Hi there! Leanne here today and I’m so happy to be sharing my first Hello Bluebird blog post! My card features several stamps and dies from the May release along with the previously released Country Gingham background stamp.  I have been loving this versatile background stamp so much that I want to stamp it in all the colors of the rainbow… so that’s exactly what I did!

The ink colors I used for my rainbow are Catherine Pooler brand in Rockin’ Red, Tiki Torch, Garden Party, Aquatini, Stone Blue, and Pixie Dust.  I have found that the CP inks give excellent coverage and saturated color when stamping with the cling rubber background stamps.  I used the Rainbow Sky die set to cut out the rainbow and clouds.  Before adhering the rainbow down, I lightly sponged on some of the corresponding ink to each individual piece to give the gingham pattern more of a tone on tone look.  I stamped the sentiment which is from Rainbow Script onto the largest cloud (it fits perfectly).

I then was ready to adhere my rainbow and clouds to a watercolored background panel.  I used one of the Grassy Knoll dies to create a grassy hill border for the bottom of the scene.  The adorable bear and daisies are from Just Sayin’.  I did some quick and easy Copic coloring and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I added them to the scene and my card which is a standard A2 size was complete.

Thanks for joining me today! Be sure to check back daily for continued inspiration from the HB design team.