Tuesday, July 24, 2012

3 Cards


It's been so long since I've posted--where does the time go?!  I had wanted to play along with some of the Less Is More challenges  & missed them.  Decided to make cards anyway for the challenge to use 3 of something on a 1 layer card & to make a card using gold.  
I had the idea in my head to use 3 flowers with a dry embossed bottom edge for "grass."  Looked better in my mind--LOL!  The stamps are Penny Black & the embossing folder is Cuttlebug.  I colored the flowers with Memento markers.  
The gold card was inspired by this card of Sharon's 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharon_d_from_canada/7339914082/in/photostream/. I used my favorite gold ink pad (Delicata Golden Glitz) to stamp Penny Black's christmas star & the little glitter dots were just the right color for the center.  "Joy" is by Amuse. 




When I finished those 2 cards I decided to make one for the current Less Is More Challenge (use stitching) & the Hero Arts contest (paper flowers).  Sweet Michelle (michellesielman on Flickr) gave me this 
HA Blossoms stamp set & I thought it'd be
 great for a brightly colored image.  I used my colored pencils (first time, I think!) & it isn't exactly the neon colors, but it's cheery.  The flower center is made by stitching yellow floss to a small circle.  The same floss is used for the 2 rows of stitching.

I hope it won't be so long before my next post.  Thanks for coming by--I really appreciate your visit.

12 comments:

  1. Flowers from big to small - love them all, Greta!

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  2. All three cards have a happy feel about them Greta, which tells me you are in a good space artistically.
    I as you are aware do not do CAS very often, only because I am a complete failure at it. You on the other hand have it down pat, you have made wonderful cards, I especially love the stitching on No3.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  3. Love 'em all Greta!! I think the embossed "grass" on the first card is clever! I looooooove how classy and elegant your second card is! And the stitched lines and center of your flower on the third are wonderful details that really add a lot to the design!

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  4. three beautiful cards, greta! i think my favorite is the last one with all the stitching... so pretty!

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  5. Great cards! Love your stitching on the last one.

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  6. A trio of beauties Greta! Love all the little touches you added to each card that made each design shine.

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  7. Hello :)Your cards are fabby ! clean and simple-really nice designs :) x

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  8. WOW, what a lovely trio of cards, Greta! Every detail is simply perfect! Great job!

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  9. all your cards are just delightful Greta. Each special in it's own way. Love the way you added the centre of your flower on card 3, an idea I am storing away in my mind for later use.

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  10. What a great flower set, Greta - especially love the poinsettia! Makes me start thinking of Christmas cards....

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  11. Sweet cards Greta, neat bit of sewing.
    Thanks so much for joining us.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. Beautiful set of cards, Greta! Love the last card with the stitching as it gives a little bit of extra dimension to the card!

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