Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Gimme Ten!

Flourishes is about to reveal a new release--yah!  Here's my card for the challenge  to make a card in about 10 minutes HERE.  I try for simple but classy & appropriate for both men & women when I make sympathy cards.  This Flourishes Thinking of You set is perfect for that (& for any elegant card).  I heat embossed the tree in green, cut it out with Spellbinders Labels 13 & then embossed the edge to match.  The panel is debossed with Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl & vintage cream twill is wrapped around & tied in a knot.  The tree is attached with foam tape.  The sentiment is also green embossed & 3 pearls are added.  This design works for many occasions using various images, colors & sentiments.
I had yesterday off & the boat just needed a slight adjustment, so we were able to get it to the lake & moored.  Now we're ready for summer!  Of course, this is Oregon, so today it was back to rain.  Not to worry, the sun will be out tomorrow. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!  Hope you have a great week & thanks so much for stopping by.


14 comments:

Julie Koerber said...

Wow Greta -- this is just stunning! I will have to remember this layout because if this is a 10 minute card -- I would love to have this layout scribbled somewhere in my craft room to help with those "need a card quickly" kind of times! Thanks for playing along with Flourishes and for helping me celebrate my 5th blogoversary! :-)

Sue said...

Hello Greta
No way would I ever complete a card in 10mins but that is just me; I am very slow. Your deep Green against the Pure White promotes so much elegance, adding the textured Bg with the Frame image looks wonderful and makes for a very attractive card, it is perfect for a Sympathy card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful sympathy, wonderful textured background. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Gimme 10 challenge this week.

Barb said...

I don't know if I could make a card in 10 minutes, but you've inspired me to try, Greta - beautiful card! :)

Dawn said...

what a very very elegant card Greta. I really like your embossed background and the focal panel is just beautiful

walchowDesign said...

You made this elegant card in 10 min?? Wowzy! Love the embossed green tree with the matching 3/4 embossed bg, Greta! Have a nice day!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Such elegance in 10 minutes? Fab!

Teresa Kline said...

great sympathy card, luv the embossing too...hope you have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Elizabeth Allan said...

All this elegance in 10 minutes?!! Fabulous Greta!

ChristineCreations said...

This is SO elegant Greta! What a gorgeous card. You rocked this challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes!

Robin K. said...

Wow! This is one gorgeous card Greta!! I could never come up with something this good in 10 minutes!! I will definitely be "casing" this design next time I need a sympathy card! Glad it was nothing major with your boat. We don't own one but have many friends that do and the joke amongst them is that "boat" stands for "break out another thousand"! LOL!

Nona said...

Simple yet elegant indeed! And in 10 mins? I take forever to finish my cards haha. That's so nice that you live near a lake. I'd love to move there. Sounds so peaceful and cool. It's too hot here in Cali. Hope you get some relaxing time at the lake. Take care! xo

Rosemary said...

well... how the heck did i miss this one?? anyway, it is absolutely elegant, greta!!

Sarah said...

Your card is gorgeous Great! Lovely colours - Very appropriate for a sympathy card!

Sarah