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:

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

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!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card and beautiful papers! Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

rcwidow (Linda) said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you used the paper!

cm said...

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

Nat said...

beautiful!!! :)

Lisa said...

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

Dawn Turley said...

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

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it.

joy said...

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

judkajudi said...

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

Tracey McNeely said...

Greta this is so beautiful! Such wonderful patterned paper.

Rosemary said...

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

Cat Craig said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

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

Diane said...

What pretty colors and papers Greta.

Regards diane

Mary Ann said...

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

Kailash said...

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

Robin K. said...

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