Color Block Quilt Card

This afternoon, I took a quick break from working on the upcoming “Specialty Card Folds” eArticle to do something with the scraps of doodle / color blocking left over from my April 5 blog post.

This card uses a quote I found on the internet printed using my computer printer, the  layered color blocked scraps and cardstock. The faux stitching lines were drawn with a black Pitt Artist pen and an Inksentials white gel pen. The basket (Milltown Obsessions) was stamped, colored, cut out and then cut open along the top edge to allow colorful fibers to be tucked inside and then was attached to the card using glue dots.   ~Nancie

226 Days of VSN Day 1: Doodled & Scored Color Blocking

Large Balloon: Hamilton Arts, Balloon Cluster: All Night Media. 6 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

This is the first of my “226 Days of VSN” posts. The idea for this post series is to open up an old issue of VSN, find one or more ideas or techniques from that issue and use it in a fresh way to create something fun. The inspiration for this large card was two ideas from the Sept ’05 VSN plus the “Doodling, Hand Lettering and Stamps” eArticle. If you’ve got the Sept ’05 VSN, pull it off the shelf to see the original articles that inspired this post! Continue reading 226 Days of VSN Day 1: Doodled & Scored Color Blocking

My Favorite Doodling & Hand Lettering Video

This is the YouTube video that inspired my current “Doodling, Hand Lettering & Stamps” eArticle. It was created by Rachel Bland who was kind enough to give me permission to include a small screenshot of her video in the eArticle and included permissions on YouTube for embedding so I can share it here as well. I found it to be really inspiring. I’ve been using more doodling and hand lettering in my cards ever since I saw this. See what you think!