Saturday, July 19, 2014

Building Blocks for The Twist

So I think I am likely the last person on the planet to try making a building block card, but I finally took the plunge!  This week's challenge over at The Technique Twist is all about the building block card and, being the dutiful Design Team Member that I am, I not only learned how to make one of these funky cards, I also added my own little twist!  Check it out:

Building Block card featuring the Something For Baby, Good Greetings and Petite Pairs stamp sets.

Now I started out by reading Laura Lipe's wonderful tutorial over on Splitcoast Stampers.  Once I figured out how the measurements worked it was easy to add an extra inch and a quarter to the shorter dimension to give me enough space to add the extra block.  I really wanted enough room for the word SWEET, so the extra block was essential, thus my finished card measures 3-1/2"x 6-3/4" when closed.  Because of the odd size I had to make an envelope to fit it, which took less than a minute with my Envelope Punch Board.

On the front of my card I used some Gold Soiree Specialty DSP for the background.  I love that it doesn't scream baby.  I also used half a Tea Lace Doily, some Pool Party Baker's Twine, some little bitty glimmer hearts, punched with the Owl Builder punch, and some pearls I coloured with my Blendabilities.  The little onesie is from the new Something for Baby stamp set, is stamped in Calypso Coral, and is die cut using the Babies First framelits.  I wanted to girlie it up so I added some (retired) ruffled stretch ribbon in Crisp Cantaloupe around the bottom to look like a skirt. 

I also added a little glimmer flower, an In-colour sequin and a pearl as the little belt buckle.  I "hung" the whole thing from a (retired) Cute Clips hanger and adhered it to my card using a double layer of dimensionals (necessary because of all those ruffles).  The sentiment is from an upcoming Hostess promotion called Good Greetings...I LOVE this set!  The handwritten font is so trendy and fun!

On the inside, I used more of the same Gold Soiree paper on my blocks, matting each piece with Pool Party card stock.  I die cut the letters using the Little Letters Thinlits from Pool Party card stock.

The sentiments, from the Petite Pairs stamp set, are stamped in Pool Party, punched with the 1" circle and then layered on a 1-1/4" scalloped circle in Pool Party.

I added  a few more coloured pearls to highlight the sentiments...and because I love colouring them with my Blenda's ;)

So there you have it, my very first (but certainly not my last) building block card!  Whaddya think?  Wanna try one yourself?  Go's the adventurous!  Then be sure to link up over at The Technique Twist so we can all see your brilliance! 

1 comment:

  1. I just adore the collage on the front of the card!! You're fantastic at the detail Leena .... right down to the little hanger clip for the dress on the twine....gorgeous!


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