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.


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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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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