Trend-Alert Tuesday: Rainbow inspiration (part1)

Hi all and welcome to the first of my Trend-Alert Tuesday posts for April… and this month’s theme is RAINBOWS 😉
Yay, happy and jolly and colourful. What’s not to love?! And as I’ve been stalking blogland lately, I’ve spotted this theme is “on the up”. So it’s definitely qualifying as my trend for April!

So here is my first card with a rainbow vibe:


Making the most of a happy, sunshiney patterned paper featuring glitter-accented rainbows. It’s one by GCD Studios from the (retired) Spring All Over collection. I cut the panel to carefully position two rainbow motifs on my card.

And topped it off with a kraft die-cut cut using Nestabilities Labels 4, and stamped with WMS ‘Rescue Remedies’ for this friendly greeting.
I heat embossed with American Crafts Zing in Mustard. To keep with the fresh look.

Here’s another card made using the same paper, this time CAS. It uses a rainbow motif as the focal image. Mounted up on purple card and over a few strands of baker’s twine.


American Crafts chipboard Thickers ‘Typo’ and with a cute flower gem make this a fast ‘just because’ card. Useful to keep on hand for sending a quick message. Better than texting! (If time is not pressing anyway!)

Check out these other ideas for rainbow papers…
My Little Shoebox ‘Farmer’s Market – Berkeley’
Farmers Market - Berkeley

Doodlebug Design ‘Feeling Groovy – Over the Rainbow’Doodlebug Design - Feeling Groovy Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Over The Rainbow click to enlarge

And for digi fans, The Fairy Pixel ‘Happy Rainbow – v2’ pack Happy Rainbow Printable Scrapbooking Paper v.2

And to whet your appetites a little for even more colour bursts, here is some link love that I’ve been drooling over in blogland lately.
All these projects are rocking the magic rainbow effect… Check them out 😉

Heidi’s adorable rosy rows

Kelly Marie’s sweet Lawn Fawn tweeties

Teri’s twine-tastic card

Jennifer’s super cute LO

Linda’s rainbow blending

Bye for now then. Another busy day at work ahead. And it’s super rainy today. Bleugh.
Hopefully will have some crafty time tonight, and will be able to share tomorrow! Hugs, Rx


About justsomestuffimade

I'm a crafty type and always have been. Forever. All kinds of crafting goodness. I'm married to a very special man. For one thing, he puts up with all the crafty nonsense.
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6 Responses to Trend-Alert Tuesday: Rainbow inspiration (part1)

  1. Pauline says:

    Gorgeous rainbow inspired cards, will check out the links later!

  2. Wow…these are great. There is something about a rainbow that screams fun and hope…so with that – you have created some wonderful cards. Love how very creative you got with your designs. Well done!

  3. These are so fun and happy! Love them!

    Thanks so much for the link love 🙂

  4. Alice W. says:

    these are so fun and delightful! lovely cards, Ruth!

  5. kasia says:

    Oh My Goodness Ruth, these are amazing! So bright and cheerful! I love your trend alert posts! Thanks for adding those links too. 🙂

  6. Ruby2Shoes says:

    Lots of gorgeous yumminess here, I love the colours you used, such happy work!! 🙂

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