Today's card is inspired by this card from Angeline Yong Jeet Leen in Card Creations Volume 10.
Isnt' that FABULOUS?!?!?! LOVE the fun dots (on washi tape, no less!) she used to create her grid. Angeline's card begged for me to CASE it, so I did...with two very different versions.
First, I went textual, repeatedly stamping a scrap of white card with Papertrey's Text Style, but I ran into a little problem. You see, I cheated and used my 3/4" square punch, which gave me larger squares than Angeline used, meaning I couldn't quite get as many rows of squares on my grid. As you can see, this meant a bit of an awkward placement of the third rhinestone to get that visual triangle to work.
While I loved the black-and-white riff on Angeline's colorful card, I knew I had to ditch the rhinestones if I kept using my punch.
So I stamped a piece of scrap paper with Papertrey's Grunge Me and punched out the squares. Then, after arranging them in a pleasingly random way, I added the orange birds to the first and last squares. THIS version ended up more balanced with fewer--and larger--squares on the grid.
If you want a little tip on getting a grid glued down perfectly, get thee a quilting ruler. Here's a little photo to help. Line it up (I'd obviously knocked it a bit off line before I shot the photo, but you get the idea), and position the squares with ease!
Also, to stamp the sentiment, I stamped the top and bottom ones in line with the square to the left using a gridded acrylic block, and then eyeballed the middle one.
Many thanks to Angeline for inspiring such a fun layout!
accessories: 3/4" square punch, glue, quilting ruler, rhinestones