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!

Also, SHOP SPELLBINDERS KITS HERE!

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.

KEEP HOPPING! 

Spellbinders Blog

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Desiree Kuemmerle

Kathy Clement

Bibi Cameron

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Jill Hilliard

Carrie Rhoades

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jennifer Snyder

Jean Manis

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***GIVEAWAY!***

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


50 Comments Add yours

  1. Beverly Jordan says:

    This is just so so beautiful with the gold glimmer foil!! The lively papers really set it off!!

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  2. Great choice of colors and a modern design! 🙂

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  3. Ginni says:

    Striking card!

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  4. Judy Parker says:

    Wow thought that was pattern paper and the Thanks really stands out against it….thanks for the new idea

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  5. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love this design – very unusual and distinctive:)

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  6. Eva N says:

    Your color blocking is a great way to add detail and dimension without adding bulk to a card. Love your colors, design and the entire card!

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  7. lizbechtel69 says:

    That die is so fun and it looks great glimmered! A lovely card and such a neat way to tape and mix your fav colors! Great idea!!!!

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  8. dawilson2 says:

    The color blocking is a nice technique to a card. Thanks for the great idea.

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  9. Jody V says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Barbara Matthews says:

    Love your card, so delicate with the foiling. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Marisela Delgado says:

    So beautiful!

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  12. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome background for the foiled Thanks sentiment! Love your pretty card!

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  13. Tracy B. says:

    I LOVE your color block card! And your “fix” was a great tip, too.

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  14. Michele W says:

    Love the modern look of this card. Thanks for the video full of tips about color blocking. I’ll definitely be giving this technique a try.

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  15. Maylynn Cupp says:

    So beautiful I love the foil look tyfs

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  16. nancy f says:

    Love the color blocking.

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  17. cindyfowler1yahoocom says:

    I love this card! I am just going to have to invest in a glimmer system for the creativity!

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  18. Just a lovely and precious design on your card! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the prize!

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  19. hsmom24kids says:

    Love your colorblock design. I want a Glimmer Hot Plate so much… maybe soon!

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  20. bholddlamb says:

    Fun color block card!

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  21. Kellythesunshinecrafter says:

    Absolutely fantastic, abstract and fun! Love it

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  22. Cynthia Poorman says:

    love the color blocks!

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  23. MaryH. says:

    I love the foiled look as I think it takes your card to the next level. I appreciate the fact during your video you kept the over foiling segment and showed us ways to correct over foiling without starting over. Lots of great tips. I never did color blocking but I loved the way it looks and appreciate your sharing your ink knowledge and giving us pointers on both how to tape off areas and where to get inspiration for color/pattern selections. Enjoyed it all; Thank You!

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  24. Sandra says:

    nice composition … foils bring a whole new look to cards!

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  25. pam edwards says:

    Pretty card. Nice clean lines and love gold.

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  26. Nan says:

    oh I love the color blocks with glimmer! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Sharon Gullikson says:

    This is cool. Sort of modern artish. Nice.

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  28. I love the color mod look. Great colors and love the patterns. I love this thanks die.

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  29. Beautiful card… love the design … very unique…

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  30. dorothyayotte says:

    Love your color block choices and arrangement. And the glimmer die is beautiful and elegant!

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  31. Scraporcraft says:

    Nice created background. Great video showing the process.

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  32. Love that background. the tumbling pieces
    make it fun and colorful. thanks for sharing
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  33. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love your card- the colors and modern look are stunning! Thank you for your video- awesome tape and ink technique!

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  34. Wow! This card is gorgeous! I absolutely adore the sentiment die. And the colours are fabulous.

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  35. Wendy Cole says:

    Hard not to subscribe to all of the kits, I have the may card kit and love it. Have so many of the glimmer plates. You are all invaluable showing different ways to use them.

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  36. conniemelancon says:

    Love the color blocking technique. Thanks for sharing

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  37. Juanita says:

    Very pretty card. I will have to try this technique, looks fun. TFS

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  38. Anna Tooley says:

    That card is gorgeous!

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  39. Susan Young says:

    Love the color block background! So pretty! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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  40. karenladd says:

    What a bold and modern look with the color blocking! I’ve never tried this technique but will have to really soon.

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  41. Audre G says:

    I love the color blocking with foil. I will have to try that. Thanks for Including your ‘save’ for over foiling.

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  42. MJ1067 says:

    That color blocking makes the sentiment pop off the card. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. lorisloan57 says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your pretty card!

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  44. Wehaf says:

    This is such a lovely, modern-style card!

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  45. Lynette says:

    Wow. Thank you for the great tutorial on some interesting techniques. Love the color block and also the interesting pencil eraser mark. Takes a creative mind to think of that. I appreciate you showing how to correct what may have first seemed like an error or a problem. Great to know you can remove some of the foil with an eraser. The raised sentiment worked well too. I really need to learn how to go with the flow and not throw things away. In your capable hands resolutions look like they were meant to be. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Linda R says:

    Love the background you created! And your foiling looks so perfect!

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  47. Shiny with a fun background.

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  48. Sue D says:

    Love this modern design.

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