Cardstock Colorblock Technique

The Cardstock Colorblock Technique is a fun way to add lots of color to your card, and it’s SUPER easy to do, too!

Want to see what I did with balloon #2? Make sure your name is on the email list BEFORE 1pm EST on 1/29/2016!
celebrate-today-colorblock

Here’s how to recreate this card at home:

  • Start with a piece of cardstock 5″x3 ¾” in any color (it really doesn’t matter, it’s going to get covered up anyway)
  • Cut strips of coordinating colored cardstock in varying widths and at least 3 ¾” long – I used Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz. Attach the strips to the cardstock in the previous step using SNAIL Adhesive. Be sure to place the strips right up against each other, leaving no space in between.
  • Using scissors, cut off any excess cardstock around the edges.
  • Use your favorite die to cut out a shape from the striped cardstock (I used the Balloon Framelits). Don’t use punches – the double-thick cardstock could damage your punch.
  • Layer the striped cardstock onto a 5 ¼”x4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I stamped the word “Celebrate”, from the Celebrate Today stamp set, inside the balloon BEFORE I attached the two pieces together with SNAIL – that way I could flip the Whisper White Cardstock over and stamp on the other side if I made a mistake!
  • Attach the whole thing to a Night of Navy card base, 8 ½”x 5 ½” folded in half, using SNAIL.
  • Cut the banners from Mint Macaron Cardstock using the Balloon Framelits, and attach to the card using Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue.

That’s it – EASY PEASY, right?

And here’s a bonus: when you’ve finished this card, you’ll have a leftover striped  balloon to add to another card! I’m going to share the card that I made with the second balloon in an email tomorrow.

If you’d like to see what I did with balloon #2, make sure you’re on the list to get the email. Just put your name and email address in the box below BEFORE 1pm EST on 1/29/2016 – that’s when the email will go out!






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