Good googly moogly, do I love me some stripes! In my wardrobe, on my walls, on my cards…I just love a simple striped pattern!
So it was a no brainer that I’d play along in the September Blog Hop with Papertrey Ink. It did, however take a little brain power to REMEMBER to make something for the blog hop! Which is exactly why, I was up bright and early creating a few cards for this event, using this inspiration photo:
Now for my cards (yes, that’s cards…plural). Once I got started the inspiration kept coming. Something about those colors are just my style!
Up first is a literal interpretation of the photo…very literal, as a matter of fact. I LOVE the mitered corners…so clean and crisp.
The stripes portion of the card came together rather quickly…but boy did I obsess over the sentiment. So ridiculous. I wanted something with clean lines and a modern font, to complement the stripes. I found just what I was looking for in the PTI Faux Ribbon set…love that set!
For my next card, I used a few colors from the inspiration photo, but played with the scale of the stripes and created a gradient effect with three colors.
I left just enough space between colors to slip in a simple sentiment.
Now…brace yourself for this last one.
It is totally unlike anything I’ve ever stamped. I used the colors from the inspiration photo, but wanted to deviate from the modern look of it. Instead, I wanted to create something reminiscent of folk art.
When the card was done, I felt like I needed something on top….so….wait for it….I added a bow. YIKES!
If you’ve read my blog for some time, you know how I get down with bows. Um…I don’t. But I’m embracing it.
I love the finished product and I love that it’s totally different than my typical cards.