A nice, bright, cheery rainbow card for you today… ahead of the snow tonight!  Yes, I said snow!  24C on Sunday, -4C Monday night with 1 – 3″ of snow!  Still, I put that out of my mind yesterday when I was busy making a couple of projects in my craft room wearing shorts and a tshirt.  I put it out of my mind when we sat on the deck for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.  I doubt I’ll be able to put it out of my mind Tuesday morning driving to work though!  Albert Camus said “No matter how long the Winter, Spring will surely follow”, I wasn’t aware he meant in July though!

Moving swiftly on… I had covered half a sheet of thin card with punchinella (sequin waste) recently and dabbed on a rainbow assortment of inks, using the punhcinella as a stencil.  I’d already made one card from it but had to get it straight in the post so there was no time for photos, so I made use of the other piece and made a card for the card box.  I have another nephew with a birthday coming up in May so I think this will be for him.



It’s only a small card at 4″ wide by 5.5″ tall but it packs a lot of punch!  The inks are mostly Distress Inks, the yellow is from StudioG, I don’t really think TH has a decent yellow out yet.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and is stamped it in Veramagic Mango Madness.  I had a hard job finding an ink for the sentiment that was bright enough to stand on it’s own with all those colours and wasn’t too similar as I didn’t want to use plain old black!  I edged both panels with DI Festive Berries, and popped the sentiment up on foam tape.



I like how this turned out, it’s a good technique for those pesky male birthdays!!  I won’t list the supply list as it was basically just inks, punchinella and one HA stamp!



Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (Technically the backing pieces was left over from another card and the sentiment was stamped on a scrap)

Addicted To Stamps And More ~ Photo Inspiration (I chose the bright colours)

Simply Create Too ~ No Digi’s or Stamped Images (I have a stamped sentiment so disregard if that is not allowed)

My Mum’s Craft Shop ~ Anything Goes

Whimsy Stamps ~ Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs ~ Anything Goes


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14 thoughts on “Colourful

  1. Terrific inking here Brenda. I think it would work well for males AND females alike.
    SNOW? OMG! You poor thing. It is way too late in the year for that surely?

    Keep warm and cosy.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. I really like this. Very cheery. I don’t think I thanked you for linking me – sorry. I can’t believe the snow – how ridiculous xxx

  3. LOVE this card B! Great use of punchinella (think I have some hidden away somewhere here). It’s like a lovely rainbow!


    Di xx

  4. Love your rainbow bright card Brenda-it’s so happy :) Sorry i have’t been around for a while to say hello-i have been missing from Blogland-but i am happyy to be back with a new little Blog -see you soon,Nessa xxxx

  5. I feel your pain – we still have snow where I live too :o( It’s usually late July before you catch me in shorts – lol! Terrific card – I agree that it definitely packs a punch with all the gorgeous bold colors. Thanks so much for joining us at ATS&M.

  6. Beautiful card, love all those colours. Not sure what a punchinella is but certainly did the job. Have you seen the TH Lemonaide colour its a great yellow.

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