color strips

Hello friends!  It’s time for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!  We’re a small group of friends who post a new challenge on the first Sunday of each month…no stress, no deadlines…just for fun (and we’d love to have you join us)!  This month it is Kelly’s turn and her challenge is “Causing a Scene”…Make a card/project with a spring or summer outdoor scene!

I used some of my favorite Sweet ‘n Sassy silhouettes to create my card…

Want to make this card?  It’s easy!  I don’t know if there’s a name for this technique… I was just playing around and ended up with these results.  So I will call it Color Strips.

Start with a nice heavy white cardstock base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card) and an additional piece of 2 3/4 x 5 white cardstock.  Note: The white panel can be stamped first and then cut into strips BUT I want to have nice crisp images so I will do my sponging first.

Cut the 2 3/4 x 5 piece of white cardstock into 4 equal strips, each 1 1/4 x 2 3/4.  Sponge each strip with a different color of ink, applying the colors darker on the bottom of each one.  Then punch a small circle in scratch paper and use it as a mask to sponge additional yellow ink onto the yellow strip, creating a sun.

Using a temporary adhesive, line the strips up and tape them onto scratch paper, leaving a small gap between them.

Stamp images from Nature Silhouettes with Black ink (Versafine works nice!) across the 4 strips.

Align a ruler or similar item across the bottom of your card base to aide in placement of the color strips.  Apply foam tape or dimensionals to the back of each and space them out on the card.  Remove backing from foam tape and adhere in place, using the ruler edge as a guide to keep them straight.

Stamp a sentiment (mine is from my Special Blend stamp set), add a tiny rhinestone to the butterfly, and you are done!

Please join us and create a “spring or summer outdoor scene” card… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…please use the keyword CHXMAY14.  Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

  • anna wight
  • diane zechman (me)
  • jeanne streiff
  • kelli hull
  • kelly schirmer
  • lydia fiedler  
  • stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Nature Silhouettes and Special Blend (sentiment); paper- white; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Summer Starfruit, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party, and Lucky Limeade; accessories- foam tape, sponges, gemstone, circle punch.

    7 responses to “color strips

    1. What a lovely card and so clever! Thanks for the tutorial!

    2. Sooo pretty, Diane! Love those sponged panels!

    3. Pam Northrop

      Loved your COLOR STRIPS card, its my style as you know! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I’ll definitely be trying this. I love the stamp set and even better , I already have it!

    4. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing a tutorial. I can’t wait to try this!

    5. Oh so pretty!!

    6. Such a wonderful, bright, cheery card! I saw this on Sweet ‘n Sassy’s blog, and had to come take a look and check out your tutorial. Love the colors and how the silhouetted plants pop against them. Tfs!

    7. Oh my gosh. This is a great looking card. I will be trying this technique soon.

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