Monday, January 25, 2016

PTI January 2016 Blog Hop Challenge


Good Monday Morning, and welcome to PTI's January Blog Hop!


Nichole challenged us with this photo:


Bright, bold graphic, surfboards???

I went with a couple of masculine style cards, something I'm always needing.


Stenciled Cover Plate: Twist Die, embossing paste and ink refils.
SAF '16: 1960's graphic dies (love those fun shapes!)
Sentiment: Wet Paint die

Used the stencil again on a black bg.


I stamped a woodgrain pattern on the larger orange image 
(BB: Farm & Barn).
Can't wait to see how others interpreted the challenge photo.
Hop on over to Nichole's Blog!




51 comments:

  1. Both of these are so cool, Nancy! Love the embossing paste look! Great designs!

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  2. Well, done with the graphic design cards, spot on with the photo! Loving the background Nancy! These are great masculine cards, if you only knew a few guys ;)

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  3. I'm very impressed!! I think both are perfect interpretations of the inspiration photo and definitely make great masculine cards!! I so need to get brave and try out embossing paste...one of these days!! Great job Nancy!! :0)

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  4. Love the background you created and the bold die cut shapes - perfect for the inspiration photo and super masculine designs!

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  5. wow... two absolutely cool masculine cards!! (I saw surfboards, too, when I looked at the inspiration photo!)

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  6. Nancy, what a great idea to make a mirror image in black and white with the bright pop of orange. Perfect cards for the guys!

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  7. Fantastic retro cards. Love your take on the inspiration photo. The colors are so striking!

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  8. These are just beautiful! You did a great job with the embossing paste - I definitely need more practice!

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  9. Totally cool mod designs--perfect for the Don Drapers of the world!

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  10. Stunning. You really interpreted the challenge photo excellent

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  11. Gorgeous cards, Nancy! Love the layers & shapes & colors!

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  12. Great job, Nancy! Totally cool! Totally funky! :)

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  13. Beautiful cards! I love how you kept the mid century feel!!

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  14. Love `em both, Nancy! Cool idea to use the die as a stencil, perfect Job!

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  15. Oh, these are both stunning, Nancy! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

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  16. These are awesome, Nancy! I feel like you captured the feel of the photo so well.

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  17. Love how you went with the spirit of the inspiration, Nancy. Totally fabulous cards, and not just for men either. My favourite kind of art is modern graphic design, so I really love these.

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  18. Could you have NAILED this inspiration any better Nancy--Wow! So fabulous, I am totally inspired by it!

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  19. Excellent cards for the hop, Nancy! Very cool!

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  20. These two graphic design cards are a perfect match to that inspiration photo! Love your background, and the wood grain added to your fabulous masculine cards, Nancy!

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  21. Perfect masculine designs! You really captured the wonderful graphic look from the photo. Love the woodgrain and the awesome backgrounds!

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  22. Love this card and that set. Great interpretation of the inspiration photo!

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  23. Nancy, great take on this challenge. Nice masculine cards.

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  24. OH MY, Nancy, I love...love...your graphic-looking cards.
    Fabulous take on the challenge & fabulous design.
    Beautifully done!

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  25. Graphic design is not your usual spin on a card but you knocked this hop out of the ballpark! Fantastic looking card. A couple others mentioned the SAF sets as a help.

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  26. WOW, Nancy, you nailed this challenge as I thought your thumbnail was the inspiration photo. Both colorful, graphic cards are perfect for those men in your life. Perfect attention to detail.

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  27. Your stencil background is fabulous! Great projects Nancy!

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  28. So cool, graphic and masculine. You really nailed this challenge.

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  29. Great cards! Such rich color and love the way the designs are laid out on the card.

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  30. Fabulous,as always! I love how you used your dies, and that background is fantastic!

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  31. Love your cards Nancy! You did the same as me and went with a literal inspiration of the graphic designs. Love that you used the coverplate for your graphics!

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  32. Wow! These are really fabulous Nancy! I love the graphic look to them! Great take on the inspiration photo!

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  33. Wow! Your cards are great!! They totally capture the inspiration!

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  34. You were really inspired, Nancy--fabulous, graphic cards!

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  35. VERY creative, love the masculine feel and flavor of each card....perfect!

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  36. Both cards are gorgeous, and I love the use of the embossing paste!

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  37. Absolutely fabulous take on the challenge, Nancy!

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  38. Perfect take on the photo and perfect masculine cards!!

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  39. Beautiful cards!! I have always loved those SAF dies.

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  40. Wow Nancy! You captured those big, bold designs perfectly with your cards...so clever!

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  41. These are amazing! I love how you took the contemporary inspiration photo and made your cards reflect your personal touch. Beautiful!

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  42. This is a great interpretation of the painting!!

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