April 26, 2020

Sending Rainbows - Assembly Line Production

I hope that you are staying well through what seems to be the new normal. Here spring has been a bit of a roller coaster so far, but it seems like we have finally turned a corner and the temperatures are on the rise and for the first time there isn't any snow in the forecast! The squirrels, chipmunks, robins and other birds are busy busy in the yard. We have a mama and baby deer who have been visiting us daily at dusk to munch on the abundance of acorns on the property right outside the kitchen window, that has been such a treat. Today the little one showed up for breakfast too!

Today a have a set of rainbow cards that I have made to stock up my happy mail supply and I am continuing to make cards to send to friends and family that I wish I could just go and give a hug to. There are a lot of steps with this card so I used the assembly line to easily put the cards together.


I used the My Favourite Things Magical Rainbow dienamics die and cut six rainbows, one from each colour of cardstock I was going to use. In my sample I used--pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. That gave me enough bands to make six unique rainbows. The die comes with a solid base and I cut six of those and assembled my rainbows.

I cut a panel of cardstock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" in three of the six colours and then adhered them to front of six A2 sized white card bases. I used green, blue and purple. I cut six more white panels sized 5 3/8" x 3 7/8" and then stamped the large Smile sentiment from the My Favorite Things All Smiles stamp set on all six panels. This set is now retired but you can use any sentiments you have to create whatever message you would like to send.

TIP: I have had this set a long time and it was the first time using the large Smile. It had a little bubble in the 'm' that left a white hole when stamped. So I just dotted a black Copic marker over the hole and you can't even tell.

Next I masked over the white inside panel with four strips of 1" Post-it tape. Right at the top and two sides and them the bottom strip just above the 'S' of smile I used the My Favorite Things Cloud stencil to ink blend clouds in the opening with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink using blending brushes.

I white embossed the second line of the sentiment also from the All Smiles stamp set on the same colour of each background paper I used. I ended up with 2 sentiments of each background colour.

I cut 18 white clouds from white cardstock--3 for each card. I used an older Papertrey Ink die, I think it may have been from one of my first purchases from them.
Now that I had all my pieces prepared I adhered everything together. All pieces were glued flat except I put a bit of foam tape behind the rainbows.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, stay well!


Dotty Jo said...

Great cards and the deer are beautiful, Jo x

Lisa Elton said...

These will indeed be happy mail for the lucky recipients! Beautifully done Tracey, they're so bright and cheerful! Loved seeing the deer. I put carrots out for a little bunny that visits our backyard!

Lindsey said...

So nice to see you - at least virtually - yesterday! I think these cards turned out perfectly. <3

Anita in France said...

Bright, fun, happy and so cheery, Tracey ... such delicious popped up rainbows emerging from the soft clouded sky! Thanks for the video ... such a lovely glimpse of nature! Hope you're staying safe ... hugs, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

These lovelies are sure to bring a smile to any face, Tracey! btw I think those puffy clouds may have been among the first I EVER bought from PTI, too!
Adorable deer, dear friend! You know they only visit the very nicest people, right? xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those deer are ADORABLE!! How fun to see them everyday!! I love love love your cards! LOVING the rainbows!!!!

Lagene said...

Awesome cards, Your friends will enjoy them in lieu of hugs I'm sure! I am also enjoying watching our deer eat the acorns this morning!

Cat Craig said...

great cards for these times.

Celeste Goff said...

Love this gorgeous collection of rainbow cards Tracey! So sweet! And love the shots of Bambi!

Kim Heggins said...

I absolutely love your wonderful rainbow cards, just looking at them brighten my card.