Monday, April 25, 2011

Inspired by: Rainbows_Darlene's Blog Candy

This week at Creative Inspirations Paint we are being inspired by rainbows.  For this card, I used a tutorial called 'Glossy Paper' by Kassi at CIP to create the shimmery rainbow border. 

I used a 2" piece of glossy cardstock for each color and then used an MS punch.  I stamped the butterflies on the same paper and now I have some gloriously shimmery butterflies that don't need anything else but some bling for their bodies.

The stamped sentiment is an old stamp from Stampendious.  I added some faux stitching around the die cut.  There are 2 ribbons; one with some stitching and a yellow satin.  I used the swiss dots embossing folder on the background.

colors of CI Paints
sunshine, burnt clay, fuchsia, amethyst, tanzanite (blue), green olive and mint mixture

Card Cupids:  use a punch
Let's Ink It Up:  stitching, no digis
Pile It On:  2 or more ribbons
Sentimental Sundaes:  at least 3 punched elements
Stamptacular Sunday:  at least 5 layers
Paper Sundaes:  Sparkle, Pearls, Die Cuts and color yellow ( use at least 2)
Frosted Designs:  birds or butterflies
Tip Top Tuesdays:  open
The Shabby Tea Room:  inspiration photo, butterflies

I also wanted to share about some awesome blog candy that Darlene is offering.

 This Could Be Yours!

This offer will run through Memorial Day (May 30th) 
and the winner will be announced 
on June 1st.  

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


  1. So colorful and fun ... love those pretty layers! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room :)

  2. This is a great take on the challenge. I love the layers of punched edges and all the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week we hope to see you again soon. HUgs Bron :D

  3. wow what a beautiful card, the colours are just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
    Claire xx

  4. Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids with your lovely work!

    Greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  5. All of your border layers are so pretty. And those butterflies are just amazing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us this week at Frosted Designs.

    ~ Kristin

  6. Very pretty card! I like the colored butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

  7. Lovely creation.
    Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  8. Love this rainbow effect! Great card!

  9. oh my gosh! this is GORGEOUS! just love everything! thanks for "Piling It On" with us at PIO & hope to see you again real soon!! hugs!

  10. So pretty! Love the different color layers!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  11. What a great card! I love how you have incorporated the stitching. Do you like Magnolia's?? I have Magnolia candy on my blog if you are interested.
    Alicia xx