Monday, February 9, 2015

Rainbow Birthday

Happy Monday!

I'm sharing a birthday card with vibrant colors today.  I'm hoping that the rainbow colors will counter the Monday blues.

This card is easy to make.  I've used various distress inks and the ink applicator to blend the colors onto a piece a white cardstock, then stamped "happy birthday" from Winnie and Walter in black, added a black border to this rainbow panel and finally stuck it on a white card base.

It is easy to make but I'd say it's difficult to make it nice.   When it comes to adding colors onto a larger piece of paper, it's hard to blend the colors without any streaks or marks.  I was told to start blending in a circular motion from the craft sheet to the card, so here, when I added the orange, yellow and green, I had to start blending from the top and bottom to the center of the panel, otherwise the red and blue from the two sides would have been contaminated by the other colors.  I can't help but wondering how to achieve this effect if I were to do this on a larger piece of paper?  Perhaps I should employ other medium such as stains or sprays.

I'm entering the bright birthday card to the following:
Challenge up your life - Rainbow
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Monday Morning Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love the colours! Fab card! Thanks for joining us at CYP. Hugsxx

  2. A lovely project. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart this time, we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

  3. Wowo Joyce, your card is beautiful. So clean and simple, but oh so wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us over at Challenge up your life and good luck!

  4. Hey Joyce, this card just catches my eyes, what a great job! So simple but absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for joining Challenge up your life and showing us this card :)

  5. Beautifully done! Gorgeous colors!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

  6. I love how that turned out, great design!

  7. I love your rainbow!
    Thanks for joining us at CUYL!

  8. What a wonderful creation! Your birthday greetings is definitely one of the best card out there. So cute and gorgeous! Love it!