Saturday, March 28, 2015

ABC Blog Hop- G

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter G. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their G element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Pam's Blog then you're on the right track!

My G technique is a Grid Background. This is a fun background that i use a lot on masculine cards, but today I thought I would show you the results on a more feminine card using the Heartstrings collection.

I took a 4x4 square of white cardstock and turned it to face me like a diamond, then scored it at every half inch from the middle and then down each side.

I repeated the score lines going the other way to make a grid.

I then stamped the grid using a retired background stamp to get the crosshatch look, then finished by placing the cardstock directly onto my ink pad and finger walking over the back of the cardstock to get heavy saturation. The crosshatch background stamp still shows through but this way you also get a lovely rich background colour. The colour is off in this photo but you can still get the idea of how to make the grid scoring stand out.

I added a stamped sentiment onto the cardstock as well as an embellishment.

Here is the finished card using the Grid Background technique. I would love to know what you think!

The Heartstrings cardmaking WOTG and paper are only available until the end of March, so if you love these papers and stamps as much as I do then be sure to order through your consultant or click here to shop with me.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Diana Saunders of Farmer Di Stamps.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

CTMH supplies used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Embellishments: Heartstrings Assortment, Stuck On You Puffies
Ink: Cranberry, Lagoon, Slate
Paper pack: Heartstrings
Stamp sets: Heartstrings Cardmaking Kit, Universal Backgrounds
Tools: Score Board
WOTG: Heartstrings Cardmaking Kit


  1. That is an awesome technique. Love all the texture. What a nice card too!

  2. What a cool technique and love the finished project!

  3. What a fun technique! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  4. Isn't that lovely!!! great technique and wonderful card.

  5. How clever is this! Love the look of this technique, thanks for sharing it with us!

  6. Love the technique and the card!

  7. Lauren this is so cool! I am a junkie for new techniques and this is AWESOME!
    I love it! Thanks for fulfilling the dry creative well!

  8. Neat technique, something I've never seen before!


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