Thursday, June 16, 2011

Color Blocking



Pleating.
Ruffles.
Color blocking.
It's all there in the fashion world just waiting for us to capture it
and transform it into a paper piece of handmade goodness.


Kim Kesti explained the trend of Color Blocking best over at Moxie Fab World and CAS-ual Fridays decided to have a go at it too! The prize this week is offered up by Crop Stop. For all the challenge rules and details, fabulous color blocking inspiration from the Girl Fridays and prize details, please be sure to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog!

My card, heavily influenced by fashionable frocks features a purple pleated band that is wrapped with string and off it hangs a sweet little tag of love. 

I can't WAIT to see what you come up with for this challenge!

P.S. Papercrafts Magazine is hosting their Gallery Idol Competition right now! Have you entered yet??

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI, (Black Core in Purple and Black) Coordinations, (White) Georgia Pacific
Stamp: (Sentiment from Ever After) WPlus9
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versafine
Embellishments: (Foss), (Tag) PTI

35 comments:

  1. love the purple and craft with that beautiful pleat and twine. LOVE IT!
    Now the question is did you enter it into Gallery Idol?

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  2. This is ruffled blocked perfection Karen! You always execute a design perfectly!

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  3. Love the pleats and that super sweet tag! Beautifully done.

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  4. Swooooon! I love that pleated band and your design rocks!! Fabulous card!!

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  5. I am always amazed by your ideas....love the ruffle...I have entered at Gallery Idol but want to find time to create a couple more!

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  6. I hope you know how amazing this is!!!

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  7. If only I could WEAR that card! ;) Wowzers.
    I am looking forward to trying the color blocking at CAS-ual Fridays. I hope I don't chicken out! I have been wanting to try it since reading that Moxie Fab article...so glad you and the Girl Fridays are encouraging us to do so. ;)

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  8. Very stylish and on trend Karen, love the pleated band :)
    I've entered Gallery Idol this year but with about 500 cards entered so far I'm gonna need to cross alot more than my fingers me thinks :)
    jenny x

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  9. Totally F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! The colors, the layout, the pleats, the sweet little tag---every detail is JUST PERFECT!

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  10. What an elegant card, Karen. Just lovely!

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  11. Oh this card is just fabulous!! Love it!

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  12. this is FAB- love the pleating, and that tag is precious!!! :)

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  13. I have been working with all kinds of bows lately....I love your card,,,as well as the rusty truck and fernish below...gorgeous work!

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  14. darling pleated ribbon mixed with the cuteness little tag, karen!

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  15. Love how the pleat adds that extra little somethin' to the purple block. :)

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  16. Love that colour blocking, Karen! The tag is such a perfect addition to a CAS card and the paper pleating adds real focal interest - great job!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  17. Stunning work, so beautiful!
    hugs
    Laura

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  18. This is gorgeous! I just love the ruffle! How did you do that?
    Mackie

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  19. I love how you made cardstock look like ruffly ribbon! Fab!

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  20. Awesome! I love the pleated purple block!!

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  21. So very stylish! I love the pleats.

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  22. Once again, your work takes my breath away . . . the color palette is so fun and unexpected, and the font on that sentiment brings a touch of elegance to the bold color blocking - please let me get inside your head just once, will you?! LOL P.S. Love Michele's new blog header and siggie that you created for her. I'd love to hire you to do one for me, if you have time in your very busy schedule! Can you let me know? Thanks, Karen!

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  23. so, so pretty ~ love it, thanks for sharing

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  24. amazing take on the challenge. fabulous card, Karen! i, too, love the pleats. so fun!

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  25. Love it. The pleating is absolutely fabulous. Nice touch.

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  26. I totally thought "classy cocktail frock" whern I saw this beauty Karen. Spot on.

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  27. Love your card Karen! Those colors on the kraft are fab and love how you pleated the purple piece :)

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  28. Wow--love that wide pleated panel!!

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