Thursday, 2 February 2023

Like a Rainbow

Challenge #231 at Time Out Challenges has just gone live and we have a treat for you this fortnight - we're CASEing a Gina K card!

Here's a closer view

If you're unfamiliar with CASEing, Ardyth Percy-Robb has a nifty acronym for helping you take inspiration from someone else's work and make it your own - LIMES!


I'm not going to go into too much detail, but the things that I loved about this design  were the rainbow colours, the lacy white floral pattern, the black mat, the stamped sentiment in black and the slimline band of colour.

To make this card my own, I've used die cuts rather than a stencil!  I started by cutting six Altenew Mixed Leaf plain leaves from white card stock and blended them with various distress inks - Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord.

I stacked them each up 3 times for stability and coated them with glossy accents.  When dry I overlaid them with this lacy die cut also from the Mixed Leaf die set and arranged them in the opposing corners of a slimline panel (Creative Craft Products Slimline Stitched Straight Edge die set).  

This left a small area in the centre for a sentiment.  The bright colours of the leaves inspired me to go with this Shine BRIGHT sentiment (from Verve Rise Above Stamp Set) mounted on a Colwell Label from Poppy Stamps (this too was stacked and I used dimensionals so it stood above the leaves.  

I added some some pearls which I coloured with some rainbow coloured alcohol inks.

This challenge is sponsored by Gina K. Designs who are offering our winner as voted by the Design Team, a generous $25 Store Credit.    So I hope you can take some Time Out and join us this fortnight.  You have until the 15th February to link up your entries and we can't wait to see how Gina's card will inspire you!

I'd like to enter NBUS Challenge #47 because the Altenew Mixed Leaf Die set was a Christmas present to myself and the Slimline Stitched Die was a belated birthday present!

I'd also like to enter my Rainbow coloured card into the Colorful Options Challenge for February 2023.

I'm so grateful you stopped by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments always brighten my day!  If you do leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!



  1. Wow...that's a beauty! Kate I love how you chose the elements and made it so unique with die cuts! Love your idea and design.

  2. You already know that I am absolutely in LOVE with this design. Those leaves have endless possibility, and the colors are fantastic. You chose the perfect way to add the sentiment. I could not love it more! And as a matter of fact, that leaf set is on sale, I had a coupon code and a reward, so I bought it even though I swore I would not buy anything new! Thank you for enabling!

  3. Kate... fab use of the rainbow! the added bits of white on the leaves really make the base color pop!

  4. You did an amazing job of CASEing the challenge rainbow card and making it your own, Kate! And I appreciate the detailed explanation. Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  5. I am always attracted to rainbows. Love the detail white on the leaves.

  6. A wonderful inspired design! Love the leaves in their bright colors with their white overlays!

  7. So beautiful Kate. I really love the way you Case-ed her. And these Altenew dies are so so beautiful. Hugsxx Deepti

  8. I love this, Kate! You have used the slimline shape to your benefit so well, I love the way you arranged the leaves. The sentiment in the middle looks perfect. I might need to CASE your CASE! :) xx

  9. I've seen a number of Ardyth's videos about LIMES and really need to try her method. You used it wonderfully making those colorful leaves, Kate. How great that you colored them instead of using cardstock.

  10. So vibrant and elegant! Beautiful CASE!

  11. Oh boy do I love those leaves & your card is so beautiful, Kate! I'm very honored to have won the rainbow challenge & to have been the GD for Inspired by Words!


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