Saturday, September 28, 2013

Outside the Box--for Me


MFTWSC143I admit it--I'm one of the printed paper hoarders.  My friend Linda gave me a gift bag when I met her during my Indy trip & one of the items was MME The Sweetest Thing paper pad. It inspired me to make a card just using the papers & a sentiment stamp from the MFT Thankful Leaves set. I have to say it was fun & I do really like how it turned out using the current MFT weekly sketchAll the edges were inked with old paper Distress Ink. I trimmed out the piece with the flowers & used my black glaze pen to highlight the flower stamens, a gold gel pen on the gold flowers & the clear star pen on the blue flower centers.  The "Thanks" stamp fit on the piece stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle (matched the stems) & I added 3 tiny dots with the gold pen. I mounted the top piece with foam tape & tied on some hemp. 
Windy & rainy here--glad I'm at home watching football!  Hope you have a good weekend, whatever the weather, & thanks so much for coming by.


  

19 comments:

  1. Oh we are not liking the weather today. This card is so beautiful! The patterns coordinate perfectly and work with the layout well. Hope you stay dry and safe!

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  2. Beautiful card and beautiful papers! Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

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  3. This is gorgeous! Love how you used the paper!

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  4. Wow! You most definitely have an eye for combining patterned papers, Greta; your card is stunning! Your flowers are especially eye-catching; wonderful take on the challenge! Our weather is mirroring yours: cool, windy, cloudy. Fall is making its presence felt, so I've 'adapted' - a quick grocery shopping jaunt, and the rest of the day, crafting! Have an excellent Saturday evening! Hugs,
    c

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  5. How sweet to receive this pretty paper pack! This is a delight Greta!!

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  6. Great use of the PP Greta. You've designed a beautiful card.

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  7. So pretty, Greta! I love that particular paper pad. The added touches of gold make this card very special.

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  8. Great job; it isn't easy using up our pretty papers!! Love all the details.

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  9. Greta this is so beautiful! Such wonderful patterned paper.

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  10. love how you used the patterned papers, greta... so very perfect for the sketch!!

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  11. Lovely use of papers, Greta. A sweet serene card.

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  12. What pretty papers, Greta! I see why you were inspired! Love that little flower!

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  13. Greta, you really rocked using patterned paper on your card...love the colors too, just one amazing card.

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  14. What pretty colors and papers Greta.

    Regards diane

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  15. Beautiful card!!!Love the colors!!!Have a Blessed week!!!

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  16. Don't we all just love hoarding printed paper....I wonder why LOL
    Greta, your card is really sweet!!!

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  17. I really think there should be a 12 step program for us paper hoarders:). Love how you layered these pretty papers!

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