When Life Gives You Troubles

Edited on 6/13/2021

I'm so thrilled that this card was chosen as a winner by Altenew for its May 2021 Inspiration Challenge.  In addition to the honor, I would receive a US$30 gift certificate that I can spend at Altenew online store.  Thank you, Altenew, for your generosity and favorable pick. 

This card was also picked as a Winner by More Mixed Media Challenge. This is indeed double excitements. Thank you, DTs. You certainly made my day. 

Hi Artsy Friends, 

I am happy when I finish this card. The pretty and cheerful rainbow colors just made my day. Hope you have a great day too. Thanks for stopping by.

Card Details

All stamps, stencils and die are by Altenew.

Challenges to Enter


I am inspired by rainbow colors of umbrellas. I used lots of bubbles instead.



  1. I love this stamp, Helen, and it's perfect with the bright rainbow colored stenciled background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. I love your double stenciled rainbow of coloured bubbles Helen, and your silhouette image finishes off your card beautifully.

  3. Love it - a perfect background for your card.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Use Your Stuff Challenge.

    Helen x

  4. Love your stencilling and rainbow colours, great background for the silhouette stamp

    Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday Challenge

  5. LOVE your rainbow bubbles Helen. This is such a fun and happy card. LOVE the silhouette and perfect matching sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Beautiful background! LOVE that stencil! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday!

  7. Wonderful card. I love the background and colors. The silhouette image is perfect. So glad you shared over at Crafty Sentiments.

  8. Love your stenciled rainbow colored bubbles card design, Helen. Your silhouette of the sweet girl blowing bubbles along with the perfect sentiment was so adorable. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up Rainbow colors and STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs...Nancy

  9. This precious image is lovely against that remarkably beautiful rainbow background. A real treat for the eyes. Thanks for sharing it at CAS Mix Up.

  10. Hello Helen, I found your bubble card on the Altenew website. What did you use for the background rainbow circles as it doesn't say and I can't find details on that. Love the card!

    1. Hi Seagrass, I'm so glad you like my card. I first applied several Distress Inks (Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean. Seedless Preserves)over the large dot stencil (Altenew Bubble Wrap) on a card panel. After done, I placed the second stencil, the small dot (Altenew Tiny Bubbles) over the card panel. I blended the Distress Inks again, tone-on-tone; in other words, red over red, orange over orange, etc, with some colors overlapping.
      I hope my explanation makes sense to you. Please give it a try. It's impossible to fail. Hugs. Helen

  11. Congrats on your Altenew win, Helen! Happy shopping!


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