Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Creative Confetti: On the Grid!


Hello peeps! Are you ready for a fun little challenge to keep this creative week rolling? I am! If you joined us for our Inspire Me Monday Rewind & Unwind yesterday, we took you back to 2015 with the ever-so-talented Ms. Dina Kowal. If you missed it, click here!  She took us through -- step by step -- on how to create what she called a "9-block card." It was designed to mimic the effects of a quilted square and, my friends, that tutorial is the inspiration for today's Creative Confetti Challenge!


HOW TO PLAY: Simply cut up your stamped image to create that window pane or grid-like effect. While Dina did a 9 block, you can do literally any number and it doesn't even have to be a square! Try different shapes! Have a little hexagon punch? Or how about a circle die? It's up to you! We just want to see you create this grid-like effect, no matter what shape you choose!


On to my creation! 


So, I wanted to give you a reference point so that you could "see" where I was going through my little step by step tutorial below. I am giving you a tutorial because I did my grid creation just a wee bit differently than Dina. She had a grid die. I wasn't so lucky but in the process of making this card, I remembered a little trick a fellow stamper taught me once. So, I reached into the cobwebbed recesses of my mind and dug that little trick out! 

I started by printing off the brand new digital stamp by Power Poppy called Bowl of Beauty. Man, is it a beauty or what? I did only print off a portion of the image and I did blow it up a bit so that you could "see it" when I cut it up and re-assembled! Here's what it looked like after I finished coloring it with my Copic Markers! I have to admit I had a hard time taking my paper cutter to this one. I actually said to my husband, "I can't do it!" And you know what he said? "Don't complain, you knew you were going to do it when you started. Just do it!" HA! A little tough stamping love for me! ;-)


Now here's the little trick! I cut a few slivers of card stock to measure 1/8" wide. This would serve as my guide for layering all my little 1" squares! I started at the top and side....  


And then kept moving my slivers of paper as I went!


You can see just how easy this made it!


And here's a look again at the final "puzzle" all put back together!


Here's a closeup. Don't look too hard! You can see that I am just a wee bit off on my top three boxes. The paper must have shifted as I was making my little squares. It's okay though. Most people won't notice that hopefully!
 

And here's the cheery little sentiment that I added onto a punched circle and put on my card thanks to some silver cording! The sentiment is from the Power Poppy set Potted Primroses. Love that set!


So, now it's your turn to color up something, cut it up and piece it all artistically back together! While it was a bit tough cutting up this image, I do love the effect and was glad I cued up Dina's tutorial for inspiration!

Before we go, we do have to share the winner of our March Creative Confetti Challenges! We threw all the names in a hat and thanks to random.org, here's our winner!

That means the winner is......


**** LISA  JOHANSEN! ****

You might already know this card making phenom. She not only plays weekly, she's hosted here a time or two as well. Want to see her winning creation?


Lisa played along with our Color Wheel Challenge and spun the wheel to find the color tied to her birthday month! She's an October Baby... so blue was the color she was supposed to create with. I love the sweet and simple design, really playing up that Easy Breezy Coneflower!  Congrats Lisa! You win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Just email us here at bloom@powerpoppy.com and we'll get your winning code right to you!

So peeps, now it's your turn to play along with us and show us what you've got! Remember, our linky is live all month long. So, play along one week or all four and each entry will be one more chance to win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop!

We can't wait to see what you create!

~Julie 
a.k.a. Chief Creative Confetti Thrower! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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7 comments:

Nana Donna said...

I love your grid card. Thanks for the great tip on lining up your pieces, that is awesome

Lisa said...

What a fun challenge, I can't wait to try this!

Wow, what a lovely surprise to see I'm the random winner for last month! I'm so excited!!

creatingincolors said...

What a beautiful and cheery "window".

Marcella Hawley said...

Beyond cool. I am sitting her with mouth agape. Just AWESOME!!

ChristineCreations said...

Jules....this is such a beauty!

Henri√ętte said...

Gorgeous card Julie, I love it. I have to give this realy a try.
Thank you so much for your inspiration.

Traci M said...

Your card is beautiful, Julie!! I love your coloring and of course, the papers you chose are perfection! Thanks so much for the tutorial as it would be too intimidating to attempt without it!