Saturday, 16 May 2015

Happy Birthday, Sandie! (or, Inspired by Nail Art, Part Two)


Today is the birthday of a very special person - Sandie from London Days! Kylie is hosting a special birthday party and we're all invited!



I was inspired by some more nail art on Pinterest for this one-layered rainbow card:

Rainbow Dots - nail design https://www.youtube.com/user/milleaccendini


I feel kinship with whoever this is, because she likes to start her rainbows with yellow, just like I do! lol!

I started by stamping a row of (Simon Says Stamp) dots on my grid paper work surface, to provide a guideline. By the time I was done, though, my dots were not perfectly lined up. So I used the same size outline circle and stamped it twice on every dot, to give more definition, but also to give a slightly wonky feeling. And now you can't see which ones are not in perfect alignment (humour me if you can! lol!) because of the movement created by that simple 'trick'! I finished with a new Paper Smooches sentiment.

Happy Birthday, Sandie! I hope you have a great day!




18 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A fantastic super cheery CAS and colourful card Ardyth! I'm sure Sandie will love it too! You inspire me every time! Thanks for playing along at the party. Sarah x

Lynn said...

Love how vibrant and fun Sandie's card is Ardyth!

Michelle said...

Oh, I love this! And I love the rainbow starting with yellow! :-)

Kristie Goulet said...

Very fun card, Ardyth! LOVE!

I Card Everyone said...

Looks perfectly planned to me, Ardyth! and just plain perfect!
=] M

Pam said...

Perfect! I love this darling card and so will Sandie.

Brenda said...

Oh my, I am loving this festive and bright card Ardyth!! I love your trick to make these circles look a little wonky so you can't see that they aren't lined up perfectly-such an awesome tip/trick! Hugs, Brenda

Jenni's Jems said...

What a bright and cheery card!x

Lindsey said...

To me, the imperfect dot alignment is better -- more fun, less regimented! On the other hand, I do have trouble not going all ROYGBIV when I rainbow. :D Even though the colours look so good on your card!

sandie said...

wish I had all these colours of nail varnish! Thanaks for joining mt Linky party x

Tracey McNeely said...

Loving all you nail art inspiration Ardyth! What a fantastic card for Sandie, love all the Skittles!

Kylie said...

Inspirational, Ardyth. The colours are so bright and fun and I love the rainbow of dots. Thanks for linking up at Sandie's birthday party xx

Anita in France said...

Fun with a capital F U N, Ardyth ... LOVE how those rainbow dots look as thought they're dancing and bouncing ... so brilliant! Anita :)

OH Babs said...

What a great bright and cheerful rainbow Ardyth card.

Geri said...

Great save! I love the whimsical 'wonkiness' of your unintended stamped design. Fab fun colors!

Doesn't it feel GREAT to successfully save some ink & paper from hitting the recycle bin?

Bobby said...

Personally I like the idea that they're not perfectly aligned, but maybe that's because of the black outline. Whichever, I think it's great.

Joyce said...

I was loving the free feeling and wonkyness of your card. Now that I know the reason, I love it even more. Such great fun.

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card...love your wonky and colorful dots!