Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Rainbow Bright Sketch HSS #180

Well it started out cloudy and cold this morning with some snow flurries, but it turned out to be a bright and sunny day!  Which brightened my mood so to celebrate I created a bright and cheerful card for the sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

 
So one of my favorite techniques to do as a background is the "sunburst technique".  It is so fun and simple and makes any card look nice.  I've done this fun technique before but not as a rainbow, so off I went to work!  I cut all my pieces, glued them down to my base of 5" x 3-3/4" then ran it thru the Big Shot with the decorative dots folder.  Punched out some fun clouds using the cupcake punch and put together my hot air balloon using three small ovals and the bottom part of the cupcake punch!  Speaking of cupcake...wait a minute...yum..yum...(licking my lips right now!!) ok now I'm better!!  I baked cupcakes on Sunday and well the darn things are still in the house and taunting me, so I just took care of one!!

 
On the inside I used the left over strips I cut for the front and glued them down and embossed them too.  Then I topped it off with a white layer for writing.  Added a couple clouds and some more gold twin and I'm done!

 
I hope you have enjoyed my project, please don't forget to leave some "love".  I love reading your comments!  Head over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and join in the fun sketch challenge this week.
 
Supplies Used
Stamp Set ~ Banner Blast
Cardstock Colors ~ strawberry slush, real red, pumpkin pie, crushed curry, wild wasabi, pacific point, midnight muse, elegant eggplant, whisper white and basic black
Punches ~ cupcake punch, banner punch and small oval punch
Misc. ~ gold bakers twine, gold sequin trim, decorative dots folder, beautiful wings embosslits 
 
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4 comments :

brrenwick said...

This card just makes me happy!!! I love the rainbow/sunburst background with the fun hot air balloon and fluffy little clouds! Great take on our sketch :) Thanks for playing along at HSS!

Erika Clark said...

Wow, Cynthia, I LOVE this card. It's so creative! I haven't tried the sunburst cut yet, looks a little tricky to me, but you have mastered it! ...and you can send a cupcake my way any day - don't let em taunt you like that :D haha. Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

Krista said...

Oh my...this is SO adorable!! So many great details, textures and the punch art, wow! I love it! Thanks for joining us at HSS!!

ebeth9267 said...

Your rainbow sunburst background is so perfect for your hot air balloon--it's seriously fabulous. I am so happy you joined our sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth