Saturday, August 8, 2020

Rainbow Card Duo - DT project for Paige Evans

Hello there crafters,

I'm back today with a pair of cards I've made for the Paige Evans Design Team!

While I was working on other projects with the Horizon collection, I found this rainbow panel I had die cut from a 6x8" paper ages ago, so I decided to turn it into a card finally. This is how I ended up with a rainbow theme, but also, rainbows are very easy to create with Horizon, since there's papers in every possible color in this collection!

For my first card I die cut the The Struggle Is Real cut file (Design ID: 324925) from white card stock. I sized it to fit a 5.5x4.25" card panel. 

I chose 17 patterned papers in all the colors of the rainbow and die cut the inner pieces with my Cameo too. I also used the white fall-out pieces to make the letters stronger - so I glued the patterned paper letters on top of the white ones. I then added foam adhesive to each to create a dimensional design.

I created my top folding A2 size card base (landscape format), then I adhered a slightly smaller, embossed gray panel on top. I glued down the outlines with liquid glue and adhered the colorful letters too. First I splattered some white acrylic paint but it was barely visible on the light gray card stock, so I decided to add gold splatters too. To finish off this card, I added a chipboard flower and some enamel dots.

For my second card I created another top folding, A2 size card base, then adhered the rainbow panel to it. 

I die cut the Flower Wreath cut file (Design ID: 273818) in a small size and glued it down on my card front. I also added back the white inner pieces of the flowers. I will say, my blade and mat are both old so my Cameo didn't do a fabulous job on the wreath, but I thought it was still acceptable...I didn't dare ordering new mats and blades just before holiday, in case they don't arrive in time. So as a tip, if you want to die cut something more elaborate and delicate in small sizes like this, make sure your blade is relatively new. The mat shouldn't be brand new though, because it will be too sticky and it will be impossible to pull off tiny cut files without tearing them.

For my sentiment I used chipboard alphas, in colors that match the paper beneath. I also added a chipboard flower and some enamel dots.

That's pretty much it, easy peasy! What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by today! Stay safe!