Friday, March 15, 2013

Congratulations...& a cute picture


Card by Therese

One of my college roommates has been divorced a long time.  Recently I was delighted to get a "Save the Date" card from her for a summer wedding.  I wanted to use those colors as much as I could to send her my congratulations.  The MUSE inspiration card this week by Therese gave me a starting point.  As you can see, I used the layout, yellow floral background & blossom focal point.  My background is made with Penny Black "blissful" stamped in Distress Inks scattered straw & wild honey onto spritzed watercolor paper.  The flower is the inside part of the blossom in Penny Black's "to you" clear set.  I black embossed it twice, sponged on VersaMagic Turquoise Gem & Aquatic Splash, fussy cut & attached them together with foam tape.  The center is accented with gold micro beads & a touch of gold Stickles.  I bent the edges up for dimension & mounted it to the card with foam tape.  After die-cutting a circle, stamping the sentiment from Flourishes "Taglines" in VersaMagic Gingerbread & wrapping it with white fibers, the top panel is also mounted with foam tape.  Kept getting interrupted so took several days to put this together, but I'm happy with the final result & I think she'll like it.  

Before I go, have to share a cute picture of my old puppy dog, Keesha.  Couldn't figure out where she was--looked throughout the house & then went back to my work table & realized she was sleeping under my chair!  It's amazing I hadn't stepped on her when I got up.  Hope you have a great weekend & thanks for coming by.

19 comments:

  1. Love your take on the Muse card, the blossom is a beautiful colour and the curled edges look great. And how fab your friend is getting married x

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  2. I love how your card turned out Greta.....the colors are terrific together and that background looks gorgeous. Just beautiful yellows! Your dogs looks to be a sweetie.....mine also curl up by me when I craft....so cute.

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  3. What a pretty card! Love the blue flowers--they look so nice against that yellow background!

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  4. Stunning bloom, Greta, fantastic colours, love those gold micro beads in the centre! Anita :)

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  5. this is a beauty, greta! your friend will be so thrilled to receive it... love the simplicity!! and what a sweet picture of keesha!!

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  6. Beautiful card! I am sure she will love it!

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  7. Love your card Greta, the dimension on the flower is fabulous!!

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  8. Love the 3-D flower, Greta! Beautiful colors and dimensions!

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  9. How pretty and what a happy occasion!

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  10. I love your card and your sweet puppy pic!

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  11. Gorgeous! I love how you stamped the background and I know your friend will just love this beautiful card too.

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  12. What a lovely card Greta. The flower looks stunning in the focal circle.

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  13. Greta your flower is spectacular and I love the fibers that you used. You baby is adorable, love it when they find a place to go and nap.

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  14. Love that flower, it's so beautiful! :) Fabulous card! :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  15. Hello Greta
    I am so late to comment as I have had Precious over the weekend.
    Love this stunning card, the Turquoise flower is to die for.....and the Bg in sunny Yellow is a wonderful accent to add a whole new dimension to the brilliance of this Blue; it is dynamic and dramatic, a wonderful engaging colour expressing exhilaration. There is a undertone of Purple that brings a richness to the focal image, and using the soft twine is a master-stroke, it is so very pleasing to the eye. A most beautiful card.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  16. such a pretty card, Greta! Great showcased of the flower in the middle. Keesha seems happy to be at his spot!

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  17. Gorgeous card Greta! I love the focal point~so vibrant! Keesha is a DOLL~what a sweetie~

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  18. Hi Greta - my creative Muse left me at a loss for last week's MUSE challenge, so I didn't play and haven't had a chance to comment on your card until today. Three things:
    Congratulations to your friend on her upcoming marriage! I,too, was divorced a long time, until - at my 'vintage age' of 51 - I was blessed with a 'second change' to be a bride once again. We've been married 18 months, and each day, I wonder what I did 'right' to meet - and marry - such a charming man. To your friend: much, much happiness!!
    Your card to celebrate her momentous news is gorgeous! Perfect take on the Muse Challenge, but just as (or more) important, it's a reflection of what a thoughtful, warm-hearted individual you are! She will add this to her keepsake of treasures, for sure.
    Finally - oh my goodness, but Keesha is ADORABLE! As I've mentioned before, I was 'mom' to two mini schnauzers a while back. Not a day passes that I don't think of them! Thank you for sharing Keesha with all of us!

    Once again, your posts, your cards and your photos have brigthened my day! Thank you! And if you would - maybe a wee hug for Keesha, from a 'friend up north.'

    carol

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  19. Gorgeous flower. Lovely take on the Muse card. x

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