Hello Color Blocking

For todays technique challenge on SCS I chose to do color blocking. This is a really fun way to design for me. I do it a lot in graphic design, but don't think I have ever done a card this way. I'm feeling less intimidated by all my beautiful new stamps, so I pulled out a brand new set to use today. This morning my BISK arrived and after a few minor technicalites I was embossing away with my new backgrounds. All of the layers on this card are dry embossed with the BISK plates and my Cuttlebug!

I started by inking the flower stamp from Happy Harmony with Taken with Teal and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers and then spritzing the stamp with water (to give a slight watercolor effect) before stamping on Cool Caribbean. I then cut the image out with a 1/4" border, sponged the edges with Cool Caribbean inkpad and a dauber and then applied Lil Davis Designs Ice Glitter Glaze to the flowers. I got this tube of Glitter Glaze on clearance for $1 at the LSS. I just pulled it out tonight, and I can tell I'll be using this stuff I lot...I loved it! Next I matted on Taken With Teal and used my Mat Pack and paper piercer to punch the corner holes.

Next I took the Dreams come stamp and positioned it in the center of a piece of Cool Caribbean and stamped with Black Stazon ink. I then masked off the center with a Mega Scallop Oval punch and inked with a dauber and Cool Caribbean ink pad. Then I brushed on the Glitter Glaze and let dry. Next I pulled off the oval and did some faux stitching with a Taken With Teal Marker and then pierced some holes in the corners and matted on Taken With Teal.

Cut some rectangles a little bigger than the 3/4" circle punch and sponged around them. Next I punched a Taken With Teal 3/4" circle, cut it in half and dotted with a Black Glaze Gel Pen. I the glued to the Cool Caribbean rectangeles, punched with my 1/16" circle punch and added black Making Memories brads.

For the final color block I took a rectangle and cut diagonal lines with my craft knife. Outlined the Taken with Teal areas with my Black Glaze Pen, used my SAMJ and a marker to stamp just the Dream from the sentiment and dotted below. Punched a 1" circle with two rectangle punches in the center. Dotted around the circle, added a ribbon through it for a bow and mounted with a pop dot. Finally, I layered the whole thing on Basic Black, which was run through the Cuttlebug with the diamond print BISK pattern. There you have it. My color blocking extravaganza!


  1. This card is absolutely breath taking. Oh boy, I am impressed. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Great job on this card! I love the layout and the colors are awesome!!

  3. I love this card!
    And you succumbed to the bug...congrats!

  4. This looks great...good for you!


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