Colorblocked Thank You Card

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.

Color-Block-Card

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!

Signature

5 thoughts on “Colorblocked Thank You Card

  1. Ohh, this is pretty! I don’t know what color blocking is, but this looks nice, especially with that swirly design element thing going on in the corner. :)

    But, I have to confess, what caught my eye FIRST, was that darling antique flower frog! It made my heart jump.

    • Thanks! It was my grandma’s, and I thought it would make a perfect way to hold the card.I have another wire dome one that I use as a pencil holder on my desk…they make me think of Sunday dinners at her house, when she always had a flower arrangement (using frogs) on the “women’s table.” The men ate at the kitchen table and we ate in the dining room.

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