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Color Blocking Technique

December 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Color Blocking Technique

When I first tried the color blocking technique (back in January of 2007), I thought it was one of the most challenging things I’d ever done while making a card. But it was also a lot of fun, so I picked this technique for my WICKED technique challenge on the demo side of SCS.

I started out by stamping the three Flores Suaves images with black StazOn ink on Very Vanilla card stock, and coloring them in. I trimmed the paper down to size and decided to make my card a 5-1/2″ square, so that I would have room to add various “pieces” to the puzzle. I knew I wanted to use a vanilla hodgepodge designer label frame, and I used a 1-3/8″ circle punch to make the curved notches in the paper above and below the frame. I had fun measuring the different pieces of Juntos Designer Series Paper and fitting them all together on the card, while trying to maintain a 1/8″ space between every piece.

I do hope you’ll give this technique a try! Leave me a comment with a link to your project; I’d love to see what you made!

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Flores Suaves, Best Yet
Paper: Always Artichoke, Really Rust, More Mustard, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Juntos Designer Series Paper
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Always Artichoke, Really Rust, More Mustard, Sahara Sand, Going Gray
Accessories: Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Designer Label Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Blender Pen, Crafters’ Tool Kit

Tags: simply delicious

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Pat (mspfd) // Dec 3, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!