Friday, March 8, 2013

Beauty in Bleach

I was honored & thrilled to have my card voted a top pick for last week's MUSE challenge--took awhile for my feet to hit the ground!  The Muse this week is Laurie Willison--a great designer who gave us a wonderful card for inspiration.  I used her basic layout & kraft card base along with a sentiment stamped in black, a black ribbon &  colored punched accent.  I substituted cream for the white & used my Penny Black berry wreath stamp instead of flowers in the corner.  I wanted a card to send to a couple, so needed it to be appropriate for a guy.  I remembered using bleach on a man's birthday card several years ago & he really liked it.  I think this image has a neat look stamped in bleach.  The sentiment is also Penny Black.  I substituted some piercing for the faux stitching & lightly inked the piece with Memento Toffee Crunch.  The card & panel edges are inked with VersaMagic Gingerbread.  The red piece is done with an EK Success punch & the bottom was trimmed with scissors for the look I wanted.  Finished off with a piece of black grograin ribbon & a bit of twine.  Glad you took time to come by.  Enjoy your weekend--I'll be working--more money for stamps--LOL!

21 comments:

  1. First...CONGRATS on your top 3!! That card is crazy good and so deserving of the honor!!! This card is pretty darn great, too!

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  2. This is just gorgeous. And, how cool that you stamped with bleach. I've heard of it but never tried it myself. I like the look.

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  3. What a gorgeous card! I love how you used the bleach technique on the kraft!

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  4. What a soft and pretty beauty! I like how you flipped the sketch of this.

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  5. What a beautiful card. The bleach stamping looks awesome Greta. Looks so subtle.

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  6. I keep meaning to try stamping in bleach - it looks great on your card...subtle and elegant

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  7. Another wonderful interpretation, Greta. I love the bleach stamping and the soft look you created without getting too "girly". Well done!

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  8. Such a pretty card, but still appropriate for a guy. I love the bleaching technique you've used. Great card!

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  9. Congrats Greta! Great take on the inspiration!

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  10. That bleach technique looks AMAZING on Kraft! What an inspired idea! Gorgeous card!

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  11. Beautiful card! Love the bleach technique on Kraft.

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  12. Beautiful card Greta! I love your colours.

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  13. What a great idea to use the bleach on kraft, it does look really cool. I think it is a really nice card!

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  14. Love the image stamped in ink..always wanted to try that, but bleach makes me nervous. Love the effect it creates on your card.

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  15. Fab Muse card and congrats on last week. This is another stunner! What great use of the wreath stamp x

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  16. Congratulations on being a top pick! This card is also very pretty. The bleach technique is beautiful on the craft, and goes so nicely with your other elements!

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  17. Love the effect of the beach stamping on the kraft ... so delicate! Anita :)

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  18. The bleach makes a lovely soft effect. Super card. x

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  19. This is lovely Greta, lovely colour palette for a man :)

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  20. Hello Greta,
    All I can say is about time you are recognised, I am surprised that you have not featured more often, your cards always look so well thought out; design, colour palette. Congratulations, I am very pleased to you.
    By casing the sample card, and putting your stamp on it, one cannot but compare and my personal feeling is that you have given the card some life, just by changing to elements; cream to white, and the placement.
    Your negative space on this card, adds superbly to the design, and for me to say this; being a person who cannot handle negative space on cards, please take it as a wonderful compliment.
    I think this card is among one of my favourites you have made.
    Smiles :-)
    Sue

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  21. Saw this on Flickr, Greta! Congrats on being the TOP Pick on this beautiful card!

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