Thursday, 16 May 2013

Colour blocking...


Happy Friday-Eve! Let's celebrate it with style, Maile Belles style, as we knuckle down to a new CASE Study! 

Today's card is inspired by this beauty of Mailes:

Check out the original post of this card here.

I was taken by the general layout and those strips of colour. Instead of stamping my colour, I used coloured cardstock and stamped my focal point and sentiment. Simple!

tips and tricks
  • There's a little bit of theory when it comes to this design. Keep the doses of bold colours smaller than the paler colours to help balance the design. I also worked from light to dark across my panels of card.
  • When stamping across strips of cardstock, it's easier if you line them up together and adhere them with a temporary adhesive to your work surface. This will reduce of the risk of any strips misbehaving and moving whilst stamping!  
  • Sentiments don't have to be stamped horizontally on a card. Why not experiment and try stamping a sentiment vertically? You may just like the result...!
Be sure to take a peek at what the rest of the CASE Study DT whipped up - you won't be disappointed!

Amy Wanford (That's me!)
Erin Schulte (Guest DT)
Andrea Ewen

Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes  
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Jean Martin 

Jeanna Jachna  
Maureen Plut

Teneale Williams

Maile Belles (May's Muse)
It seems it's not only myself that is lovin' having Maile on board as our muse this month; I've been so happy to see so many peeps pick up their supplies and play along with us. I hope you can play along with us this week!

Thanks so much for popping by today - I hope you have a lovely Friday-Eve! :)


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Lynn said...

I love the color blocking! Way to take the sketch from Maile's card and knock it out of the park!

Debby said...

Perfect interpretation! Love that phone in black :)

lynda said...

I'm visiting from Case Study to tell you how much I like your card! And now that I've read your post, I have to tell you how much I like your Tips & Tricks too!

Taheerah said...

Love this bold, bright card Aimes! Perfect colour blocking!

Jenny said...

It's ridiculous how simple and effective the grouped colour blocks are!!! Love the vibrant modern look Aimes :0)

Tara Cardwell said...

Great take on the CASE card. Congrats on being this week's Moxy Fabber too - so weird to see my home town mentioned on it.

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