Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Greetings!  As a coffee lover, I've been wanting one of the popular coffee cup dies that our out, such as the one that Tim Holtz released.  However, on a teacher's budget, with all my girls' university expenses, and the fact that I'm running out of die storage space, I couldn't bring myself to purchase one.  Therefore, I decided that the Tim Holtz "12 Tags of 2015 - June" challenge and the current Tag Tuesday "Out of Our Comfort Zone" challenge provided me with a great opportunity to design my own coffee cup templates.  I also got myself out of my comfort zone by using tools other than the ones suggested by Tim.

© Arnoldo L. Romero
This is what I did to make my tag.  Since all the parts of a disposable coffee cup are symmetrical, I folded cardstock in half and drew half of the design.  First, I worked on the cup.  After I cut it out and unfolded it, I adjusted the sides until I was pleased with my design.  I used my cup design as a guide to ensure that my other pieces fit appropriately.  Once I had my templates done, I traced them onto the materials I wanted to use and cut them out.  To make my tag, I followed most of Tim Holtz's other instructions, except for a couple of other adjustments.  For example, I used a different color combination for the background and used Tim's stripes embossing folder as a stamp instead of his stencil.  I also used an Amy Tangerine embroidery kit to do my stitching.

© Arnoldo L. Romero
Anyway, I had a blast working on my tag.  Not only did it give me a sense of accomplishment to design my own coffee cup, but I was also able to give it a little bit of originality by using different materials.  Blessings!

11 comments:

  1. Love your tag, great idea with the cup, I like yours a lot better than Tim's! Valerie

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  2. Arnoldo, your tag is awesome! I agree with Valerie, I like your handmade coffee better then Tim's!

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  3. Hi Arnoldo!

    Nice to see you back here!

    Love your take on Tim's coffee die. Just goes to show that with a little imagination you don't have to spend a fortune to achieve the latest look!

    Good job!
    Carolyn xx

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  4. Very well done Arnoldo! Bravo!! :o))

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  5. Wow, your coffee cup is super!! Love all the great textures and embellishments on your tag!

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  6. AMAZING and also inspirational .Very resourceful too .
    A lovely tag out of all that creativity .well done .LOVE IT .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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  7. Amazing tag and so clever to design your own coffee cup template.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Excellent take on Tim's tag, and a fab design for the coffee cup. I don't have any of the things he used either.

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  9. Good to see you back with us Arnoldo! Your coffee cup tag is fab!
    A clever idea, well executed. As a fellow coffee drinker I like the
    subject matter too!
    Jane x

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  10. Hi Arnoldo , Great work and great idea!

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  11. Great tag Arnoldo! A while since I visited the tag Tuesday site so it's nice to see you still appear here :-). Happy 4th...

    Sally

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