Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Color Blocking Three Ways

Today I am sharing three cards that were inspired by this week's Make It Monday Challenge at Papertreyink.com.  In her video, Laurie shared three different, yet simple techniques for color blocking your cards.  Aren't they beautiful?

Color Blocking Three Ways by Laurie Schmidlin

I was so anxious to try these techniques; I had to create a card for each one!  Check them out.

First up is the pink birthday card.  For this one, I cut an A2 sized card panel from watercolor paper and painted an ombre background using Pale Peony, Lovely Lady, and Pink Blush inks.  I used the Cutaway Tags: Spring die as my focal image.  Next, I heat embossed the sentiment and a few flowers with white embossing powder.  Finally, I added some sequins for a bit of sparkle.

For my second card, I used the Ahoy stamp set.  I decided to make a square card this time.  To begin, I stamped the waves down the card panel using Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Tropical Teal ink.  I die cut both the small and the large anchors from white cardstock.  They looked a little flat, so I cut an additional set of anchors and glued them on top of the originals.  I cut a little rectangle from Aqua Mist cardstock for my sentiment and stamped it with Tropical Teal ink.  Lastly, I turned the panel diagonally, trimmed the edges, and taped down the sentiment rectangle.

My third card is this color cheeseburger card.  This card simply uses cardstock to create a color blocked background.  The colors I chose were New Leaf, Bright Buttercup, and Pure Poppy.  Don't they remind you of pickles, mustard, and ketchup?  I used a Sizzix die to create the zigzag edges on both the red and green strips.  I taped down the yellow strip in the center of the card and then taped the green on top and red on the bottom.  Next, I die cut the hamburger bun from fine linen cardstock and stamped it using the same color of ink.  I used New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Cocoa Bean, and Summer Sunrise inks to stamp the lettuce, tomato, burger, cheese, and the Happy Birthday sentiment.  I used foam tape behind the hamburger buns to give the card some depth.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my cards.  I hope you've seen just how easy it is to create some colorful backgrounds for your own cards.  Happy crafting and be blessed! 


  1. Three FABULOUS cards Bonnie, but I especially like the whimsical "Hamburger" card...just so bright and FUN! Love it!! :0)

  2. Nice cards, I especially love the Anchors Away card!