Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop: Photo Inspiration

Sunday, September 25, 2011



Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop challenges us to use yet another beautiful inspiration photo as the starting point for our project.  I wanted to replicate the colors as well as the stripes in this photo.  I chose to not use all of the colors together, but rather group them into color combinations that worked best for me.  This first card is my favorite of the two.  I have always loved blue and orange together!






This second card is more vibrant and reminds me of my mom. 
She loves reds and bright pinks!
I can't wait to hop on over to your blog and see how this photo has inspired you!



Cardstock: PTI White, Vintage Cream, True Black, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist
Paper: PTI Bitty Dot Basics, Library Ledger
Stamps: Heart Prints, Friends Til the End
Ink: Memento Black, Rosebud
Dies: Double Ended Banner Die
Other: Pinking Shears, MS Twine, Hole Punch,

58 comments :

  1. WOW, WOW, WOW! Such brilliant cards...absolutely beautiful! :)

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  2. Kara, these are just gorgeous!!! Love them both and feel a CASE coming on!!!

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  3. Kara these are spectacular!
    I love both of them...
    such creativity! :)

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  4. I love both of these colour combos - can't pick a favourite!! Love the way you've used the little banners to stamp various words. It really makes them stand out.

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  5. LOVE your cards - so gorgeous!

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  6. How fun and clever! I especially love the pink one!

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  7. Kara these cards are amazing! What a great design idea. Love the color combos too.

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  8. Ohhh...those are awesome, Kara! Love that the sentiments are on the flags. Very pretty. I'm not sure which I like better. Beautiful as always!

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  9. These are both FABULOUS -- just LOVE them!!! Very clever!!!

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  10. Love how you used the banners on both of these cards!!

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  11. Oh what COOL layouts, Kara! I just love how you used those sentiments and the sweet banners. Awesome color combos, too! Always something totally original and fun on your blog!!

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  12. Beautiful colors! love your layout too.

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  13. Beautiful cards, loving the little banner ends!

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  14. Gorgeous designs, Kara! So clever to pair the colors in two different batches! :)

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  15. beautiful use of the colors! love your little banners - what a fab idea!

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  16. Gorgeous cards, Kara! Love the banner idea and the colour combos!

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  17. Lovely cards!!! Great way to use banners!!

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  18. I love both of them. Great take on the inspiration photo.

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  19. I love both cards Kara. Your creativity stuns me.

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  20. these are fab! love them both- but I'm a pink girl...and love that flower! :)

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  21. Love these fun and bright cards!!
    Robin

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  22. Beautiful. ;-) Love your design and color selections.

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  23. I love them both! Looked at them for quite some time, but can't still decide wich one I love the most. Beautifully done!

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  24. Beautiful cards, Kara! Love the way you did the sentiment on the banners.

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  25. Great job with the banners! Love that 2nd card and colors~

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  26. These are both great, but I'm a real fan of the first color combination!

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  27. So lovely, Kara! You always have such great cards!

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  28. They are both great. It is hard to pick a favorite but I love pink too.

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  29. Oh my, I love both these cards but I think the first one is gorgeous because it is a colour combination I would not have thought of. Great job Kara!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  30. Totally brilliant, beautiful and wonderful.

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  31. Oooo, love how you grouped the colors! Great cards!!!!!

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  32. Oh, these are both fabulous! I love them both!

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  33. These are both wonderful. I think I am like your mom--partial to pinks and black.

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  34. way to kick off the blog hop, kara! so different and creative!

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  35. Oh my word Kara your cards are simply GORGEOUS ... I have to CASE them!

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  36. Oh, so pretty Kara. Love the banners and the pretty colors. Great desings. :o)

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  37. Beautiful cards. Don't know how one can pick a favorite. I like how you separated the color combinations. Love the flowers with the red card.

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  38. Wow! I loved how you used the banners to represent the clean lines in the photograph. Creative!

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  39. Lovely cards! You did a great job with the challenge.

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  40. Great job Kara! I like how you focused on one color and the use of the stripes.

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  41. Great card, Kara! Love the banners :)

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  42. What a fun and fabulous card Kara! Love your little banners and pretty in pink color combo!

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  43. Absolutely amazing cards!!!! the colors are fabulous and the sentiments on the flags...pure genious!!!

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  44. Love these cards and your take on the photo! Those banners are such a good idea!

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  45. Love these cards! Great idea creating the pennant flags.

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  46. How lovely. Your use of the pennant tags is so fabulous! Clever lady!

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  47. What beautiful cards! I love how you switched up the colors to create such a different look too!

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  48. What a fun design! Love your use of the banner die.

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  49. Wow! Two fabulous cards. Love them both. Ann

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  50. Such pretty cards. Love how you grouped the colours.

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  51. Very pretty , I do love the second card the most.

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  52. Kara these are so pretty! I love the colors!

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  53. love love those flags! fabulous take on the challenge. love your card!

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  54. Wow Kara! I absolutely LOVE these cards! I think your interpretation of this inspiration photo is just phenomenal. Outstanding....the best in the hop!

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