Sunday, March 16, 2014

Stencil Color Blocking

Hello my friends and a happy Sunday to you! Today I want to share a card I made using a technique called Stencil Color Blocking. This is by no means a new technique, yet I've never done it until today! Unbelievable, right! My inspiration for this card came from one of my all time favorite people on the planet, Gina Krupsky.  She is the owner of Gina K. Designs and an all around amazing human being. She also happens to be super duper inspiring in the crafty department--nice combo! Over at StampTV, Gina shares her great STENCIL COLOR BLOCKING VIDEO TUTORIAL showing how easy peasy it is to do this fun technique! Seriously peeps, this card came together in like, 10 minutes using just what you see below, plus card stock!!! LOVE that!!!
See where I scored around the edges of the white base--Gina's idea! It adds "interest" :) And even though I definitely did something wonky with my stencil placement, as my card looks different from Gina's...I kind of like the results and it makes it more "my own" style--messing up, that is, hah!! I used Gina K. stamps on this card and entered it into the StampTV Mix it Up Monday challenge.
I am also entering my butterfly card into the:
I used chalk ink from Colorbox on all my color blocks, as you can see above.
and lastly for:
And I like color blocking so much I made another card in mere minutes! I added a strip of iridescent fiber lace I've been making from scratch (which I'll be showing in an upcoming giveaway post very soon!) Stem Silhouettes from SU! used on each color block and simple thank you sentiment make this complete. Coolness!! Oh, I accidently got a red stain on one of the panels, but instead of getting upset and tossing this, I just rolled with it and added a bit of red here and there and I think I succeeded in salvaging it! Woot!!! :)
I'm entering this purple Thank You card into the:
And below, one for the:
 Stampin Royalty Challenge #219- Colors So Saffron, Pistashio Pudding and Early Espresso 
(I did my best using my Stampin' Up! inks but I didn't have the exact colors)
And for the:
 I used Stem Silhouettes from SU! again on each block and distressed around the edges a bit for a more shabby look AND an easy way of "fixing" a card if you get a smudge on the white part ;) Sentiment punched with large oval from SU! also. I like the way this came out too--it seems ya can't go wrong with stencil color blocking! Yahoo!!! :)
 Thanks so much for fluttering by! Have a wonderful day!

8 comments:

Amber Hight said...

What a beautiful technique, Linsey!! Love it, going to have to try it out:)

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous cards, Miss Lady!!

Kate said...

Happy St. Patty's Day my friend! Hope you had a great weekend. Great technique love the colors you used too.

Coco said...

An easy technique indeed that can give great results in a few minutes, your cards are lovely Linsey. Thanks for playing along with us at Tando Creative this month! Coco x

Anne said...

Super technique Linsey!
Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
Anne
(Guest commenter LIM)

dragonllew said...

Fantastic cards thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week.
Jenny x

Cindy Groh said...

All three cards look fabulous. Be sure to stop by Chalk Ah Lot and check out the winner of Stencil with chalk. Just sayin':)Thanks for joining our challenge.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the color block design. Thanks for joining the Tando Creative Challenge! :)