Skull And Cross Buns | Love Always

Compensated post – see disclaimer at the end.

I played with rainbow colours for this pair of love-themed cards that I created as a design team project for the Skull and Cross Buns TV show that was at the beginning of September.

Both of the cards use stamps from Skull and Cross Buns Days and Months clear stamp set. I started with the days of the week card, arranging the stamps to the left hand side of my white panel. I then stamped each of the seven days in a different rainbow colour. I used a similar process for the second card, arranging the months to the right hand side of the panel and stamping as a rainbow. As there are more than seven months I stamped them as an ombre rainbow rather than an individual colour for each.

Having completed the rainbow portions of stamping I added “love you”, from the Brush Hearts stamp set, to each of the panels. I positioned the words slightly higher than I usually would – Skull and Cross Buns has a grey rubber stamp that says “always” which I don’t currently own but I was imagining the design to have the always positioned just below “love you” to complete the sentiment. I thought that would tie in the concept of the dates. When I sent these cards off to Emily for the TV show I asked her to add the “always” onto them, but for this post I’m afraid you’ll have to imagine it is there!

I wanted to further tie in the rainbow theme for the cards, so I found some rainbow patterned papers in my stash and adhered each of the stamped panels onto a patterned paper mat, before adhering them to my card bases.

Whilst I like how each of the cards turned out I think my favourite of the two is the one with the months. Which is yours? I also think using the rainbow patterned papers as the background elements works really nicely. I could have used just a coloured paper for the background, but having the rainbow helps to tie in the rest of the design and not lead to one colour overwhelming the design.


Lady Joyful

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*The stamps used on these cards were sent to me free of charge to use as part of my Design Team obligations.*
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Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

Classic DT Open Challenge – Anything Goes

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper

Less Is More – Rainbow

8 thoughts on “Skull And Cross Buns | Love Always

  1. What a wonderful idea to put the names of the days or months in rainbow colours like that! Great CAS card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to stamps and more and we look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn

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  2. Lovely to see your SACB creations making an appearance at Less is More. I love the papers you’ve used to frame your stamping, such a great touch to these CAS cards. Thanks for playing along, Anita x

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