Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Modern Grid Technique

Man is my summer flying by!! I can't believe the 4th is past and that we're already well into the month of July. I hope all of you have a fantastic weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday with good food, outdoor games, friends and fireworks.

Since this is the first Monday of the month, that means we have a new CCEE challenge hostess. This month it's Dawn, and she challenged us to do a *Modern Grid Technique.* Now I'd never even heard of this technique before, so I needed to see the examples that Frances (StampOwl) provided for us. You can find them HERE, HERE, and HERE.

I decided to combine this Modern Grid Technique with the Tri-Shutter Technique that we did last month. And this is my very first Christmas card of the season too.

To start, I drew my grid lines with my SU! Going Grey marker. Each square is 1"x 1". I then stamped the Snow Swirled (SU!) images with White Craft (SU!) randomly throughout the piece and embossed with White ep. I used a sponge dauber to add Currant (Adirondack Dye Ink) to the centers of the flakes and Lettuce (Adirondack Dye Ink) to the tree center, and then used an aqua pen to pull the color out and blend it. The sentiment was stamped onto one of the Lots of Tags diecuts.

Finally, I added some Multicolored Mini-Rhinestones (Zva Creative) and Clear Rhinestones (Kaisercraft) to the snowflake centers and sentiment piece.

Now, you need to go check out what creative ideas the other girls have come up with. Head on over to the CCEE Stampers blog. We'd love to have you participate too. Just follow the linking instructions when you get there.

Thanks for stopping by. I always love visitors!!
Happy Stamping!





Stamps: Snow Swirled (SU!)
Paper: Wizard Dark and Light, White (Prismatics)
Ink: Currant, Lettuce (Adirondack Dye Ink), White Craft (SU!)
Accessories: Scor-Pal, Sponge Dauber, Ruler, Lots of Tags diecut (SU!), Rhinestones (Zva Creative and Kaisercraft), White ep

19 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Tosh this is perfect, I love your design, super job my friend.

Stephanie said...

That is gorgeous, what a spectacular result! I love this stamp set and think the color combo you chose was so wonderful!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi Tosh!! This amazing. Great colors, I just love how it turned out. Cudos to you for trying this, it looks waaaay too complicated for me! LOL! Hugs,

Bastelfrosch said...

This card has succeeded magnificently!!!
I love the kind of the card, must try out them absolutely still myself.
Wonderfully.
Annette

Lena Katrine said...

I love these kind of cards - and yours is absolutely beautiful!

have a great day! Hugs, Lena

StampOwl said...

fantastic Tosh

Gabriela said...

Oh my goodnes, Tosh, this is unbelievably! It sure looks complex. That grid thing is mind boggling, then again it don't take much to boggle mine. (tee-hee)

Jill said...

Gorgeous!! Love this stamp set and this grid card is amazing!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I am drooling over this GORGEOUS Christmas card, Tosh! You so rocked both challenges, my friend.

Mothermark said...

What a great Christmas card! This is a Christmas card and a Christmas gift all wrapped into one! Its wonderful Tosh, beautifully done!

Jackie Pedro said...

What a lucky recipient of this GORGEOUS Christmas card! That fold looks intimidating!!

Norine said...

very pretty love the design
Hugs
Norine

retiredheather said...

Wow! Love the design of this card. It looks like a puzzle. Great job.
Hugs
Heather

Carolyn King said...

this is so pretty...i still have to make one of those cards---love em. This is so pretty...love the non traditional colors for Christmas too!

PS--I finished the race! Did pretty well---Woohoo!!! It was fun but HOT!!!!

Shelbell said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! Just gorgeous, & love the colors, too! Very classy :)

Angella D. Crockett said...

this is so cool and so gorgeous! I love it!!!!

dpkennedy said...

This is awesome! I love your colors and that Tri-Shutter-Technique is amazing! What a gorgeous first Christmas card!!

ChristineCreations said...

What a cool look this is Tosh! Wow! And what a stunning first Christmas card! You're off to a great start :)

Rose Ann said...

This is such a beautiful Tri-Shutter card, Tosh!! I love the Christmas image, and pretty colors as well!!

 
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