Card, CASology, Waffle Flower

CASology #106: Rain-bow Greeting Card

by May Park-

Hi crafty friends! Do you remember that last week I made a Water drop thank you card related to the terrible drought in California? I was hoping for a little rain down here while making the card. Then, a few days later, some unexpected magic happened when I was enjoying the time with my husband at the Renegade craft fair last Sunday. Suddenly it started raining! Yes, I said RAINING! There was quite a lot of rain for about one hour. I was so excited to be outside in the rain. I also felt like my card helped to make sure we got rain. Ha-ha!
Screen Shot 2014-07-26 at 11.04.32 PMNow it’s time for a new challenge over at CASology. After having some precious rain, this week’s cue card seemed perfect for me to work with. A nice easy cue word with so many options for interpretation! Then I decided to go punny for my card. Rain+Bow=Rainbow! I’ve incorporated both on my design and here is what I came up with:

DSC_6623Ta-da! This is a rain-bow card! I wanted to create a raining scene inspired by my recent experience. For a focal point, I added a bow die-cut out of rainbow patterned paper as an umbrella. I know there was no such a thing like bow shaped umbrella. But we can imagine anything we want on our cards, right? *wink*


I wanted my bow take a main stage, so I stamped off the sentiment once on a scrap paper to get a soft look. I drew freehand those raindrops using Copic marker. (I took Copic B00 and fully touched the tip of the marker to the card front, making a rain drop shape.) Aren’t they so cute? I love how my card turned out! Hope you like my creation, too.


By the way, this is a photo tutorial on how I put together my card. 1)Die cut a bow using bow die from Bowtiful Die Set by Waffle Flower Crafts.  2)Add some raindrops using Copic Marker B00: Frost Blue. 3)Die cut a bow out of patterned paper. Then inlay the bow onto card. 4)Stamp the sentiment from Framed Out #2 by Papertrey Ink. Then add one more layer of bow die-cut using dimensional adhesive. (The last step didn’t shown in the photo above.)

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Now it’s your turn – I can’t wait to see what clean and simple ideas you all come up with this week. But before you get started, make sure to stop by each of the DT’s blog for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by, your visits are truly appreciated. Happy crafting!


  1. Gillian R

    Such a clever take on the cue card May, love it

    04 . Aug . 2014
  2. chrissieann

    I’m sorry this comment is so late, but I was on holiday in Spain last week and wifi was a little limited and slow!
    This is simply terrific!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

    04 . Aug . 2014
  3. Judy1223

    May, your brilliance never ceases to amaze me! A “rain-bow” made of rainbow colors! Eeek, I LOVE this!

    02 . Aug . 2014
  4. Meghan

    Yay for rain in California! When I was traveling in Northern California a few weeks ago, there were signs everywhere about the drought. Love the card, of course!

    01 . Aug . 2014
  5. Jen W.

    I love that your rain bow bow is rainbow colours too! So perfect!

    31 . Jul . 2014
  6. Sarah

    Fun, cute and perfect
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

    31 . Jul . 2014
  7. tsurutadesigns

    Oh sooooo fun!

    30 . Jul . 2014
  8. Anne Ray

    What a fun card May!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

    30 . Jul . 2014
  9. mypapercraftworld

    So clever and so fun, May … sweet! Anita 🙂

    30 . Jul . 2014
  10. wienerhoneymooners

    So FRESH and light and smooth and CLEAN!! ;ovely soft hues MAY, you rock!!!!!

    29 . Jul . 2014
  11. hazelhodgkins

    Aaah! Inspired as usual. How awesome is that bow stamp and die? I have certainly given it a workout. Love how you use it, and those hand drawn raindrops are perfect!

    29 . Jul . 2014
  12. Eunyoung LEE

    진짜 너무 이쁘다 물론 아이디어를 이렇게 한것도 기발하지만 리본안에 비가 오지않는다는게 넘 사랑스럼워…ㅋ 오오오오오~

    29 . Jul . 2014
  13. Joyce M.

    I was just as surprised as you for that unexpected rain. I’m sure it was your card that caused it. This is a really fabulous interpretation of the rainbow–very impressed that you can make a pun in your second language. That is very difficult.

    29 . Jul . 2014
  14. Sid

    I have just to bow to the bow !! Great card !

    29 . Jul . 2014
  15. Rebecca

    Ahhhhhhhhh very clever, rain-bow!!! Great design, love it! Rebecca x

    29 . Jul . 2014
  16. Miriam Prantner

    Love the rainbow in the bow and the rain and the bow. So clever

    29 . Jul . 2014
  17. Tracey McNeely

    Fantastic design May, love that bow tie!

    29 . Jul . 2014
  18. Barbara Roe

    I love your rain-bow – very clever. We had lots of rain in a short amount of time where I live and it was nice but not enough.

    29 . Jul . 2014
  19. Lindsey

    Great story of how this card was inspired — and I really like how you used the cue word, too! Especially when such a pretty, happy card is the result.

    29 . Jul . 2014

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