Saturday, August 3, 2013

Birthday Roses

It was a glorious day at the lake--gorgeous blue sky & sun, water not too cold AND a bald eagle flew right by us 3 different times!  We always look for eagles, but it had been a long time since we'd seen any.  What a treat! 

My Sunday to work tomorrow so had to get my hair washed & dried.  Just had a little left to do on my PTI MIM card, so finished it and now it's time for bed.  My double stamped background is made with PTI stamps Turning A New Leaf & Background Basics: Text Style.  I used Simply Chartreuse second generation for both stamps to keep it a bit subtle.  The die cut leaves are also from Turning A New Leaf & I used the same ink, but stamped twice to get a darker image.  The roses from The Sweet Life (oh how I love that set!) are stamped in Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet & Memento Rhubarb Stalk & they're mounted with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment from Boutique Borders: Birthday in several different ink colors on scratch paper, cut them out & held them on the card to decide which one to use.  That was a tip I learned in a magazine, but can't remember who suggested it.  The last color I tried was Versafine Vintage Sepia & it looked the best to my eye.  I was slow to get on the sequin bandwagon, but they've grown on me & I really like the effect on this card with the 2 shades I found in my stash from years ago. 

This will be another entry in the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Edited to add: Decided to join in the challenge at Seize the Birthday


20 comments:

  1. Greta you create the most lush stamped backgrounds! I love this card...so pretty and elegant. Stunning!

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  2. Oh Greta, absolutely stunning! I do the same thing with trying out ink colours - and usually to make sure that I really do have my stamp lined up straight ;) Those roses are so sumptuous!

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  3. Love the double stamped bg and the rose!

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  4. Absolutely stunning! My 'Top 5' list of favourites created by Greta is expanding - I think I'm at Top 20 - and this is definitely on that list! Beautiful background (I 1,000% need more ink - my little stash of dewdrops needs some amping up. Lottery needed!), luscious roses, sweet leaf flourish. Eye-catching combination! New techniques for me to try, for sure! Hope your work day goes exceptionally well; have a wonderful Sunday!
    c

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  5. I love the colors you chose for your roses!! This card is gorgeous!! Glad that you had fun on the lake - great way to spend the day!

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  6. beautiful take on the MIM technique, greta!

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  7. Hello Greta,
    Fabulous card my friend, the business of the background relates happiness and gaiety, there is much movement which brings the card alive.
    The secrets look great here, I have not hopped on the bandwagon as yet either!
    Smiles :-)
    Sue

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  8. oh...this is just so pretty! Love your stunning roses and that background is fabulous!

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  9. Gorgeous card! Love your background!!

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  10. Beautiful card!!!Love your roses!Roses are my flower,before Katrina I had 110 rose bushes,they were beautiful,after Katrina I am glad I had a house still standing!!!Well a part of one!LOL Have a Blessed evening!!!

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  11. Greta your card is absolutely beautiful!! My new fave form you!! I would love to see a bald eagle and my hubby would love to photograph one too!!

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  12. Absolutely lovely card! I think you may have inspired me to go in search of my sequins! Thanks for the inspo!

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  13. Stunning, Greta! LOVE that background. And, of course, I love those sequins. :)

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  14. You've created a wonderful background and those beautiful flowers looks so elegant on it!

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  15. Stunning!! Everything combined so beautifully!! The sequins finish it off just so!

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  16. Wow Greta! So much dimension there! Love it!!
    Always nice to read your prose as well ;-)
    Thank you~

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  17. Wow is right - this is gorgeous!! The colors, stamping, embellies, I love it all.

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  18. Pure perfection - thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday! :)

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  19. Oh this is fabulous, beautiful floral display.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

    luv
    Debby

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  20. 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! :)

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