The Paper Players #494

Time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  Anne Marie is hosting a theme challenge,  Sunshine & Rainbows.  I could certainly use some sunshine!  The weather has turned dark and dreary here...not to mention we are back in the 30's for temps!  So, yes....bring on the sunshine!

I took the challenge quite literally....I just so happened to have new stamps on my desk...with sunshine and rainbows! I managed to incorporate three new stamp sets into my CAS card! It is the perfect card to bring a little dose of cheer in the mailbox!

My rainbow is from the Blue Skies stamp set. The rainbow is actually three different stamps.  To get my rainbow of colors, I first inked up my lighter color, then rolled my stamp into the darker colored ink on each of the stamps.  I seriously gave some thought to stamp surgery and separating each of the rings. In the end, I decided that blending the inks together would be a much easier approach!

My cute little sunshine is from the Beautiful Day stamp set. I love that all of these stamp images have coordinating Thin Cuts.  I just might have stamp/die addiction going on! 

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
CC5201 Blue Skies Stamp Set
CC5202 Beautiful Day Stamp Set
C1840 Aurora Cardmaking Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6047 Black Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (temporary back order)
Pansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad-Retired
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (temporary back order)
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (temporary back order)
Z2807 Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2843 Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (temporary back order)
Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (temporary back order)
Stitched Square Die-MFT
Stitched Rectangle Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments-Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart Challenges-In Stitches
Just Us Girls-Sunshine
Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:
The Paper Players Design Team
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. What a cute rainbow!!! love it..great design!

  2. Oh this is so lovely! I just love that sunshine and rainbow it looks great! And those "stitched" edges are wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  3. Allisa, I love how you made this card CAS but still incorporated the rainbow and sunshine. Your colors just pop off the white space. So pretty! Your card made me smile!

  4. Love this! What a bright and cheerful card! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!

  5. You did a great job inking the stamps, Allisa. Surgery would scare me a little. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

  6. Simply stunning, Allisa! I love how the sunshine and rainbow just pop off the clean design and the stitched border is a perfect accent. Such a happy card!

  7. Allisa, I adore your rainbow and that cute sun! It definitely is a cure for a dreary, cold day!

  8. What a cute card, Allisa! How awesome that you were able to incorporate both the rainbow and the sunshine aspects of the theme! And speaking of rainbows, I LOVE this rainbow image. It is so unique. Great job!

  9. Allisa, this is a perfect CAS card I love the rainbow with the little popped up sun. Fabulous

  10. Allisa this is just perfect for our challenge this week! Love your little sun popped up on the rainbow to make it more of a feature.

  11. Oh - this is wonderful, Allisa! Your rainbow is so sweet! And the sun all popped up is perfectly perfect! :)


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