Patience paid off with this card!
This was one of those “card ideas” that came to a screeching halt shortly after I started, then sat untouched over the past couple of months … ever have one of those projects?
With St. Patrick’s Day in mind and using the set Multi Step Rolling Hills, I was determined to turn green hills into something a bit more “magical” to surround a pot of gold (from Multi Step St. Patrick’s Day 4 Ducky & Teddy)… but I had no rainbow. 😦
After I stamped my “Irish Spring Hills”, I was stuck… so I pushed it off to the side and there it sat … and sat!
Then a few days ago, a “lucky” thought hit me! I could use Step #1 from Multi Step Lucky Horseshoe and bend it open just a bit (didn’t want to tear it) and maybe it would look like a rainbow!
It worked! Above shows the following colors: Lady Bug (red), Dandelion (yellow), Bamboo Leaves (green), Danube Blue and Grape Jelly (purple). Great start, but I wanted the full-color spectrum of a rainbow (who doesn’t?)
Stamping again the in-between colors (magenta, orange, yellow-green, green blue, violet blue) while overlapping the previous colors, would do the trick.
Above shows Tangelo overlapping Lady Bug & Dandelion.
After I had my rainbow, the rest of the card came together really quick! I guess it is true … “Good things come to those who wait”! Just glad the idea finally came before St. Patrick’s Day did! 😉
Here is a close-up that shows the embossing powder on the hills and I added Rock Candy Stickles to the rainbow and gold.
Have a Magical Day!
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Stamps: Multi Step Lucky Horseshoe (to create rainbow), Multi Step Shamrocks & Clover, Multi Step St. Patrick’s Day 4 Ducky & Teddy, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake (clouds) and Multi Step Rolling Hills from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky, Kiwi Kiss and Certainly Celery from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted and all images are stamped on white cardstock unless noted): Rainbow: Lilac Posies, Lady Bug, Tangelo, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk and Grape Jelly. Hills: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pistachio + Pear Tart, Step #3 – VersaMark + EP Irish Spring from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Clouds: (stamped on Soft Sky card stock) Step #1 – Frost White (ColorBox), Step #2 – Frost White 2x’s, Step #3 – Frost White 3x’s. Shamrocks BKGD: (stamped on Certainly Celery card stock) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Cut out Shamrocks: (Large) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout. (Medium size-but use the smallest shamrock for steps #3 & #2) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. (Small) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pot of Gold: (POT) Step #3 – Tuxedo Black 2x’s, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 – Tuxedo Black, so 1x. (GOLD) Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe 2x’s, Step #1 – Dandelion. Tiny Shamrocks: (around the pot of gold) Cottage Ivy. Sentiment: Cottage Ivy.
Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles, light and dark green adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s and pop dots. Scalloped paper edgers from Fiskars (the end of the rainbow).