Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rainbow Colored Christmas Card

I wouldn't normally think to make such a card for Christmas, but I was inspired by two current challenges I follow to use rainbow colors. I like it, all bright and sparkly, reminiscent of Christmas lights !

Part of the Retro Rubber Challenge is to tell how old our stamps are (they must be over a year old).
I had to do some sleuthing for the "celebrate" stamp because there was no year on it. I do know I've had it well over a year (okay, I must fess up, more like a decade!) in my collection.

It says "D.O.T.S." on the side of it. I googled that and from what I could find, it was a rubber stamp company that became Close To My Heart in the year 2000. So I'd venture to say that stamp is at least 17 years old.  It was heat embossed in black on water color paper then I colored each letter in with markers and a bit of water. There were little dots around the word, so I added rhinestones to them. 

"the season" was created with Snap Stamps (Small Casual), individual letters that you snap into place to create your own words.  I really like those stamps and wish I had bought more styles of them than the two I have. There is a copyright on the package from 2005, so they are about 12 years old. Wow, doesn't seem like it was that long ago I bought them. Time flies.

The banner was hand cut then attached with a red eyelet. I should have used a rhinestone brad!

I ran Stickles Diamond glitter glue around the edge of the top panel. 

The challenges I am entering are
Retro Rubber -Somewhere Over The Rainbow  RRCB67
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Rainbow Colors CCT14
Through The Craft Room Door July 18-24 Anything Goes
EDITED TO ADD: My card was chosen as a Top 3 at TTCRD ! Honored to be chosen from so many terrific entries!

Thanks for looking =)


  1. I'd never thought of the colours being like Christmas lights but you're right! Great sleuthing effort and kudos for using such an old stamp! I like how you've balanced all that colour and bling with the white space. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for our rainbow challenge.

  2. Your card is bright and cheerful, making the holidays even more festive! Love the bling! Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

  3. I'm glad you like our rainbow colours challenge, I like it too, so cheerful! This is a great way of using the colours, the letters really twinkle, like fairy lights. Interesting to delve into the history of your stash, too! Thanks for joining us at the Christmas Card Throwdown.

  4. Love your bright and colorful card! Perfect take on the rainbow challenge. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

  5. Now that you mentioned it, Christmas colors are also Rainbow like, never thought about it that way.
    Your card is beautiful, love the brightness of each colored letter, the word CELEBRATE looks festive and fun.
    I like the way you investigated the age of your stamps, I also go to Google which helps a lot.
    Other great sources for finding out more or less the age of your stamps is Pinterest and Splitcoaststampers, if you know the name of the company, there is a good chance you can find some cards made with it and, most times, there is a date from when they were made.
    Anywho, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. It's really good to dig out our old stash, I should do the same. Brilliant card, full of joy and cheer.
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

  7. Love the bright bold design. Thank you for sharing with us at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Myrna DT

  8. I LOVE IT!!! I am all for bright cheery colors!

  9. How creative... I love it. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  10. Ha! So right, they are totally like Christmas lights, superb use of the theme and I love the sparkly parts of your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  11. Wow a dots stamp! I used to have some! Great coloring! Thanks for doing the RR challenge!


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