Making Cards · Rambling · Techniques

Sending Sunshine and Rainbows

If Friday doesn’t deserve Sunshine and Rainbows then I don’t know what day does! We made it through the grind of another week, time to celebrate!

I have a quick post to share a card I made last weekend, just for fun. Its bright and cheerful, which was just what I needed.


I had this card idea sort of brewing in my head for a little while I’m thinking I might have seen a similar card, but when I double checked Pintrest I didn’t see one. Sometimes I worry that I am subconsciously copying someone, and I would hate to not give someone the credit they deserve.

I started out by blending the cloud background using MFT’s Cloud stencil and my favorite Tim Holtz blending brush to apply Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock.

Then I used the dies to figure the layout. I cut the shaker window using MFT’s Cloud Shaker Window and Frame set. Using some scrap Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, I die cut the Paper Smooches Rainbow die, then colored the different…beams…rays? Anyway, I colored them with Copic markers. I used a scrap of MFT’s Silver Sparkle cardstock to cut out the cloud shaker frame. Silver lining, see.

I taped the rainbow together with micropore tape on the back, and then positioned it over the cloud window, to see what I needed to trim off. I decided to use the cloud shaker window die to trim the rainbow, positioning it back over the opening with the rainbow underneath. Locking the die into the existing opening, I taped it to the rainbow. This allowed me to trim the rainbow down and it also perfectly matched the unusual cloud shape. I’m kicking myself now for not taking pictures while I was doing it…

Now that i have all of my pieces die cut, it’s time to put it all together. I stamped the sentiment from MFT’s Rainbow Greetings with Altenew’s Jet Black ink. Then I added the rainbow to the panel with Scor Tape. Next I added the MFT Cloud Shaker Pouch to the back of the panel with Scor Tape and a little liquid adhesive over it to give me some wiggle room. I only used a tiny bit, as I didn’t want it to get on the visible parts of the pouch. Then I added a mixture of clear sequins to the pouch, and covered the back with white cardstock to close up the shaker compartment.

I flipped the card over and added the silver frame to the shaker window using liquid adhesive (again, just a enough so that it doesn’t seep onto the pouch). I added the panel to a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card base and that was it!

I kinda thought about making the rainbow from glitter cardstock, but that particular rainbow die is all one piece, which would have left me with several extra, out of order rainbow pieces. I also thought with the sequins, and the glitter cloud frame, it might be too much. However, I remembered that I do have the Concord and 9th Rainbow Wishes set, which has individual rainbow…pieces. So, expect to see a glitter rainbow soon.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope your weekend rocks!



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