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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Hello Sunshine PP285

Hi friends and happy Sunday...can you believe it's March already?  Wow, where does the time go?!  With another Sunday here, that means it's challenge time at The Paper Players where sweet Sandy has a fun theme challenge for us...Rain or Shine!
I pulled out all the stamp sets I had having to do with rain, sunshine, rainbows, and put them all together to make a bright and happy card of encouragement:
I wanted to make a raindrop background so I used the Happy Patterns Decorative Masks to sponge on some Smoky Slate ink to the Whisper White card base.  I sponged heavier in the center of the focal point and applied lighter pressure toward the outer edges.  I was going for a water droplet look--what do you think?  The swoosh image from the Over the Rainbow stamp set was stamped 5 times to create the rainbow using (from the top) Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry inks.
I die cut the sun using the Sunburst Thinlit die and then trimmed it down to a circle with a Circle Framelit.  There's a close-up here to show you the Wink of Stella I slathered onto the sun as well as the stenciled background.  If those were water droplets they would be sparkly, right?  I just painted on some Wink of Stella before removing the mask.
This set, Over the Rainbow, really has some cute sentiments and I thought this one was perfect for a word of encouragement on the inside.  I think I'll keep this little card until someone, probably our daughter, needs a little pick-me-up!  Nothing like a rainbow to brighten your day, right?!

You would brighten our day over at The Paper Players if you joined in the fun!  Just make sure to play along before our challenge ends on Friday, March 11th at Noon (PST).  Be sure to check out the rest of the design team and their fabulous inspiration!

The Paper Players Design Team
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10 comments:

Nancy said...

Lovely card, the improvised abstract rainbow is very creative, I love it. The sun is so great looking I thought it was made from felt when I first looked at it. The wink of stella is fabulous as is the inside with the rainbow repeated, a definite pick-me up card!

LeAnne said...

What a wonderful pick-me-up card! I love the inside but your outside is "stella"r!!! Love all the Wink of Stella you used....very creative, fun card!

Joanne James said...

Love this bright and colourful card Nance - the stencilling for the rain is a great idea and the Wink of Stella adds a wonderful touch of sparkle. A great encouragement card!

Jaydee said...

Nance, what a wonderfully composed card. I love the regal colors of the rainbow and the bright, shiny sentiment. Love the inside, too! Great take on the challenge and a card that is destined to brighten the day of the recipient.
Hugs
Jaydee

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance, what a great card for Cheering UP anyone! So colorful and I love the entwined elements of rain, sun and rain bows! You are genius to cut down the sunburst to make this circle sun shape... and the "wink of Stella" is fabulous touch. Hugs.

laurie said...

Your card would certainly brighten any ones day! I love how you combined everything..great design!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance I think you have all of the weather elements covered in one happy card! Your water droplets are very cool, and who doesn't love a rainbow? As always the inside of your card is as pretty as the outside and I love the sentiment.

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is amazing! Just like YOU! I love the stenciled rain, the bright beautiful rainbow colors and the Wink of Stella! This card is fabulous inside and out! Who wouldn't love to receive this card! XXX

Colleen Begley said...

Just lovely, Nance! Well put together with the different sets and dies.

Hannelie said...

Beautifully crafted... Inside and out! Love the bright happy sun and fabulous rainbow Nance!