Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Card & Birthday Pictures

If you visited my Feb. 10th post you might remember I didn't have much crafting time for a good reason.  We celebrated my 62nd birthday a couple days early by meeting hubby's daughter & her husband at a favorite restaurant on the Columbia River for an incredible Sunday brunch that included prime rib, made to order crepes, crab legs, a chocolate fountain, Mimosa--& about 100 other choices!  Certainly was worth having a birthday!  I'm kidding--in my business you learn to really appreciate every precious day and as Abraham Lincoln (my birthday twin) said: "It's the life in your years, not the years in your life that counts."  Hubby surprised me yesterday with beautiful red roses for Valentine's Day saying he thought I might enjoy having them early while I'm off for a couple days.   I considered the brunch to count for both, by I'm not complaining!  

Now on to my card for today.  I had this design in my head for a few week's but didn't sit down to make it until last night with the deadline today for the Impression Obsession Shades of Green challenge.  Simple card that ended up taking 4 tries due to smudges, stamping the words upside down, etc.  Finally got it right--Note to self--try creating when it's not almost midnight! I've been wanting to do the technique of masking & adding color as a background to an embossed image--love that look.  This is my first card using IO stamps Three Little Twigs, E8829 & Marvelous, C5171.  The twigs are embossed with Zing! Chestnut ep, the sponged color is Distress Inks crushed olive & shabby shutters & the quote is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia.  Thanks for all the sweet comments & your friendship by computer over the past year.  You make me smile!  

16 comments:

  1. Happy, Happy Birthday Greta,
    I am so happy that you had a wonderful day, and those Roses look stunning.
    Lovely Lime; an excellent attention getter and just as an accent of it captures the eye. It's a fabulous colour, and your card looks fabulous too.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. Greta, how cute are you?? Happy Birthday! I have a good guess where you had brunch - lucky you! I went out and bought my V-day flowers to enjoy ahead of time too! How fun!

    I love this card! It is gorgeous, from the torn edge to the color combo and the delicate twigs. It is really nice!

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  3. I'm glad you had a wonderful day, Greta. You look so happy and the roses are gorgeous. Your card is fabulous! I love the greens and browns allong with your wonderful design!

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  4. Thank you Greta for your comment on my blog! Your card is beautiful!

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  5. hi greta, thanks for commenting and happy birthday; sounds like you had an amazing day! in answer to your Q about the background, it's not a stamp, but some NRN Designs paper, somewhat dated as the company went out of business. your card is very pretty and so effective with the block of colour.
    linda

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  6. Birthday wishes to the birthday girl!

    Love your card. The twigs and sentiment so gently overlap the soft rectangle and are graceful.

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  7. You look DARLING in your photos, Greta! So glad to hear that you celebrated your birthday with STYLE and YUMMY food! Thanks for sharing your day with us! I love your card--so clean and crisp! The torn edges and that shade of green are superb!! LOVE!

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  8. Happy birthday Greta! Wow, what a great brunch you had! I love the card, the whole thing matches the sentiment so beautifully. It's so peaceful looking, and I love the natural colors.

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  9. Awesome card! Love the green rectangle with the embossed twigs and quote! Great design! I have been wanted to try a masked background too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  10. gf... you are seriously on fire!!! your card is absolutely STUNNING!! every single aspect of the card is sheer perfection!!

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  11. Happy birthday Greta! Sounds like you had great celebration! Love this pretty card!

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday, Greta! Glad that you had a good time with and you look fab on the photo. Thanks for sharing your day with us!

    Lovely card! I can't believe that you used 10 stamps on this card - all are well thought. The combination of the distressed edges and the torn corner gives it a rustic and peaceful look with the tint of green!

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  13. Gorgeous card Greta. And a very Happy Birthday for the other day. Lovely flowers and what a lovely photo of you, hubby and family

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  14. Perfectly beautiful, Greta! Happy birthday to you :-)

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  15. Love the card! My birthday is this month too! Happy birthday! Looks like it was a great celebration.

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  16. This is beautiful... and happy belated.

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