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Old 03-21-2011, 03:40 AM   #1
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Question Color Blocking

Hi everybody,

I love the look of cards that are color blocked. But whenever I've tried to do one, it takes a LONG time of measuring. Does anybody have any "tricks" or techniques that make it quicker and easier. I know you can buy templates, but I was hoping not to have to buy anything.

Here are just a couple examples:

Duffel Bag Inspiration by jillastamps - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

baroque motifs by Ruthiemarykay - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Old 03-22-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
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I've never done it, but why not try to take a piece of scrap paper, draw the layout you want, cut it apart and use the pieces as your templates? If you get a design you really like, glue the pieces to CS and use them over and over. The black strips, which appear to be like a stain glass leading, can be cut and glued on top and that would cover up any narrow holes which might occur in the initial blocking.
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So glad to see this question posted!

I've been wanting to try some coloring blocking too, but wasn't sure exactly how to go about it!

Shirley6176 your idea is great!!! I think I will try to come up with some cardstock templates for my stash!!


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Also on the one card it looks like the card base is black....looks like that would work too!
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