Counting Blessings Meets Rainbow Maker

Today is day two of the big three day blog hop for the new Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval release coming on Wednesday (August 16). Even though I’m not part of the official hop today, I wanted to share another card I created using products from the collection. Since I’ve also been taking part in the Rainbow Maker class at Online Card Classes, I thought it would be fun to showcase a card which fits with that theme as well. My card today also shows just HOW versatile this collection is, especially when compared to the cards I shared yesterday.

Mel's Card Corner | Counting Blessings Meets Rainbow Maker

For this card, I started by creating the background. I created a top-folding card base then used the graduated polka dot portion of the Geo Trio Stencil to create a whimsical rainbow background using inks from Catherine Pooler Designs in Rockin’ Red, Orange Twist, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed, and Flirty Fuchsia.

Next, I created a mat layer for my focal panel. I used the Flirty Fuchsia ink and a direct to paper inking technique to create a purple border around the edge of the mat layer. I then set it aside to dry while I worked on the focal panel.

Mel's Card Corner | Counting Blessings Meets Rainbow Maker

I started the focal panel by stamping one of the sentiments from Good Things stamp set using Catherine’s Midnight ink. I then created three “balloons” at the top of the panel. For the main part of the balloon, I used the solid leaf image from the Leaf Motifs stamp set. For the bottom opening part of the balloon, I used half of the pumpkin stem stamp from the Autumn Blessings stamp set. I created the strings for the balloons using the flourish image from the Good Times stamps set and the curlicue vine for the pumpkin from the Leaf Motifs stamp set. I stamped each of those using Catherine’s Blackjack ink which I stamped off once before stamping on my panel. To fill in some of the white space, I stamped some of the smaller flourishes from the Good Times stamp set around the panel using Flirty Fuchsia ink which again was stamped off once before stamping on the panel.

Once I had all the stamping done, I matted the focal panel on the Flirty Fuchsia mat layer I created using tape runner. I then adhered the combined layers to the card base using foam tape. For a bit of shimmer, I went over all the “balloons” I created using a clear Sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir and that completed the card.

Even though I’m not an official part of the blog hop today, you’ll definitely want to visit all the stops along today’s hop for a chance to win this collection. Simply visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment. One winner will be randomly selected from each day of the hop to receive this amazing collection for FREE! If the winner has already purchased the collection, they will receive a $100 gift certification to Catherine’s store to use toward a future purchase. Here’s a list of all the participants in today’s hop:

Until next time …

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  1. Maggie B says:

    Hi Mel ~ Love what you’ve done with this stencil and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!! Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~

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