Paper: CAS-ual Friday Challenge – Color Blocking

June 21, 2011

“Things shouldn’t match, they should go.”

This is my fashion mantra.

This is also why I. Love. Color. Blocking.

So, when I saw the theme for this week’s CAS-ual Friday, I could not let the week go by without playing along!

Color blocking with paper is a fun way to keep things super simple, and let the colors speak for themselves.

That is exactly what I did with this super simple card…well kind of super simple card…keep reading and I’ll explain.

There is nothing terribly earth shattering about this simple card…so you’d think I could just sit down and make it in a few minutes. Not quite. 
See, when I sat down to tackle this design, I had it all worked out in my head. I would cut out the colored paper, make a color blocked pattern, then run the whole thing through my Cuttlebug with this cute sentiment.
Well, I failed to realize that the negative image of this sentiment would result in gaping holes in the middles of the “a” and “p’s” as well as the loops on the “h” and “y”!
The solution was simple enough. I used a pair of crafting tweezers to adhere those pieces back into their rightful places.
Not the most difficult thing to do, but I’d completely forgotten that step when I came up with this card design!
I kept the sentiment simple on this card, because my plan is to stamp a coordinating sentiment on the inside for whatever occasion might come up. PTI’s Wonderful Words Additions set makes this super easy to do.
Perhaps it’ll stamp “Birthday” onto the inside of the card. Or maybe “…to count you as a friend.”  Who knows!? I love having this  as a versatile card that I can reach for at the last minute.
That’s it for my color blocking (although I may be back later with another project for this challenge…so stay tuned!)
Thanks for stopping by for some Damask Love!

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI (Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, white)
Other: PTI Wonderful Words dies

25 thoughts on “CAS-ual Friday Challenge – Color Blocking”

  1. GIIIIIRL! Your posts and projects make my day! I can never just skip on down to the pics, I have to read your witty posts, laugh a bit and then drool over your oh-so-creative work! I want to be a fly on your wall while you make this stuff.

  2. Look at you! Rocking the color block challenge! Awesome card here sister! I love those dies….do I need them? Now maybe I do! 🙂 Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. De-LISH, Amber!! Adore the color palette as well as the brilliace of using the word die for your sentiment – awesome! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays – looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

  4. I LOVE this! This is color blocking at it’s best!!! Unexpected results aside, you pieced it together PERFECTLY!!! I giggled reading your post – that has SO happened to me too! Planned out, seems like an awesome idea. Put into motion…oops, something overlooked! But there is NOTHING lost on this STUNNER!!! LOVE it!!!

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