Saturday, November 16, 2013

Blessings



Missed the posting deadline last week, so I was determined not to wait until the last minute for my ODBD card. Didn't know how to use the sketch until I pulled out all my ODBD stamps. 
When I saw the Bird & Butterfly Labels, this idea came to me.  The image is black embossed & cut out with the coordinating Spellbinders Labels 18. Then I sponged on Distress Inks weathered wood, scattered straw & bundled sage using frayed burlap on the edges. 
The sentiment is from Sweet William-small & was black embossed on a white scrap.  The rounded end was cut with the same Nestie & the notch was done with scissors. I sponged it with the same blue & brown inks & mounted it with foam tape allowing the center to be slightly raised. The black background was a scrap piece embossed with a Cuttlebug folder & I used my crimper. Everything is adhered to a kraft card with ribbons & Enamel Dots for embellishment. I love being able to make more than spring/summer cards with this stamp set--now I have another Thanksgiving card ready to mail. I'm entering Simon Says Stamp Monday and SSS Wednesday challenges.
Hope you're getting a chance to be crafty this weekend & thanks for taking some time to visit my blog. 

22 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Greta! LOVE your focal panel - such gorgeous shading and stamping! The ribbon and bow finish off your card perfectly!

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  2. How pretty Great, it's so peaceful, love it!! Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend ;)

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  3. Such a serene scene you've created within that lovely frame, and it's set off beautifully with the black, kraft and blue combination. Your stamping, shading, and layout: perfect! Gorgeous...and yes, I'm calling it as I see it: winner winner!! Hope you're having a fabulous Saturday!!
    Hugs~c

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  4. Oh, Greta, it's beautiful! I love the colors and the dramatic sponging you did! Stunning card…and you made it in time! Yay! I just love it, and I'm so glad you joined us again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge…you really shined today! Hugs, Cheryl

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  5. Hello Greta
    Your choice of the powerful, strong and invulnerable Black for your Bg certainly sends a loud statement to the on-looker. How clever of you to soften the effect by adding some warmth with your central image and ribbon, this is a great card.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  6. Gotgeous take on the sketch, Greta! Love the color combo, too!

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  7. A delightful card Greta, Love the way you use different shapes on your cards. They always inspire me.

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  8. Gorgeous! Love that die shape.

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  9. This is beautiful Greta. That's one of my favorite stamp sets, and I love the way you have used it!

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  10. A beautiful card Greta, great embossed background, a wonderful panel and your image is gorgeous with stunning inking!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  11. What a beauty, love the shape of the frame stamp! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  12. This is so classy with that gorgeous label and the wonderful sponging! The blue ribbon is such a perfect contrast to the dark background!

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  13. so many incredible details on your card Greta!
    Love the very "intimate" feeling here
    Thank You~

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  14. Your inked piece is so striking against the black bg! Love the blue ribbon!

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  15. Gorgeous card Greta! I love the subtle embossing of the dark background, gives so much depth to your amazing card.

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  16. Wow Greta!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I just love the elegant scene with you soft pastel sky against the black textured background. What a stunning take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week!!

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  17. Just gorgeous! I love that layout and the die you chose is sharp and I love the image too! Great work, friend!

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  18. Gorgeous card, Greta! I love that sponged background. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  19. OH MY, Greta, this card is simply GORGEOUS!
    I love the colors! Every detail is just perfect!

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  20. Beautiful, Greta. The inking is fabulous, I love each detail of it. Perfect take on the sketch. :-)

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