Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Future


Finally getting to play again in a Flourishes challenge & this time it's for the entire December release!  I was certainly challenged as you had to incorporate these 8 ingredients: 1) anything except an A2 size card, 2) Use something with a floral flair, 3) Add a bit of ribbon or lace, 4) Use the inspiration photo, 5) Add a tag, 6) Add a rounded corner, or use a die with curvy edges, 7) Add an antique flair with distressing or sponging, 8) Use a die cut or punch.  
My card size is 4x5, so smaller than A2.  I used 2 Flourishes stamp sets: Life Lines for the Eleanor Roosevelt quote & Botanical Bookplates for the sentiment on my little tag.  The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug & I added colors from the photo using Brilliance Pearlescent Purple & Pearlescent Lime & Faber-Castell big brush light cobalt turquoise.  I sponged Distress Ink pumice stone on all the edges including my center Spellbinders Labels 18 & my little tag made with Spellbinders ovals.  2 corners are rounded with a Fiskars punch.  I need a birthday card for a co-worker born on Christmas day & I think this will be perfect for her.  So glad you came by--love to hear what you think.

10 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love the soft colors and the pearls!

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  2. this is so pretty, greta! you combined all the elements perfectly! good luck, my friend!!

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  3. This is beautifully layered Greta! I love the softness to the design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes!

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  4. I love the sentiment that was used as focus! Beautiful layering and use of diecut, Greta! I also love the BG dry embossing/coloring!

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  5. Hello Greta.
    My goodness, I was reading the requirements for the Challenge, and I became confused after Antique Flair so I gave up, so obviously not a Challenge for me!
    You on the other hand have made a super job of completing all the elements, the card and the quote look wonderful.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  6. Stunning card Greta, love the softness of the colour and beautiful embellishments.

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  7. This is gorgeous, Greta!! I had fun with this challenge, too. I think your CAS approach with the matted quote is just beautiful!!

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  8. Oh... love the soft neutrals with a pop of color -- such a pretty, clean and classy design!

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  9. Great card Greta. Love the labels layered like that.

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  10. Love it when you use layers of diecuts, Greta! You are so great with them and this is so beautiful with the great sentiments!

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