Tuesday 17 April 2012

Following the Rainbow.... Again!

I am on a roll.  I am supposed to be finishing off my card packs and instructions for my lessons right now and I had had another rainbow and ribbon idea - just had to go with it......

First I made rainbow ribbon paper!  I cut a 5 1/2" square of card and covered it with a 6" square of double sided adhesive sheet which I covered in strips of scrap ribbon following the colours of the rainbow.

I trimmed all the ribbon ends and used the excess adhesive sheet to wrap them neatly around to the back of the card square.  I mounted this on the front of a black 5 3/4" card with foam tape.  I attached a 3 1/2" circle of black card to the centre of my ribbon square using glossy accents.  I then cut out 14 flowers using my well loved Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die (smallest flower).  I used a pearl embossed card.  I shaped them and created a ring of flowers around the edge of my circle of black card.  I used pinflair glue gel to make sure the flowers don't pop of the ribbon later!

 Almost done..... 14 flowers meant I could add gems to the centres of each flower following the colours of the rainbow again (glossy accents to secure).

Quick search on the internet for another Rainbow quote and my card is finished as is this very quick tutorial.  I used a white Signo pen and then added the colour with my pro markers.  If you don't have enough ribbon scraps you could do the same design with paper strips.

And then what did I do with the scraps of my ribbon scraps......only kidding .......I put them in the bin of course!!

All this rainbow inspiration reminded me of a layout I did in June 2007.  It was inspired by a scrap lift challenge in a scrapbook magazine as I remember.  I didn't buy anything for this layout I just raided my stash of embellishments and sprinkled them liberally on my rainbow!

I hope my rainbows bring you inspiration too - they seem to be the perfect way to use up some of that lovingly collected stash!  I am off to make up the card packs and instructions for a card that I am teaching at my class on Friday which was also inspired by my blog post on Sunday.  Thanks for popping by!

1 comment:

  1. This would make a great photo-frame, adding the photo to the round card before adding the flowers to hide the edges of the photo :) Thanks for another great idea :0)


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