Saturday, July 29, 2017

Tutti Frutti Color Blocking

This week at Papertrey Ink, Laurie Schmidlin inspired us to use color blocking on a card for Make it Monday.  She showed us three awesome techniques, and I chose to use color blocking with watercolors.

Here is my card using images and dies cuts  from Still Life: Summer...


I started by clear embossing a plaid background on watercolor paper.  The plaid is created with Betsy's Plaid Builder set.  I then used Tim Holtz Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral, and Picked Raspberry to created a wash with the emboss resist technique.


Added some die cut fruits, the "enjoy" die cut from the set, and a sentiment from Ways to Say: Birthday.


Some Glossy Accents here and there, and a leftover blossom from a past stamping day. What a fun technique!

8 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

LOve the pink/yellow gradient coloring! Kelly this is really beautiful!!!
=]

lainey said...

What a pretty summer card!

Marcia HIll said...

What a lovely, lovely card Kelly! I love your plaid and water colored background...it is so perfect for those fabulous Summer fruits! Definitely a fun and happy card that someone will totally enjoy receiving!! :0)

Marge said...

So pretty. Love the fruitty mood. Background plaid pattern perfects the card ! ♡

Jennifer T. said...

Gorgeous card! I love that you made your own plaid background and your ink blending is lovely!

Lisa Elton said...

What pretty summer card Kelly, love it!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your plaid color-blocked background says "summer" perfectly and the die cuts are the icing to the project! A card to pin for sure! Congrats to the win also!

Marybeth said...

So excited to see that you won with this darling card! Love everything about it, Kelly! So fresh I can almost smell it!