Monday, January 2, 2012

Valentines cards using the Grid technique.

My technique group is getting together this Friday, so I have been doing some research and found a pretty simple technique.  It gives a great background look though.  It's as the Title says, The Grid technique.  I've never tried it before, so this was a first for me.   I found the technique here.  I loved the look of her cards, so I decided that I would case hers.  I just changed the colors on the first card and left out a layer, and used a different stamp set.  On my second card, I also cased her lay out, but again changed it up.  I don't like the second card I made as much as the first one, but I still think it was a fun technique to try, and I'll probably be doing it again.

 I used Elegant Eggplant ink (105210)paper (105126), Old Olive, ink(102277) paper(100702), and Melon Mambo ink(115656) and paper(115320).  I also used the scallop edge border punch,( 119882)the scallop circle punch,1-3/4" (119854) the 1-3/8' circle punch,(119860) and my wonderful Simply Scored Scoring tool.(122334)  LOVE IT!  The ribbon is melon mambo, (retired.)
Here's the inside of my card.  On this I used all the above colors, but used the Stampin write markers.  Elegant Eggplant (105110), Old Olive (100079), and Melon Mambo (121074).  Also, this is a sneak peak of a stamp set that is coming out in the new mini starting January 4th.  It's called Candy Conversations.  (125560)

Now for my next card, not my favorite, but also using the Grid technique.  As you can see, I'm really getting into the Valentines Day cards.  I got really tired of Christmas cards, so it's nice to be moving on.  I've got a couple more cards to share, but these two are the ones I made using the grid technique. 
I'd love to see what you guys come up with and also know what you think.  All comments are appreciated.  If you would like to order any of the supplies I used, please click the "Order now" button on the very top right and it will take you to my demonstrator website where you can order whatever you would like, or you can contact me on my demonstrator website if you would like to be the hostess and hold your own workshop, and learn this technique.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          demonstrated.                                                                                                                                                   


  1. Wow, I love your grid techniques! I will have to try these out on a few of my projects!

  2. Both cards look amazing Yolanda. This will be a wonderful technique for your class. You go girl!

  3. I like both cards. This is a great technique and adds so much to the cards.

  4. Yolanda, your grid cards are so sweetly elegant. Very pretty, and the colors are dear. TFS