Hi … Happy Monday to you! Today I have some cool cards using the Colour Block Stamping Technique.
I do hope you had a wonderful weekend. My weekend was a full on family gig with my nephew getting married on Saturday and Sunday we had the ‘post wedding family bbq’ .
It’s funny how things happen in life. Shane married the daughter of one of my best friends from Church Youth Group days! She was my close friend that lost her battle with cancer about 18 months ago. Through Jude’s illness and my nephew’s relationship with Tash my friendship with her sister (and Tash’s Aunt) have been renewed and strengthened.
Yesterday it was lovely to sit and relax with my family. Dad (from Victoria), my brother (Perth) and his family (Perth, Victoria and Brisbane) and my sister and her family. We don’t get to be together like this often so it was a real blessing and Rob (my nieces’ hubby) cooks a mean BBQ! It was a shame my younger sister and her hubby couldn’t make it due to my Brother-in-law having a Heart Attack 10 days ago. Thankfully he is home and recuperating.
Colour Blocking Technique
Now each Sunday I give the girls in my Stamp A Latte Team a challenge for them to complete during the week and this week I’ve given them a Technique Challenge. The Technique they need to create with is called Colour Blocking – well its what I could find it was called and it could be a different name so we’ll go with that. You simply ink up your acrylic blocks directly to the clear block and then stamp that onto a card for some really cool looks and backgrounds.
Here’s one I’ve done using Tempting Turquoise and the Too Kind stamp set …
I simply inked around the edges of the block and then used a sponge to soften the inside edges then stamped onto my card. I actually was a little crooked when I stamped the block so I chose to cut it out and popped it on with Dimensionals. The flowers from Too Kind are stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe and Tangello Twist. The Sentiment comes from a new Hostess set called Let Your Hair Down and it has some cool sentiments in it.
Here’s another card I made with the same technique and a new stamp set called ‘An Open Heart‘ …
This card was so super easy and I’ve gone with the colour combination of Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey.
I’ve used one of the smaller blocks to stamp the squares which I stamped off first as I just wanted a soft colour there. How do you like that sentiment? I saw that and went wow – it’s perfect for hard times and not just sympathy. Sometimes we just cant find the words to say so we have to let our hearts ‘speak’. I do love that little bird too!
I do have a couple of more cards to show you but I’ll share them tomorrow with a video tutorial once the video uploads to YouTube!
Thanks for stopping by …