Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Love is in the Air!

Today's card is one of my entries in the Classy Cards N' Such blog Challenge of the Week; Rainbows (and colors thereof).  I have combined the challenge with St. Patrick's Day, which is celebrated early next week.

I have titled it "Love is in the Air" so after I painted my rainbow on the front of my card, with my PanPastel chalks, I stamped tiny hearts in coordinating colors on each stripe using Memento inks.  I didn't have a shamrock stamp, so I pulled out my heart shaped Fiskars hand punch, and punched out six hearts from white card stock.  I colored them green with Copic markers and then stamped a decorative heart design on each punched heart shape.  To assemble the shamrock, I glued the three hearts  to a stem shape using white glue from Art Glitter. Of course, it dries perfectly clear in 15 minutes or so.  I also stamped one of my favorite cloud stamps from Deadbeat Designs around the rainbow, then added a little white from my Posca paint marker.

For the sentiment banner, I stamped a saying from My Favorite Things on white stock, and then adhered to a stripped label.  Using foam tape, I adhered it to the front of the card and overlapped the shamrock shapes using foam tape and a 3D Zot Dot.

The following supplies used are available in the Classy Cards N' Such Online store:
PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit- #PP30115
Art Glitter Clear Adhesive-NM-DDCA

I used the color code phrase that most artists use when organizing and coordinating their colors to "build" my rainbow. It is: ROY G BIV. (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) Early on, I was instructed to make a sign for my studio with that phrase, so that I could use it as a reminder when using color on my projects. I did as I was told, and it is amazing how many times a day I glance at my sign when creating.  Give it a try, and enjoy your Art!


  1. Cute card Mindy! I like how you combined the rainbow with St. Patrick's Day. Great idea. Thanks for taking the challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

  2. Wow Mindy, what a beautiful and creative put a lot into the it!! And I learned something new about the artist colors, too....thank you for joining CCNS with our "Rainbow" color challenge...we appreciate your support so much!!

  3. So gorgeous!! I love the heart-covered rainbow!! Your shamrocks look fabulous!! This is awesome my friend!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Love the shamrocks at the end of your rainbow! How cute! Thanks for joining in the Classy Cards 'n Such Rainbow Challenge.

  5. This is adorable! I love the hearts inside the rainbow and how you created your own shamrock! Thank you for playing in our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such!

  6. Love the hearts on the rainbow. Thanks for joining us for this week's Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge!