Colorblock Hello 1

White card stock is perfect for bright colors and clean and graphic designs.  For today’s project, I had some fun with color blocking using Distress Ink and some fun stamps and dies from Waffle Flower.

I first die cut the Micro Grid Panel 1 background die using some Cougar Super Smooth 100# card stock, then I created a stencil using a die-cut square and some scrap card stock. I blended some Blueprint sketch Distress Ink over the middle of the grid panel using the stencil.

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I created more square stencils of various sizes and continued to overlap them on the grid using a variety of blue and purple Distress Inks, including Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, and Tumbled Glass.  The tool I’m using with the magnets is called the Make Art Stay-tion from Ranger.  I love this handy tool for keeping stencils in place.

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Once I created the pattern I liked, I went over the grid again with the stencils and more ink to really brighten the squares up.  Normally, I love my Oxide inks, but for this project, I recommend the regular Distress Inks since they blend into each other without being too opaque.

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I added a playful sentiment from the Bold Sentiments set from Waffle Flower using Versamark Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder.  I like how the curvy sentiment offsets the straight lines of the squares.

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For some more color, I adhered some strips of my favorite yellow card stock from CutCardstock–Banana Split along the back edge of the grid.  I popped the whole panel up with some foam tape onto a Cougar A2 Folded White Card.

Colorblock Hello 3

Colorblock Hello 2

Thanks so much for joining me today and be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop to stock up on the ivory and white card stock on sale for the rest of this month!

-Heidi

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