before i wrap up stamp-a-faire completely, i thought i should give this group of cards a bit of extra attention. they were tucked in at the end of the retro rainbow challenge video as extra pin-to-card rainbow inspiration, but the trapper keeper card kind of stole the show! that blew me away! anyway, these cards were also based on rainbow products straight from the 1980s, pinned on my "i heart the 80s" pinterest board...
i love this sweater from the 80s! when i was pinning and planning, it kept popping up in almost every search. it was the main reason i included the heart border in the 80s kit - so of course i had to make a card based on it. a rainbow of hearts toward the top portion of the panel like the sweater and rounded corners on the layer inspired by the puffy sleeves, finished off with the just for you sentiment from rattled. quick and easy, clean and simple - just the way i like it!
hearts and rainbows again - this time rainbows inside of hearts. i always wanted to find my name on pins like these, but there was never lexi or alexis. it's there sometimes now, but i was a trendsetter - or rather, my parents were! anyway, the minute i saw these, i wanted to place the rainbow die cuts from the 80s kit inside a heart, and the basic heart from limitless layers: hearts was perfect for the job. once created, it sat on my desk for a while and i would come back to it as i made card samples, but nothing was clicking, so there it sat. and then i started thinking tag, and eventually i pulled out the instant photo die 1. the heart fits just enough over the opening (with another on the back to finish it off), leaving the perfect space for a twine tie and a sentiment below (from rattled - again!). click, click, click!!
why can't postage stamps be cute like these anymore? i'm going to have to break down and design my own for that to happen, i think. but, for now, it was so fun to recreate these in card form with papertrey ink stamps! for the love and hearts design, i used trajan monogram and a heart from my cupid's arrow set - and fiskars postage stamp edge scissors from the basket i shared in my meet & greet clip! for the rainbow love design, i used watercolor wonder and wet paint stamps. once i figured out the right paintstroke to use, i manipulated it on the block to get the right swash back and forth. and i changed the sentiment to hello friend for a more general use card. that's a rainbow card after my own heart!
and finally, a rainbow assortment of wayfarers! i loved seeing all of these sunnies lined up and just had to recreate them with my sunglasses die and stamps from the 80s kit. i was working with the six basic colors on all of the other cards, so i stuck with that here as well, plus black. each one is die cut, stamped, and popped up on foam tape, then zig zagged along for added interest. i liked the yellow tones in the table, so i went with a similar yellow for my background panel - plus it's a nod to the sun. so radical dude! take that, trapper keeper card!!