I know I can't be the only one to page through the Stampin' Up! catalog and find something new that I hadn't noticed in the 25 times before. I usually go through the catalog as soon as demonstrators get the PDF and make my list of everything that I would love to have if money were no object. Then I narrow it down for the actual first one or 2 orders. But I ALWAYS end up adding to my list a few things that I just didn't notice initially. The Patchwork Pieces dies are one of those products. I think I might have missed it because it's not coordinated with a stamp set so it's just kind of on its own back in the die section. But boy oh boy I think this is a going to be a hit with stampers all over!
I designed this card for my stampers to make at my last class to show off a few new colors, the Patchwork Pieces dies and the new stamp set Just My Type. It did not disappoint!
We've got the fab Lemon Lolly base to build the rest of the card upon. To make the rainbow panels all you need to do is use blending brushes and add the colors in a diagonal across a panel of Basic White. I used Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lolly, Lemon Lime Twist, Azure Afternoon and Fresh Freesia for my colors. Then cut the panel out with the Patchwork Pieces die.
The trick that I found to adhering the piece back together and having nice even spacing is to adhere the 4 corner pieces back first making sure they are even with the backing. On my card I just used a piece of Basic White for the backing. Once you've got your 4 corners on you can add in the the other pieces keeping the spacing consistent. And that's all there is to it!
The rest of the card comes together easily with the sentiment from Just My Type stamped in Memento Black and the little rainbow inked up with the same color as before but using markers. The sentiment is backed with a piece of the new White Center 12x12 paper with the edges torn off to reveal the white detail.
A little adhesive rhinestone decorates the side of the rainbow for the final detail on this bright, cheerful card.
Definitely don't sleep on the Patchwork Pieces dies I think there are so many possibilities with them and I can't wait to try them all out!
All of the items used on this card can be purchased in my ONLINE STORE.
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Stamps: Just My Type
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lolly, Lemon Lime Twist, Azure Afternoon, Fresh Freesia
Paper: Lemon Lolly, Basic White, White Core 12x12 paper
Accessories: Patchwork Pieces dies, dimensionals, rhinestone