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Old 07-13-2009, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default TLC229 Faux Grid Card {7/13/09}

Here is a fun and quick way to add interest to any stamped images. It can be a way to create a focal piece or a unique background. I was reminded of this technique after seeing Dawn Griffith's post on her blog. Dawn has done a video tutorial on this technique, so if you are a visual learner, you may want to check her tutorial HERE.

So let's begin - for this project, you will need:
cardstock
stamps
ruler
pen
(not required, but very handy - a piece of grid paper to work on)

1. Stamp your images in various random locations on your cardstock
2. Draw lines with a pen at equal intervals across your page, skipping over those images you have stamped. This is where the grid paper comes in handy. If you place your stamped cardstock onto a piece of grid paper, it makes it easier to measure and draw your lines.
3. Turn your cardstock 90 degrees and draw lines with a pen at equal intervals, creating a grid which your images seem to float upon.
4. For interest, color a few of your squares in colors that coordinate with the rest of your project.

To view my sample card for this project, CLICK HERE.
To view all the projects using the Faux Grid technique, CLICK HERE.

Be sure to add the keyword TLC229 (no spaces) when you upload your cards to the gallery.

Stuff you may need for next week: Freezer Paper and fabric scraps
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