Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

Sunday, November 25, 2012

 
 
Today is the 25th.  On the 25th of every month PTI has a blog hop.  This month's hop is centered on book cover art as inspiration.  PTI provided some inspiration or you could find your own.  I did a google image search for book cover design and found this book cover.

 
 
To make sure my design came out straight, I drew one vertical pencil line and one horizontal.  Starting on those lines made sure my first stamped images were straight and that those lined up after would also be straight.

 
It's difficult to see  in the photo, but like the book cover I stamped some white text underneath the main title or sentiment.

 
I can't wait to see your cards and what book covers inspired you!



Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Fine Linen
Stamps: PTI Happy Harlequin, Big Birthday Wishes
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Fine Linen, Kraft, Berry Sorbet, ColorBox Frost White

38 comments :

  1. Gorgeous Kara...I love the retro feel of your card.

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the graphic feel to it.- Irma

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  3. wow! very cool! I love the graphic design of the card, and the colors you used together are fantastic.

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  4. Beautiful birthday card and you captured that cover perfectly.

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  5. ooh - love seeing all the different shapes. Gr8 graphic card.

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  6. so nicely done. and i really like the color choices. I keep staring at it to see how the cubes change LOL

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  7. there are so many ways to mess this up and you mastered it! Thanks for the tip of drawing lines to help guide, smart!

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  8. Kara, what a masterpiece! The colors are fantastic, and I love the little bit of white text to break up the geometry just a touch.

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  9. Wow, I love how you used the harlequin stamp. It looks so complex and the colours are great.

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  10. Fun design. Love how the boxes keep changing!

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  11. oh so clever! It turned out perfectly!

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  12. WOW, Kara, this is beautifully executed ~ great design! You make it sound so easy, but I know it's not. : ) WTG!

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  13. Awesome card. You are so talented. You really did make this one a challenge. i would hate to give this one away since I am sure it took such a long time to get it perfect. Love your white text undertones too!.

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  14. Oh, what a great graphic design. I love the colors you chose, and how you put the white text on top.

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  15. You did an amazing job capturing the design of the book cover with its depth, shapes, and text. This is a clever use of the diamond shapes. Great color combo, too.

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  16. This is so amazing Kara! The design is perfect! Wow and it looks like squares and boxes great job.

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  17. Absolutely perfectly executed. You really did an amazing job!

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  18. You totally captured the book Cover Art, Kara! Love your card :)

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  19. So in love with this geometric design you've created with just a single stamp! Gorgeous!

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  20. Great colors and love the bold graphic! Great card!

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  21. What an awesome graphic card! You've made several awesome cards with those diamond shapes.

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  22. Simply beautiful...and those colors are just amazing together.

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  23. Wonderful take on the inspiration art, Kara! So bold and graphic and eye-catching!!

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  24. This was not easy! Congratulations - I especially love the sections that have been stamped in 2 directions to create a subtle change in color & dimension (hope that makes sense).

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  25. Kara,
    I love your card, I had to check what supplies you used for the blocks, here I am wondering "where did she get the great sq. block to make this card"? Well, it was a lovely surprise to see you used Happy Harlequin for your design!! Truly wonderful card.

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  26. What an interesting shape. So eye catching. Great job with the book inspiration.

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  27. What a GREAT way to use those harlequins, Kara! So perfectly stamped...and I love your color scheme!

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  28. Gorgeous as always!!
    Love how you used the harlequins...
    they honestly have the 3-d box effect...
    love it and could have never figured this out for myself...
    but am in total awe of you! :)

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  29. totally awesome! Love the graphic feel~

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  30. Amazing how straight you stamped this! Beautiful and I love the color combo you chose!

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  31. Really cool card - love the colour combo, too!

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  32. Very cool choice for book cover, Kara! I love your card-- it's fabulous!

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  33. Uber-cool design. Great stamping results. Love the white text too.

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