Stampin’ Up! Rainbows and Pandas for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’re playing with a fun little sketch today – so be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

So – I decided to use another new-to-me bundle – the Sunshine & Rainbows bundle – plus some more of the wonderfully cute Party Pandas (a free set with a $50 order while Sale-A-Bration is going on!).  Take a look-see:

And – the sketch in question…

The middle layer (which is the base for the card front) is Marina Mist – and I embossed it in the Seaside TIEF, then matted it on Whisper White and adhered it to the Marina Mist card base with Fast Fuse.

Next up is a piece of the Marina Mist paper from the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP also matted on Whisper White and adhered to the card front.

I made the rainbow by cutting each band with the dies from the Rainbow Builder Framelits.  The colors, from the top down, are:  Rose Red, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant.  I adhered each band with Liquid Glue.

I cut a bunch of clouds with the cloud dies from Whisper White – then I started building my cloud decks.  I adhered the bottom layer with Liquid Glue and then added several more pieces and layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The top later is stuck on with Liquid Glue.

After I laid down the first cloud layer – I added a Party Panda.  I’d stamped him (without his balloon) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White and fussy cut him.  Then I stuck him in amongst the clouds with Liquid Glue.

His balloons are punched with the smaller balloon in the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  One is cut in Whisper White (and has a little sentiment from Party Pandas in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink).  The other two are cut from the Myths & Magic Glimmer 6″ x 6″ Paper – one in Irridescent and one in Turquoise.  I adhered them all together with Liquid Glue and then popped the whole bunch on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The string and bow are Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine.

I stamped the Sunshine & Rainbows sentiment in Marina Mist on a strip of Whisper White and bannerized the end with my Paper Snips.  Then I adhered it with some Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished off the card front with a bunch of Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes!

On the inside, I stamped another of the Party Pandas in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I colored his hat with my Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker.

I matted the panel on another piece of Whisper White and then Fast Fuse’d it into the card base and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Party Panda…

…and then I added more of the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I may have taken a little artistic license with the colors of the Rainbow Builder Framelits rainbow – but I think you get the picture, right?  I loved how the clouds got built up – all billowy and white!  And how cute are those Pandas?  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!




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Marina Mist Card Stock: 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (middle embossed panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for embossed card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for DSP art panel on front); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (inner liner); Rainbow Builder Cloud die cuts

Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (art panel on front); envelope flap

Rose Red, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant: Rainbow Builder die cuts

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Rainbows and Pandas for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Very cute! The rainbow is perfect, love the colors that you used! 🙂

  2. Bannerized!🤣 😆 🤗 Great card. It looks so complicated!

  3. Elisha

    Great card! Those pandas are too cute! Love the embossing with the cloud layers👍 And who doesn’t like a little ROY G. BIV?

    • Seriously – is that something we learned in school? I don’t remember that at all! I learned it by googling to see what the colors are! LOL – thanks, Elisha! 🙂

      • Elisha

        Lol! Pretty sure I learned it in college – then I shared it with my middle school students😉 Hope I get to see you in Atlanta!

      • I hope so, too, Elisha!! 🙂

  4. Kristi

    Great card Mary. I love the way your imagination uses so many elements from different sets. I am going to have to work on that. Darling card

  5. I am sooooo in love with the pandas and the rainbow. Happy to have them in my stash…now I just have to use them! Perhaps a CASE is in order here 🙂

    • CASE away! It’s not always easy to remember to use all our goodies, is it!? I understand completely – thanks, Karen! 🙂

  6. This is so cute. The rainbow is wonderful. Great job, so much happening in one tiny package.

  7. I totally missed this Blog Hop last week. Was out of town a couple of days and that is what happens!!
    Anyway, love this card and will CASE it, probably today, as I have need of a birthday card for a 6 year old. And yes, ROY G BIV is older than dirt! However, I learned the colors backwards starting with violet and there is no word for that. Not sure what that says about MY brain!

    • Ha! Well, you’re ahead of me. IF they taught that to me, it totally didn’t “take”!! Thanks so much, Julie – have fun CASEing! 🙂

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