Greetings, social stampers! So happy to be once again participating in Kelly’s fabulous Social Stamping initiative this week. It’s the perfect way to get your crafty fix of inspiration and connection in an entirely appropriate socially distant way. The projects that have been shared by such a talented bunch the last few weeks have been amazing, and I know everyone is loving the challenges.
This week Kelly has chosen “rainbows” as the theme. What a perfect splash of colour and fun in these odd times. There is this fabulous trend all over the world right now with people making rainbows to put on display in their windows, driveways, front yards etc, as a symbol of hope. I don’t usually let the kids anywhere near chalk because I’m so allergic to it and I hate the mess, but I thought I’d be nice Mum and let them draw a rainbow out the front, even though where we live there is no one who is going to see it but us.
My nine year old had to get her dig in, though. She drew a rainbow, added in each of our names and some things associated with them. For her beloved Daddy, she wrote “clever, kind, rider”. For her long-suffering mother, she wrote “photos, caring, drinks”.
I give up.
Other than wine, I cope with crafting therapy. And I had so much fun making my rainbow cards this week.
To make my cloud backgrounds – one rainbow, one in Coastal Cabana – I used the DIY cloud stencil that I detailed in a previous post you can see here. I initially inked up the rainbow version quite lightly so the colours were very subtle, but then I re-did it with brighter colours and I much prefer the bold version. If you’re going to go rainbow, you may as well go full-on rainbow, I figure!
My rainbow of colours are:
Granny Apple Green
For the rainbow stripes, I could have used the retired Rainbow Builder dies but chose instead to cut thin (they are about 1/4 inch) strips of coordinating cardstock. The mini trimmer is perfect for this job. I used some washi tape to hold them together, adhered them to the cloud panel with tape, then trimmed the tops off.
The heart is from Modern Heart, stamped and heat embossed in gold. I adore this heart, and while as always I wish there was a matching die, it’s easy to fussy cut. Even for me. I coloured a few of the pieces in for a little extra touch of rainbow colour.
The sentiment, white heat embossed on black, is from Here’s A Card. This is such an underrated stamp set, it has a great collection of sentiments.
I’ll be sending these out as paper hugs for some people. I’m all about connecting every way we can at the moment, even though we can’t meet up in person.
Next up on this rainbow hop is the lovely Julia. Click next to see her project. For a complete list of everyone taking part or to start with Kelly and hop along through the list, click here to see Kelly’s post. Also, if you haven’t seen Kelly’s post for the most amazing rainbow display I’ve ever seen, then make sure you check it out.
Thanks for stopping by.
Keep calm, craft on, and WASH YOUR HANDS.