Monday, June 27, 2011

Sky's The Limit


Laura Pryor, of Lil' Inker Designs, has done it again! She's something of a creative genius, I tell ya! First it was the sentiment flag die and stamp set combo, then the adorable (and ingenious) pinwheel die/stamps combo, and now she's got the cutest rainbow and clouds dies, with a coordinating stamp set, of course! I can't wait to see what future brilliance might be clanging around in that noggin of hers!

There's quite a lot to love in this latest set, Rainbow & Clouds ...

1. You get not one, but two rainbows ... one is the half-arc that I've used on today's card and the other is a smaller full arc
2. The same die cuts both of the rainbows and a second die cuts two clouds - large and small
3. Perforations around the perimeter of the clouds -- so cute!
4. Super cute coordinating sentiments in a most fun handwriting-style font -- love, love!!

I put together a quick and cute rainbow scene just by layering the rainbow and clouds die-cuts onto some cloud pattern paper, then adding a sun sticker and a grass border. Embellishments are minimal -- hand stitching, a jumbo scallop border, ribbon and a button tied off with yellow twine.



Here's a look at the smaller, full-arc rainbow, which I added to the inside of my card, along with a congratulations sentiment. I'm late getting a graduation card and gift sent off to a friend's son. He's heading away to college in the fall and this will be perfect!

I also made this for the current Embellish Rainbow Color Trends Challenge:


A pair of close-ups:





Have a colorful day!



Stamps: Rainbow & Clouds (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores, and White card stock; Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi and Real Red card stock, My Mind's Eye Good Day Sunshine and Fly A Kite dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Lil' Inker Designs Rainbow & Clouds dies, My Favorite Things Fresh-Cut Grass and Jumbo Scallop Die-namics dies, Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer sun sticker, Papertrey ribbon and button, The Twinery twine, paper piercer/needle/thread
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 12"

25 comments:

Becky said...

This is so adorable, inside and out. I just love that rainbow.

Laura Pryor said...

Amy, seriously...THIS IS AMAZING!!!! I'm speechless!!! Thank you thank you for the wonderful and kind words about the products we have. I am truly flattered and almost teary, HA!!! You're a doll!! What an incredible design!!!
~Laura

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

So cute, Amy! I love the rainbow dies you've used for this card! Thanks for playing along with the challenge!

Marisa said...

This is too cute, Amy! Love all the elements. Reminds me of how little kids look at each day as a day to be enjoyed - good thing to remember now and then when we get stuck in our adult world :) Stitching onthe sun and clouds is perfect.

dpkennedy said...

How adorable this is! Laura is quite the clever one ;) Really fun card Amy!

Julie Ranae said...

Amy~ What a terrific design using Lil' Inker!! Absolutely wonderful showcase of the dies!!

justsomestuffimade said...

Gorgeous cards! I haven't come across L'inker Designs before - now my credit card is in trouble!!!
Rx

Lisa Summerhays said...

Absolutely perfect.

Wanda Cullen said...

Fabulous and fun card! It screams summer and happiness!

Oliwiaen said...

Super cute! Fantastic dies, and you have used them brilliantly, as always!!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Very cute!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a great design! I just love her dies, too, but I don't have the rainbows yet!!!! hmmm...I feel a purchase coming on! Your card is just precious!
Mackie

Dawn Easton said...

eek! This is SO cute!!! Love those rainbows and clouds! I'm so glad our mail starts again today, now I can order stuff!!! Thanks for the links Amy!

Amy Johnson said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love everything about it! So creative too!

reeree62 said...

Amy...haven't commented in a while, but ALWAYS looking :o)

This is fabulous! I just had to comment on it. I just got the die/stamp set combo from Lil' Inkers & having so much fun with it...
You take it up a notch though, Amy!!
Hugs, Ree

Luanne said...

Love these! Lil'Inker has it on the ball. Who can go wrong with a Rainbow?? Hope your day is full of them!!

Conniecrafter said...

Such a sweet and uplifting card!

Denise Young said...

love it! perfection!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

LOVE it. Just got my pinwheel die from them and totally adore Lil Inker! Your card is CRAZY cute!

Debi said...

OK, I have just the dingy-est question... The edges of your card are stitched, correct? How did you do that? By hand, or do you just run it thru your machine? I'd love to know exactly how you did that.

whoistracy said...

Just adorable!! Love the rainbows.

Jessie/knightrone said...

SO super duper cute!!

Sarah Martina said...

Well I'll be! If this isn't the cutest card EVER, I don't know what is! :) You CAS sample is sweet, as well! Great job, Amy! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Trends Challenge! :)

Julie Day said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! It's absolutely fantastic! Thanks fro sharing :)

Brandi said...

Love it! Just gorgeous!

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