It is time for another guest designer to share a fabulous tip and project here in the CLASSroom and we would like to welcome Maile Belles! Maile's clean, simple style is so appealing and I am excited to share it with you here. You can see more of Maile's beautiful work on her blog Simply Stamped.
Please join me in welcoming Maile here in the CLASSroom by leaving a comment for her here on this post. You will have until midnight Thursday, May 17, 2012 Pacific Daylight Time to leave some love for her and also be included in our random drawing for some of the fun products Maile used to create her beautiful color-blocked card!
Color blocking is a great way to add color and style to any project. It’s also the perfect use for those cardstock and pattern paper scraps that we all have lying around. Then for added coolness, try heat embossing on top. It’s really quite impressive how well the embossing stands out amongst all the beautiful colors. So, let me show you just what I’m talking about!...
To create the color block panel, I began by trimming a white cardstock block to the desired size of 3 ¾” x 5”. Then gathered an assortment of colored paper strips, cut to different width. The Memory Box paper colors I’ve chosen to work with are Peony, Thistle, Parsley and Graphite.
To attach the strips, I adhered double-sided tape to the white cardstock block and then carefully placed each paper strip as close together as possible.
Once all strips were in place, I flipped the color block panel over and trimmed off the excess with scissors.
Using a portion of a label die, I die cut an opening for the sentiment from the color block panel.
Using VersaMark ink, I stamped the stem image (from Hero Arts Butterflies and Wildflowers stamp set) and then heat embossed in white. I love how the image just pops!
Before attaching this panel to the card base I wrapped it with silk ribbon and tied the ends into a bow. Once attached, with dimensional adhesive, I finished the card off with a stamped “Hello”.
Well, there you have it! Thanks so much for joining me today.
stamps: Hero Arts/Basic Grey Butterfly and Wildflowers