Thursday, July 27, 2017

Make It Monday #292 - Color Blocking

Hello again! When I saw this week's Make It Monday challenge, I just knew I had to play along. What a fun technique to use to make a bunch of birthday cards?! And I am always in need of more birthday cards! I just love it!

I started out with the watercoloring version of the technique. I love to watercolor... so this was really fun to make. My colors mixed a bit more than I would like so I actually set this panel aside. I came back to it later and decided to go ahead and finish it up. I layered it on a piece of Winter Wisteria card stock that I die cut with a larger stitched rectangle die. I adhered the panel to a white card base. I had stamped a bunch of the Gran's Garden flowers and leaves in the colors I planned to use for these cards so it was just a matter of picking pieces to go together. I also die cut a bunch of the happy birthday die pieces to make several cards. I like how the white card base makes the happy birthday sentiment pop. 
For the watercolored version I used Winter Wisteria, Simply Chartreuse, and Tropical Teal.

I used the same three colors for this card. All the same fun flowers and leaves from Gran's Garden.

I changed things up for this card and used all pinks... Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, and Raspberry Fizz.

For this last one, I went out of my comfort zone a bit with the colors. I'm still on the fence with it... not sure that I like it. I used Bright Buttercup, Tropical Teal, and Simply Chartreuse. I used Bright Buttercup and Simply Chartreuse for the larger flower... I kind of like the way it turned out. Maybe I should have used a different green for the leaves. I'm just not sure. 

I did add some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers but that isn't visible in the pictures, unfortunately. I hope that you like the cards I shared today.

Here are the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Gran's Garden (PTI)

 I'd love to hear what you thought of my creations.
Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


  1. Way to rock the MUM! Lovely cards, although it's possible the purple is my fave! 😊

  2. went to town using the color blocking techniques and ALL of them are just beautiful! Could be because I'm awful partial to Gran's Garden though!! :0)

    1. Thank you! I did get a bit carried away! :)

  3. Love all your color combinations! Very nice cards.

  4. What beautiful cards! I'm glad you got "carried away", so we could see them all!

  5. All four cards are beautifully done, Crystal, in such fun color combos! Still don't have Gran's Garden in my hot little hands yet...but it's finally back in stock.