• Lisa Mensing

Color Blocking

Hi and welcome! Today I'm so excited about sharing this Color Blocking technique. It makes fun dramatic cards and the new Trinity Stamps A2 Foundation Stencils make this super simple! I have a quick video tutorial below along with a step-by-step pictorial.


Spray stencil with Pixie Spray, let sit for one minute before using

Position stencil over white cardstock

Cover-up the top half of the cardstock with the center rectangle stencil using the etched lines to keep everything straight

Add Distress Oxide Dusty Concord ink and completely cover the lower half of the cardstock

Move the stencil to the bottom half of the cardstock

Using one more the inner rectangle stencils cover half of the top section

Apply Distress Oxide Milled Lavender ink, remove stencil

Cover the Milled Lavender ink with the stencil and apply Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick Inks

Here's a look the color-blocked panel

Repeat the steps, applying inks in different areas

Create two more panels using Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar inks

Center the smallest die from the Nesting Heart Dies on one of the panels, run through die-cut machine

Repeat with one of the lavender panels

Optional: Add double-sided adhesive over orange panel, place foil over adhesive, burnish

Add foil to the die-cut heart

Add mounting foam to the back of die-cut hearts and center on the card panels

Trim down panels used to die-cut the hearts out, use the stencil to center the panels on 4.25" x 5.5" card bases using liquid adhesive

Finish cards with sentiments, die-cut words, gold letter stickers, the possibilities are endless.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check out the Trinity Stamps YouTube Channel for more inspiration.


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