I am so ready for school to be over. After today, we still have one more week to go. Once the kids are out of school, my schedule should clear up quite a bit and I should have more time to stamp. I can't wait! For now, I'm stealing a few moments here and there in my stamp room and it's not enough time to get anything finished.
After watching this week's video tutorial on Split Coast, I decided to make some time to try out the Color Blocking Technique.
This is such a great way to use up scraps of card stock that I have tucked away. I pulled out my bags of scraps, chose strips of varying widths, and adhered them to a piece of white card stock that was covered in adhesive. Once the entire piece of white card stock was covered, I trimmed the extra length off the strips of card stock, and the main focus of my card was done.
I varied the design of my card a little from those shown in the tutorial. Instead of cutting out the flower image from the striped card stock piece, I cut it out of the Pool Party card stock. That way the strips show through the hole where the flower was. After I cut out the flower, I ran the Pool Party card stock through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I attached it to the striped layer using Dimensionals. To finish off the flower, I added a button to the center.
For the inside of the card, I added another piece of the striped card stock to coordinate with the front. That's it! Give it a try. Use up all of those scraps of card stock you've been holding on to. Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, River Rock, Spice Cake DSP
Accessories: Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Pool Party Ribbon, Spice Cake Buttons
Big Shot: Floral Frames Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder