Sunday, July 29, 2018

Rainbow Thank You

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you stopped by.

A sweet friend gave me this Thank You die last year and I think it's
about time I got around to using it!

I'm in need of some thank you cards so it was a good time to break the
die out of the NBUS box!

I've die cut from black cardstock and white cardstock.

On this card, I inlaid the black die cut into the white out cut.
Or it is cut out?  I'm always confused as to which is which.

I've mounted it on a background piece that I had pressed
a paper that had been used to mop up some rainbow colors.

I spritzed the towel and laid it on a piece of cardstock.

I thought this little butterfly looked nice on the rainbow circle.

Here's another card using this die.

This time I layered white cardstock die cuts and kept the circle and embossed it.

The rainbow was done by smooshing ink on a 1 1/2" x 4" acrylic block,
spritzing and stamping on watercolor paper.

I used a frame and some foam on the back of the design as well
as a few sequins to finish off the card.

AAA Cards Game #120: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Paper:   Neenah, Basic Black (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Thank You Die (MFT), Pippi Butterfly Die (MB)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Ink: Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (DI)
Paper: Neenah, Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press), Double Pierced Rectangle Die (Avery Elle), Sequins (PPP, SSS)


Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, I love your happy rainbow backgrounds. they are so perfect for birthday wishes. 2 great cards I especially like your black butterfly against the bright background.

Loll said...

Love both your rainbow cards using that fun circle die-cut sentiment! Love the sweet butterfly on the first card with the black cut-out. So pretty! And love the saturated colours of your second card with the rainbow background. xx

Cards by Maaike said...

two very pretty cards and two completely different looks. I like it when stuff is versatile. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

JoAnn said...

Love both of your pretty cards. The pretty black butterfly stands out great against that colorful background. The smooshed rainbow background is lovely on the 2nd card. TFS
Have a great week.

JosieD said...

Love the contrast in creativity between the 2 cards! Interesting examples that being creative has endless possibilities. The butterfly is such a nice addition and like the scoring and black strip. Second card is a beautiful rainbow of colors...literally. Like the different looks of inlaid vs. layered die cuts.

Daffodil Cards said...

GREAT use of the die, with wonderful results Bonnie.

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful subtle color on the butterfly card and I love the bright, vibrant colors on the second one.

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE both of these rainbow cards Bonnie! Your little butterfly definitely POPS against the rainbow colored background...SO pretty!! Loving all the deep color in your 2nd rainbow card too and how the white really POPS against that too! Lovely, lovely thank you cards my friend!! :0)

Trina P. said...

Terrific rainbow twofers, Bonnie. Love the first subtle rainbow... so pretty and delicate. Your second is bold and just as beautiful. CAS-ual Friday’s is having a rainbows and butterflies challenge... you should enter there too. xx

Susan said...

Two lovely rainbow cards! Such beautiful happy colours! And that is a great thank you die your friend gave you.

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous die cut. Love the colours and the technique on your first card and the black die cut butterfly looks so classy. Fun idea too to back some of the words with the background smooshing. Vibrant rainbow card and the dry embossed centre looks great x

jimlynn said...

Both are fabulous!! Great thank you cards.

Nancy Stislow said...

That is one, fabulous die, Bonnie and love how you used it two ways. Both cards are fantastic. Love the boldness of the black die cut as well as the rainbow beneath the white one.

JD/ Jill said...

Really like both your cards and the great way you used your die!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both rainbow thank-you cards are so pretty, Bonnie!
The black circle die-cut sentiment and the butterfly look great with the soft rainbow color center circle. The black strip at the bottom is a great accent and strikes a good balance design-wise.
You did a fantastic job with the rainbow strips on the second card! The colors blend so beautifully. The embossed textural pattern on the center circle is very interesting! Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

What a great die and I love how you've used it on both cards Bonnie - the first is so clean with the blackon the white - nice design with the black strip on the bottom and the colorful panel behind your butterfly! and then the background takes the lead on your 2nd card with the rainbow colors and the die cut in the white! Julia xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I have that die too - just love what you did with it, Bonnie! Just love the different looks you achieved just by doing the circle centers differently!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great contrasts here Bonnie - 2 fab cards! said...

Hi Bonnie, super duo of cards showcasing versatility. Rainbow colors and butterflies go so well together. I really like the gorgeous rainbow colours inside the window. Lovely use of the die cuts in black. The contrast has created a stunning look. Great take on the rainbow theme. Thank you for playing along with us at AAACards. Happy Crafting. Hugs - Bharati

BożenA said...

Such an amazing contrast. Colorful background, black elements and white card base. Everything is stunning, Bonnie.
And the second card so joyful and holiday. Wonderful two cards.

Jo Manna said...

Both cards are so unique. Love the bold black against the saved rainbow leftovers.
The second is special two, such a bright thank you card. Love that you dry embossed the center in white with the touch of sequins.
Your designs are perfect, beautifully done! xx

Jane said...

So pretty! And I love how the black really pops against the rainbow background. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.