A touch of pattern

A touch of pattern


I've got a couple of cards to share today using just one die, card and patterned paper. Adding a tiny bit of pattern into the layers of the Rainbow Birthday die is a really fun and effective way to shake up the design.

For my first card I wanted a slightly masculine feel, so avoided the traditional rainbow colours and went instead for red and navy card and a pale blue spotted paper.  The simple pattern on the paler paper makes the other colours pop.   I just ran the die through the machine 3 times and carefully removed each colour making sure to keep all the "bits"  Then I played around to see which layers worked best in what colours before glueing them all down.   You can obviously make 3 cards using all the different colours in different places on each card.


I was having lots of fun so decided to do another using more colours this time.



I went for a rainbow this time, alternating between solid coloured card and spotty paper.  I did this one inlaid again but you could start with the purple layer and keep it solid in the die and then layer each layer up so you end up with a fun 3D design a bit like those contour maps you see in museums.


I really like this style of die so hope Waffle Flower bring out more in this range (there is a Thank You version available too)