Thursday, January 10, 2013

Papertrey Make It Monday #99: Repeats & Rainbows

This week's Make It Monday comprises one of my favorite things: rainbows! Nichole has put together such a great selection of rainbow color scheme with Papertrey colors. I chose the one below for my project, though I really like all of them and will definitely keep that reference handy for future cards.

I needed a birthday card for a guy friend of mine who, like me, loves lemons. We're planning on celebrating his birthday this weekend with Lemon Drops, so I wanted to make a card that represented that somehow! Ha...I didn't have any martini glass stamps, so I went with Friendship Jar and the little umbrella from the Summer Fillers. I saw a cool technique for making ice cubes with micro beads, so I wanted to try that as well.

This card turned out to be much harder to make than I intended it to be! I really wanted to achieve a realistic jar effect, but trying to layer all the items (realistic looking lemon-y liquid, lemons, ice cubes & straw) inside the jar and still make it look right was pretty tricky! So my ice cubes ended up being "outside" of the jar, but oh well. ;)

I went with vellum for the Half & Half piece because I loved the way the background looked with the rainbow colors and the circles cover plate impressed into it, so I didn't want to cover it up too much!

Enough said...



Supply list:

Cardstock: White, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides (PTI); Glossy White {straw}, So Saffron (SU)
Stamp Set(s): Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fillers, Friendship Jar Summer Fillers, Half & Half (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Parchment (CTMH); R29 Copic marker; Summer Sun, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip markers (SU)
Tools: Half & Half die, Pint Jar die, Friendship Jar trims die (PTI); Stacked Banners die (My Favorite Things)


  1. Love the effects on this card! The ice cubes are possitively real!

  2. Fabulous! I love the way you used vellum here... and those ice cubes!!! wow!

  3. Love that you used the rainbow challenge to create your background!