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Glitzy and Pastelly Rainbows
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

Sphoorti again! I feel like it's been a while since I posted. Is it just me or have the first few weeks of this year seemed like a month?

Anyway, I'm here with 2 cards I made with a brand new product that was just released. It's called the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit craft die, and it's magical! It comes with dies that cut out 18 pieces. I used the dies provided for the rainbows and the individual clouds for these cards, but there's so much more! Be sure to check it out.

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So, who said rainbows can't be glitzy?! For my first card - I used the Whittle Cloud Border craft die to cut out 2 cloud borders. For one of them - I used double sided adhesive on top so that I could sprinkle the Diamond Dust on it, and the other one - I left clean. I glued them to a top folding 4.25 x 5.5" card base (one with foam tape to make it look elevated).

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Then, I broke out my Glitzy Glitter Pad and cut out rainbows in different colors. I randomly assembled them back on a piece of double sided adhesive and slipped it behind the cloud border with the Diamond Dust and adhered it to the card base directly.

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Next, I cut out a bunch of the individual clouds from the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit with white cardstock, some with double sided adhesive on top. I removed the adhesive backers and poured (you guessed it!) the Diamond Dust on it and burnished them into the adhesive. I double / triple layered the other clouds for some dimension and adhered them to the card base.

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Finally, the sentiment. I adore this Playful Hugs die as you may remember from my previous posts, so I cut out a number of them with regular cardstock and stacked them on top of each other, and topped it off with a cut from the same die, but in silver foil. My phone and the lighting make it look black, but it's actually silver foiled cardstock. What do you think?

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For my second card, I decided to face my fears of achieving a pastel-colored look for my rainbow. I know, I couldn't believe it either! I'm very bad with pastels, and usually gravitate towards more vibrant colors. Plus, I have a heavy hand when I ink blend, so making a pastel rainbow seemed like a pipe dream. But I figured that if I messed up, I'd still have another card to post, so I took the chance.

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I don't think it turned out too bad. What do you think? Does this look pastel-like to you? Or do I still have no idea what I'm doing? Please do tell!

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Anyway, going back to how I made this one - the only difference is that I cut out the rainbow with plain white cardstock, and then used Distress Inks to color them in. The ones I used were: Twisted Citron, Spun Sugar, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Blueprint Sketch, and Shaded Lilac. I think it helps when you start with pastelly Distress Inks (doy, Sphoorti!)

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I made this card a top folding landscape style and ended up with this:

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Comments

Hi Sphoorti, I think the pastel colours show up very well. I adore both these cards, and I absolutely love the Diamond Dust, it looks like small shards of ice, so very effective, and I love all your rainbow colours. The silver 'hugs' sentiment looks like (on my laptop) silver with a hint of black shadow, looks beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Delightful! Fascinating! One card makes one think sunshine, the other card dusk time, possibly the remains of a storm! Both cards catch my eye with the sparkly, crunchy look in the clouds. Well done my friend!!! Well done!

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