Monday, July 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink July 2011 Blog Hop: Inspirational Photo Challenge

Hooray -- it's time for Papertrey Ink's July Blog Hop! Needing a masculine birthday card, I felt these inspiration colors would be perfect! Taking inspiration from the blinds on the window, I die cut Mat Stack 1 from balsa wood. With Dark Chocolate ink, I simply picked the ink up on a stiff-bristled brush and "dry brushed" it onto my die to better simulate the blinds. I then die cut Spellbinders Labels Eleven from Orange Zest CS, embossed lines with a Cuttlebug folder (based on the slats in the blinds and the stripes on one pillow).
All papers, stamps, inks and Mat Stack Die are PTI!
 
I'm so excited to see what everyone else created!

33 comments:

Kara said...

very pretty!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Marge, LOVE the balsa wood you painted! LOVE the embossing! This would be a GREAT masculine
b-day card! The twine is a perfect addition!

Magirk said...

I love this card! Love the way you put the colors together, with that big gorgeous focal panel. The twine on the side is so perfect, along with the fantastic textures, visual and tangible. Great! ;-)

Jill said...

Marge, the balsa wood is a wonderful idea! (I'm going to have to file that away, LOL!) I love your attention to detail with not just the colors, but textures too--well done! And I really love the twine with the knot in the middle--it's subtle yet really stands out and is so dimensional!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

A fabulous card! The textures are fantastic, and the layout is super. It's a great masculine card.

Kay said...

I'm really loving the balsa wood mat stack- gorgeous layering of colors, too!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a GREAT take on the photeo - LOVE your card and all the great texture and the twine is the perfect touch!

Leigh said...

Oh, what a great card, Marge! I love all the layered die cuts and the texture you added with the impression plate and twine!

Kristen :-) said...

Love the idea of the balsa wood! I also love the texture on the orange zest mat. Great card :-)

Debra said...

Love all the layers and textures!

From the Corner... said...

I love how you pulled the colour scheme with such beautiful simplicity and clean lines. Simply lovely.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just beautiful!

Terri said...

Nice job. Love all the different textures, It will definitely make a good guy card.

Sharron said...

Wow--love the CAS design and how you used the balsa wood. The embossing on the orange & the twine are fabulous details.

The Paper Gardens said...

What a unique design! I love the shape - great job!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent masculine card. Really like your idea to use the balsa wood. Great addition!

Lisa said...

This is a great masculine cared. I think these colors really lend to that perfectly. It's a simple design and I like that too :)

- elbeth - said...

When I look at the inspirational picture your card is just exactly right! Well done, clever and gorgeous use of the colours!

I'm Renee said...

Beautiful!
Love your use of the colors!!

ashjoy said...

Very pretty, love how you tied the twine on the side.

Marlena M. said...

PERFECT CAS card! I love the way you interpreted the curtains.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Marge. Love the great shapes and colors!

The Paper Parade said...

You did awesome with this photo as inspiration! I love how your card is beautiful, yet it can be manly at the same time, I should really just say that its sophisticated, because it is :)

Lynn said...

What a great card! I really like how you used the balsa wood and dry brushing and your embossed background looks fantastic too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful, I love how the balsa worked with the wooden blinds from the inpiration.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great card! Love how you were inspired by the colors and the balsa wood, that is so cool!

Chris L.

~Laurie said...

Great masculine card! Love your take on the photo!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovely CAS design Marge!

Dana said...

Lovely card! LOVE the orange layer!!

Suzanne Russell said...

Hi Marge! I love ALL of your entries for the Stamp-a-Faire and there were so many! You are not only creative and talented but FAST too! My favorite is the one for Challenge # 5. Thanks for taking a look at my blog, please come again!

Lori said...

Great masculine card! The wooden element is just perfect.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Marge, love that wood look!

Jan said...

very pretty and love these colors together :)

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