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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Alice's 18th Birthday card from the rainbows

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are good and enjoyed the sunshine yesterday - it was beautiful here - really lovely and I even managed a run and my back seems to still be okay! Fingers crossed it stays that way. Thanks for all you lovely comments on my card in a box - they really are so simple and effective I think you may be seeing a few more!

Todays card is one I made for my helper at Rainbows - Alice - she's going to be 18 in April - now this card is the one that the rainbows are going to give to her - they call her ladybird which explains the ladybirds anyway! The design was based on one involving clocks from this months craft stamper magazine by Jane ....


I started out with an A4 sheet of kraft card and cut it into 2 x A5 pieces - then folded the card by scoring at regular intervals - for the exact measurements see Craft stamper magazine.


Next I did the stamping using a papermania ladybird urban stamp - I stamped in versamark and heat set with black wow powders. Then i coloured the ladybirds in using spectrum noir pens. Finally I used spiced marmalade DI all over to warm up the kraft card - I repeated this on the reverse and on both sides of the second card too.


I folded the pieces along the score line and stuck them to a regular A6 sized card at the back then added the lettering on the front pieces.


Finally I made some rainbows and attached them by strips of acetate. Because its transparent it looks like the rainbows are floating around in the air - I think its cool - what do you think?

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

sssmonsimonsaysstampblog- transparent
thats craftythatscraftychallenges - inky antics

I hope you have a good day and thanks for popping by! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Hugs Rachel xx

23 comments:

  1. WOW! I think Alice it going to be thrilled to receive such a special personalised card. Your design is fabulous and the floating rainbows look wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

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  2. Oh! My! Word! Rachel,this is amazing, love, love, love it
    Alice will be delighted and treasure this
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

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  3. What a fab card for Alice Rachel. Lovely to have a handmade card with so much meaning to it, she will love it. Susan x

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  4. A super colourful card......I'm sure Alice will adore it. Thank you for taking part in the That's Crafty! Challenge. Good luck with the draw!

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  5. Absolutely brilliant Rachel, Alice will love it

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  6. A box full of rainbows......so cool! Bet Alice will LOVE it!
    hugs Jo x

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  7. Great card Rachel and perfect for a Rainbow helper ... full of rainbows and I'm sure she'll treasure this card! Love the "floating" rainbows!
    Helen x

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  8. I feel short changed Rachel, we've had two days of rain !

    Great card and so effective.

    Look after that back.

    B x

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  9. oh hun this is brilliant super design she will love it hugs cheryl xx

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  10. An amazing card Rachel! Just perfect for a Rainbow helper :)
    Dawn x

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  11. Such a wonderful and dimensional card. I love that you incorporated the ladybirds and the rainbows - an absolutely delightful card Rachel! Hugs, Anne x

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  12. Fabulous card Rachel, a great design.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  13. A super card Rachel, lovely ladybirds all over it too. Forgot to say well done to your girls yesterday on them gaining their next belts.

    Sue xx

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  14. Another stunner and I recognise that lady bug stamp - it is on my 'to buy' list. I love how you have personalised this one. The rainbows are stunning, love it all x

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  15. Hi Rachel, I'm sure Alice will be delighted with this card. It is amazing, love the background colour and those great ladybirds. What a brilliant idea you have used for the rainbows. Love it. Pleased your back is still ok.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

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  16. Hi Rachel, do love the rainbows and the delightful ladybirds. I am sure Alice will love this.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  17. I love this it is a gorgeous creation, huggles Pops x x x

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  18. This is fabulous Rachel, such a perfect design for your Rainbows helper.
    Pauline
    x

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  19. WOW Rachel this is fantastic, what a design, and lovely details, I'm sure Alice will treasure it, hugs Kate x

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  20. A gorgeous creation Rachel and I am sure Alice will love it.
    Mags
    x

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  21. What a fabulous shaped card Rachel and love the rainbow detail. Your creation is sure to be greatly loved.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at That's Crafty.
    Fliss x

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  22. Fabulous card love the fold and ladbirds and great rainbows Alice will love it -will have to check out the fold in the mag and congrats on you wins lately
    carol x

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  23. This is wonderful Rachel!! What a fun card! Love the stamping and great shape and those floating rainbows are fantastic. Thank you so much for joining us in our transparent challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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