Welcome all of my crafty friends!
Hey! Thanks for visiting once again. This month I fell in love with the ideas of rainbows. I wanted to see just how well I could use the rainbow theme in my coloring and I challenged myself to attempt rainbow hair!
Coloring the Image
Hair, Stockings & Lollipop: RV02, RV06, YR61, YR65, Y02, Y08, YG11, YG41, BG10, BG11, B000, B01, V12, V15
As you can see, I used a lot of colors for the hair. I used a light and a slightly darker dolor of the same color group. When coloring take your time...start with the lighter colors first. then add definition with the darker colors in small amounts. Make sure not to overpower the image with too much emphasis. For the lollipop i only used the lighter shades of colors since I did not want that to have too much focus.
Pulling The Rainbow Together
Now that the coloring has been completed. It's time to bring constructing the envelope. This really doesn't take much time at all since the majority of the work was done by my Cricut. What usually takes the most time is selecting the image cutting files I want to go along with my image since I like to keep the theme. Rainbow is a big part of the theme, but so are the stars. I felt that since there were so many on the outfit, it would be a perfect background accent.
The first thing you want to work is the base. This will be envelope. Simply fold it and glue down the side and bottom flaps. Then glue the bow piece to the top of the envelope according to the shape. I used adhesive velcro for the closure to make my life easy.
Now begin work on the stars by adhering the black base to the star pieces. Add 3D adhesive dots to the back of each star and place them on the front of the envelope.
The next detail is this cute heart rainbow. It comes in several layers that need to be glued together before we can glue it down directly onto the envelope with the end of the rainbow just behind the small star.
Finally we are ready to place our image down. Using foam mounting tape I mounted my images on top of my larger star to finish off the project. We are now ready to slip in a gift card, some cash or even a picture as a gift for someone special!
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Here are some of the items I used in today's craft.
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