\When you start to look for it, inspiration is everywhere. Like when I was reading Winnie the Pooh to the kids and a drawing of butterflies suddenly brought to mind a pretty paper rainbow of the fluttery creatures. As soon as the kids took a nap, I got to work and came up with this embellishment, which I saved forever to put on a page for the month of April.
plain black frame (12×12)
circle cutting template
2 sheets white card stock
5 solid color card stock papers – red, orange, yellow, green, blue
5 patterned papers – red, orange, yellow, green, blue
3 cloud die cuts (or make your own freehand)
dimensional foam adhesive
old newspaper or cardboard
1. Cut a 5.5″ circle from one sheet of the white card stock.
2. Using your solid red paper, use your template to cut a 4.5″ circle and without moving the papers, cut a 5.5″ circle around the smaller one. You will end up with 2 circles that look like this:
3. Now cut the remaining solid colored papers as above. The finished sizes should be red – 5.5, orange – 4.5, yellow – 3.5, green – 2.5, blue 1.5.
4. Lay down some old newspaper or cardboard to protect your work surface, then spray or spread glue over the first white circle. Now adhere the red circle around the white card stock and fill in the center with the remaining colored circles to make the rainbow.
5. Using a piece of even scrap paper, cut the rainbow in half a little below the center. Then cut out the remaining white center of your half rainbow. The outlines of my circle are a bit uneven, but that’s okay – we will cover it up in the next step.
10. Pop your picture into the frame – I had to remove the glass because it was too tall. If you’d like, add a few extra butterflies flying down towards the rainbow and maybe even some inspirational words.
If you make one, I’d love to see! Please post a link to your creation in the comments or if you have any ideas on what to do with the leftover cutouts.