Sunday, September 25, 2011

PaperTrey Ink Blog Hop!

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Good morning!  It's the 25th and that means its time for another PaperTrey Ink Blog Hop.  I have to admit the inspiration photo stumped me a bit this month.  I kept looking at the colors of the stripes and the depth the stripes created, but couldn't decide what to do.  So...for this card, I kept it very simple.  I decided to use glitter to try and create a bit of depth with much softer colors.  I then added my new Congrats stamp (love the font and the size...look for this to be used a lot).  And the rest was history...added some flowers and a couple of gems.  I also have to share that this is my first order of Vintage Cream cardstock...how I did without that I'm not sure (Thanks Moe for introducing me to it...I am now addicted!)
For my next card, I tried to use create the depth of the stripes by using negative images of the dies.  I ignored the colors from the inspiration photo, but tried to create the depth.  Does that make sense?  What do you think? :)
Happy blog hopping!  Can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations!
 

25 comments:

  1. Lynn these are two wonderful cards! I LOVE your congrats card. The glitter colors are perfect and elegant. I cannot believe that you didn't have Vintage Cream cs before now. You'll be ordering more before you know it.

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  2. OH, wow!! You've really used LOTS of your new goodies ;) Love all that glitter!! LOL and LOVE the negative image of those mat stacks :) Very cool. I am here waiting for the link to go live so we can start the day...I might miss it if Tony gets up soon and wants to leave! LOL

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  3. gorgeous lynn!!love the soft color and glitter on the first card!!

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  4. Great Christmas card (love the depth you created!), but ADORE that first card -- so BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  5. Hold the phone!! Your first order of vintage cream cardstock? How did you live without it before? Oh, that's so funny. I love your out-of-the-box interpretations here!

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  6. Beautiful cards, Lynn! Love your completely different direction!

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  7. Love the soft subtle colours of thelines in our Congrats card. Very pretty.

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  8. Both cards are wonderful. Such a great take on the challenge.

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  9. Both cards are great. I had trouble with this inspirational image too. Didn't like the colors. I love the colors you chose for the first card. The glitter is neat too.
    for the Chrismas card, I love how you added the depth with the negative image. Great!!

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  10. I like both cards but the first one is my favorite! Love how you used glitter on the stripes.

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  11. Two fantastic cards, Lynn! I just love those glittered strips and soft blues on your congrats card, and the negative die cuts on your holiday card are so fab. I can't wait to get the holiday lights set!

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  12. Two lovely cards Lynn... love seeing the different things you picked up from the photo :)

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  13. Really beautiful cards Lynn! Love the first one a lot...great color combo. :)

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  14. Wonderful cards. I love the softness and glitter lines in the first card. What a great way to use the dies in the second card (note to self, get that layerz die!).

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  15. Fantastic cards Lynn, and I very much like the glitter in both cards!

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  16. Pretty cards! Love all the glittery sparkle in them.

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  17. I like the glitter and good to know that I wasn't the only one who struggled...

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  18. I am loving these striped creations! I really like those lights...those cards are so adorable but I am thinking the first one is my fave! So pretty!

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  19. Such gorgeous cards! Love all the glittery goodness in the first one and the lights in the second are just perfect!

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  20. Those glittery stripes are wonderful!

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  21. Absolutely beautiful work!!! Love the glittered stripes and the Christmas lights are fabulous!!!

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  22. I told you that I'd come here and find tons of creations to be inspired by ;)! LOVE those glittery stripes, and that color combo is one for the books, girl! WOW!

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