Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Somewhere, over the rainbow ...............

Bet that's got you singing now :)

For ages I've wanted a rainbow die, but quite a lot of them are made up of only six 'stripes' - and I wanted the full 'Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain' spectrum of colours!

But, I did recently find that MFT make one with seven stripes - and this is the card I made (I did two at once as there was quite a bit of fiddly die cutting so it made sense to double up):
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, sideways opening on the short side for a change

- snippet of turquoise blue card, trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front

- next I die cut the rainbow aperture out of the blue card using MFT's 'Rainbow' die

- backed the aperture using double sided adhesive sheet so that the sticky side was showing through the aperture - covered it with the wax protective sheet

- cut a thinnish piece of card and glued it to the back of the die cut panel to reinforce the aperture behind the sticky adhesive sheet

- found snippets of all seven rainbow colours and ran them through the Cuttlebug using the rainbow die - making sure I kept the right pieces lined up in order on the desk!

- inserted the colours of the rainbow into the aperture on the blue panel, one at a time - it's easier to work from the inside out over when adding the strips

- used Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the Penny Black 'Special Thoughts' sentiments set to stamp 'you brighten my day' - using the Misti plus the L shape from the Misti Creative Corners set to 'push the card away' from the very edge of the Misti recess (makes such a difference and really an add-on worth buying!)

- then glued the blue panel to the card front, with a layer of white fun foam between to add dimension

- lastly, die cut a couple of clouds from snippets of white card (left over from chopping the card blanks down) - using MFT's 'Cloud Trio' die  and then stuck them in place using thin sticky pads

Tip, just to make the clouds look slightly different to one another, I flipped one the other way up (ie. top to bottom). Just a subtle change but it took away the 'samey, samey' look.

Edit: Liz left a comment on here, which prompted me to go and check out her blog here. And I found the lovely card she made which first piqued my interest in rainbow dies - back in 2014! Do go and see, it's really worth a look!





30 comments:

Sandy said...

Lovely little card Di, but you know what I'm going to remember? Hmm... in England they use a different mnemonic for the rainbow colors. In the U.S. we actually keep this one simple. It's simply Roy G. Biv.

Heidi Stamps said...

What a super duper cheery rainbow! I love this card!

Glennis said...

Great result Di, I wonder why you would have a rainbow die with only 6 stripes!!!!

scrappymo! said...

Great card, Dill.I like the cloud turned both ways...you are right, it does take away any mitchy matchy look. (that is a favorite word of my girls!)

Aquarius said...

Brilliant card and great detailed 'how to' as always - clever trick with the clouds!

brenda said...

Yep, you've fixed that one firmly in my mind Di. but your card is so bright and cheery.

B x

Megan J said...

Hi Di, a gorgeous card, I've also had my eye on a rainbow die, never given it much thought that there should be 7 colours shown, now I'll have to go check on things. Downunder we also use Roy G Biv to remember the colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky are also... oops side tracked with another rainbow song. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Di said...

What a wonderful world, a beautiful song! x

SARN said...

This is fantastic Di. Love the rainbow die and the pretty clouds coupled with that fab sentiment. Just LOVELY.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Amanda said...

Love this cute card,I learnt that mnemonic at Junior school along with Mr B, Mr E, Mr AUT, Mr I, Mr FUL, both i still use *lol*

Lia said...

Di, this is awesome! Rainbow colours are so bright on a card and yours is so pretty!
Lia xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card as always, Di!
Hugs,
Em xoxox

Bunny said...

Pretty card. I agree about making more than 1 when it has several pieces.

laurie said...

So bright and cheery! Cute card Di!

Pat said...

This is fabulous Di and with the seven colours and the cute white clouds, and all perfectly backed with the turquoise which is a colour that matches in with all the other colours. The other song that springs to mind is 'Sing A Rainbow' which is great for remembering the colours. x

Kath said...

A fabulous card and yes, I'm humming the tune to myself!
Kath x

Cara said...

Love this cheery card, sure to bring sunshine to the recipient. Cara x

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
oh what a very brilliant card and wonderfully created as always.
Fab die to use up snippets that's for sure.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card! Love the rainbow and the cute clouds on that back colour!

LesleyG said...

Fun bright cheery card, and like the flippin' of the cloud! Xxx

Darnell said...

How fun, Di! I love your cheery rainbow and clever flipping of the clouds! And I loved hearing the British version of our "Roy G. Biv" for remembering the order of the colors!! Hugs, Darnell

Jane said...

This is fab Di...but I bet it was really fiddly! Good old Richard of York! Enjoy the sunshine today..it's a glorious day.I heading down to S'Ton tomorrow for a couple of Jack days;0) xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Awww lovely card Di! I could never understand how a rainbow die could be a rainbow without all the colours, so I'm glad to hear MFT have sorted it out ;)

Liz said...

Brilliant card, Di. I have this rainbow die, which I bought because I also wanted one with seven sections. I bought it back in August 2014 (checked the date on my blog for the one and only time I made a card with it - and then I put the indigo and violet the wrong way round! LOL!) At the time I'd never heard of inlaying die cuts and as it was SO fiddly to assemble all the pieces and keep the rainbow shape even, I've never used it again. Thanks for instructions on how you inlaid it, I'll have to give it another go as I really like the die. xx

Di said...

Hi Liz! I recall that lovely card now and am sure that's where the initial inspiration for mine came from! Will amend my post to credit you - and yes, the inlaying is such a help. In fact I can see what a nightmare it would be to attempt that rainbow otherwise, so well done you!

Hugs

Di xx

KandA said...

Wonderful rainbow Di and I hadn't noticed before that some dies are lacking a stripe. Bet there's a pot of gold hidden under your cloud and what a great idea to turn one upside down... it looks like you used different dies xx

Sandra H said...

It's a gorgeous card Di and that Rainbow die is fab! xx

scrappymo! said...

This is such a great card. My day felt brightened just viewing it!

Linby said...

What a lovely card to receive this would be. Gorgeous.

Sue - said...

Super card Di. Off to check out rainbow dies now😄