welcome back for day two of the countdown to the papertrey ink march release, and another look at my up and coming mini set, comfort food additions. i have an affinity for rainbow cards and have created many over the years. they're bright and cheery and always make me smile, so i thought it would be the perfect color scheme to scream "hooray!"
first up, i started with a rainbow of ice cream cartons from comfort food. i scream, you scream, we all scream hooray! i drew the speech bubble by hand to fit the new sentiment perfectly. i liked the extra bit of flair it gave over stamping it in line with the rest of sentiment, which had been my original plan. this card is larger than usual, sized to fit a #10 envelope, and would be perfect for the whole family or office to sign. hooray it's your birthday! hooray graduate! hooray on your promotion! one card, many occasions.
next, it's time to celebrate with a rainbow of hoorays! clear stamps make a design like this so easy to stamp. but a little tip is to lightly draw a line in pencil where you want the hoorays to line up, and erase it after stamping. to get consistent spacing between them, i simply lined up the top edge of the stamp in the same place in relation to the stamped image above it as i went along. i also had the let's celebrate! piece ready for proper spacing, but didn't stick it down until last so i could center the dotted line from faux ribbon in the opening after stamping the hoorays. the end result is bright and cheerful, clean and simple!
and last, but not least, a birthday card. more black and white with a splash of rainbow, this time in the form of buttons. i dug through my button jar for a variety of tiny buttons and discovered that they were just the right size to space out on the diagonal striped washi. the sentiment is adhered with foam tape to better match the height of the buttons, while the red mat adds an extra pop of color. hooray! hooray! happy birthday!
i hope you've enjoyed my trip over the rainbow. i feel like i should be eating skittles or have a pot of gold hidden here somewhere! don't forget to visit nichole's blog for more eye candy as usual - heather, ashley, dawn, maile, and melissa are all sharing too. have fun and i'll see you tomorrow...