Saturday, 22 April 2017

Always chasing rainbows... Addicted to CAS

Good morning, crafty friends.

I created this graduation card for my son following a Stamp Nation challenge.
It looks deceptively simple, but contains a surprise.

It also fits the current code word at Addicted to CAS, which is RAINBOW!
You will note I didn't use the entire seven-colour palette for a proper rainbow. I focused on my son's favorite colours, one of which is purple.  I used Catherine Pooler inks, which work wonderfully for blending. I masked off the area for the rainbow and applied ink with a foam blending-tool. Next I used the MISTI to add the sentiment in black ink.  I added thin strips of black cardstock to define the rainbow section. A few stars and sequins hide some smudges!
Here's the inside:
An explosion of sentiments and fire-work-ish images.
 
The challenge at Addicted to CAS runs for another week--make sure to check it out.

Thanks for taking a look today!
Happy crafting,
Caroline

Supplies:
Catherine Pooler inks: Tiki Torch, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Aquatini, Something Borrowed, Flirty Fuschia and Midnight (black)
Cardstock: Catherine Pooler-white; Michael's-black
Stamp sets: Catherine Pooler, from the "Perfect Reason" collection
Sequins: Close to My Heart

7 comments:

  1. Great card, Caroline! I love your blended ink panel with bold sentiment on the outside of your card and the fun "explosion" insert inside. Thanks for reminding me of something I used to do twenty plus years ago!
    :) Marie

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  2. your rainbow looks so soft
    I love the blend of colors you did..
    great idea beautiful card
    I just join rainbow challenge at Addicted to CAS and see your wonderful card I decided to visit you..hope you like to visit back to my Umbrella Rainbow card
    hugs
    Monika

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    1. Just visiting your cards..love all your Plaid Caroline...hope you like visiting me again..so so happy to have a new Bloggy friend :)

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  3. FABulous card...love your wonderful rainbow, the colors are so beautiful and vibrant!

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  4. Those colors are blended beautifully, Caroline, and I love the surprise inside. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS.

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  5. hello from a fellow Canadian!
    Love this card...so pretty and those colour blends are amazing.
    TFS,
    Karen

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