#BlogHop: Chasing Rainbows #1

Hey everyone,

I’m so excited to participate in my first ever blog hop, Chasing Rainbows.  

Inspired by my love for paper crafting, I call this card, The colour of love. 

Mixing texture paste with black ink, I stenciled the background of my card. While drying, I used Ranger Distress Inks to water colour my card topper, with Stazon Black Ink I stamped the word love, then using the coordinating dies, I cut out the letters. With foam circles, I propped up the letters onto the water coloured card topper.

I used matching rhinestones to finish off the card topper before matting the piece onto silver glitter paper. Using thick foam tape to create some dimension, I adhered the card topper onto the dried textured background.

Here’s the colour of love: 

Eight talented ladies and I are participating and I invite you to hop along to each blog, linked below and share some love. You could win awesome craft treats along the way. Be sure to come back to my blog and tell me what you loved about each card and you could win an awesome prize from me!

Blog Hop Participants:

The Girl with a Tape Runner https://thegirlwithataperunner.wordpress.com/   [you are here]

Helen Duffett http://firenzecards.blogspot.co.za/   

Marika Schuman http://dingetjies-en-datjies.blogspot.co.za/?m=1

Margaret Kieser http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/ 

Ansu Badenhorst http://theivytreestudio.blogspot.co.za   

Sharon Keanly http://sharonskardzkorner.blogspot.co.za/

Valerie Ann Thorpe http://valbellesramblings.blogspot.co.za/

Wilna Cremer   http://scrappinpreciousmoments.blogspot.co.za

Marie Smith  https://www.purplemagnolia.co.za/blogs/news

Enjoy the blog hop! Come back and tell me what you think of each card! I’d like to make you a winner for joining in the fun!

Until next time, learn new things and if you can be anything, choose to be a kind human!

Yours in paper crafting

The Girl with a Tape Runner

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26 thoughts on “#BlogHop: Chasing Rainbows #1

  1. SHARON Wright says:

    I love the colours on the background cardstock. It’s a beautiful funky card which I’d love to receive. Thank you love Sharon Wright ♡♡♡

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  2. fabmcreations says:

    You talented ladies have outdid yourselves by producing such beautiful cards.I loved the way you used the distress inks to create such a happy rainbow card. 🌈 😊

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  3. creatingwitholga says:

    Oh I love your background paper that you created with black ink and texture paste! I would never have thought of that! Thank you for sharing! Gorgeous card and such a fun blog hop! I love all the tutorials and have been super inspired!
    xoxo Olga

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  4. Cara says:

    Texture paste and I also have a love/hate relationship. I do like how yours turned out though and how the only colors are in the watercolor background and rhinestones. Thanks fo sharing!

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  5. Cara says:

    Hello! Back to share what I liked on each of the blogs in your hop! Helen: Love the use of the bird silhouette against the rainbow background.

    The Girl with a Tape Runner (yours) Love the pop of the watercolor rainbow with the black and white background and lettering

    Helen – Loved her card layout and her use of the black bird silhouette image with the rainbow background.

    Marika – Her card was simple yet colorful with the balloons.

    Margaret – Learned something about using digi images . Much appreciated

    Ansu – Loved her story, her poem and her beautiful card.

    Sharon – Same colors, different patterns and layout creating two very unique cards and the added little bonus notebook

    Valerie Ann – Love that she used a pen nib for her butterfly body. Great visual interest. My daughter writes … she would love that card!

    Wilna – Fantastic new twist on making a card using double sided paper… Appreciate the directions too.

    Marie – Love the colors and flower images, but I really liked the little touch of micro beads that were added … not too much – just right!

    Thank you again for this fun little journey. It was filled with lots of inspiration and all so different!

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  6. Mari says:

    Wow!! I often look at international card making blogs in awe and wonder. Internationally there is a large card making community and featured blogs. When you watch their you tube channels or read their blogs, you will often hear the designers refer to or complementing a fellow card maker. It was my perception that in South Africa we do not have a lot of card creator blogs until I completed this blog hop.
    It was very inspiring to see how one initiative can spark up such creativity. I loved the multi dimensions of each project. Thank you Sharen Thumboo-Govindsamy for organizing and featuring South Africa’s card making talent!!

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  7. Barbara Ann Hirschfeld says:

    Thank you for sharing 🙂 your card is stunning! Love the combination of black and white over the colours. All the cards are beautiful, my favorite was Helen’s birds on the rainbow. I’m a newby at visiting blogs, could not find all the “follow” tabs

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