I have a tendency to go over the top and to extremes with my cards sometimes but there are times where simple is better. I wanted to showcase some of the newest Simon Says Stamp dies with some simple rainbow cards. Each of these cards showcases a little strip of rainbow patterned paper from the soon-to-be-released Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6x6 Paper Pad, and then lots of white space with simple stamped and embossed sentiments from Handwritten Love and You Got This stamp sets and die cuts or inlay die cuts as accents. It doesn't get much better than rainbow, my friends! These cards scream "HAPPY"!
An approximately 1 1/2" strip of a Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6x6 patterned paper was adhered along the bottom edge of three side fold card bases. In fact, you could actually get four cards from this one sheet of 6x6 paper but I only made the three today! ;)
A Scallop Stitches Die was used along one long side of a 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock for all three cards. I love these dies. They add a great decorative touch without overwhelming the design. These are some of my most used dies and a fantastic basic.
For this first card I used the Cupid's Heart Border and die cut it from the background above the decorative edge. I stamped the "I Love You" greeting from the Handwritten Love stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then backed the panel with foam adhesive. This is my favorite way to create an inlay.
I die cut the border from Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers, Raspberry, Chili Pepper, Fake Tan, Sticky Note, Sunflower, Cilantro, Mermaid, Peacock, Blue Jay, and Sugarplum cardstock and inlay the pieces in the border. I used a glitter marker over the hearts and leaves and added Glossy Accents to the circles for a decorative touch.
An additional greeting from the You Got This was stamped on Black Licorice cardstock using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder before being trimmed into a strip and adhered to the card as shown.
The second card is really similar to the first except I used the Sprinkle Heart Die instead. I love the look of the rainbow cardstocks filling this heart, don't you?!!!
My final card doesn't feature any inlay but instead a paper pieced Picture Book Love Bear. This would be great with any of the Picture Book Dies from Simon Says Stamp! In fact, I think a whole set of thank you's made in this style would be so much fun!
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Watch the creation of these simple rainbow cards from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
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