So I have to admit I wussed out this week! I was going to use a different and way more ornate stamp set for this technique but the embossing was a mess. So I chose instead a much simpler die set and the embossing worked well. I also only made 4 color blocks! The set I used is a stamp set from Elizabeth Craft Designs: Color My Easter Eggs stamp set
There are some great tutorial videos on this color blocking technique by Jennifer McGuire: Color Blocking by Jennifer McGuire
Step 1: Cut a piece of white cardstock in a square that measures 5 x 5″. Stamp the eggs with embossing ink and then use black embossing powder.
Step 2: Cut the embossed square in half. Then cut the two halves in half. Now you should have four 2.5″ squares. Color each square with a different color of ink and ink daubers.
Step 3: Create a base card by scoring a 8.5″ x 11″ pc. of white cardstock at 5.5″. Fold over for a tent fold. Trim to 5.5 x 5.5″.
Step 4: Now I taped with removable tape the two top squares together and centered them leaving a .25″ border at the top and two sides. Then I did the same with the two bottom squares.
Step 5: I finished off the card with “Happy Easter” peel off sticker and black border lines peel off stickers. Both are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
That’s it this first Sat. of September!
Here’s another quick look:
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you haven’t tried this technique before, this is a great time to give it a try.
Other Product Used:
Michael’s Craft Store: White cardstock
Memento Stamp Pads