Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Without the rain there'd be no rainbow

I've had a little break from crafting for the last week or so ...I had a steroid injection in my wrist which was a tad painful & also put it out of action for a day or 2. I then caught a rotten cough & cold so I've been feeling a little meh lately! I'm not one to moan though & I won't let anything keep me down for long! Which brings me nicely onto the sentiment of this card; always see the positive ...

I do like to join in with the challenges in blogland, so I've combined 3 of them to come up with this card. The rainbow is a die cut. You do need to die cut 6 times from 6 different coloured cardstock but it didn't take very long. I masked off a panel then stamped with 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation stamping (where you don't re-ink your stamp before stamping again). I emphasised the panel by scoring a line top & bottom. I wanted the raindrops to glisten so I added glossy accents to them all.

Thank you for popping by & take care.

Tam x

Paper Smooches 'Rainbow' die
CBS 'April Showers Additions' stamps
Glossy accents
SU cardstock

Challenge Inspiration
Less is More: A colour challenge ... White space but not  WHITE
Just Us Girls: Word Week ... Raindrops

CAS(E) this Sketch!:


  1. Oh, this is wonderful! Great take on the sketch!

  2. Lovely card and sentiment...hope you're feeling better now :-)

  3. Nothing better than a rainbow. Thanks for sharing on Less is More!

  4. Loving the rainbow and the glossy accents on the rain drops. Fab card!

  5. Beautifully done, perfect spring time rainbow and a super CAS and elegant card. Thanks for playing along and sharing at Less is More this week. Sarah x

  6. A lovely design with a cheerful rainbow as comfort!

  7. Great and bright card !! Love your design !!

  8. Love the rainbow and raindrops! Great sentiment too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  9. I hope you are feeling better, Tam! Love this card - the glossy accents on the raindrops are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us over at Less is More :)

  10. Sorry for my late visit this week, but time ran just away from me!
    This is really pretty Tamara
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. Super card Tamara. Love the sentiment and the texture those glossy accents give.
    Sorry I am so late coming to see this card, but thank you for joining us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx