Add a Little Shine! Color Block Cards

Hey, friends! Today I get to show you some cards that I absolutely loved making. These are very clean and simple with a more geometric feel to them! I also added some shine in several different ways that I’ll tell you about!

Color Block Cards- Brutus Monroe Surface Inks- Unity Stamps- Marie Nicole Designs

These cards feature quite a bit of masking. I tried using both washi tape and painters tape, but both ended up tearing my paper when I pulled it up, so I finally grabbed my Brutus Monroe MASKING PAPER and it worked like a charm! I masked off the bottom triangles and ink blended the colors, HONEYSUCKLE and LOCOMOTIVE onto it.

Color Block Cards- Brutus Monroe Surface Inks- Unity Stamps- Marie Nicole Designs

After I had all the color blended on, I wanted to stamp on some floral images. I used my Unity stamps to stamp on these gorgeous florals. For my first card, I masked off my ink blended area before stamping so that it gave the appearance of the floral peeking out from under the ink blended areas.

Color Block Cards- Brutus Monroe Surface Inks- Unity Stamps- Marie Nicole Designs

Color Block Cards- Brutus Monroe Surface Inks- Unity Stamps- Marie Nicole Designs

I also used my GILDED SPARKLE EMBOSSING POWDER to emboss these stamped images. This powder is not only the fabulous gold that we all love, but it also has gold glitter added that makes it sparkle AND shine!

After the image was stamped and embossed, I added a few thin strips of GILDED GLITTERSTOCK along the lines of my ink blended triangles. This added some more shiny details, and I just love it!

The third way I added shine was to scrape a bit of GILDED GLITTER GLAZE right along the edge of the glitter stock.

Color Block Cards- Brutus Monroe Surface Inks- Unity Stamps- Marie Nicole Designs

Color Block Cards- Brutus Monroe Surface Inks- Unity Stamps- Marie Nicole Designs

My second card was created in much the same way, with masking and ink blending. Then, instead of masking the flower to look like it is behind the ink, I stamped it directly on top, and embossed with Gilded Sparkle again. I then added a few strips of gold glitterstock to the upper corner instead of along the lines of the ink blending.

Color Block Cards- Brutus Monroe Surface Inks- Unity Stamps- Marie Nicole Designs

Color Block Cards- Brutus Monroe Surface Inks- Unity Stamps- Marie Nicole Designs

Both cards are then popped up onto some MIDNIGHT CARDSTOCK using the Brutus Monroe FOAM ADHESIVE. I love how this gives some dimesion and helps your cards stand out a bit more!

Thats it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by to see today’s cards. Please follow the links below to hop along with the rest of the Inspiration Team! Happy Hopping!

MARIE

DANIEL

LAUREN

JESS

BERINA

ASHLEY

LUISANA

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Cheryl says:

    I can’t wait to do some Gold embossing!!!

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  2. Patti Doss says:

    Such a beautiful card… I will have to try that embossing powder. TFS

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