School is still in session over at MFT. I’m a little behind but playing along today with day 2 which is ‘rainbow’, which is always a fun theme! I decided to use up a load of snippets to create the rainbow on my design. I actually had this made a few days ago and had planned to share it on Friday, but plans changed so here it is today instead.
I started by pulling out a whole heap of colourful snippets of card. These are mostly, if not all, from the Crelando Coloured Card pack that Lidl sometimes sells. I find it’s a good weight for making coloured card bases. The sheets are big enough to make two card base per sheet (so 50 card bases for €2.50!) Plus there are some off-cuts leftover which is what I used for making these.
Once I had pulled out the snippets I spent a few minutes organising them into piles by colour. If I’d kept them better organised in the first place I could have saved myself some time! I then trimmed a one eigth inch strip of each colour, arranged in rainbow order.
I took a large white snippet of card and covered it with double sided tape. Removing the backing of the tape I used an angle line on my grid mat as a guide to lay in my first colour. I then worked through the sheet adding a strip at a time, butting it up close to the one before it. Once all the strips were in place I used my scissors to trim off the overhanging pieces, then used those to continue adding to the white panel in order to fill it. As I got towards the bottom of the strip I did have to cut a couple of extras of some of the colours in order to be able to completely fill it out.
With the rainbow panel completely filled I made sure all overhanging pieces were trimmed away, then cut down a piece of the size I wanted for my card base. I matted the rainbow panel on a snippet of black card and set it to one side.
I used more of the same black snippet to die cut the MFT word dienamic hooray. I cut one full one and three partial ones which I then stacked together with the help of my Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen. This meant that the word would be able to lay evenly on my card whilst overlapping the rainbow panel. Finally I adhered the panel to a white card base and attached the sentiment into place.
I am really happy with how this card turned out. I think rainbow colour schemes are always fun, and the black for the mat and sentiment provide great contrast. Whilst creating the rainbow panel was a time consuming process it was very rewarding to see the finished panel, and a really great way to make use of some of the snippets. Of course I still have far more leftover than I used!
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