Friday, May 20, 2016

Some Much Needed Sunshine and Rainbows

So, it's rained here just about every day for the last three weeks.  And, if it hasn't rained, it's been cloudy and chilly.  That's highly unusual for the Washington, DC area in May.  Usually by now people are bemoaning the high humidity and super warm temperatures, but none of that is happening. So, in the absence of sunshine and warmth, I created my own, inspired by the current Card Concept and Paper Smooches challenges.  The yellow background and sunshine theme of the Card Concept challenge and the rainbow theme of the Paper Smooches challenge were perfect for bringing a bit of much needed cheer!

Wishing You Sunshine and Rainbows card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper Smooches
My clean and layered design features sunshine and rainbows courtesy of the Paper Smooches Spectrum stamp set.  I colored the rainbow image with Copic markers, then cut it out with the matching die.  For dimension, I stamped the image a second time on shimmery white cardstock, then cut out the clouds and used foam tape to adhere them to the colored image.  I stamped the set's sun image in orange pigment ink on golden yellow cardstock and cut it out with the matching die.

After putting foam tape on the back of both images, I adhered them to a yellow on yellow striped patterned paper panel.  The set's "wishing you sunshine and rainbows" sentiment was stamped next to the images in black ink.  I accented them with a trio of sparkly silver sequins.  The finished panel was adhered to a white card base.

Materials Used:
Spectrum stamp set, Spectrum dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Fizz ink, The Brights Collection 6x6 paper pad (Avery Elle); markers (Copic); Harvest Gold ink (Papertrey Ink); Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver sequins; foam tape


  1. Adorable!! Love your sweet rainbow with the sun as well as the bright background and fun sentiment!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

  2. Such a fun and happy card! Gotta love PS!

  3. Lovely card against the fun background! Cute!
    Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!
    The Leaf Studio

  4. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this, Lori! I absolutely love the yellow paper! LOVE the rainbow! LOVE it all! You made my day <3 THANKS for joining in the fun with our challenge <3 LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU! Miss you too:)


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