Thursday, February 23, 2012

Color Block Challenge

Pin It Now! After a nice, uplifting Ash Wednesday service, I'm already looking forward to Easter!  I do believe we're having an early Spring too, don't you think?

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments, the challenge is Color Blocking. Well, I started thinking and several possibilities started brewing.  So I tried a bunch of them...

This one is a trio of die cut butterflies, on Attic Boutique DSP and Watercolor Paper, layered with the middle butterfly popped up.  Clean and simple, just a teeny bit of ribbon and linen thread trim and a little banner sentiment from Heaven Blessed.  The textured Sahara Sand CS gives it enough interest that it didn't really need more embellishment.

Inside is a little layering with DSP and Pool Party, with the sentiment and a bunny stamp.

The second card is masking butterflies with the same die, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz.  Die cut a piece of copy paper, scotch tape the unwanted cuts back onto the paper, leaving only the desired butterfly cut out.  Sponge them across Very Vanilla in Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party.  A little punch trim, layered DSP, on Soft Suede. More clean and simple!

Here they are together...

The third one I like the concept of, and I probably could do more with this.  It's simply 1-1/4" strips of CS and DSP, cut into squares and rectangles.  Arrange onto scrap paper and stamp a little scene of images from Heaven Blessed.  I like the detail on these stamps, and will watercolor them really soon.  But not today ;)

Once the images are stamped, move them onto the card base arrange, and adhere.  Add a little brad as a focal point.

The shape of the squares is carried through to the inside of the card here...

Here's the color block challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I love their samples this week.  Not sure I'm done with this challenge yet, I have a layout to work out still and this technique offers so many possibilities!

STAMPS: Heaven Blessed (Spring Mini 2012)
DSP: Attic Boutique (Spring Mini 2012)
CARDSTOCK: Watercolor paper, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Soft Suede,
INK: Soft Suede
ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigs Die, Corner Rounder Punch, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Sponge

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. beautiful cards! I love how you interpreted the color blocking technique, stamping your sweet image on different colors, just simply sweet! Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  2. Love them all, especially the second card! You have a special talent!

  3. I LOVE how you ran with this technique!!! WOW!! What great cards you made!!! How fun!!! Thank you for participating with HSS this week!!! Amy L.

  4. Wow, these cards are fabulous!! I think it would make a great class!! Thank you for joining us at HSS!!

  5. Very unique color blocking! I love them all and you can't go wrong with butterflies! Thanks for playing at HSS!