Saturday, January 19, 2013

Love & Kindness

Here's my card for the Impression Obsession Sweet thoughts challenge.  It's not a typical Valentine, but think it will work for one of my card-making friends.  The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug.  I used Encore! Ultimate Metallic Purple, Satin Rose & Teal for the sweet IO Flowers from Petite Flowers 1, CL179.  I wanted to keep a softness to the card, so the quote (IO C8356, Love & Kindness) is stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black rather than my usual "go-to" Versafine Onyx Black.  The circles & scalloped circles are Spellbinders dies.  I debated about embellishments & ended up deciding to only add a single tiny pearl to each flower.  I'd love to hear what you think--suggestions are welcome! Hope you found something inspiring from your visit today.  I've come down with a bad cold, so couldn't go with my friend to see Les Miserables--maybe later this week.  Hope you're all avoiding the bugs going around & are having some fun this weekend.
  

13 comments:

  1. Hi Greata, Your card is absolutely lovely!!! The colors against the white are simply elegant too! Thanks so much for playing and good luck in the drawing too!!

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  2. I think your card is so beautiful Greta! And I agree with your choice to stick with one pearl embellie on each flower- it really works:). I hope you feel better soon- my hubby and I were sick with what's going around and it wasn't fun.

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  3. OH, Greta this is so LOVELY! The texture, stamped flowers, and sentiment are fabulous! Beautifully done!

    Hope you get to feeling better!

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  4. Beautiful design, Greta! I love the softer ink color on the sentiment and I agree with you about the single pearl being the way to go for embellishments. Knock on wood, we've managed to stay healthy so far. Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  5. So soft and beautiful! I love how you layered the image and sentiment! Enjoy your weekend, Greta!

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  6. What a beautiful card Greta. Love the embossing and the layered flowers.

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  7. Hello Greta,
    The embossed background of your card catches the eye immediately, it has a certain simplicity, but it is also striking in design, I am pleased also that you kept the embellishments to a minimum, as this card is perfect.
    I have been to see Les Mis; and once I got past the oddity of hearing Hugh Jackman sing, I began to enjoy the film. I hope you will recover from your cold and be able to see it.
    Smiles :-)
    Sue

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  8. Very pretty! Love the white embossed bg.

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  9. beautiful, greta... the embossing looks so lovely with the stamped images!

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  10. Oh, I love this! It is arranged so just right.Love the three little images.
    PH

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  11. Beautiful & elegant care Greta ! Love that quote, it's fabulous ! Cheers, Shirleyx

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  12. Great card design! Love your images in color and how you brushed the edges of the scallops behind with the same color. Great card! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  13. Love the soft colour palette on this Greta

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