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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Updated look to a favorite technique!

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A year or two ago I had learned a Color Blocking technique which allowed you to create four striking cards fairly quickly.  It was a hit with my stampin' friends!  We actually completed a set of 16 cards in the technique class that I hosted.  Recently, I found the extra supplies left over from this class and decided to update the original look we created and put those extras to use!
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Above is the original Color Block card from the class.  This card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  You may notice retired stamps and colors, but it can always be recreated with the current supplies I'm listing below or with what you have on hand.  To get the look you stamp four different colored quarter sheets of card stock in four different images.

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Shown above is the updated version using the awesome new Thick Whisper White cardstock and smaller color blocks. The card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".   Here are the measurements (h x w) of the color blocks:
yellow 3"x 2 1/2", green 1 1/4" x 1", red 3" x 1", blue 1 1/4" x 2 1/2"

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And I thought it would also make a cute note card sized 3 1/2" x 5"...with a banner greeting and some bling!  Very  Like I mentioned earlier, you can recreate this technique with any stamp set including some suggestions featured below.