June is PRIDE month and gives me the opportunity to bring two wonderful things together: rainbows and celebrating celebrating love.
Today's cards are fun and straightforward celebrations of color. The first focuses on creating a tropical leaf rainbow and the second repeats a beautiful sentiment to create a striking background that complements the rainbow of paper strips which create a focal point in its center.
Both of these cards for me started with focusing on the sentiments from the You Are Loved Stamp Set. Though they are versatile and can be used in many ways, they express support to love and let love. How beautiful is that?
What will you need for this project?
The full supply list will be at the bottom of this post.
Love Is Love Card
Silhouette stamps are perfect for repeat stamping. They give such striking, definitive impressions of shapes that make a big impact and so the Leaf Silhouette stamp were a great choice to make a rainbow! Each leaf holds its own, even though they are stamped one on to of the other!
I chose the dye-based Distress Ink instead of the pigment-based Distress Oxides as the transparency of the dye-based in would show the overlap of leaves a bit better. The ink colors I chose are:
I decided on the Slimline Card Dimensions (3.5" x 8.5") so I could fit all my leaves/colors in. If you prefer more even ink coverage, then repeat your inking and stamping of each leaf until you achieve an even tone before you move onto the next color. I wanted mine a little gritty...LOL
The "Proud To Stand Beside You" sentiment is stamped on Simon Says Stamp Smoke Cardstock to finish the card.
Repeat After Me, "Love is Love" Card
I loved both the message and the calligraphy of this sentiment and decided to go nuts stamping it all over white cardstock!
Don't worry about the exact direction of each of the "Love is love" stamped images but just orient your cardstock in portrait when you are stamping and it will come out making sense for that orientation.
I used the Simon Says Stamp Strips 2 Die to cut even strips out of my selected cardstock scraps. I have recommended a similar Simon Says Stamp cardstock colors in the even that are not a pack rat like me and don't have scraps.
I lined up the strips on another piece of cardstock measuring 2 1/8" x 5 1/2" inches to which I had applied an adhesive. This creates a nice dimensional diecut piece.
I then added 2 brown and black diecut hearts using the Simon Says Stamp You Are Love Die Set heart die. A rainbow of Memory Box Bright Fairy Jewels finishes the simple card.
When something is fabulous, who says you just have to use one of it??? Usually repeating simple images like silhouettes, line art and bold sentiments will work well on a card. So give this approach a whirl sometime and please tag me on Instagram so I can cheer you on.
Let me know in the comments which card is your favorite today.
Full supply list below for your shopping convenience.
See you soon Lovelies!
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