Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Rainbow Window Easel Card (Craft My Stash #13)

Hello! I created this card for my cousin's daughter, my niece. She saw the card I created for my son's birthday. She thought the image is a red panda because she loves red pandas. So I told her mom that I can make a card for her with a red panda on it. 

I don't have a red panda stamp. I created a card with a red raccoon (All Kraft Sparkly Christmas Card) before. Doing some research, the red panda resembles a raccoon because of the similarity in their faces and their fluffy striped tail. I was going to use my raccoon stamp again for this project but I decided to upload a red panda image to Cricut Design Space for printing and cutting.

Working on the card base, I am using a top folding white note card with the size of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I scored the front in half, at 2 3/4". 

I partially die cut the rainbow on the top front fold. The die is from Paper Smooches, which is what I am featuring in my Craft My Stash series. Using a craft knife, I cut off the portion below the bottom ring to create a window. I die cut various pink patterned papers for the rings of the rainbow since pink is her favorite color. I adhered this to the rainbow. I added shimmer to the rainbow rings using Nuvo Shimmer pen.

I blended ink on this top front fold to add sun and rays to it. I covered the rainbow by inserting a piece of paper on top of the rainbow. I am using the Newton's Nook Sunscape Stencil. I added Hero Arts Soft Vanilla, then Jenny Bowlin Lemon Drops, and Ranger Monarch Orange Archival Ink. I used a Picket Fence blending brush for the inking. After removing the stencil, I blended more HA Soft Vanilla ink to the area to mute down the stark bright color of the cardstock.

For the bottom front fold, I paper pieced the clouds by die cutting different shades of blue cardstock using the Taylored Expression Rolling Clouds die. I trimmed a piece of typing paper at 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". I applied adhesive to this typing paper then adhered the clouds to it. This technique will create a single layer of clouds. I spritz this with some W Plus 9 Shimmer Spray then set this aside to dry. Once it has dried, I adhered this to the bottom front fold, overlapping the rainbow. I added Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the clouds.

I printed the red panda on Neenah Solar white cardstock. The image was cut by the Cricut machine. I also created a filled in image of the red panda. This will create an extra solid cut that I used to layer under the printed image. I adhered this at the center of the rainbow. 

For the sentiment, I stamped a speech bubble from the Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings stamp set on white cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I set this aside to dry. I fussy cut this leaving a white border around it. I adhered this to the rainbow with a bit of an overhang. 

I created a stopper for the easel. I cut strips of pink cardstock at 4 1/4" x 3/4". I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder on one of the strips. The stamp is from Paper Smooches. I adhered the strip on top of the other stacking it. I adhered this to the inner fold of the card, right around the center, which will keep the front panel upright. I stamped hearts using Delicata Rose Gold ink. The heart stamp is from Paper Smooches. 

To personalize this card, I die cut the letters in her name using Lawn Fawn Cole's ABC. I die cut varioud pink patterned papers for the letters. I also die cut these letters on a pink cardstock which I adhered to the back of the corresponding letter for extra dimension. I adhered this below the sentiment strip stopper. 

I trimmed a pink cardstock into 4 1/4" x 1 1/2". I embossed this with the Ellen Hutson Stitching Lines die. I adhered this below the letters. 

I added shimmer to the letters with Nuvo shimmer pen. I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the letters and set this aside to dry. Once dried, I added Glossy Accents to the speech bubble in the front of the card. I set this aside to dry.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. Love the bright color clouds. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapping4funChallenges.
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