Fold-out rainbow card

If someone is feeling under the weather, show them that there is hope at the end of the rainbow with a three-dimensional card made from a few coloured papers and a simple concertina folding technique.

1. Transfer the rainbow template onto tracing paper. You will want a piece of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet A4 paper, don’t use anything too thick as you want it to fold with ease. Lay the tracing paper on top of each colour needed and with a pencil go over the shapes on the template for each colour. This will make a mark onto the coloured paper so that you can carefully cut it out. Start with the biggest piece of the rainbow, which is violet and then fix all the other smaller pieces on top in order.

2. Turn the rainbow and create a score line down the centre, create two more either side at about 6.5cm apart. Use the score lines to make a concertina fold.

3. Draw and fussy cut a cloud that measures about 11 x 15cm using the blue watercoloured paper from the Santoro Gorjuss 12 x 12'' Paper Pack. Back the cloud onto white cardstock. In the same Santoro paper pack you will also find a blue to purple ombre paper, with this trim various raindrops, our card uses 19. Cut five lengths of invisible and fix the teardrops on, taping them at the back. Evenly attach the strands to the back of the cloud with craft tape.

4. Die cut the sentiment 'Get well soon' in Xcut Xtras' A5 Adhesive Foil Sheets Gold using the Xcut Mini Die Alphas and fix to the front of the cloud.

5. Attach the rainbow to the back of the cloud using the last concertina fold. Fix the rainbow so that it come out of the top-centre to the right.

6. Cut a 6cm circle in yellow cardstock, trim various triangles and adhere around the back of the circle to form a sun. Place the sun on the other end of the rainbow.

Project and how-to instructions by Amy Nichols.

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