Thursday 2 September 2021


Good Morning
Meet todays card.
I created it inspired by a 'rainbow' challenge.
I tried to think outside of the box totally for this as I didn't want your traditional kind of rainbow.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock to the size I wanted for the front panel.  I placed that onto my Make Art Station and positioned the Watercolor Stripes stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over my panel.  
  • I picked out some Distress Oxide inks that I thought would make good rainbow colours.  (Peacock Feathers, Barn Red, Cracked Pistachio, Carved Pumpkin, Seedless Preserves, Squeezed Lemonade)
  • Using each of the colours mentioned above, I inked up my panel with the stencil going in one directions.  I removed the stencil, flipped it going in the other direction and inked up the panel again going from light to dark.  It made a fun rainbow plaid look.
  • I placed the stenciled piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment.
  • Next, I took a piece of cardstock and inked it up with some of the same colours diluted with water.
  • I got out this wonderful butterfly die from Tim Holtz called Detailed Butterflies.  It is a 2 step die; one is the back and the other is the cutaway.  I used the solid one and die cut it with some white, then die cut the detailed piece from the watercoloured cardstock.
  • I put some foam tape on the stenciled panel then onto a heavy white card base. I added the butterfly on top of that securing just the body area and leaving the wings to pop up.

Here is the stencil I used:

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- STAMP IT
Shopping Our Stash- SUMMER LOVIN
Watercolor Wed.- FEMININE

Stamp- Imagine (High Hopes)
Inks- Versafine Clair, DOX inks 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont)
Accessories and Tools- Watercolor Stripes (ACLD); TE Blending Brushes; 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Detailed Butterflies die (TH); 
Spellbinder Platinum Die Cutting Machine; Make Art Staytion


Pat said...

This wonderful rainbow of colours is so bright and cheerful Karen, and I love the added butterfly using a piece you inked and spritzed with the same colours coordinates it so prettily. A gorgeous card! x

Christine Alexander said...

love your watercolour rainbow strips, awesome background for your butterfly ♥

Mac Mable said...

Such a bright and colourful card, great stencil and a fabulous butterfly Karen x. I have been playing catch up and loved scrolling through the blog Karen and as always tons of inspiration and creativity.....Sorry to be late commenting but I was away visiting family, after nearly two years and it felt so good! x.

Monica C. said...

Oh, this is truly beautiful. What a great "out of the box" rainbow design.
Hugs Monica

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous rainbow colours Karen and a terrific design too, Kate x

Bonnie said...

I like your rainbow plaid and butterfly, Karen! So bright and cheery!

Cathy said...

Great colourful card Karen, this will brighten the recipient's day for sure and
thankyou for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday Cathy x

Christine said...

Great thinking outside the box! Really bright and very cheerful
Thanks for sharing

Verna Angerhofer said...

You are so clever. I love the plaid design and all the fantastic colors on this card. Great use of that stencil.