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.


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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