Thursday, July 7, 2016

double rainbow! (...of cards...)

i got to make some art with my niece and nephew over the weekend (a few of their adult minions came over, too) and when we got to talking about our favorite colors my niece immediately said, as she has for several years, that her favorite color is "rainbow". now, some people might argue that rainbow is technically not a color as such, but not me. i ♥LOVE♥ rainbows, especially watercolor ones. especially especially for card backgrounds! so just to be really clear about that i've used TWO of them on this card!

i'm entering this into the "hey brad" call at retro rubber challenge blog, whose mission is to inspire us to use stamps we've owned for AT LEAST a year.

part of one's entry is to mention what stamp we've used and how old it actually is. i've used the "oh so lovely" stamp and frame from an amy tangerine stamp set called "draft". i'm not sure when i got it, but i'm fairly certain it was before we moved into this house, which was april of 2013. (a bit of googling reveals most of the promotional blog posts talking about this set were in late 2012, so that seems right; it's definitely OLD!) i've teamed the stamps up with some eyelet outlet butterfly brads, mini butterfly brads and striped washi tape.

while i was uploading this card, i found another rainbow card that uses the same tape, a bunch of colorful eyelet outlet enamel dots and an EO flatback resin heart i absolutely adore. somehow, i apparently never blogged this guy, so here it is now:

be sure to check out the eyelet outlet blog, where the amazing dt shows off a new project nearly every single day! (and they are all sooooooooo awesome!) ♥♥♥


  1. Awww, it's your blog readers' lucky days! These are so pretty and colorful, and such wonderful rainbow palettes... love that first card with the different spectrums... and the classic-skittles colors of the second :)

    1. ...and when I think of rainbow card-makers, I always think of you! You are the rainbow queen!

  2. Both cards are fabulous. love the stitching on both. and the water coloured stripes. of course those cute brads.

  3. So pretty and bright! I would never have guessed that your butterflies were brads! Thank you so much for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will be back in our gallery soon.

  4. Hello Amy: I'm so glad you entered this beautiful card on our Retro Rubber challenge, the colors are gorgeous and those butterfly brads, just so lovely!
    Both cards are amazing, the water colored backgrounds are simply beautiful.
    Thank you fro joining us at Retro Rubber, hope you keep coming back.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  5. What a fun rainbow effect!! Love the use of the older stamp along with those fabulous brads- perfect for the challenge at The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog :-) Thanks for joining in on the fun- hugs!

  6. A beautiful rainbow of colors in both cards. Love the brads as well as the stitching details too! Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Hope to see you in our gallery often!!

  7. Hi Lauren, so lovely to see you in the Retro Rubber gallery. I am with your Niece 'Rainbow' is totally a colour. I love your card and those lovely Butterfly brads. Glad that the second card finally got revealed to the world. Cx

  8. Wow, nice card, love the brad butterflies! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

  9. I love your rainbows! So clever with the "double" rainbow - just makes me happy! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

  10. Love love your card Lauren! The layering and bright colors are wonderful! That butterfly brad is so cute I thought at first look it was a stamped image! Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber :)


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