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!