Sketchy Colorblocking

Using one of this months Hero Arts sketches...

....the CAS-ual Fridays 'Pretty in Pink' challenge, and the Stamp It! Cards Thank You Challenge in the Moxie Fab World .

I've never done color blocking on a card before, and it was only when I was taking pictures that I realized I had done it - score! One less technique to my to-try list. ;)

I couldn't decide if I wanted the fine glitter or the chunky glitter for the flowers, so I just went with both...

Some little butterflies from the same sentiment stamp set. I didn't have any thick acetate, so I just used some Jenni Bowlin packaging - it may explain why the image didn't come out perfectly, but then again, I don't really know how nice stamped acetate images are supposed to come out as this was the first time I'd done it. ;)

Oh, and one last tip - the stamped sentiment didn't come out that perfect (I think due to my super old Staz-on pad), so I filled in the small splotchy areas with a black Memento marker. I don't know if you're not supposed to mix the two inks or not (I'm a total ignoramus when it comes to inks and their special properties), but it worked fine!

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Thanks so much for stopping in and have an awesome day!


Supplies not shown
Cardstock: LSS
Stamps: Hero Arts digi 'Field Flowers' and 'Made with Love'
Other: red pearls (Hero Arts), gems (Michaels), acetate packaging

Tools: printer, scissors, trimmer, adhesive


  1. Love what you did with this sketch! I tried the 2 other sketches this month and just couldn't end up with something I liked.

  2. Great card! Did you fussy cut acetate?? Brave girl, LOL! The butterflies look fantastic! I use a Copic multiliner (black fine-tip pen) to fix all sorts of mistakes in stamping. Good call on the Memento marker. :-) Oh, and your first (unintended) attempt at colour blocking worked perfectly. ;-)

  3. beautiful card - very classy - looks like a winner to me!

  4. Love the way you did the color blocking....beautiful card! Found you at Moxie Fab and thought I'd say hi!

  5. I love the way that you did the color blocking, Clare. The effect of the images continuing but not exactly in a straight line is very effective.

  6. Fabulous card! I love the colours and details. Beautiful!

  7. Love this, Clare! That sketch looked a little daunting, but you nailed it! I love the pops of pink and the glitter too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. What a TREAT to see your card today! You make the sketch look easy!! I love love how you used the elements and pink!! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you are enjoying your summer! xo

  9. Wow! You rocked that sketch! Loving how you worked the blocks! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. Great card! Love the colors! :D

  11. Very cool! Love the sparkle and te way you stamped the flowers over the different layers.

  12. Hey Clare! Thanks for linking this up to the Thank You Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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