Simon Says Stamp | Color Blocking in Cardmaking - Take One - Grateful for You Fruit Card by Yana Smakula

Simon Says Stamp | Color Blocking Take One – Grateful for You Card

Hello, friends! I love color and all things bring, bold and cheerful. As I was relaxing in my craft corner the other day I was inspired to make several Color Blocked cards (in a way, similar to this Valentine’s Day card I shared back in December).

Simon Says Stamp | Color Blocking in Cardmaking - Take One - Grateful for You Fruit Card by Yana Smakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I filmed a short video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Facebook page:

CARD DETAILS

Here’s definition of Color Blocking from Google:

Color-blocking is thought of as the exploration of taking colors that are opposites on the color wheel and pairing them together to make interesting and complementary color combinations.

If you think about it, there’s a wealth of options to be explored and lots of color combinations to be experimented with. All you need is pretty colored cardstock or means to make colored cardstock from white (using coloring mediums).

Simon Says Stamp | Color Blocking in Cardmaking - Take One - Grateful for You Fruit Card by Yana Smakula

To make the card I’m sharing today I first pre cut paper rectangles to 2 x 2 1/2″. I used several soft pastel colors of cardstock from Simon Says Stamp: Cotton Candy (pink), Sea Glass (blue), Lemon (yellow) and Green Apple (green).

My idea was to have several fruit image panes and one sentiment panel for my card. I selected a few fruit stamps from the Fruit from the Heart stamp set – a watermelon slice, a pear and a grapefruit and a sentiment that reads “I’m so grateful for you” from the Uplifting Sentiments set and “Sweet friend” from the same Fruit from the Heart set.

Simon Says Stamp | Color Blocking in Cardmaking - Take One - Grateful for You Fruit Card by Yana Smakula

I clear heat embossed each image after stamping it in clear embossing ink. This gave me beautiful tone on tone results that helped images pop on the panel, yet didn’t introduce another color to the color palette.

Once I had foam mounted these images onto an A2 white side folding card base I also added several sequins from Simon Says Stamp and topped everything with a few Dream Drops in Cloud 9 from Tonic Studios.

Simon Says Stamp | Color Blocking in Cardmaking - Take One - Grateful for You Fruit Card by Yana Smakula

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Fruit From the Heart
Simon Says Clear Stamps Fruit From the Heart
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Uplifting Sentiments
Simon Says Clear Stamps Uplifting Sentiments
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Simon Says Stamp Lemon Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Lemon Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins Girl
Simon Says Stamp Sequins Girl’s Best Friend
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins Smooch
Simon Says Stamp Sequins Smooch
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
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Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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7 Comments

    1. Cute idea! I like the simple fruit stamps and the tone on tone embossing technique.

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