Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dancing In The Puddles

Sorry for taking so long to post something.  I have been a bit under the weather.  Speaking of the weather, it certainly seems to affect my card making themes lately.  Last week we had some very rainy days and this just seemed to fit with the cards I was making using Sparkle and Sprinkle’s new Spring Swirl Set #425.  It has such pretty and fun stamps and sayings.

For this card I decided to create a background with the look of a rainbow.  I guess I was looking forward to the end of the rain – isn’t that when the rainbow comes out?  I used some alcohol inks on light blue glossy cardstock.  I loved how it came out.  I layered this onto a medium blue card base.  Then I stamped 3395-425B Galoshes in blue dye ink onto white cardstock and cut it out with a label die.  This is layered onto another label die cut from the same blue glossy cardstock and added to the bottom right corner of the card.  I added G1088 Bubble Gum semi –transparent glitter to the flowers on the stamped galoshes and G1058 Crystal Ice semi-transparent glitter to the stems on the galoshes and the edges of the blue label die. This glitter is soooo sparkly and adds so much to your cards.  Next I stamped 3393-425AA Swirl Snail in red on pink cardstock, cut it out, and pop dotted it below the white label.

I created a “sun” using light yellow cardstock cut with two different dies, sponging the edges with yellow ink, and layering them.  I ran some sheer yellow polka dot ribbon through the largest die and tied it into a bow, put a large yellow button in the middle, and glued it to the top left corner of the card.

I used the blue dye ink to stamp 3401-425B Hope Is sentiment on the bottom left corner of the card.  What a great saying!!  It is perfect with those cute little galoshes.

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Totally Stampalicious -  use some bling, or glitter or glitz
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge – Free and easy  
Little Claire's - Anything Goes
DYSU Challenge #6 - Ribbon
The Corrosive Challenge #101 - Button It Up
Phindy's Friday Challenge #42 - Spring
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #81 - Color Me Wonderful (Alcohol Ink, Distress Ink, Dye Ink)


Sadilla said...

that's a pretty card dear!
thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage

princesskitten said...

love that flower - looks stunning

kitten DYSU team

Denise and Louise said...

Lovely card - I especially like the alcohol ink background. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

WencheP said...

Wonderful card, love the bow. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Mona E said...

Really pretty card! Love the rainbow you created. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hugs...Mona

Miranda said...

pretty card Marie
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Tanya R said...

Your sunny yellow polka dotted ribbon brought smiles to my face. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Monique said...

What a wonderful card .:)..Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

Peggysue said...

Wow, a wonderful cheery card! Super effect with the alc. inks to make a rainbow. LOVE it! And the sun with the ribbon entwined is terrific.
I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU RIBBONS challenge and hope to see you again!

Cec said...

Great card. Love your "sun" and sure wish one would come out here. Rain would almost be more welcome than snow. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Janna said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely ribbon project with us at DYSU this week :-D Janna

Dorcas said...

Your card definately says bring on the spring!! Nice! Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's!

Renee said...

Thanx for joining us this week at Incy Wincy. Hope to see you back again soon. Love your card.
Renee DT

Carol S. said...

Love the rainbow background. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our first blog challenge. Carol S. LCDT xx

Donna said...

Love the SWISSSSSH of the background, Marie! Beautiful!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

So cute, LOVE how you have done the sun with the ribbon through it and the button - so cute! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY Challenge this week:)