Friday, February 18, 2022


I have another cute, fun card today made with the Rainbow of Happiness bundle.  This card uses a few additional products, but the rainbow was made with the largest die in the Brilliant Rainbow Dies.

Since this Rainbow die cuts all four of the rainbow pieces at the same time, I used it four times to cut all four colors.  The colors are not the "normal" colors you would think of for a rainbow, but sometimes it's fun to change things up a bit, so I chose Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Seafoam for my rainbow.

Once again, I pulled out the Basic Borders dies to make the lower clouds.  The patterned clouds are from a different design in the Sunshine and Rainbows designer series paper.  The clouds in this sheet are sized so that they punch out perfectly with the cloud punch.  I love how all these products coordinate together.  

The coordination of products is one of my favorite things about Stampin' Up!  Even though these products are not part of the same suite, they still all work together so well, and they make designing a little easier.

I wanted to have a sun peeking out from behind my rainbow and clouds.  This would have been easier if I owned the Sharing Sunshine Stamp Set, but since I don't, I had to search my stash to see what I could use.  I found my Watercolor Shapes stamp set and used that to create the sun.  I like how the coloring varies on the Watercolor Shapes stamps and thought the larger circle one would make a good sun.  But just the plain circle was a little boring.  It needed something to give a little more interest.  I was about ready to try to draw a face on the sun when I found this very old stamp set called Ray of Sunshine. I breathed a sigh of relief because I am definitely not an artist, and even trying to draw a smiley face can be a challenge for me.  The set has been long retired, but it had this cute face and the little pointy things in it, so I decided to use it.  Sometimes I guess it is OK to hang on to some things. 

For the inside of the card, I used leftover pieces from the rainbows that I had die cut for the front to make another rainbow on the inside.

I used my cloud punch to punch out another Pool Party cloud from the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper, and also to punch out a sentiment from my Google search that I had printed on Basic White Cardstock.

Now, all that is left is to decide who will get some Sunshine and Rainbows for their birthday!

Obviously, the Ray of Sunshine stamp set is no longer available, but for more information on the current products I used for this card you can click on the links below.

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