Crafty with Caly: C9 Rainbow Stitches and Strings

Hi friends! Happy Saturday, and thanks for stopping by our blog today! Please join me in welcoming back special bi-monthly guest Caly Person in the latest edition of our Crafty with Caly blog series! Be sure to watch the video for all the details and enjoy!

Hi, Friends! It’s Caly with you today sharing a rainbow card using the Concord & 9th Rainbow Stitches and Strings set!  I love yarn/string wrapped rainbows and have made them – check out the video if you want to see what those look like!  The dies from the Rainbow Stitches and Strings set mimic the look, but I couldn’t help but wrap it anyway. 

If you’re interested in seeing how it’s done, I have a quick video to share with you! 

WATCH THE VIDEO:

I die-cut the rainbow bands using C9 cardstock, ink-blended it give it some shading, then wrapped the top bands with matching embroidery floss.  The coordinating C9 cardstock and ink colors used today are Grapefruit, Buttercup, and Sea Glass. I used a bit of Wheat ink on the fringes too. I made a second card showing you what it looks like without embroidery floss too.  

What do you think? Which one do you like better? With or without floss? It’s fussy with the floss, but I think it adds a lot of interest.  I added foam adhesive between the bottom and top bands to give it lots of dimension, then I added the fringe at the bottom of the rainbows.   

Before adding the rainbow to a card panel, I stamped the sentiment first over cream cardstock.   

I finished by attaching this panel to a card base.  Super clean and simple, in my opinion, but the rainbow gives so much texture and color and I love how it turned out.  I hope you like it too!!!  Thanks so much for visiting today! ~Caly 

SUPPLIES:

Concord & 9th RAINBOW STITCHES AND…
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Concord & 9th RAINBOW STITCHES AND…
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Concord & 9th GRAPEFRUIT Ink Pad 10842
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Concord & 9th BUTTERCUP Ink Pad 10845
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Concord & 9th SEA GLASS Ink Pad 10850
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Concord & 9th WHEAT Ink Pad 10858
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Concord & 9th ASSORTED COLOR…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120#…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack MULTI SIZE…
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Simon Says Stamp DOT RUNNER AND 2…
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Tim Holtz Tonic RETRACTABLE CRAFT…
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Tsukineko VersaFine Clair NOCTURNE…
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Scor-Tape 0.125 Inch Crafting Tape
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Darice ADHESIVE FOAM 33 Double Sided…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Fiskars TITANIUM No. 5 Micro Tip…
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Caly for being our guest!

  1. I think it looks really lovely. The one with the floss is my favorite. Probably more time consuming but very worth it! TFS

  2. I love, love, love your floss-wrapped rainbow! Can you please share the colors/numbers of the floss you used to match the Concord&9th cardstock? Thank you, Caly!

  3. Your cards were lovely and didn’t really think these dies were outstanding but your wrapping the rainbow beams with the embroidery floss was unique and wonderful. Loved your “rope” rainbows. I miss doing needlework since I have arthritis but bet I could do these projects. Thank you so much for this inspiration.

  4. Both designs are stunning & I must save up for this set. You’re correct on the extra pow the thread wrapped gives the texture of the rainbow but both are stunners. Do love your cord rainbow, do you have a how to on your blog, I would like a go but unsure on lengths & amounts ?

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