Wednesday, May 14, 2008

An OLD Idea

Here is a card that I used to teach a long time ago. It is done using a quilt ruler and black permanent marker. I call them Marker Grid Cards. Below are the instructions on how these cards are done. They are fast and easy and you can change the looks of them by where you put your grid lines.

The first thing you will want to do is decide what size cardstock you want to work with. I usually work with 5 1/4" x 4" or 5" x 3 3/4". That way I can mat the design when I'm done. Use the ruler and set it on your cardstock so you can mark in 1/4" from the edge of the cardstock. Do that on two oppposite corners and then connect with a line. Finish doing that around the piece of cardstock until you have a blocked outline.


Decide on what images you would like to put in your grid area and stamp one of the images in the outlined area. At this time you can also stamp another image if you have an idea where you want it or you can continue to the next step and then come back and stamp another area.


Using the ruler again; you will draw lines around the stamped images and place them in "grid" boxes. Outline the boxes with stitched marks to make them pop a little. Color your images and decorate as desired. Good luck and I hope some of you get a chance to try this!

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi Rita! Sorry I haven't been around much. How are you doing? I like your before and after pictures. Take care of you, and keep stamping!

hugs and good thoughts...

mel4christ said...

THis is such a cute idea. Love your picture tutorial, thank you for taking the time to do that. I just love these. I will be hosting a crop next weekend at my church and I think this would be a great technique for the gals.

Smiles,
Melanie

Percy said...

I love this idea, very easy! Your cards are beautiful!!!

Hugs,

Percy

Aimee said...

Hi Rita! These are really cute! Thanks for the tutorial too--I'll have to try it out! :)

made by fifi said...

great cards rita - clever idea xx

Sonja said...

This is such a great idea. And I like that it's so simple to do!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

AngelCompanyStamper said...

Great idea! Those cards are adorable.

Bridgett said...

I love this card!! It may be an old idea to you but it is brand new to me...a new stamper! I LOVE IT and I LOVE THIS SET!! I have to get it! I already have Ice Cream Social and Wild West. Just gotta get Hello There and Twinkle Toes! Thanks for sharing. I'm holding you close in prayer!
Gentle Hugs,
Bridgett in your Angelhood 2

Vicki said...

Great way to WOW up a one-layer card. Awesome tutorial too!

"Jany" said...

Hi! Might be old but it is pretty new to me. I definitely want to try this one out!

Leanne said...

What a great idea! I so need to try this!!! Thanks for the instructions!

Sarah said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the instructions. :)

Sarah G.
Angelhood 2

CarolineH1972 said...

wow Rita I love your card! what a great idea and thanks for the pic tutorial sure makes it look easy - as a newbie to stamping I'm always on the look out for inspiration - think I'll be giving this a go over the weekend time and kids allowing :-)

PawsN2Stamp said...

Love the card!!! But then, I love love all your cards! ;-)

Hugs,
char