Blue Colorblock Technique Seahorse Card

Make a splash with this Blue Colorblock Technique Seahorse Card! Ombre blue provides a fun background for the white embossed world under the sea.

The Colorblock is an easy technique for your cards, and the embossing helps it pop.

This card was created using a range of blues, but the technique can definitely be used with other colors!

This seahorse stamp set has become one of my favorites, and I feel like it’s underrated, too! It offers versatility in the projects you can create with it, especially when paired with dies from the Silhouette Scenes!

Accordingly, here is the recipe for this card using the Colorblock Technique:


How to: The Colorblock Technique Card:

Cut your Cardstock:

  • Whisper White: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, fold in half at 4 1/4” for your cardbase, and 4” x 5 1/4” for your colorblocks layer.
  • Pool Party, Mint Macaron, and Bermuda Bay: Cut each at 4” x 1 3/8”.

Adhere Blues onto your layer for Colorblock:

  • Starting with your white layer, glue the Pool Party strip to the top.
  • Then, glue the Mint Macaron strip right below that one, flush against it. Lastly, glue the Bermuda Bay layer at the bottom, flush against the other one.
  • If necessary, trip the edges so they are all even before stamping.

Stamp!

  • With Versamark Ink, stamp an underwater scene onto your colorblocked layer. Don’t worry about stamping over the lines — it’ll make it look more cohesive!
  • Sprinkle with white embossing powder. Then tap off the excess and heat until it melts.
  • Using the coordinating Stampin’ Write Markers, color in the underwater scene. So, on the Bermuda Bay strip, use the Bermuda Bay marker to color in the shells and kelp and any of the seahorse tail that’s on this strip. Coloring in each piece will make each piece look brighter!
  • Adhere it to the front of the cardbase.

Create the Sentiment:

  • Lastly, die cut “inspire” from scraps of Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and White. Carefully glue these on top of each other, and then to your card.
  • Add a little wink of Stella for that sparkle!

Supplies for this Seahorse Colorblock Card:



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