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Rainbow Happy Birthday to You

I love making cards and I make a lot of them, but I have more than I can use. I called one of our local assisted living centers and asked them if they could use some birthday cards. They said that would love them, they give cards to each of their residents on their birthday. So I went to work creating some cards for seniors.


I began by ink blending a panel of cardstock with rainbow oxide inks and cut the sentiment from it. The sentiment was also cut from sticky back foam. The two were adhered together by removing the backing paper from the foam and placing the rainbow die cut in place.


I wanted to add another element to the card, something that was different from the other cards I used. I had the My Favorite Things Celebrate You stamp set sitting on my desk from stamping the inside of another card. It has this great border of presents that I have never used before, but I thought it would look great underneath the rainbow die cut word. A rectangle I used the same inks that were used to ink blend the rainbow background and created a rainbow of presents. Once the ink was dry the panel was cut down with a rectangle die so that there would be a border when placed on an side folding cardbase.


I originally cut a rectangle of green cardstock and added it to the card front. The rectangle with the rainbow presents was adhered with dotliner adhesive. The die cut rainbow word was laid on the panel to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment and then adhered it place with liquid glue. This wasn't my favorite card. I didn't like the green background. I had even taken pictures for this posting, but I just wasn't happy with the card. So, I decided to make a change. I used Un-Do to remove the green rectangle from the card front, as well as the white rainbow elements panel. I went through my cardstock and pulled out Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow paper pad and selected a rainbow striped paper. I cut it down to cover the entire front of the cardbase and adhered it in place with dotliner adhesive. The focal image rainbow panel was adhered in place with the same adhesive. I liked this MUCH better. I got both images showing below so you can see the difference.

PRODUCTS USED:

· Penny Black Birthday

· My Favorite Things Celebrate You

· Waffle Flower Happy Birthday

· Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans

· Tombo Mono Multi Glue

· My Favorite Things A2 Rectangle Die

· Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

· Recollections Bright and Basic Paper Pad

· Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Paper Pad

· Darice Sticky Back Foam

· Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

· Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

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