DIY Rainbow Tray

Slice Your Way to a DIY Rainbow Tray

August 23rd, 2018 • Contributor: Tiffany Isbell, Team Cricut

For all of you rainbow fanatics, you can add your flair to a tray in 15 minutes or less. In just 4 quick slices and a color change, you will be ready to cut with your Cricut machine. Once the cutting is done, assemble and enjoy!

Now, wait, what was that? Slice? What does that mean? Essentially, we are going to break apart one image into sections so we can make our rainbow. For more about Slice, check out our help section.

In Design Space, you can only slice two images at a time. Our image is only one though so how do we cut it up? We’re going to use a slice “helper”! I typically use a square and then stretch it out over my design. Select the Square from the free shapes, and open it up.

DIY Rainbow Tray

Next, you can drag the square over your design and use the unlock in the bottom left corner of the square to adjust it to the right size.

DIY Rainbow Tray

To make the first slice, you’ll need to select the two images and use the slice tool in the bottom of the Layers panel.

DIY Rainbow Tray

It’ll then leave you with 4 parts – the original image with a line where you want it, the original image, the negative of the original image, and a separation part.

DIY Rainbow Tray

You will want to delete the sliced parts – anything that remains the same color as your original square.  Then, you continue to repeat this slice method as many times as you have colors. We did it another 3 times.

DIY Rainbow Tray

Finally, take each of your layers and change them to your color preference.

DIY Rainbow Tray

Voila! You have the perfect rainbow, and you’re ready to cut.

DIY Rainbow Tray

We created this project on our Facebook Live that you can watch here to see how we got this design to fit perfectly in a tray we wanted to personalize! We love how it turned out and we can’t wait to see what you create with it!

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