Thursday, January 31, 2013

Red, Pink & Gold


Thanks to Maria (Madcat2002-Flickr)I learned about a new blog called Muse.  I love that it's a Card Club & the members are active participants including voting for the winning cards.  Unfortunately I missed the first challenge, but I hope to join in from now on.  This week's inspiration card by Suzanne really caught my eye--the design with the rounded top, the grouping of 5 different flowers, the use of printed paper & the double interest at the seam.  If you go to Suzanne's blog you can watch a video of how she made the rounded top.  I love seeing something that I can do, so immediately I went off to try it.  My oval Nesties don't include one quite big enough, but Labels 10 worked great! I tend not to use my printed paper, so got out 2 in my Valentine's section that gave me 3 colors to work with.  I covered the seam with 2 ribbons (it's taking over my house, so have to use it!)--a red velvet rickrack & a somewhat shiny soft pink with subtle darker vertical lines.  I've been making a lot of flowers since I now have dies, but decided it was time to use up some of my stash.  This is the first time I've used a variety of different blossoms on a card & it was fun choosing the ones that worked.  I had to use gold Tattered Angels on an ivory one, but the rest were the right colors.  For the centers I used a velvet brad, heart sticker, heart button (inked with Brilliance pink & clear embossed) & gold ball stickers.  I love flourishes but for some reason I have a hard time getting the gem ones positioned.  Fortunately, this time it worked!  The only stamping will be the greeting inside.  I hope my card-making friend will like it.  I have some new followers which is so gratifying to me.  
Suzanne Dahlberg's card
Thank you all for visiting & giving me your opinion. 
 

PS--Go Niners!  Super Bowl should be fun this year!


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful take on Suzanne's card! Perfect for Valentine's Day, too (well, all occasion)! The embellishments are fabulous additions to this design! Well done, Greta!

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  2. Wow! Gorgeous colors, beautiful embellies and your flowers look fabulous! Love this pretty card, Greta!

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  3. I really love your colour combination - your card is visually very appealing and just a wonderful take on the MUSE challenge.

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  4. what a lovely take on the muse card, greta! love the rhinestone flourish with the flowers!

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  5. The shape at the top is perfect Greta!!! Your bold bright reds are wonderful. So glad you played in this week's Muse challenge!

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  6. This is so pretty and cheerful Greta. I'm glad you told us about the Muse site. It looks great!

    I'm finding that I like white and ivory flowers more than colored ones. It's so much fun to color them yourself with inks and sprays, and you can make them match your card better that way. Your gold one is so pretty!

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  7. Lovely card, Greta. Those flowers are very pretty. :-)

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  8. Love that flower arrangement! Those patterned papers look really good together too!

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  9. Beautiful card with all the rich embellishments, Greta! Love the rounded top of the card and am going to check it how to make it now. thanks for sharing!

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  10. Wonderful details and a fun shape, Greta!! I love your beautiful card. Not so sure about your Super Bowl pick... hahaha. ;) (Maria in Maryland)

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  11. Wonderful job on your shaped top and your LO of flowers. I think the papers are so fun and playful...

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  12. Very pretty and cheerful card...love that rounded top!!

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  13. Lovely bright post Greta, so pretty, Birthday wishes for near this time too
    love from London. Kim xxx

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  14. Oh gorgeousness!!! What a beautiful take on the challenge card! Love how you copied the rounded top, but made it your own in every other way! Really pretty!

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  15. WOW Greta. This is one beautiful creation. Your choice of colours is stunning and everything just fits together beautifully.

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  16. great job on the rounded top and gorgeous collection of flowers.

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  17. This card is lovely - such a great take on the challenge!

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  18. Hi, Greta!

    What a BEAUTIFUL card! Love the pretty colors & design!

    Sorry, I haven't been able to visit much, lately. My computer has been acting up.

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  19. Love all your little details Very beautiful card! Love your Schnauzer too....I'm a mother to two mini's. :)

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  20. Hi Greta!! This is just so lovely! I adore the texture in your flowers (As opposed to my sticker ones) and the bling swirl is beautiful! Thanks for playing at Muse and for being inspired by my card!

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  21. I love your beautiful take on Suzanne's card, Greta! You nailed all the elements!! (I love that your name is an anagram of Great!!)

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  22. Oh, I want to touch this! Love all the amazing texture - and the crystal swirl - and the great collage of blooms :)

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  23. Love how you have embellished the flowers with buttons and pearls

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  24. *sigh*
    gorgeous use of the flowers! i have tonnes of flowers, but they sit unused...although i can't stop buying them! lol this gives me inspiration to try to use some of them...but not too many...i don't want to run out ;)

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  25. I giggled over your comment about your stash of ribbon:). Your take on the inspiration is pretty! I do love that arched top and cluster of flowers! P.S. Sorry about the Super Bowl:(

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