Rainbow Fiesta

It is February and that means Papertrey Ink is celebrating another birthday – 11 this year!!

For the first day of their celebration, we are using one of the provided sketches. I went with Lizzie’s sketch mostly because my cover plates don’t get nearly enough love! Here is my card:

Rainbow Fiesta | by karen @ carefree creations

As I’ve said many times before – I love rainbows! I knew I wanted to do a birthday card (my stash is in need), so I thought a rainbow would be perfect and I have a fun scallop cover plate to carry the theme.

I wanted that rainbow to be the focus, so I kept everything else very simple and just white. I really love how white can act as a pop of color!

To make my background, I took a large piece of watercolor paper and used kid-grade watercolors to make my color stripes. The oranges offered in my set are very pale, so I did end up using a distress ink for that. I die cut the scallop cover plate from the watercolored panel, and the rest of the panel was kept whole and used to back the die cut.

Thanks for taking a peek!

happy birthday
Stamps: Keep it Simple: Birthday (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Black (PTI); Carved Pumpkin distress ink (Ranger); watercolors (stash);
Paper: Watercolor (Canson Montval); white (PTI);
Other: Scallops Cover Plate die, Birthday Balloons die, Balloon Strings die, Double-Ended Banner die (PTI);

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