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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sending Some Happy

Hello stampers,

Since I know that this coming work week is going to be a busy one, I wanted to make sure to get a card made for this week's Paper Players Challenge. I'm not sure how much crafty time I'm going to get.

Joanne is our hostess this week with a sketch. Her sketch has a repeating element in it, and for some reason these repeating element type sketches are truly a challenge for me.  After looking through some of my recently purchased sets and dies, I came up with a Valentines card using a Concord & 9th set. I'm also using the color challenge at Sunday Stamps. It fits well with the Valentine's Day theme.

I started with SU Pool Party card stock. For the background, I used a TE cloud cover plate and foiled it using my Gemini Hot Foiling System. The foil I used is a holographic foil and IRL it looks silver-white in color. In the photo, the light brings out many other colors. 

After making the foiled piece, I used the small rainbow die in the Concord & 9th Tall Type Tagalong die set and cut six out of a piece of Pool Party. I backed this with some scrap white card stock so that I could piece in the rainbow arches after cutting them from three different shades of pink card stock. The card base and the middle layer of the card are the same light pink shade as the lightest pink shade in the rainbows. The sentiment is from the corresponding stamp set called Tiny Tagalongs set. The banner is stamped with SU Pretty In Pink and the sentiment is stamped with SU Rose Red. I fussy cut it out and popped it with mini dimensionals. The puffy heart stickers are from Paper Source.

The inside Happy Valentine's Day sentiment is from the SU Wacky Wishes set stamped with Pool Party. The small hearts are from the Concord & 9th Playful Patterns set stamped with Pretty In Pink. I made three of the foiled cloud panels because the foil didn't stick evenly on a couple of them, so I used one of those to layer on the inside.

Thanks everyone and have a good week,

Stamps: Tiny Tagalongs and Playful Patterns sets by Concord & 9th, Wacky Wishes set by Stampin' Up
Paper: Taylored Expressions pink card stocks, SU Pool Party and Whisper White card stock
Ink: SU Pretty In Pink, Rose Red and Pool Party
Other: Gemini Jr, Gemini Hot Foiling System, Spellbinders Glimmer Foil, Concord & 9th Tall Type Tagalong dies, Waffleflower Rectangle dies, Taylored Expressions Cloud cover plate, Paper Source Puffy heart stickers, SU dimensionals and mini-dimensional, liquid glue


  1. Such a fun little card, and a cute way to sneak in our colors! Very cheery! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  2. What an adorable card! I know those diecuts can be fiddly, but it was worth the time....just the sweetest, especially with those puffy hearts!! Great take on both challenges! Thanks for playing with us at the Players, too!

  3. What a sweet card - super Spring-y and filled with love! Thanks for sharing it with us the week at The Paper Players!!

  4. I love that foiled background, and the Valentine rainbows are very fun! Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

  5. Your pink rainbows are so cheery Colleen and a great way to send someone some happy - love that sentiment. Hope your work week wasn't too manic. Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  6. Colleen, this is such a fun card! I love all those rainbows and the foil background! SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!


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