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Old 02-03-2006, 09:10 AM   #161  
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Can anyone tell me if there is a special template that you are using for the color blocked pieces?? These are all so lovely, but I just don't know how to begin.
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Can anyone tell me if there is a special template that you are using for the color blocked pieces?? These are all so lovely, but I just don't know how to begin.

I didn't use a template. I basically did it like this. Your base card is 4-1/4"x5-1/2".

If your next layer is your color blocks, you want the total layer 4"x5-1/4". Any place you want an opening in the layer, you have to minus 1/8" from the total. [If you want 1 cut on the 4" direction, the total of the 2 pieces will be 3-7/8"] Just break the whole into smaller sections to divide. Am I making any sense at all?

Do a really easy practice one with only 4 pieces of color blocking. Cut a piece of card stock (or paper) 3-7/8"x5-1/8". Then cut it into 2 pieces & cut each of those in 2 pieces the other direction, and lay them on your base with 1/8" border all around & 1/8" strip of base showing between the pieces.

If you want to proceed further, take one piece, cut it into 2 & trim 1/8" off the cut on one of the pieces. Basically, this is the concept for fitting for the entire card, except you are working with 2 or more colors.

HTH. If you have more questions, please ask.
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I didn't use a template. I basically did it like this. Your base card is 4-1/4"x5-1/2".

If your next layer is your color blocks, you want the total layer 4"x5-1/4". Any place you want an opening in the layer, you have to minus 1/8" from the total. [If you want 1 cut on the 4" direction, the total of the 2 pieces will be 3-7/8"] Just break the whole into smaller sections to divide. Am I making any sense at all?

Do a really easy practice one with only 4 pieces of color blocking. Cut a piece of card stock (or paper) 3-7/8"x5-1/8". Then cut it into 2 pieces & cut each of those in 2 pieces the other direction, and lay them on your base with 1/8" border all around & 1/8" strip of base showing between the pieces.

If you want to proceed further, take one piece, cut it into 2 & trim 1/8" off the cut on one of the pieces. Basically, this is the concept for fitting for the entire card, except you are working with 2 or more colors.

HTH. If you have more questions, please ask.

Thank you so much Melody. I will have to go home tonight and give it a whirl!
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I am having so much fun with this technique that I made all three of the sister-in-law birthday cards that I needed for February using variations of this technique.

I just reposted at 2:35 MST so it will take a little while to be approved.
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Can anyone tell me if there is a special template that you are using for the color blocked pieces?? These are all so lovely, but I just don't know how to begin.

I didn't use a template either. What I did was cut strips of paper all the same width, For example I chose three colors and cut strips all 1 1/2 inch wide and then I cut random lengths from there. Then started placeing them on the black background already cut to size.

I am not quite sure if this was the easy or the hard way to do it but it worked for me. I attached the thread to my card.
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I want to submit my challenge card, but I don't know how to make a link to it in my post. Can anyone help me? I am computer challenged!!!
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I want to submit my challenge card, but I don't know how to make a link to it in my post. Can anyone help me? I am computer challenged!!!
This should help you. You'll have to scroll down a bit to get to the spot for adding your link.

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Old 02-03-2006, 05:20 PM   #168  
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Here's mine, pending at 6:20 p.m., PST. Not my favorite card, but the technique was fun! It's hard to get all those pieces to fit.

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This blockhead finally got one done but I used all white blocks. I guess I need to read again when I do the challenge five days later, I was just happy to get a chance to do it.
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Here's my attempt at the challenge. Used a white background instead of black because of the pastel color blocks.

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Well, the week turned out to be crazy with no time to stamp, but I FINALLY got out my colorblocking template & gave it a try! I see this as a great technique for incorporating smaller stamps into an overall design.

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This was a lot harder than I thought it would be and I'm not really sure I even like this card - but I did it!
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Thanks for the challenge. I saw color blocking in a magazine a while back and had to try it. Here are a couple that I have done.

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I forgot I had this one for last week's challenge - it also fits one of the color challenges.

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Not exactly a black background, but the same general idea:
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I made this card for a color challenge, but I also used color blocking. Here's Forums at Splitcoaststampers.
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here is my card...pending approval... i've been wanting to use the craft white ink on one of my cards and i finally got to use it, and like how it turned out...enjoy!

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If you recall when I first did one of these I really wasn't thrilled with this technique. However, I have continued to make them & I'm finding they aren't as difficult as they seemed at first. I made another for an inspiration challenge yesterday, but forgot to put this challenge # in the keywords. Here's Forums at Splitcoaststampers. I'll add that, but not today (Sunday).
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I received this is a swap I was in, and it is just sooo beautiful I had to share it. There's no name on the card and I don't know or remember who it came from, but it is drop dead beautiful.

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The center image is stamped on clear acetate in sepia and the main base of the card is a craft color. the next layer is a hand made piece of shimmer gold and then the paterened paper is blocked on top of that.

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Okay - here is my block card - lots of fun to make!

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Here is my first attempt. I tried combining it with TLC77. Go easy

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Here in mine...I thought this was hard!

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Beautiful cards with this challenge. Let's see what I can come up with. Now...where to find the time.

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I did it...my first challenge!

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