Color Block Background + Glimmered Thank You + BLOG HOP!

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Hello, creatives! I have been loving color block designs lately, so I have been trying to incorporate them into my card making. I thought that this month’s Glimmer Kit from Spellbinders would be the perfect addition to a fun and modern color block card!

This post is also part of a SPELLBINDER’S BLOG HOP to celebrate the Spellbinder’s Kits for the month of May! Please follow the list of participants at the end of the post to follow along in the hop!


Watch the Video Tutorial

Tape and Ink Blend

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To start a color block background, I like to tape off straight lines with some painter’s tape. It helps if you know beforehand where you want your areas to be divided. I like to do a quick internet search for color block art for inspiration, and then I get taping! You can tape off one area, ink blend, and then remove the tape and use it again on another area.

***TIP*** Be sure to wipe off the leftover ink from your painter’s tape before switching to a new color. Otherwise, you will muddy your colors together and will not achieve a clean look!

Glimmer the Sentiment

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This is the fun part! Go ahead and place your glimmer plate where you want it to be foiled. Then, add a piece of painters tape, and flip your plate over. You can then add your foil underneath and flip your plate back over it. This way, you create a painter’s tape “hinge” that will allow you to foil exactly where you want to!

I went ahead and foiled my sentiments with some blush gold foil. I ended up getting a little over-foiled, so I removed some excess foil by lightly erasing it with my Tombo Sand Eraser. The foil comes off easily. I added the supporting sentiment on foam adhesive on the side!

All that was left was to add the card front to a card base. I just used a little liquid glue, added to a folded card base, and was finished! I love the shiny sentiment on that bold, modern background!

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Thanks for stopping by today! I have a list of product below if you want to check out any of the items used on today’s card.


Spellbinders Blog

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Desiree Kuemmerle

Kathy Clement

Bibi Cameron

Jackie Pasko

Marie Heiderscheit <—- YOU ARE HERE

Jill Hilliard

Carrie Rhoades

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jennifer Snyder

Jean Manis

Virginia Lu

Jeanne Jachna

Ilina Crouse


To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, May 31st, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

52 Comments Add yours

  1. susieprovince says:

    Very pretty card. I’ve never tried this technique but I think I will now. Thanks and God bless.


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