I’m trying to embrace the colorblock trend. Truly, I am. But I keep thinking of the 80’s when colorblocking was everywhere, along with football-player-sized shoulder pads. Shudder. To paraphrase Taylor Swift, shoulder pads and I are never, ever, ever getting back together. Ever.
I did come up with this card, though, that incorporates blocks of some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors. And not a shoulder pad flashback to be endured.
Supplies: Elements of Style and Short & Sweet Stamp Sets; Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie cardstock; Night of Navy Ink; 5/8” Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon; 1-1/4” Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon; Top Note Die; Big Shot
The Short and Sweet stamp set and the ribbons are retired, but, thanks to my hoarding tendencies, I still have plenty! You can find perfect substitutes, I’m sure…you’re creative that way. To make the colorblocked section, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”, then adhered the strips of colored cardstock, cut into 1”x 4-1/4” pieces. I ran that whole thing through the Big Shot with the Top Note Die.
After stamping the flourish from the Elements of Style set on the die cut, I stamped and punched the sentiment. I attached the ribbons and sentiment to the diecut piece and adhered the whole thing to the Crumb Cake card base. Ta-da!
These colors really pop on the Crumb Cake base and are certain to brighten anyone’s day when they receive it!