Monday, July 28, 2008

Blintz Base Birthday

For WT173, we were asked to create a card using the Blintz Base technique. I hadn't done it before, and I have to say, I kind of like it. We were given a tutorial (Word document) by SCS's Cook22. I thought the directions were very clear. I followed her measurements to a "T."

At first, I started with some Blue Bayou Prints DSP, however, I noticed that more contrast was needed for this technique. So, of course, what do you reach for when you want the design to pop? Yes, American Crafts. I found one of my favorite prints from them, Sixth Avenue Little Italy. Yes, I still have scraps of that big enough for this technique!

Initially, I had something on the inside square, but I hated how it looked, so I changed it to an embossed square in Basic Black with a sentiment (SU! Fun Filled) in Craft White. The Blintz Base is adhered with Dimensionals on a 4.5 x 4.5 square of Basic Black. The card is mounted on a Certainly Celery base. I used the corner rounder on the base to blend with the design of the paper, which had sharp corners as well as rounded ones.

3 comments:

Ann said...

Didn't have time to do this one today, but yours turned out very cool. Gotta love American Crafts! :D

Eva said...

This is a great card...I love the black board effect and the way you used the cuddlebug embossing pice in the center!

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