Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter



When I began stamping over 15 years ago, I started buying Penny Black stamps.  I have quite a collection which continues to grow, as they are one of my favorite companies.  I recently discovered the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog HERE & hope to regularly participate.  This week the challenge is to CASE this gorgeous card by Helen:  



"He arose, He arose, Hallelujah Christ arose!"  I love the old songs from when I was a kid.  Wishing all of you a blessed Easter.








I love everything about this card, including the colors, water-colored image & dry embossing.  I'd never embossed 2 sheets at the same time--it works great!--& in this case it means the images automatically are lined up.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Yes, I know daffodils are generally yellow, but one of the things I love about this craft is that you can use any colors you want for any image.  This is Penny Black O March! colored with Distress Markers concord grape & sage green.  When it was dry I over-stamped without spritzing & added some Distress Stickles in the same color.  The torn edges are swiped with PTI Vintage Cream & the card & twill are the same.  I just added the pearls in one corner & mounted the flower piece with foam tape to finish it off.
Thanks for taking time to stop by.  I always appreciate your comments.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful card - love the way you've double stamped the image!
    Thanks for CASE-ing my card for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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  2. lovely card, greta! i also enjoy the fact that you can make your flower any color you want!!

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  3. Oh well done Greta it has come out wonderfully, I love PB too.
    Smiles:)

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  4. Lovely design, Greta! I love the colors you used.

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  5. Love the colors. great interpretation of the inspiration card.

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  6. Very nice color combination Greta!! I didn't know you could emboss two sheets of cs at the same time either - love visiting your blog as I always learn something new! Lucky you to get to play with your distress markers - I'm still waiting for mine to come!

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  7. Great casing, Greta! Love the double stamping and you distressed the edges!

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  8. Just love your purple flower, Greta! And the double embossing looks amazing!

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  9. beautiful card greta...love that embossed background...we hope to see you often...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

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  10. Love your beautiful card.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. Great take on Helen's card - thanks for joining in this week at Penny Black,

    liz x

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  12. I really love this card! I want to grow some purple violet daffodils!

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