Hey cardmaking friends, welcome back. Sandi here and today I have Color Blocked Wild Daisies to share with you.
I have been circling back around to some cardmaking techniques I have enjoyed in the past and color blocking came to mind. I decided to do a little masking to create the Stripes and use my Distress Oxide Inks for the blending.
The beautiful Wild Daisies outline stamp from Picket Fence Studios was perfect for this application with it's big bold image.
How to create the Color Blocking Technique
Start by masking off the left side of the card front with Post It Tape. I prefer this tape as it doesn't leave any residue.
TIP - I work on grid paper which allows me to keep my lines straight.
Next use a blending brush to blend Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink along the exposed edge of the card.
Remove the tape and heat dry the ink.
Finally, repeat across the the left side of the card front making the stripes different widths for added interest.
Remember for the next three colors you will need to mask off both sides to protect the color you have already laid down.
Colors of Distress Oxide Inks Used in order: Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed.
TIP - if you are using the same pieces of Post It Tape, rub off the excess ink with a paper towel before moving on to the next color
Completing the Card:
Trim the card front to 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" and place it into your Misti Stamping Tool.
Use the Black Hybrid Ink to stamp the Wild Daisies Stamp Image over the front of the card.
Once the ink is dry, attach it to a top folding A2 white card base.
Stamp a sentiment in black ink on a white piece of scrap paper and trim before attaching with foam squares to the bottom left corner of the card.
I decided not to embellish this card. With the bold stripes and the detailed stamped image there was plenty going on.
The Color Blocking Technique is a fast and fun way to add a bunch of color to your cards without having to do detailed coloring. It's also quick and easy so if you are strapped for time, this technique will work for you.
Picket Fence Studios also has a variety of large image floral stamps perfect for this technique.
Want another card idea using this stamp set? I shared THIS ONE a couple of weeks ago.
I hope you enjoyed today's quick and easy card. Find more card ideas using products from the April Release on my blog.