Summer School Day 2: Rainbow

One of our favorite regular educational series is our set of Summer School classes. Understanding and internalizing different design concepts allows you to bring your ideas to life. With a little practice, these ideas will quickly become intuitive, leading your card designs to come together with minimal effort.

During this series, we’ll bring you videos and projects designed to help you understand these basic principles, and incorporate them into your own crafting. Not only do you get to put your student hat on, your participation means you also are in the running to win an MFT shopping spree! Keep reading for today's lesson, and all the details for submitting homework for your chance to win.


Today’s Lesson: Rainbow

When choosing a color scheme, particularly for a bright & happy occasion, you simply cannot go wrong with a rainbow. There is something so comforting and cheer-inducing about that ROYGBIV arrangement — whether you opt for traditionally vivid hues or tone things down with pastels, a rainbow is never a bad choice.

Stephanie is here today to share a trio of artsy cards featuring a die-cut rainbow of paint splotches. Color-matching the paintbrush tip with her card base for each version is an inspired detail that helps maintains a cohesive look while still keeping things interesting when you're creating multiples of a similar design.

Handmade cards from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch Summer School 2020 | Rainbow on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

    This week you’re the student, and instead of grades, we’ve got prizes! Using today’s lesson, create a project that exemplifies what you learned and upload it using the link below. Once you've completed all five lessons, don't forget to grab the graphic above to proclaim your graduation status!

    All entries must be submitted by noon EDT on August 14. Winners will be announced here on the blog on Saturday, August 15.

    As a Summer School student, you have three ways to win:

    To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our YouTube channel and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video.

    To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Complete today’s homework and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from each day’s InLinkz entries.

    To be eligible to win the $100 Grand Prize: Graduate from Summer School by completing all five days of homework (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week.

    We can't wait to see what you create!


    Rainbow Greetings
    Artist Palette & Brush Die-namics
    Silver Sparkle
    Card Stock
    Razzle Berry
    Card Stock
    Coral Crush
    Prestige Card Stock
    Lemon Drop
    Card Stock
    Prestige Card Stock
    Summer Splash Prestige Card Stock
    Prestige Card Stock
    Grape Jelly
    Card Stock
    Card Stock

    Please direct link to your card/project created for today's Summer School lesson from your blog, Instagram, or online gallery. All winners will be announced on Saturday, August 15, 2020.

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    qkhiSVvGLDw August 17, 2020

    Love rainbows! Had so much fun coming up with an rainbow card idea.

    Anouk August 10, 2020

    ABSOLUTELY OVER THE MOON FOR THE RAINBOW CARD!! Just when I didn’t think MFT could get any better & you knock it out the park!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

    Beth Fralix August 07, 2020

    Using the palette to introduce your rainbow was a great idea! I’m
    going to use that concept some time.

    Jeanine Gonzalez August 06, 2020

    Wonderfully colourful set of cards!! I love this fun way of adding a rainbow to a card! So sweet! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! :)

    Helen F August 06, 2020

    Love that paint pallet die! Another great class, thank you!

    Lisa Reber August 04, 2020

    Thank you for another fun design concept!

    Cynthia O. August 03, 2020

    super sweet designs – thanks for the ideas:)

    Dee Earnshaw August 03, 2020

    Nice rainbow paint – thanks for the new challenge

    Gail Scott August 03, 2020

    Like the use of the paint palette with rainbow colors for the paint.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    Melissa Sunshine HoneyBee August 02, 2020

    I love all the bright colors!

    Jill Pletcher August 02, 2020

    Really like rainbows. Nice cards.

    SueB August 02, 2020

    How can you not love a rainbow card in any shape? I enjoyed the video and especially the unique card size. Love this Summer School!

    Anita Trippi August 02, 2020

    Very fun to include rainbows on cards!

    Mary-Anne V August 02, 2020

    Love rainbows and made a lot.

    Tonna Zablah August 02, 2020

    Good to hear your voice Stephanie!! How did I miss this die! Love your 🌈!

    Donna M August 02, 2020

    Love these cards!

    Karen L Hetherington August 02, 2020

    Love the clear glitter marker!

    Pat J August 02, 2020

    Subtle rainbows always make me smile!

    Niki August 02, 2020

    Lovely interpretation of a rainbow. You are helping me think outside the box. Thanks!

    Barb Woods-Miazza August 02, 2020

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