Here is a “quick & easy” rainbow birthday card.
The rainbow/circle idea is from Steffi Helmschrott’s card at Global Design Project. We were challenged to CASE her fabulous card this week.
First, I decided on the colors I would use for my rainbow: Poppy Parade, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Highland Heather.
After selecting rainbow colors, I needed to find a fairly small object for stamping. Remembering that the Cake Soiree stamp set had some nice, small flowers, I pulled it from the shelf. I was happy to find a round flower that was just the right size for stamping a horizontal row across the card front.
I stamped one flower, inked with each of the six colors, cleaning the stamp between colors. Then, I went back with each color, “stamping off” above and below the original “full strength” row. In retrospect, I could have completed the stamping with each color, before going on to the next, but I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out.
Now that my rainbow of flowers was complete, I needed a sentiment. The bright flowers on the Whisper White background called for a sentiment in black, don’t you think? The words, “happy birthday,” from the Well Written die set, happened to fit the space perfectly. Plus, it’s a cheery looking card that someone having a birthday would like to receive. I used the two dies to cut the words from Basic Black cardstock, and adhered them with tiny dots of liquid glue, being careful not to lose the “i.”
This would be a fun card for a beginning stamper, especially if you simply stamped “happy birthday” in black ink. I’ll have to keep that in mind.
Thanks for the visit. Have a great day!