Thursday, May 30, 2013

Leafy Birthday



Maile Belles is one of my favorite designers.  She's been the Muse this month at Case Study & I finally decided to play along.  I used the kraft card, her basic layout & the pretty summer colors.  Instead of feathers I pulled out this older Penny Black brush leaf stamp.  I liked it in the catalog, but have had trouble using it.  Bet some of you can relate to that.  Why is it I never thought to use something other than green?!  I actually really like this image in the pretty VersaMagic colors Persimmon, Pink Grapefruit & Mango Madness.  The card front is embossed with a piece of burlap (thanks to Rosemary for the idea!) & the sentiment (also Penny Black) is embossed with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate on a scrap cut with MFT Fishtail Flags.  I only cut part way & then turned the piece around in the die to get both ends notched.  The flag is curved up in the middle & mounted with foam tape.  Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends.

22 comments:

  1. I LIKE the leaves on the individual blocks Greta, great CASE!!

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  2. I need those versamagic colors! These is just spectacular.

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  3. Using colors other than green made this a great card! You may use that stamp more often now.

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  4. Love the leaves, Greta, and I like how you used a softer color palette for them. I never would have thought to curve the sentiment. It looks great!

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  5. simply gorgeous, greta... love how you used that leaf stamp!!

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  6. your on a roll with these fab cards Greta, love this one too!! :)

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  7. This is SUCH a fantastic take on Maile's wonderful card, Greta! I love how you curved the sentiment and you're right, duh, how sensational do those leaves look in colors other than green?!

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  8. Hi, Greta! WOW...I love your take on Maile's card! The neon colors are striking with the kraft! Beautifully done!

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  9. Love your approach! Fantastic creation!

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  10. Hi Greta, thanks for leaving a message on my blog. Always fun to read. You make very beautiful and stylish cards. I will visit this place again. Greetings Yolanda (http://wwwamomentoftime.blogspot.nl)

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  11. Oh I just love your take on the inspiration, Greta! This makes for such a beautiful clean and simple card. :-)

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  12. What a GREAT idea about the fishtail tags! Thanks for that awesome tip. Your card is perfect - love the leaves instead of feathers... came out great. :-)

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  13. Love the simplicity of this card, Greta! Love the three panels on the kraft and those leaves are just beautiful!

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  14. Hello Dear! Your take on this awesome card makes me so happy! it's ZEN, serene, and gorgeous!
    plus it inspires me, so "merci Greta" ;o)

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  15. CAS and a perfect creation from the Muse!

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  16. I love your take on this, Greta! It's simple yet so very effective and lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's always a delight to read your comments!

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  17. I love this Greta. PERFECTLY stamped and I love the curved banner. beautiful CASE of Maile's card

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  18. Pretty CAS bday card! Love those leaves!

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  19. That banner totally kicks this awesome CAS card up a notch! I love the subtle embossing with the burlap too :)

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  20. What a fabulous card Greta! It is perfect. Such wonderful little details.

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  21. Love the design, love how you can see each section individually and as a whole card. Hugs Bev x

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