Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Started my PTI Blog Hop card this morning, but lots of interruptions so just now finished it.  Gold has never been out of style to me, so I'm thrilled it's now a "trend."  What is new to me is using gold even for cards that are not "elegant" in style.  Hubby's daughter & her family are about to move into the house they bought after leasing for the past year, so decided to make a card for them.  I used PTI Lovely Leaves stamping the trunk in Versafine Vintage Sepia & the first 2 layers of the leaves in Brilliance Thyme.  The 3rd layer is a dotted outline of the leaves & is stamped in my favorite gold ink--Delicata Golden Glitz.  Sorry it doesn't really show in the picture.  The sentiment is stamped in the same ink while the berries & birdie wing are colored with a gold metallic Gelly Roll pen.  The birdie & sentiment are by Studio G & put me out a whole $1.00!  All the edges are sponged with Distress Ink antique linen.  I bought the MFT cloud dies with the idea that they might work for hills as well.  I did trim them a bit so the billows aren't quite so high & I'm thinking it works--love the kraft felt, too.  You'll notice my card is slightly lighter than the stamped piece, thanks to my friend Rosemary reminding me that everything doesn't have to exactly match & I like it!  Finished the card off with twine tied in a bow. 


Thanks for taking time to check out my card.  I'm looking forward to seeing your latest projects.

25 comments:

  1. beautiful take on the challenge, greta! love how you stamped the sentiment in the cut out!

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  2. Love the cloud "hill"!! I've ordered some of that delicata ink... I keep hearing good things about it. This is an adorable card; someting about birds and trees make them so appealing. Congrats on the new home to the daughter!! A milestone for sure.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Greta! Love the felt.

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  4. So sweet - I love that cutout too!

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  5. I LOVE this!! Such a NEAT Card and a Fun take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  6. Sweet card Greta! I like the knotched out area for your sentiment!

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  7. so charming, love this sweet hill and charming bird :) such sweet fun :)

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  8. So tweet! And very love-filled for the new home owners.

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  9. what a sweet card Greta. I just love the kraft clouds. Awesome

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  10. Incorporating gold into fun & cute cards is tough! I love this - the texture of the twine & felt (and genius! They totally work as hills too!)

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  11. Really cute Greta! The cut area for your sentiment is sweet.

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  12. This is just SO sweet, Greta! Love the design.

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  13. What a wonderful take on the challenge my Friend!
    Lovely! Thank You Greta!

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  14. Greta, this is truly the cutest little bird "new home" card I've ever seen! I'm adoring those felt hills so brilliantly made with cloud dies!! (I'm not sure I've told you this before, but every.single.time. that I type your name, I type "Great" and I have to backspace and fix it. Can I just call you "Great?!"

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  15. I love your take on the challenge, Greta! The card is clever and sweet. I am sure your husband's daughter and family will love the card.

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  16. Beautiful card!!!Love the sentiment!!!

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  17. Love the layout of this card, the twine, and those felt hills (great idea to use clouds for that!). Fantastic job!

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  18. Very cute! Love the bird perched on the partial negative die cut!

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  19. Greta (I do exactly as Darnell does! Great...Greta...one and the same = YOU!) A darling, 'tweet' card indeed! I love how all your cards are 'different' from one another; a sign that your style is ever so versatile, ever-evolving, ever-engaging! This one is quite the spirit-lifting treat!!
    c

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  20. What a CUTE creative card! Love the tree and bird and partial negative circle. Great job...love it!

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  21. What a great new home card! Love the felt accents!

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