No Waste Rainbow with Circle Dies!

Hi friends, today I am going to show you how to make the cutest Rainbow using your nested circle dies and show you a card from the leftovers!

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You will get 3 cards out of this technique which I think is super fun and a great way to make sure you have a stash of birthday cards on hand! Watch the video for this easy technique!


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Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Cut a sheet of heavy white cardstock in half so you have two A2 cards.
  2. Arrange your cardstock scraps in rainbow order and gather your circle dies. Take the two largest ones and cut a ring from red. Then use the smaller two for red plus the next size down to cut an orange ring, and continue in this manner making smaller rings as you go.
  3. Adhere all of the concentric rings inside each other (inlay) on white and use the largest and smallest circle die to cut out the combined shape and then cut that in half and you will have two rainbows. Save the inside circles for a leftover card.
    Use a blending brush, blue ink, and a cloud stencil to ink the back of the card base. *You can make 2 rainbow cards as you have 2 rainbows!
  4. Adhere rainbow and cloud cut out to card.
  5. Stamp Happy Birthday over the sky area. I used several shades of memento dew drop ink pads to create the rainbow sentiment. *test out this technique on a scrap of white cardstock and save the test for the leftover card!
  6. Stamp birds in the sky with black. Stamp You’re Amazing on a white scrap and notch the ends, mat on black and adhere over clouds.
  7. Embellish with epoxy circles if desired. *Stamp clouds and balloons on inside of the card if desired.
  8. For Card #2 Arrange the leftover circles on a white card base and glue a “happy birthday” stamped strip on top and embellish with epoxy dots. On the inside of the card adhere a note with reuse instructions and stamping.

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I hope you try this die-cut technique. It’s so fun to find new ways to use old supplies! Happy crafting!

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4 Responses

  1. Ohhhhhh lady you always crack me up! Toy get a crack up and you get a crack up and you get a crack up!!
    I was inspired that when you do the cut outs from the colored paper, make the cardstock piece 4×5.25 and position the circle to make a window and you’re on your way to yet ANOTHER 6 cards!
    Whaddya think??

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  2. Another Fantastic Idea! It is great when we can find new ways to use our nesting dies. More please!

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  3. Hi, Lindsay!
    I think this is brilliant! I’m always asking my demonstrator why we can’t do this. I need to make a strip of paper with the colors of the rainbow laid out correctly and tape it to my monitor.
    I love that you used the inner circles as well. I follow Connie Stewart at Simply Simple Stamping. She always uses her layering pieces to cut out dies or punches.
    Cheers!

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  4. You are a crafting genius! Love the way you made the rainbow. Such fun cards

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