Today I’m finally getting a chance to play with some of my new toys that I got a couple of days ago. I just love this rainbow die from My Favorite Things and it is the perfect size to use use some of those pieces of paper I just can’t seem to throw away.
I enjoy listening to music while making my cards and one of my favorite songs is Somewhere Over the Rainbow sung by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole; I also like Katherine McPhee’s rendition – can you tell I’m an Idol junkie?
I’m still trying to make every one of the Card Positioning Systems sketches from their 5 year anniversary celebration that is going on. Today I chose this sketch to work with.
With so many colors in the rainbow, I could find a DP that went well with it so I decided to emboss the background paper using a Stampin’ Up embossing plate.
I wanted to add a sentiment to the side panel and I could find just what I was looking for so I designed this digi sentiment – feel free to use it if you like it! I made this sentiment thinking about my nephews upcoming graduation – I think the sentiment is perfect for a graduation but I can see it used for cards of encouragement, even a birthday card.
Rather than use lace to the bottom of the panel as in the sketch, I took the leftover pieces from the rainbow and made a rainbow panel and placed it below the sentiment. I added a couple clouds die cut using PTI’s cloud dies.
I really like the clean and simple feel this card has. Just goes to show, one doesn’t need a lot of embellishments to make a gorgeous card.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Dee