February 20, 2019

Good Luck!

Rainbow cards always very popular in the card making world. Everyone loves them. A rainbow coloured card catches your eye and the colours make you happy. It does for me too. Then I also love graphic designs. Shape arrangements are my favourite. Whether the shapes are randomly scattered or stacked neatly, I love them. The shapes can be anything, from basic square/rectangle/circle/triangle to paint spatters to skewed images. Combining both rainbow colours and shapes….. I bet the result will be amazing! Yes! I figured that out when I made these two cards.

Hello Lovelies, Welcome back to my blog. I was organising Simon Says Stamp products and came upon this die set called Nested Banners die set.

Simon Says Stamp NESTED BANNERS Wafer Dies sssd111928 Diecember zoom image

I always wanted to use these dies to created a background. I didn’t get any creative idea with it until now. I used the parallelogram banners (second from the top) in this set to die cut cardstocks sponged with rainbow of distress inks and stack them to make backgrounds for two cards.

I sponged 3″x 3″ pieces of white cardstocks with distress inks in two shades of each colour. Candied Apple, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Fossilised Amber, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord distress inks. Then I cut away the largest of the parallelogram banner die from the set leaving the smallest die still attached to the middle one. I ran these two dies through all the sponged cardstock panels. The result was parallelogram frame banners and the smallest parallelogram banners of each colour.

I then trimmed two white cardstock panels 4″x5.25″ each. On one I stacked the frame parallelogram banner die cuts next to each other in rainbow order in portrait orientation. On the other, the same process in landscape orientation. Now on the centre of the frame parallelogram banner die cuts, I adhered the smallest parallelogram banners in different shade of the same colour. For example: If the frame parallelogram banner die cut is Candied Apple in colour, the centre banner piece is Barn Door and vice versa. You know what I mean! I adhered the centre banner piece using foam adhesive for dimension.

I adhered both the panel on the card base using craft foam. For the centre, I used CZ designs for Simon’s Great Things stamp set and Good Luck die. I die cut the outline Good Luck die using black cardstock and the Good Luck sentiment using white cardstock to layer over the outline die cut. Love how the black and white sentiment die cut stands out against the rainbow coloured background. The secondary sentiment is simply stamped in black on white cardstock strip. I adhered this above and below the die cut sentiment. Thats it. No embellishments. I don’t think it is needed. I like these cards so much. Both are colourful with rainbow colours and graphic design. What more could I ask for? I am delighted. Here are some full photos and closeups of both the cards.

Card #1

Card #2

I am beyond happy how these cards turned out. I am now motivated to use all the other Nested Banner die shapes to make more such cards. Off to sponged more distress inks 🙂 All the supplies used to make these cards are listed below.


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  1. These are so AWESOME! Love them!

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