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Friday, June 8, 2012

Stamp TV CSS Color Inspiration Hop

Welcome to another Stamp TV CSS Hop. We are doing a color inspiration hop this time and I'm sure you will see many takes on the wonderful color combo we worked with for this hop. I hope you arrived from Joy's wonderful blog, but if you didn't you can head back over to Stamp TV and start the hop from the beginning.

Here is our inspiration photo. Aren't the colors gorgeous? We were to use pinks, purples, greens and neutrals (white, ivory, brown or black) for our cards and to be inspired by whatever else grabbed us from this beautiful collage of photos.

 I was, of course, inspired by the beautiful, rich color palette and by the flowers. Here is where that inspiration led me.


I used all Gina K Designs Pure Luxury cardstock in Bubblegum Pink, Fresh Asparagus, Wild Lilac, Lovely Lavender, and White. The patterned papers are also Gina K Designs from the Parisian Garden paper pack (one of my absolute favorites!) The image and sentiment are from the Gina K Celebrate in Style stamp duo, which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and paper pieced. I cut the image out using the  Spellbinders Labels 11 dies.  I used the Stampin' Up Adorning Accents Edgelits die to create the scalloped edges and the coordinating Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing folder to add the matching embossed scallop.

I hope you are inspired by these lovely colors and the creative cards along the hop. Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (June 12), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Now hop on over to see the gorgeous creation Melissa has waiting for you.

89 comments:

joy said...

Beautiful paper piecing - I love the way the borders mimic the hem of the dress!

Miesje said...

Great card - such perfect attention to the details. Love that patterned paper - I used it too.

Cheri said...

I love those ruffles, Kay. What a great idea for detail for this stamp. Very creative card. Love it.

stampqueen said...

Very cure!!! Love the purple dress!!!

Gayle said...

Fun card and love the paper piecing on the dress as well as the scallop border.

Janice said...

So pretty! I love the paper piecing. Great card!!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful card. I love all the scallop layers.

Robin said...

This card is just lovely! the layers are so pretty.

Deb said...

This is so beautiful, Kay! I love the repeating scallops!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Very pretty dress, you did a wonderful job on the paper piecing.

Brenda said...

Kay this is so pretty!!! I love the "ruffled" border, great idea!

Lynn B. said...

Love the repetion of the ruffle in the border. Great work!

naneruth said...

Great card and paper piecing!

JoanL said...

Perfect paper piecing. Love all the scallops.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Kay, I love that paper pieced dress! And I really like how the scalloped layers coordinate with the dress, too.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a stunning card. Great use of the pattern paper and love all those layers.

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card Kay and I love the dress!!

Ann said...

Very Stylish!!

imbighouse said...

Gorgeous card,love the paper piecing,and the ruffles are pretty cute too!

Jan said...

Very pretty card. I like paper piecing

Jan Castle said...

Darling card....so well done!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Crafty Patti said...

Awsome card looks like purple is the color of the day

cal8007 said...

As soon as I saw your card, it made me smile! I love the way you created the edges and matched the dress to the rest of the paper!

Great inspiration!

Carmen L

Kathy Billings said...

Precious card!!!

Kathy Billings
eggdcr8tr@yahoo.com

JackieM said...

It's amazing how many different cards can be made with these beautiful colors......

Lagene said...

So Pretty, loove your layers of scallops on the bottom!

Krystal said...

I have this wonderful set too! I need to peel my arse off this sofa and make something!!

Mary said...

Love it paper peicing is one of my favourite techniques

crafty1964 said...

So pretty and elegant! Great job!

Kelly said...

So cute! Love your paper piecing!

Papermoon Dreams said...

Lovely card. Good job.Rebecca King

Charmane said...

Very pretty. Love the embossing.

Annette said...

Very Cute! Like the layers.

Victoria H. said...

How fun!! Love your layers and paper piece...what a great combination.

Carol said...

This card reminds me of a Sweet Sixteen Birthday card. The ruffles on the dress then following down to the bottom of the card. Great colors and a Great idea!!! WOW!! TFS

Karen said...

another great card

PAT PHILLIPS said...

Beautiful papers and layering.

Donna Phelan said...

Sooooooooo PRETTY! Gina's DP is just the perfect match for the dress, wouldn't you love to have a dress in that fabric? WOW! Love all the layerings of the border punch too! Very well done and thought out!

scrappinmommom said...

Great card! Love that stamp and the paper piecing and how nicely you have matched the hem of the dress with the bottom of the card. Clever.

Olga said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Momalo said...

Love your card and I would be so proud to wear a dress like that!
MomaloB

Momalo said...

Any new momma would be thrilled to get your sweet card.
MomaloB

Pattd said...

Such an impressive card, your colors are blended perfectly Love the card

Carole said...

So sweet and charming. Love the layered edges.

Sonia said...

I love your party dress!!! Great card.

Cheryl Wright said...

Oh WOW! This is so pretty!

Sylvia said...

I like the layering, the ruffles and the paper piecing. The colors are spot on. Thanks for the inspiration

gobarb26 said...

Cute and dainty. Very pretty. I love how you did the dress to match the background!

Sharon said...

So sweet and feminine! Love the scalloped edges.

Sharon said...

So sweet and feminine! Love the scalloped edges!

Carol Ceraso said...

Lavender is the color......a neat looking presentation.

Golda said...

So very beautiful! I love how you pulled so many of the colors in.

crotnem said...

Love your color choices, great looking card. TFS

Ava Gavloski said...

kay, such a pretty summery card, love it.

sunnydots said...

I love your paper piecing!!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

one of my favorite stamps and dp! Beautiful job on this creation.

Kathy said...

Very pretty!!!

SandyK said...

Darling card, love the paper piecing.

Carole said...

What an adorable card!

Peggy M said...

Love the colors

Terrie said...

Very pretty! Love the dress and background paper!

shari said...

love how you used the dp as well. Now I really can't wait for this order to get here. :) Thanks

RuthAnn said...

Great use of these colors, this card is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Terry Duncan said...

Love the Celebrate in Style Stamp Set! Beautiful colors!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Very pretty card. Gina sure has some pretty purple papers. Love your layers ans edges

gobluektb05 said...

I love that stamp set! Pretty design!

cjgusloff57 said...

Pretty card! Love those purple/lavendar papers from Gina K and I have some too.

KraftyKim said...

Pretty card. Love the florals.

Kathy said...

Very pretty card. Love the scalops.

Melanie said...

love the repeating scallops, Kay!

nanaluvs2stamp said...

Such a cute card! I love paper piecing as well!

jodyleblanc said...

I love the pretty dress and all the layers.

Victorianrose said...

Surprise, love the dress!

Pat Jandacek said...

The heading on your blog would have worked for this color challenge, but you did a magnificent job in your selections. TFS

Debbie in LA said...

I love this card and the pic at the top of your blog.

Dee said...

A delightful card is a series of colors that blend nicely together. Very attractively done!

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous card Kay! Love the paper piecing and how your layered scalloped border echoes the scalloped edge of the dress!

ddlady said...

Kay, your card is so beautiful! I love the Parisian Garden paper, the diecut you used on the layers and the dress, etc. Wonderful job!

Kris said...

Lovely colors... lovely card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

windinstarsranch said...

I love this card. How sweet it is.

windinstarsranch said...

how cute is that! I love the little clothes pens great touch.

stamper said...

Cute card! Great paper piecing!

jean w. said...

Wonderful fun card!

Susan said...

I really like this lovely paper pieced dress with that gorgeous DP. Well done!

zehra said...

so sweet, lovely paper piecing

Kwright said...

What a cute card. I love how you matched the ruffles at the bottom of the card to the ruffles on the dress. Inspiring! Thanks!

ccathsoon said...

I love the colour combo, you could use this for a little girl or a big girl card.

itzamitzi said...

Cute dress card. I like the paper you used for the dress. I also like the scalloped borders.

Karen M. Roth said...

This is a very cute card. One day when I get the supplies that StampTV is so generously getting together for me I would love to join the Blog Hop on the creating side. But for now I am a observer :o) As I am too poor to afford anything to make cards on my own.