and simple card this week, but I really love the end result! I am linking my card up with the lovely ladies over at SUO Challenges too as they are focusing on clean and simple cards for their current challenge.

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 are having a quiet day and I'm hoping to squeeze in a little crafting so that I'll have something to share with you tomorrow. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (14) -

Tracy Grauer
Tracy GrauerUnited States
1/23/2022 5:21:59 PM #

Super cute! I love this CAS card. I'm inspired. Thanks.


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
1/23/2022 8:03:08 PM #

Beautiful, Joanne!  CAS with color - tricky!  Love this paper so much, great design for your card!  Thanks so much for playing at SU Only!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
1/23/2022 8:48:40 PM #

Cute, Joanne! This is such a fun paper, and a great sketch for showing it off! Such a sweet sentiment! Have a wonderful week!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
1/23/2022 9:47:54 PM #

Joanne, this is the sweetest card.  Rainbows and sunshine!  Could it get any better.  Certain to bring a smile to the recipient!  I love all the white space!  AMAZING CAS card, My Friend!  


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/24/2022 6:23:05 AM #

Very cute! I do like the way you've made the sentiment into a tag while keeping the integrity of the sketch.


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/24/2022 9:02:43 AM #

that's so pretty Joanne.  Like you, I'd automatically go for filling the bottom portion with pattern, but I might just have to have a rethink now!


Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
1/24/2022 2:49:23 PM #

Joanne, I love your little rainbow border! Too cute! And it's clever to leave the white at the bottom!


Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
1/26/2022 2:52:41 PM #

Really cute paper...I love rainbows!


VickyUnited Kingdom
1/27/2022 7:57:12 PM #

You are so brilliant at showing off the papers Joanne - you've made me wonder if I need these after all...!! A lovely bright happy card! Vicky x


Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
1/28/2022 8:13:51 PM #

Sometimes when we create something different than we had it mind at first, we end up with a masterpiece. No surprise! That's what happened here. You rocked this sketch with your CAS card, Joanne!


JaydeeUnited States
1/28/2022 10:59:50 PM #

Joanne, it turned out beautifully.  What a wonderful way to showcase that fabulous DSP.  Another fabulous CAS card that is absolutely going to brighten someone's day.  Thanks for rocking my challenge


Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
1/29/2022 8:20:40 AM #

I love your sweet rainbows, Joanne!  The detail of paper piecing all those teeny rainbows in the border really sends this card over the top, and that tiny heart accent, oh my!  My room was decorated in rainbows when I was little Smile


Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
1/31/2022 4:04:36 PM #

This is such a well thought out design and your placement of embellishments is perfect! Thank you for much for playing along with us at and we hope to see you again tomorrow for our new challenge!


AngelUnited States
2/1/2022 5:28:08 AM #

I love the look of the colored patterned paper at the top with the negative space below.  It draws your eye immediately to your focal point.  Great work.


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