Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Rainbow in the Clouds

Meet today's card.
I was asked to create some cards for New Grandparents so I was up to the challenge.
It also gave me a chance to play with this wonderful Cloud Edger stencil and mask from A Colorful Life fun to play with!

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I started by cutting my card front panel with some heavy white cardstock.  I got out the Cloud Edger stencil and my Distress Oxide inks.  (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord)
  • Beginning at the top of the panel, I applied ink using my blender brushes inking heavy in some areas and lighter in others along the edges of the mask.  I kept moving the mask down my panel using the above mentioned colours until I reached the bottom.
  • Using my white Posca pen, I splattered the whole panel and set aside to dry.
  • I die cut from the center of the panel with this Spellbinders die (I'm sorry I have no idea what it is called).  
  • The sentiment was computer generated, then die cut with the same die I used to cut from the panel.  
  • I fitted and glued the die cut piece back into place using pop dots and then pop dotted the sentiment over that.
  • It was all glued onto a piece of blue cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Here is the Cloud Edger mask I used.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- FAV. TECHNIQUE
(Love to stencil)
Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

Stamp- none
Inks- Distress Oxides listed above
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Cloud Edger stencil (ACLD); blending brushes (TE); 
white Posca pen; Spellbinder die


  1. That cloud edger stencil sure looks useful Karen. Your card looks so beautiful and what pretty rainbow colours x.

  2. Stunning card Karen, love those rainbow clouds, a wonderful card which I'm sure the Grandparents will love.
    Faith x

  3. Wonderful, bright colours and design Karen, I love it, Kate x x

  4. Gorgeous colours Karen, and the cloud edger mask is a little more random which gives a more natural look. A wonderful card for new grandparents. x

  5. What a stunning card Karen - beautiful colours and fabulous stenciling
    Stay safe

  6. Karen, your card really caught my attention at Just Us Girls. I love how it came out! Very creative! Thanks for playing!

  7. I love the rainbow of colors in the clouds. Beautiful card.

  8. Sigh. I have been a very good girl about buying anything "artsy" these past 12 months. But your rainbow clouds pushed me over the edge, Karen! LOL I thoroughly LOVE the ombre color effect, and then, I love the fact that the timelessness of the sky is especially meaningful to grandparents in general. What a fabulous creation! So yes, I did use your discount code and treated myself to some stencils. I can hardly wait until they arrive. Karen, even though I am unable to leave a comment to most of your posts these days, I treasure every example! You ALWAYS inspire me, and happy-up my day with your beautifully hued artwork! hugs, de

  9. this card that that stencil....*sigh....time to open up the pocketbook! You have a new follower!

  10. I love your rainbow clouds on your gorgeous card! I think I need that gorgeous cloud stencil! Absolutely beautiful card!!

  11. your cloud edger makes a great rainbow background. Love the card :)

  12. If the sky looked like this on a cloudy day, we would look forward to them! Awesome card, my friend!

  13. Absolutely fabulous. Love those colors. [Bunny]

  14. WOW! I LOVE your rainbow coloured clouds Karen. So very creative and beautiful. I have ordered a cloud edge from SSS and it's in the mail! :) Can't wait to play. xx


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