Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Using Gridded Blocks

A while ago I bought gridded blocks from Inkadinkadoo.  I bought them because they were chunky and sturdy, and came in the sizes I needed.  The grids were nice-to-have, but I didn't really use them. Recently I had the chance to put the grids to good use.

I was approached by The Stampers' Sampler to submit some cards using the "Have a Seat" stamp set from Stampin' Up.  I have always loved this stamp set.  I used the grids to set up the three small chairs to create my own background paper.

Using VersaMark and CrumbCake on Very Vanilla cs, I stamped the chairs in a dropped pattern (where the Windsor chair was in one column, it was dropped down one chair in the next column).  Then, I swirled Perfect Pearls over the chairs.  I stamped the bench on a scrap of Very Vanilla, fussy cut it, and popped it up.  I dipped the Tim Holtz grungeboard letters in Pool Party, Kiwi Kiss and River Rock, then glued them on.