Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rainbow Birthday Greetings

 We have a very colorful challenge this go around, use the colors of the rainbow for the Retro Rubber Blog Challenge.  Check out all the lovely creations of the design team for inspiration.

I used my oldest Kaleidacolor ink pad, Spectrum, that I finally had to re-ink after more than 20 years.  I simply ordered the correct color inkers from Imagine online and inked that well-loved pad back up.  I love how vibrant the colors are in the pad, even on matte white cardstock.  The background stamp is a very old Fiskars roller stamp from about 1995.  It is so much fun to use with the Kaleidacolor pad, don’t you think?  Yellow is not included because even with the slide apart feature of the Kaleidacolor ink pad, the yellow would get muddied by the surrounding colors.  So, I added in a big of yellow with the sentiment and stars.  Actually, a while back I spilled one of my go to colors of Fireworks! Sprays, Dandelion, and didn’t want to waste it so I placed a piece of Bristol Board over the top and soaked it up.  The sentiment is from the Sizzix 55921 Card Regal Stand ups, and the stars and hearts are from Sizzix 661563 Happy Birthday Framelits, both Stephanie Barnard designs.  The hearts got a little spritz of Fireworks! In Sweet Plum to keep the bling going for the embellishments.  To make the hearts and stars stand out a tiny bit more I inked the edges with a brush tip Tuxedo Black Memento Dual Tip Marker.  The sentiment and the card front are backed in black cardstock.  A bit of foam adhesive helps the die cuts pop up on the busy colorful background!

Do come and join the fun at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge and share your own rainbow creation.  Remember to use at least one stamp that is more than a year old and to enter only up to 10 challenges.  Easy peasy, right?


  1. Such a beautiful rainbow card that is certain to brighten up someone's special birthday! I love that background!! Great card, Neva!

  2. I like the sense of depth you've created in this card with the layers of colour in the background stamping, the shadow on the sentiment and the popped up stars and hearts. It's created such a celebratory feel to the card - just what you want for a birthday!

  3. Neva, your card is beautiful and colorful! Perfect card for the challenge.

  4. Love, love the beautiful design of the roller stamp with the awesome colors of the Kaleidoscope ink, I need to get me one of those ink pads.
    Love the detail of the raised sentiment, hearts and stars on this beautiful birthday card.

  5. Wow, what a great background! Love the rainbow colors of that pad (I still have my old pad as well). Thanks for the inspiration and it has been a pleasure to Guest Design with all of you!

  6. So bold and bright and energetic and fun! A stunner for sure!! ❤️❤️ I used to have that pad! Time to rebuy I think!


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