Someone is turning 21. . . and I'm almost 100% sure he doesn't read my blog, so I'm safe to share with you here before I actually deliver the card. LOL! You really start to notice time passing quickly when those cute little toddlers are suddenly huge young men and making their own way in the world. :-) To be honest, my nephew has been towering over me for many, many years now, but each time I see him it takes me by surprise again.
I just can't resist a rainbow, can you? I love rainbows! So when I saw the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World this week, I already had my thinking cap on. THEN CAS-ual Fridays announced that this week for CFC#7 we are working on Colour Blocking and my idea came to life!
Tuesday Trigger is this beautiful Rainbow Bright picture:
My idea was very simple, but it actually turned out to be a little tricky in the execution. This is the first time I've tried colour blocking with diagonal stripes of cardstock. I have done quilting before, but I expect quilting to be a little tricky with card. I didn't think stripes would be tricky! And then lining everything up on the card with diagonal stripes was challenging, the diagonals create an optical illusion of everything else being off square (I had to pull the ruler out!). Also, I wanted to use wooden/chipboard numbering, but the only ones I could find were pale pastels. I had a very messy night dyeing these numbers black and then glossing them up, but the end result was definitely worth it.
Here is my entry:
Aren't those colours wonderful?
I used Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White
The sentiment is black embossed Curly Cute
The 21 is dyed with Basic Black and the glossed up with Crystal Effects
So what do you think?
P.S. I want to send out a very big THANK YOU to all of you who have been regularly visiting and leaving comments lately. You really make my day, and I appreciate all of your feedback. Part of the joy of card-making is the sharing of the end result, and sharing with my fellow card-makers is the icing on the cake!