Saturday, September 15, 2012

Grateful

It's almost a week since my last post, but in case anyone remembers--I'm happy to report there is no sign of the Memento Elderberry flower on my white jeans--hurrah for bleach!
The Asymmetry ChallengeI did get a card made for the Moxie Fab World Asymmetry Challenge.  
I was inspired by this beautiful card made by Julie Koerber.  

I used my new Cuttlebug Geometric Rings embossing folder on the top of a kraft panel & scored vertical lines at the bottom.  The edges are swiped with Memento Peanut Brittle & yellow trim attached to brown ribbon is secured where the 2 designs meet.  The panel is attached with foam tape to the front of the kraft card.  I wanted to use the bird image from Flourishes Snow Wonderful set, but I wanted a circle image.  Then it hit me--punch out what I need with a circle punch!  Love "stretching" my stamps, which I usually don't figure out to do--LOL!  The image is colored by sponging on these inks: Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy & Chocolate, Memento Peanut Brittle & Morocco & Color Box Canary.  A slightly larger scalloped circle is punched from green cardstock.  I mounted the image with thick foam tape over the ribbon & added the 2 green Maya Road stick pins (darkened the green with a COPIC) by sticking them into the foam tape--trick I read somewhere.  The sentiment by Impression Obsession is stamped with Pearlescent Ivy, edged with Peanut Brittle & added to the left top of the card for balance, but I'm not sure if it's exactly right.  I do like this card, though, & now I have another Thanksgiving card made--yah!
As some of you know, hubby & I recently celebrated our 33rd anniversary.  Here's a picture of us at the marina after a day of boating.  Very appropriate, as we were also at a lake 33 years ago saying our vows as we looked out over Lake Tahoe.  Thanks for coming by.  Enjoy your weekend!
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12 comments:

  1. Great card and photos! Congrats on your anniversary!

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  2. Hello Greta
    First let me say the Photos of the two of you are terrific, you look just as happy now as you did on your wedding day, and that speaks volumes. Your card is fabulous as well, the little birds add the colour needed to a Kraft Bg which looks great embossed, and adding the little leaves creates an extra interest.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  3. Love the embossing on your card Greta. And I totally agree with Sue... you two look very happy 33 years later.

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  4. Congrats on your 33rd anniversary, Greta! Both of you look lovely in the present and past photos!

    Love your geometry embossing on the kraft and the birds are beautifully colored!

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  5. Happy Anniversary! love the photos. Your birds on that kraft background are stunning!! Wonderful card.

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  6. Soooo fabulous, great embossing and happy anniversary

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  7. OH, Greta, I LOVE this card! The embossing makes this card really standout! I love that embossing folder, and how clever to create vertical lines at the bottom. Beautifully done!

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos.

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  8. Greta, congratulations on your 33rd anniversary and it is so sweet of you to share your photos. Glad the memento didn't stain your jeans too. The A symmetry card is beautiful! Thanks for visiting. My blog too and leaving such lovely comments.

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  9. Fabulous rich chocolate hues throughout this design Greta! Your layers are perfectly balanced in heighth with different elements from embossing to ribbon!

    Happy 33rd!

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  10. wonderful card, greta!! and aren't the two of you cute!!!

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  11. Hey Greta! Thanks for linking this up to the Asymmetry Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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