One of my favourite card makers to watch on YouTube is Laura Bassen. This video inspired me to make a layout...
I started off gathering a rainboow of cardstock. When making your own rainbow you are in charge of the colours so I made sure there was extra green and no pink! I cut squares that were about 37mm - I was lining up to a mark on my mini guillotine which just happened to be 37mm. I then chopped each square in half, and one of the resulting triangles in half.
The gathering and chopping process took a little under an hour. I then assembled the triangles on a sheet of stickit adhesive. This bit took about 30 minutes I guess. I had my Silhouette cutting a few cut files at the same time and it passed pretty quickly and was strangely therapeutic. Next step was to arrange them in a pattern on the centre of a 12x12. To add extra interest I popped a few up on foam pads. I varied the height of the foam pads too so some are on 1mm and some are on 3mm.
I added a sewn border around the square of triangles. It needed a little something to keep it all in its place, but nothing too bold. White thread was exactly the right balance between enough and too much.
I popped the photo up on a white layer which was also given the stitched border. Then to finish things off I matched sequins to the coloured triangles. I'm not sure what it says about me that I had all of the colours needed!
Here's the video:
Huge thanks to Laura Bassen for the inspiration!
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