The Paper Players #494

Time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  Anne Marie is hosting a theme challenge,  Sunshine & Rainbows.  I could certainly use some sunshine!  The weather has turned dark and dreary here…not to mention we are back in the 30’s for temps!  So, yes….bring on the sunshine!

I took the challenge quite literally….I just so happened to have new stamps on my desk…with sunshine and rainbows! I managed to incorporate three new stamp sets into my CAS card! It is the perfect card to bring a little dose of cheer in the mailbox!

My rainbow is from the Blue Skies stamp set. The rainbow is actually three different stamps.  To get my rainbow of colors, I first inked up my lighter color, then rolled my stamp into the darker colored ink on each of the stamps.  I seriously gave some thought to stamp surgery and separating each of the rings. In the end, I decided that blending the inks together would be a much easier approach!

My cute little sunshine is from the Beautiful Day stamp set. I love that all of these stamp images have coordinating Thin Cuts.  I just might have stamp/die addiction going on! 

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

CC5201 Blue Skies Stamp Set

CC5202 Beautiful Day Stamp Set

C1840 Aurora Cardmaking Stamp Set

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X6047 Black Cardstock

Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (temporary back order)

Pansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad-Retired

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (temporary back order)

Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (temporary back order)

Z2807 Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2843 Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (temporary back order)

Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (temporary back order)

Stitched Square Die-MFT

Stitched Rectangle Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments-Anything Goes

Heart 2 Heart Challenges-In Stitches

Just Us Girls-Sunshine

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Allisa Steinlicht (you are here)

Stef Perry

Mary Deatherage

Thanks so much for stopping by!

11 thoughts on “The Paper Players #494”

  1. Oh this is so lovely! I just love that sunshine and rainbow it looks great! And those "stitched" edges are wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  2. Allisa, I love how you made this card CAS but still incorporated the rainbow and sunshine. Your colors just pop off the white space. So pretty! Your card made me smile!

  3. You did a great job inking the stamps, Allisa. Surgery would scare me a little. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

  4. Simply stunning, Allisa! I love how the sunshine and rainbow just pop off the clean design and the stitched border is a perfect accent. Such a happy card!

  5. What a cute card, Allisa! How awesome that you were able to incorporate both the rainbow and the sunshine aspects of the theme! And speaking of rainbows, I LOVE this rainbow image. It is so unique. Great job!

  6. Allisa this is just perfect for our challenge this week! Love your little sun popped up on the rainbow to make it more of a feature.

  7. Oh – this is wonderful, Allisa! Your rainbow is so sweet! And the sun all popped up is perfectly perfect! 🙂


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