The Friday MashUp # 123 challenges us this week to Mash it Up by using acrylic blocks as stamps and using color blocking in our project. I found this as easy as A-B-G ! Yep, I inked up my SU A, B, and G blocks and plopped them down on my Naturals cardstock to create a background. I wanted to add some leaves or a fall motif but didn’t want to cover up the cool effect of the color blocking so I perused my stamp sets and found a “sketchy” sentiment in the SU Chalk Talk set. It easily punches out with the Extra-Large Oval Punch but from there, I had to improvise to create a border. I found another oval die and cut out the middle to create a new border that fit my punched oval. It rests behind the Tangerine Tango band so no one knows it is not a full oval…except you and whoever reads this post!
STAMPS: SU Chalk Talk
INK: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Pear Pizzazz, SU So Saffron
PAPER: SU Naturals Ivory, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Tangerine Tango
TOOLS: SU A, B, G Acrylic Blocks, SU Houndstooth EF
Love, love, love this background! Great job Cindy! Thanks for inspiring us. 🙂
Thanks so much, Cathy! Those acrylic blocks stamp so nicely:)
What a great idea to use this technique to create a background, very cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, too cute that it was my blog title! 😉
Thanks for visiting, Terri. Looking forward to visiting you again soon;)
What a beautiful card! Great take on the challenge! I love your color combination. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!
Thanks, Lili. This was a cool technique to try- am going to use it in my classes coming up.
This is so fun! I absolutely love the background you created!