Thursday 23 September 2021

Rainbow Glimmer Happy Birthday

Hi everyone...back again so soon you ask (after so long away). Well, I still seem to have some creative mojo left so figured I'd keep on going by creating another card... or 2.

Today's cards were inspired by our latest challenge over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group - #AWLSU091 Just Add DSP.

Now what I've used could be argued that it isn't DSP, but it is patterned paper in the form of sparkles and rainbows so I'm going with it :)

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The layout for my cards was inspired by the latest Caseing the Catty #336 Challenge, where you are CASEing something from the August/September Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

I was inspired by the below triangle Merry & Bright Christmas card, which can be found on page 9 of the SAB Catalogue.


Here is what I came up with:

I don't know about you, but I just love the Rainbow Glimmer paper. I loved it so much that I couldn't bring myself to make the first cut, so it's lived on my shelf being admired since I purchased it over a year ago.

I've decided to try something new here. I'm trying to make sure I use all the things I think are "pretty" or "too good to use". Yes, I'll be sad when I run out and they are retired and I can't get them anymore. But, there will always be new pretty things to purchase to replace them. I really need to stick to this as I'm currently drowning in 8+ years worth retired Designer Series Paper, Ribbons, Embellishments and other bits and pieces that I never used up.

So stay tuned.... I'm hoping to make lots of stuff in the future using retired and current goodies to hopefully make a dent on my stash and give me a bit more space in my craft room (fingers crossed).


Since I love this paper so much and I'd hate to waste any of it, here is how I cut out my rainbow triangles.

I cut a single strip of the glimmer paper that was just a tiny little bit bigger than the Stitched Triangle die. I started with a half triangle by lining up the centre of the die with the edge of my paper at the Mango Melody (Yellow) end. I used my retired Magnetic Platform in my Big Shot to help hold the die in place while I cut. I then cut each triangle, one at a time, flipping the die each time.

As you can see I didn't have much glimmer paper left over. Just a thin outline and 2 half triangles, both of which I'm sure I'll find a use for.


It took a bit of playing around to decide how I was going to lay out my triangles, but I ended up going with using 5 full triangles and 2 half triangles for my cards (which only left me with 2 half triangles left over).

I decided to use Basic Black for my card base on the Mango Melody to Blackberry Bliss rainbow. My Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and was stamped in Memento Black ink on a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock (it seemed a closer match to the yellow at the end of my rainbow than Mango Melody).

Once I'd finished my card I felt it needed a little something extra. So I looked through my pile of embellishments and couldn't find what I was looking for, so I improvised. Using my Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin' Blends alcohol marker, I coloured in a couple of Pearl Basic Jewels and placed them randomly near my sentiment. 

For my Granny Apple Green to Blackberry Bliss rainbow I thought I'd change it up and use Whisper White as my card base. I used the same sentiment and ink for this card, but instead of Daffodil Delight cardstock, I've used Granny Apple Green. Again, I coloured a couple of Pearl Basic Jewels and used my Granny Apple Green Dark Stampin' Blends marker.

I'm really happy with how both of these cards came out. Not sure which one is my favourite though.

Which card base colour do you like best? Black or White?

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  1. I totally understand where you are coming from ... 8+ years of DSP and I haven't opened my package of Rainbow Glimmer yet! Well, you have been very inspirational and I'm going to give it a go today! Strike while the iron is hot, you might say. I really like the black the best. Your card reminds me of a beautiful sunset. TFS.

    1. Thanks so much Karen :) I'm so excited to have inspired you to crack open your Rainbow Glimmer paper. I'm sure you were able to create something beautiful with it.

      I'm usually an aqua/blue person (fave colour) but I too am really liking the black card with the yellows and pinks. Now that you mention it, I can totally see a sunset in that card.


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