Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CFC#7 and ColourQ #90

The CAS-usal Friday challenge this week is to use color blocking on a clean and simple card. I've used color blocking techniques a lot in scrapbooking, but never thought if it as a card technique! Trying to decide what colors to use, I stumbled across the colourQ challenge of using blues and red.


These colors, along with the fact that the Fourth of July is quickly approaching, had me feeling patriotic, so I set about making a card for The Fourth. This is what I ended up with. I made several attempts with stars stamped across the blocks in both blue and Versamark, but decided I liked it best as solid blocks of color. A few little star buttons and a sentiment from AMuse finished it off.


While I was making this card and feeling patriotic, I started thinking about how the American flag is basically blocks of color. I decided to see if I could use blocks of paper to make a flag card. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I tried stamping stars on the blue block and leaving it blank, but it needed something and again these star buttons worked perfectly.


Supplies:
Paper: PTI white and kraft, colored blocks from scrap bin
Stamps: AMuse sentiment
Ink: Brilliance rocket red
Others: star buttons from JoAnnes

13 comments:

Virginia L. said...

What a GREAT (and patriotic) take with the color block challenge! Perfect CAS card and I adore the little star buttons! I'm so glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Patrice said...

The buttons are perfect!

Laura B. said...

fabulous CAS color blocking cards, really awesome!!!

Judy1223 said...

What wonderful, patriotic cards...perfect color blocking! Good luck with the challenges!

Julie Hoffman said...

These are Fabulous! Love the star embelishments on both cards! The Flag card is CAS perfection! Love it on the kraft base!

Karen B. said...

Wow, these cards are amazing. I really enjoy the vast array of blues stacked next to each other on your first card. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This is the epitome of taking inspiration from around you and applying it to the challenge - a flag is colorblocking perfection!! And you've captured it beautifully here - love those buttons!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

Chunyuan said...

Two fabulous color blocking CAS cards. Love the buttons.

Suzanne Bier said...

Both cards are awesome! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week!

Jenny said...

These are just perfect Anne, great idea to use a flag for colour blocking :)
Jenny x

Kryssi said...

Aww these are AWESoME! Really love the simplicity! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

LeAnne said...

Both are perfect CAS cards----LOVE them. They make me smile! Thanks for playing with the CQC this week, too!

Christina said...

Wonderful job with both challenges! I especially like the simplicity of the color blocked flag. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!