5 Easy Ways to Use Colour Blocking in Cards| Gimme 5 Penny Black + Video!

Do you like to Colour Block? One of my favourite things to do is to mix and match colour combos and today I share how I made 5 different cards using just one colour combo!

Welcome back to another Gimme 5 video featuring Penny Black, if you haven’t been here before this is a video series where I create 5 Same but Different cards and you can check out my previous videos right HERE!

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1
Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

I am sharing a few different ways to Colour Block but all of my cards ended up quite clean and simple, allowing the colours to be the main focus.

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

Using coloured cardstock is one of the easiest way to block colour and on this card I added a simple die cut frame from the Love to Travel die set and a sweet bird from Peaceful Time.

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

I decided to use the scrap cardstock to create some blocked panels next.

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

This time I embossed the flowers From the Garden and added sentiment from the Huggable Stamp Set.

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

Next I combined my colours by blending them into a panel of colour.

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

I stamped the Crimson Blush rose with a sentiment from a Million Thanks.

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

Next I created another panel of colour but this time gave it a watercolour’y look.

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

I added a swan and sentiment from the Animal Wisdom Stamp Set.

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

My final design was the easiest to do. I swiped the ink pad to create my Colour Blocking.

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

and added the deer from the Animal Wisdom set this time.

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Colour Blocking - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

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I hope you were inspired to create some cards using Colour Blocking, there are so many ways that you can do this and it’s mega fun! Thanks for stopping by and I will see you here again real soon. Crafty hugs,

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27 thoughts on “5 Easy Ways to Use Colour Blocking in Cards| Gimme 5 Penny Black + Video!

  1. Love these cards! I have soooo much cardstock that I could use to colour block, but just don’t think about this technique. Thanks for the reminder!

    1. Hope you enjoy these techniques Vicki! Great to hear that things are finally starting to ease for you, it’s the weirdest thing (surreal really) we went out yesterday to see a band at a pub and it felt like ‘normal’, there were people everywhere…. I suppose it’s school holidays in both states and the day was beautiful… crossed fingers that is you guys soon too x

  2. I love the look of colour blocking, Therese … and with these techniques you’ve shared such great ideas for achieving clean, crisp looks! Oh, and adding some fun too with those punny sentiments! Hugs, Anita πŸ™‚

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