Tutorial Tuesday: Art Squared

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One of my readers begged me for directions for my recent card.  Her request must have had 8 “pleases” in them–LOL.  I started to type out directions and then thought that it would be much easier to do a tutorial than to write out the directions.  This is such a fun style to do.  Enjoy!

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You can follow along with my template for an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/5″) size card, or you can do your own design.

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Rub ink onto glossy cardstock with a sponge.  You can use a variety of ink pads, or use the individual colours from one ink pad as seen in this photo.

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Add as many colours as you would like.

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Cut out shapes by following along with your template above.  On my template I added one letter of the alphabet to each square (not seen in the above photo–pretend you see it though 😉 ) and as I cut my pieces, I placed the appropriate letter on the back.  Before inking, lay the tiles in the proper direction, so your stamp goes on right-side-up.

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Once the images are dry, ink the edges with a dark ink.  I used the dark blue that I used on my card front because I wanted my card to have subtle colour.

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Adhere your squares to the card front.

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I did a variety of coloured A2 cards, and mixed up the colours on this card.

I think it is safe to say that you’ll be seeing more of these cards because I’m having a lot of fun making them.  It’s so easy, and unique.

An index to all of my tutorials are posted on my Tutorial page.


Posted on : Apr 27 2010
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