So I dusted myself off, gave myself a talking to and had a bright idea.
Here it is...
you don't have to use patterned paper to make your rainbow. In fact - you don't have to use patterned paper at all.
What. A. Concept.
But it worked. Just.
Firstly I cut lots of strips of water colour paper using one of the Docrafts border punches. (BTW how do you say Docrafts? I know I should pronounce it like "I Do Crafts" but it is always "Dough Crafts" in my head). I then got out some watercolour paints and set to work. A wooden star covered in stickles and some silver stickles baubles and I was set.
I decided that the balance was wrong - there was too much space at the top. So I decided to cut it down.
Forgetting that it was a top folded card.
So it now looks like this
For my second try at a birthday card I decided to swipe the watercolour paints on a small piece of watercolour card stock. I had in the back of my mind the CASE This Sketch of the week so added sentiment and image. I them remembered that the Daring Cardmakers image had dots on it so added a dotty background using PTI stamps, white embossing powder, black pen and more watercolour.
Oh and the little punched border that I needed to add in (nearly forgot that bit too)Except.
Then I looked at the sketch and realised that I had gone slightly wrong
All this was done on Saturday which was a mostly day off as I had to work my day off on Monday. I also made a card for my Uncle David and Auntie Clare as it was their ruby wedding celebrations on Sunday. We now live near enough to be able to celebrate with them on Sunday which was lovely. There were loads of photos of me as their bridesmaid about the place
and here is me way back then with my bro in his cool velvet suit