Friday, October 9, 2009

Color Blocking Technique Alternative

As you know we've been talking about the Color Blocking Technique. In all the years I've seen this technique in action people have ALWAYS used a straight edge of scrap paper or masking paper to achieve the lines.
Yes, this makes it very easy to go back re-mask and stamp your images but let's face it....
it's sort of boring.

You know me, I can't leave well enough alone ;)

I figure why just stick with straight lines when there are SOOOOOOOO many cool edges out there to play with!!!!

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Just think of the edge punches, border rulers, border die-cuts and decorative scissors you have in your stash!! IF you didn't jump on any of these bandwagons I'm sure you probably know someone who did ;) This is where sharing comes in so handy...punch or cut some strips of paper and trade them with a friend!!


Here are a few alternative examples to get you going....

Deckle Edge Rotary Trimmer Blade (Carl)

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Victorian Edge Rotary Trimmer Blade (Carl)

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EK Success Border Punch

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Fiskars Border Punch

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And my fav...

Martha Stewart Border Punch

(and not because it's MS!)

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NOW, if you don't have any punches, scissors, die-cutters, worries!!!

There are TONS of every day items that have cool edges.

How about paper doilies, torn paper, specialty scrapbook paper (some of them have great edges!), the new lacy type papers, border stickers, etc.

These alternatives will give you some AMAZING results with products already in your stash or easily found in every day life!

Remember you can also trade strips of paper with friends ;)

So now, makes you want to go cut some paper huh? LOL!!

Be sure to check in tomorrow....

I rec'd something in the mail today I want to share with you all :)

What is it you might wonder????

Well, there are only 77 days til Christmas and this might help you out!


  1. Thx for sharing - love the lacey border punch too - now wher did I put those paper doilies....

  2. the MS ones. I'll be using this idea!!

  3. So awesomely cool! Thanx for sharing these with us.

  4. I love the lacy one. What a great idea for something different.

  5. thanks for sharing this technique. I just bought yr book here in KL, malaysia. love it. :)

  6. wow oh wow how neat - thanks fo rthe fantastic idea!!


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