A Stampin’ Up! Rainbow with Up & Away Thinlits

I mostly find myself in a good mood, but I was in a particularly bright-and-cheery mood when I sat down to make the card I’m sharing with you today.  Bright colors, sweet sentiment and a playful balloon- what’s not to love about that?  Here’s my card:

Lift Me Up, Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Thin, White Lines.  White really pops against bright and dark colors.  I love to showcase Stampin’ Up! colors, so it makes sense that I use a lot of white.  I adore thin, white borders around colorful panels on a card – and you already know how much I love to use my White Stampin’ Embossing powder.  With the huge splash of color on this card, it makes sense, then, that highlighted it with a white border, a white sentiment and a detailed outline of a hot aire balloon.

    Lift Me Up Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Lift Me Up Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Stampin’ Up! Rainbow.  While I often times pull from multiple color families to create a rainbow of colors (Crushed Curry or Perfect Plum from the Regals are perfectly good replacements for Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry), every single one of the rainbow colors on this card come from the Brights Collection.  How easy is that!? Lift Me Up, Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Layers.  The colorful layers on this card were so easy to create.  I cut scrap pieces of cardstock in at 1″ and carefully taped them all together (the tape is on the back of the panel – it’s much less ugly there).  That gave me the 6 panels for my six-colored rainbow (I combined Indigo and Violet into one).  OH WAIT!  Since I can only fit five 1″ panels on the front of a card, I hit a roadblock.  UNTIL…I realized I could add my Blue as a Banner.  Eureka!  Not, they are all there – and in order.  🙂

Stamp Sets:  Lift Me Up  Papers:  Pacific Point, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Whisper White Craft Ink  Accessories:  Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. drop dead gorgeous with the blocks of bright colors!

  2. Yep, Brian, you DO have ROYGBIV in order! Love that! And I do love me some rainbows, Mr.!

  3. You can never go wrong with a thin white border. Great card. The bright colors are just right for a cloudy day. Thanks!

  4. I love the hot air balloon die and your rainbow colors really make it stand out! Great job getting all the colors in. Have a great Sunday.

  5. Thanks for the bright smile on this stormy day Brian. I love bright colors and you covered the “rainbow” beautifully. This car is almost as bright and beautiful as you are!

  6. Super duper fun!!! I adore the bright colors

  7. love your colorful card. As always you rocked it! Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. Love Love Love the bright colors!

  9. I LOVE your rainbow card!

  10. Very clever way to include the blue in your rainbow…you’re always thinking!

  11. You are so very clever. Your attention to detail is phenomenal. (It must be your profession spilling into your creative side.). Great card!

  12. Loved seeing your cheery card this Sunday morning. So glad you remembered to submit before Thursday! I can hear you saying “YEAH” at the end of your description. Have a great day!

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