Saturday 25 June 2016

rainbow hello

The Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge, is: add some shimmer with Lindsy's stamp gang.
The Less is More Challenge #282 is: use a stencil.

So for my card I made a stencil with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die (660220). I cut it twice from some printer paper so it would cover the whole front of the card.

I then sponged through Distress inks with the mini blending tool in a rainbow order ( candied apple, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, mowed lawn, mermaid lagoon and wilted violet).
I covered them with Perfect Pearls to give it shimmer, you can't see much of in the photo :-(

I diecut a butterfly from Joy! crafts from black cardstock backed with stick it.
I then took my Versamark marker to add some Lindsy's stamp gang  embossing powder (imperial crown purple
gold). I wanted a distressed looking butterfly, like it's rusting (purple rust that would be fab!)

I also diecut the Simon Says Stamp painted hello from the same black cardstock with Stick it.
Cut the panel slightly smaller than the cardfront and adhered it with tape runner.

If I had used a thicker cardstock I could have used the leftover stencil as a card too, but it's too flimsy now.

I've been really busy in my allotment garden,
weeds everywhere! too much rain then sun and heat made it all explode! So last week I skipped almost all the challenges I usually take part in and this week I had to choose. But look what I made yesterday with all homegrown produce (english cucumber, peas, haricot verts, green and red pepper and garlic) and store cupboard stuff like pasta and pesto.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this
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  1. Love this card...the rainbow dots are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  2. LOVE how you made this backgound! So pretty!

  3. Gorgeous Lim card xx Jan

  4. What a great way to create a rainbow background! Love how this looks, and I can see now that I do indeed need the new Distress Ink colours in my life...! Fab card. Congrats on the garden haul too! Esther (Less is More)

  5. Such a great way to make your own stencil and the result looks awesome. I love the rainbow colours!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Rainbows & butterflies! My favorite! Love the stencil you made and the colors. Anther great card, my friend. That salad looks yummy, too.

  7. Absolutely beautiful Maaike. I can't resist a bunch of rainbow colours and this works perfectly on your card. Simply lovely. Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

  8. Super home made stencil and a lovely pasta dish with home grown veggies.

    Love and hugs

  9. There's something fabulous about rainbow shades paired with bold black, and this is fantastic. Love this.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  10. I love your bright card, it is perfect.

  11. This is just stunning Maaike, love the cAS design.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Caryn xxx

  12. Super make, pretty colours


  13. Great way to make your own stencil! I can never quite get the sparkle capture in a picture, either.