Saturday, February 15, 2014

Wishing You Sunshine & Rainbows!! =)

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HELLO!! 

I hope your weekend is off to a GREAT Start!!??
I was able to create today and I have made a card for the Paper Smooches FUN & CUTE Challenge going on over on their Blog!! You have until Sunday the 16th to create a Project and win an AMAZING Prize Package!! YIPPEE!!
I thought I'd play with the New SPECTRUM Stamp Set and the Rainbow Die!!
 
I'm in LOVE with this New Spectrum Stamp Set and I'll be using is ALOT!!
I thought it would look neat if I die cut a heart from my card base and had the Rainbow Die going across the heart with the clouds on either side and then the sun shinning above!! I wanted to use Sequins too!! =) HELLO LOVE THEM!! So I pulled out my stash!! (I have a HUGE Stash!!) ps I'm trying to brag!! HAHAH!! =) I found that the normal 6mm size is too big though so you have to use 5mm Sequins in order for it to layer back together right!! (4mm Sequins would be BEST if you didn't want any over lapping or layering of the Sequins though!!) I covered my different pieces of cardstock (I used 6 different colors) with some Be Creative Tape and then I ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot Machine with the Rainbow Die and then I was able to remove the tape liner and adhere my Sequins edge to edge all across each of the rows!! I then Embossed the Rainbow onto a piece of cardstock and cut it out so that I could attach all of the Sequin rows in a nice layered manner using that as my guide!! I stamped and fussy cut one large cloud and three small clouds!! I also stamped one of the hearts and then used some Sticky Stuff Embossing Powder and covered it with some Rock Candy Distress Glitter!! I stamped the Sun image using a FUN Kissing technique to the edge of the heart opening!! to achieve the FUN text filled Sun Ray you'll want to take your text stamp (I used my Sentiment Stamp) and stamp it using Black Ink onto a regular piece of cardstock!! Then take your inked up stamp and stamp right ontop of the text that you want on your image!! Then stamp it onto your project right where you want it to be!! You'll be left with the text left in the middle of your image!! LOVE it!! Then I colored in the rest of the sun with a yellow Faber-Castell Aquarelle Water Color Pencil and then I used a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to color over the entire sun image to add just alittle bit of shine to the sun!! I wanted to back the Heart Die Cut opening with a Blue patterned paper, but I wanted it to be alittle softer so I added a piece of Vellum to tone it down alittle and I LOVE the way it looks!! I stamped my sentiment on the bottom corner and then I added some Foam Tape to pop it off the card base and then adhered the Rainbow and the Clouds with some Foam Tape just where it was needed so it was all flush with the front of my card!! I'm just GIDDY with how this card came together and I hope you'll LOVE it just as much as I do!!??

 
 
So what do you think!!?? Doesn't it just make you SMILE and Feel HAPPY!!?? I hope so!!  =) THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a Fabulous Weekend!!
 
COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA  =)

4 comments:

~amy~ said...

Larissa, I love it!

Chark said...

beautiful! this looks like those iron beads my daughter used to make, but sparklier.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious, lining up all those sequins must've taken you hours. But it is so worth your time, girl! This is precious and sure to put a smile on somebody's face.

Polka Dot Rosie said...

I love the sequins!! You put a lot of time into it and it paid off! Super cute and fun!

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