Monday, May 23, 2016

Tips, Tutorials, and Techniques - Creative Rainbow Effects

There's something energizing about designs with the vibrant colors of the rainbow! Let's look at some fantastic ways for making Creative Rainbow Effects for your cards.

Today's video will give you two creative ideas for incorporating a riot of rainbow color in your designs. Kimberly shares two vibrant projects originally created by Francine Vuillème and gives you step-by-step instructions for recreating these techniques. Watch the video below or click here (MFT May 2016 Release Class - Rainbow Greetings Two Ways) to watch it on YouTube. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you don't miss a single tutorial!

Wow! That technique with the stencil is absolutely STUNNING! Didn't you just love Kimberly's thorough instructions? Fantastic. 

This is just one of five videos in our May Release Class Playlist. Check out the other four HERE.

Let's take a look at a few examples of other delightful ways to design with a spectrum of color.

Of course our End of the Rainbow Die-namics is the perfect way to create a rainbow, but I love what Jody did here! She die cut the Absolutely Fabulous Die-namics from the middle of the rainbow for a super COOL effect!

Handmade Card from Jody Morrow featuring  Magical Unicorns stamp set, Inside & Out Stitched Stars, End of the Rainbow, and Absolutely Fabulous Die-namics #mftstamps

Kimberly's colors are a little softer, yet still vibrant and eye-catching. She used the One Way Chevron stencil in her oh-so-pretty and colorful design.

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Rainbow Greetings stamp set and One Way Chevron Stencil #mftstamps

Karolyn went the route of using patterned paper for her cute little gingham fence. So simple, right? And cutting the Friends Die-namics from the row of pretty papers give her design something unexpected.

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring the I’m Tweet on You stamp set and Die-namics,  Friends, Blueprints 16, and Blueprints 27 Die-namics #mftstamps

You will LOVE creating brightly colored rainbow greetings. They are just so cheery! We can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to tag #mftstamps when you post your projects online. We can't wait to see what you've made!

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  1. I love the cards and all the bright colors. They make me happy!

  2. I love rainbow colored cards. These are great.

  3. Very cute cards. I love the bright colors.

  4. These are all very beautiful. Thank you for sharing them. I love the colors.