Thursday, July 25, 2013

Summer Birthday Card


Fruits-of-Summer-2

I love playing along in the PTI Blog Hops.  I used all PTI stamps & the second color scheme.  I wanted to make a rose similar to Chicago Peace & it's not too far off. My stamp sets are The Sweet Life, Background Basics: Text Style & Quilled Elegance.  Unfortunately, I inked the edges of the Mat Stack 3 die cut with Vintage Cream & it would have been better just edged with the brown ink.  All in all, I like the card & it gave me a chance to use this wonderful brown grograin ribbon.  I'm also entering the Birthday challenge at A Passion for Papertrey & Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm off to work, but will check out blogs when I get home.
Edited to add: I'm adding this card to the challenge at Seize the Birthday.

35 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, my! That flower is gorgeous, Greta! Beautiful card!

Trinh said...

Gosh, this is so pretty! I can't even pick out what elements I love; I simply love everything!

Stacy said...

What a beautiful card, Greta! I love the rose and the die cut background.

artful-notions said...

Beautiful results, Greta. Love the brown ribbon too! Think I have 'Chicago Peace' in my yard. Love it's bright yellow color. You recreated it perfectly!

Rhonda said...

I love the brown ribbon too. Perfect foil for the yellow flower.

Martha said...

OH MY, Greta, this is SO pretty!
Beautifully done!

Lisa said...

Beautiful rose Greta, your card is fabulous!

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous - love the design & balance of elements in your card!

victoria h said...

beautiful and elegant card

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, very lovely!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, greta!! love that gorgeous flower!

Sandy Kay said...

Love that striking rose against that background!

Jessi Fogan said...

That whole work thing really gets in the way. I hope you had a WONDERFUL day :)
The colours are gorgeous, and I love the layout - and those 3 perfect pearls there!

Aimes said...

What a pretty card!
Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey! :)
Hugs!

Michelle said...

Absolutely stunning!

judkajudi said...

Gorgeous! Love the touch of kraft ... beautifully done, Greta!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your Chicago Peace rose card, Great! Those colors evoked a beautiful card in your imagination ~ thank you for creating it for our viewing pleasure!!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love all the elements and the colors are beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Stunning card Greta! Love the yellow bloom.

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful...love your fabulous yellow flowers.

Linda Nicholson said...

So very pretty! Your rose is just stunning!

Linda

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow wow!! LOVING the BEAUTIFUL design and your take on the color challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Sheri W said...

love it, want that stamp set.

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card my Friend!
That rose is one of my favorite PTI stamp&die and I love it in these colors!
Thank You~

Jean said...

This is just beautiful ~ love the brown accents!

cm said...

Gorgeous...wait, GORGEOUS card, Greta! That stamp is pretty, but in your hands, it becomes stunning! From layout to colours: a work of art! Your certainly have a magical touch when it comes to flowers, both images and 'real' ones! Your recently added sidebar photo: what a heart-warming showcase of LOVE - and a wonderful 'match' to the one above it! Hope you have plenty of crafting time this weekend, and yes, we must meet, as in must, must and must!! Hugs, my friend!
c

Kailash said...

Gorgeous rich color on that beautiful flower Greta, lovely card!! Have a wonderful weekend:-)

Darnell J Knauss said...

P.S. Did you see you are a random winner over at Emily's "Little Slice of Bliss?" I just noticed it and wanted to make sure you knew. Congratulations!!

Dawn T said...

wow - this is just gorgeous Greta. Your rose is just so beautifully coloured.

Nat said...

stunning card Greta. love this flower as I still have the card you sent me proudly displayed with the same beautiful flower. hope you are doing well. huge hugs!!! :)

Kanan Pandya said...

Gorgeous card, Greta. Love the yellow flower. Pretty details. :-)

Barb said...

So pretty! I love the depth of color in the flower. The layout is awesome too :)

Rose said...

such a beautiful card :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Birthday.

~amy~ said...

This is so very pretty...way to combine challenges!
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!!

Cath said...

Hey Greta! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)