Life is Better with a Friend Like You
by Janet Katz
The Rainbow Arch die has more flexibility than you might imagine at first glance. Sure, it can be a rainbow. But it can serve as a cool, graphic semi-circle among other things. I decided to pull out some specialty cardstock and give it a workout.
I started by using the singular die (every arch cuts at once) with a pale blue glitter from the Delicate Pastel Glitter pad, then a turquoise mirror and blue-green pearl paper both from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad. Finally, I pulled out a blue-green holographic paper from my own stash. After die cutting, I was left with 28 arches to play with on my card. I moved them around on top of a white cardbase. I quickly realized I wanted to use kraft cardstock and use the negative space between some of the arches to act as a warm contrast to my cool blues.
I glued the arches down and trimmed my piece to 4" x 5.25". Then I got stuck. I slept on it and came back the next day with an idea for adding additional interest and a sentiment.
I heat embossed the 'Life is Better with a Friend Like You' sentiment, which I got from the Art Deco Inspiration Stamp set, with white detail embossing powder onto heavyweight vellum and cut it into a rectangle. Since the arches did resemble rainbows, I felt like adding clouds. The adorable white stitched clouds came from the Poppystamps Whittle Rainbow Unicorns kit. Using these also allowed me to hide my adhesive underneath the clouds.
I matted everything onto a kraft cardbase. I love using shapes like clouds in my designs. What's your favorite unique shape to use on your cards (besides a rectangle)?
Hi Janet, I love this card !! The person who receives this card will be so thrilled.
Lots of love from Patricia xx