I used seam binding ribbon and instead of leaving white space between my stripes, I lined them right up next to each other. The beauty of using seam binding was that the color bled ever so slightly together, just like a real rainbow. I added score tape to the ribbon once it was colored and pleated it while I adhered it to the card piece. I think machine stitched 3 times up and down the rainbow to hold it all in place and add an extra textural element.
The background was stamped using the clouds from Up, Up & Away stamped in Fresh Snow on Spring Rain cardstock. I used selective inking on the sentiment from Up, Up & Away Sentiments so that it fit nicely in the corner of the card. I die cut the largest balloon image, stamped, and colored with Copics. It was adhered with pop dots over the rainbow. I then attached the piece to an Enchanted Evening card base.
I'm very happy with the end result, the rainbow ribbon turned out even better than I had imagined. I hope the happy couple enjoys it and wish them a lifetime of happiness.
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Supplies: Cardstock - Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain; Stamps - Papertrey Ink Up, Up & Away and Up, Up & Away Sentiments; Die - Papertrey Ink; Ink - Papertrey ink True Black, Fresh Snow; Markers - Copic; Ribbon - Tim Holtz; Thread - Coats & Clark