Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Feeling Rainbow Bright!

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Hey there and Happy Wednesday!
I hope you're having a wonderful week so far!

Today, I have a couple of TGF cards to share that I think will set hearts aflutter!

When I received my Flutter Heart set from The Greeting Farm, I thought it was primarily a Valentine's Day set...boy, was I wrong!

This set is SO versatile and can be used for SO many occasions in SO many different ways....

Given the clean and simple design of this set, I decided to venture outside of my comfort zone and try to make some CAS cards...

Here is what I came up with:

This first one is so simple and requires very few supplies but, it did require A LOT of stamping which I am not used to!  However, I had a BLAST experimenting with stamping and using different inks!  

First, I used the "Row of Hearts" stamp (from Flutter Heart) stamping it in 21 different inks (3 shades each of the 7 colours of the rainbow).  Next, I cut the panel down to size (3 1/4"x5 1/2") and matted it with Enchanted Evening cardstock from PTI (3 1/2"x5 1/2").  Then I used Spellbinders Nested Hearts to create a negative diecut in the panel and stitched the two pieces of cardstock together with my Janome Sew Mini.  I stamped the "Love Banner" stamp in four different colours and cut out one pennant in each colour.  I then arranged the banner on a piece of cardstock sewing each pennant on.  I mounted it onto a card base and then popped the rainbow panel up overtop and voila!

Here are the SU! ink colours I used:
Red: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Poppy Parade
Orange: Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait
Yellow: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Barely Banana
Green: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Certainly Celery
Indigo: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Blue: Not Quite Navy, Blue Bayou, Baja Breeze
Violet: Elegant Eggplant, Concord Crush, Perfect Plum

Here is my second card:

I kept this second card quite simple as well!  The design required less stamping but, it employed the selective stamping technique.  I stamped the images in multiple stages using baby wipes to clean the ink off of the parts of the stamp that I did not wish to ink.

After stamping the panel, I trimmed it to the desired size (2 3/8"x5 1/2") and mounted it to a larger piece of patterned paper (3 1/4"x5 1/2").  I then stitched the cardstock to the patterned paper.  Next, I added some twine, some cute tags which I created with the Flutter Heart stamp set, and a button.  Lastly, I popped the panel up on a card base...See, I told you it was easy!

Here are the ink SU! ink colours that I used:
Clouds: Soft Sky
Rain: Pink Pirouette
Boy: Blue Bayou
Girl & Sentiment Tag: Purely Pomegranate
Grass & Heart Tag: Kiwi Kiss

My third and final card:

Now, this is the simplest card yet and let me tell you....it does NOT get any more CAS for this girl!

I stamped the larger of the two Blush Heart stamps in SU! Poppy Parade and then stamped the sentiment from Flutter Heart overtop in Black Onyx Versafine ink.  I then freehanded a frame with a black Copic Multiliner around the perimeter and added some 2mm Clear Flatback Rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty, and popped that up on a black mat which I mounted to a white 4x4 card base.  There you have it, a QUICK and EASY card!

I have to admit that when I first laid eyes on the Flutter Heart stamp set, I thought of it as a Valentine's Day set but, after doing some brainstorming and getting to play around with this versatile set, I realized I was SO wrong!  I truly had SO much FUN playing around with this FABULOUS set and I CAN'T WAIT to ink it up again!

Anyway, I hope that I managed to brighten your day!
I hope you have an AWESOME week!

HUGS
Naomi

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8 comments:

Trina

Awesome set of cards, Naomi! That rainbow! That scene! All that CAS goodness! I think you may have sold me on this set!

WencheP

Awesome cards! I love them all! The first one with all the hearts is just fabulous - love all the colurs! You have done a fantastic job with all three!

Hugs,
Wenche

Rachel Parys

These are all AWESOME! I especially love the rainbow heart one! Great work!

Annette

oh my word...these cards are FABULOUS....love them

Leia

Love, love, love, LOVE the first card!!! So beautiful!!

HUGS Veronica

Suzanne Bier

All 3 cards are gorgeous!!! I {rainbow heart} them all! *HUGS*

Beate

You are on fire. All three cards look wonderful. I wish I could use "wilder" paper like the one with the hearts as well as you do.
Hugs and smiles

~amy~

Check out your ♥ filled cards...LOVE them...that's some serious stamping on the first one..WOW