Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Renewal

Here's what I look like after my hairdresser appointment today.  Yup--time for a change.  I'm one of those women who always struggles with their hair, so wish me luck as I learn how to deal with the new look.  Hopefully I won't be pounding on her door at 6am to get presentable for work--LOL!  
On to today's card.  I have a huge wishlist for Impression Obsession dies, but currently just own one the tree DIE006V, so I knew I would use it for my challenge card.  I liked the first card I made HERE, but wanted a totally different look this time--something for Spring.  Thought it might work to use green glitter to simulate budding leaves.  My first try had way too much glitter, so I used a glue pen this time on the edges of the branches & got the effect I wanted.  The background is cut with Spellbinders Labels 2 inked with Distress Ink faded jeans, Memento Desert Sand & Cottage Ivy.  The sentiment from the Solid Tree stamp set 3115-XL is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia.  I used foam tape to mount the panel to an off white textured card created with Spellbinders Reverse Wonky rectangles.  This was a fun card to create using 3 different dies.  I'm sure glad table top die cutting machines became available, aren't you?

14 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi Greta! I LOVE your new do! I LOVE your card too! So creative to use glitter for budding leaves. The entire design is so unique. The shape, the inking, very cool!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the new hairdo and the card!

Shirley said...

First, let me say I really like your new do!! Very soft and full too. Your use of the die is beautiful! I love the different shape for the card fold too! Your background is gorgeous and just right for the tree! Thank so much for playing, Greta, and good luck in the drawing too!

Sue said...

Hello Greta
Wow, your hubby will be thinking he has a new lady in the house, the shorter hair-do looks terrific, I hope he likes it, but more importantly you do.
Great colourful card, it is warm and inviting, the desert sand adds that extra lift, and the card makes me happy. Great shapes too, it is good to veer away from the rectangle on occasions.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rosemary said...

Beautiful card, Greta! I love how you used the different dies on the card and the varigated background!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Gorgeous card Greta! Love your background, just the right colors for that beautil tree, and I love the fun shapes too. TFS

patscrap91 said...

Love your Distressed background and all the glitter you added on the tree !

walchowDesign said...

Like your new look, Greta!

As for your card, you've combined two dies which give a different look too!

kathi17 said...

Your hair looks so pretty Greta, I love all the waves in it. My hair is baby fine with no body, and I've never had a hairdo that I was happy with.

I love the card too, the background shading is so pretty, and I love the glitter!

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous card, love the funky die-cut shapes you used and the smooth inky background.

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely perfect, Greta! I love the inking you did, and that die is so pretty :)
And your hair? So pretty! I love it! It looks like it should be a pretty low-maintenance 'do when you need it to be :) I think I used up all my hairdoing energy in my teens!

Paula Huiras said...

Use hot rollers-they are quick and will give you the fullness! That's my theory-love the new look and the card too.
PH

Kailash said...

Such a great picture, you look fabulous Greta!!!
Love your gorgeous card, the background inking and glittery tree die is fantastic!!

Barb M said...

looking good girlie!! you'd look great with any haircut though :)
loves this card. the shaped card is awesome and that wonky shape is a fave of mine. the background is so painterly and that die cut? ugh...i might need it now! lol