You Can't Have Rainbows

This card was inspired be two challenges this week:

Tuesday Morning Sketches #548 had a beautiful sketch that immediately made me think of raindrops!
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Always Fun Challenges #156 had a rainbow theme!
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The background of my card was created by sponging using a craft sponge and a stencil from a piece of cardstock I had die cut using two long cloud dies from the Stampin' Up! (SU) "Rainbow Builder" die set. Here is a tutorial on how to make clouds for backgrounds. And here is another!
I used SU Marina Mist ink to sponge the clouds. The rainbow was die-cut using the same die set.

The raindrops were created from a free SVG file I found on the Web. I resized it using my Brother Canvas Workspace software, then digitally cut it from SU Soft Sky cardstock using my Brother ScanNCut. I sponged the edges of each raindrop with SU Marina Mist ink.

The two vertical banners required by the sketch were done using two types of vellum, with the flagged bottom edge die-cut using a square die. these were evenly brushed on the back with Tombow glue using a stencilling brush. I chose vellum because I didn't want to hide my pretty sky background, and I wanted the focus to be on the rainbow and its sentiment.

Both the cloud behind the rainbow and the large raindrop right under the rainbow were backed with craft foam to raise them up off the surface of the card front.

Believe it or not, I am rating the difficulty of this card as a "2" out of a possible "6". The cloudy sky background is super easy for even a beginner! The dies made the rainbow easy to create. I think this will be a great card to send to cheer someone up who is going thru a rough time.

Stamps: SU SUnshine & Rainbows
Paper: SU Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White, Real Red, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky, Vellum, Unbranded Blue Vellum
Paper Size: 5"x7"
Ink: SU Marina Mist, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: SU Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies, Squares Collection Framelits Die, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Craft Sponge, Stenciling Brush
Techniques: Die Cutting, Sponging, Digital Cutting


  1. Your card is adorable and I love the encouraging message. Awesome job with the beautiful sky and I like how you used raindrops for the circle shapes! I am happy our sketch could inspire you! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! We appreciate your support and I hope to see you again!

  2. beautiful card, great take on the sketch . I also like that sentiment.

  3. This card would definitely cheer someone up Donna I love your clouds and your rainbow and the sentiment too of course just everything! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  4. What a beautiful card. I love rainbows! They are such a symbol of hope. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  5. Beautiful card with the rainbow and especially during these times when we need such thoughts. Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenges, Lisa Lynn DT.


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