March 8, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays #93--Color Blocks


Hello!  It's finally Friday, which means a new CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  This week's theme is Color Blocks:  incorporate blocks of color in your clean and simple design.  We also have a generous sponsor:  CutCardstock.com is offering a $25 gift certificate to this week's winner.


I made a quick and easy tag with a coffee theme, using blocks of cardstock as the tag base.  At the intersection of the blocks, I die cut a coffee cup and stamped the coordinating image in the negative space.

I came across this "hugs" sentiment from Paper Smooches, which I thought resembled steam rising from the cup.  Plus a warm cup of coffee is really like a warm hug, isn't it?

As a finishing touch, I got to use some wonderful bits of ribbon from May Arts that my blog friend, Erin, sent to me.  Her little guy included a handmade card for my son, which totally made his day, too.  :)

Cardstock:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Kraft, Oatmeal), Stampin' Up! (Garden Green), Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Heart-2-Heart #1), Paper Smooches (Sentiment Sampler)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Garden Green, Dark Chocolate)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (tag & cup dies, Linen & Canvas impression plate)
Other:  May Arts (ribbon)

Show us your design using color blocks at CAS-ual Fridays!  And if you need more inspiration, look no further than the Girl Fridays--those girls rock!

Happy weekend!

16 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Jean Martin said...

I am totally loving this Christina! :)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So cool!

Lynn said...

Clever! I love that tag and the bold pop of green. Fabulous how you used the sentiment!

Alanna said...

That is so fun. Love it.

Jingle said...

Super cute tag! Love the shading on the coffee cup!

Marisa said...

WOnderfully done! Love the hugs as the steam from the cup!!

Lindsey said...

Love, love, LOVE this! One of my favorite color blocking projects ever. Love how "hugs" looks like steam. Such a creative detail that makes this tag even more amazing!

sanketi said...

ooh! Love it!

Mary Ann said...

SO very pretty,Love it...

Sharron said...

Great choice of colors and I love that you made a tag! The 'steam' and printed ribbon are perfect!!

Joyce said...

Genius tag. I love those colors, and the way you did the coffee cup.

Marlena M. said...

This tag is darling Christina!

maria f. said...

Just had to tell ya that this jumped right out and me and is stuck in my mind. Great job pulling together the image with related colors, although the green is so unexpected.

Suzanne said...

oh my gosh, i just love this! and that ribbon is awesome!

Marybeth said...

Love this sweet tag! Great simple ribbon too!

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