Monday, December 16, 2013

Flourishes Guest Designer

Back in October I received a totally unexpected e-mail telling me that I was one of the winners of the Flourishes Guest Designer contest.  I can't tell you how surprised & excited I was!  This is my week to pick the Timeless Tuesday challenge. 
FTTC251 Vellum copy

I've always loved the look of vellum & how it can be used in many ways, so that's my challenge theme. I took a break from holiday cards to create a Valentine or Wedding card using Flourishes wonderful Letters in Bloom set. After arranging the letters on my acrylic block I stamped & embossed them in white on vellum that had been die cut with Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles.  The larger die from that set was used for the light pink card base.  The flowers & leaves are colored with markers & Stickles is added to the letters.  I attached a sheer pink bow & pink Rain Dots for embellishments. 

There's a paragraph about me & all the challenge details on the Flourishes Blog.  I hope you'll check it out & then grab your vellum and join this week’s challenge.  Be sure to check out all the inspiration to be found on the DT Blogs.

Allison Cope

Cheryl Lea
Deborah Anton
Jenny Gropp
Katie Sims
   





25 comments:

  1. I think this is one gorgeous card, Greta! Love the vellum and the soft, romantic look!

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  2. Oh my goodness Greta. You have outdone yourself on this one. It looks like a lacy hanky.

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  3. Oh, Greta, this card is STUNNING! The way you've embossed and colored the images on the vellum makes it look like a delicate embroidered handkerchief! And, I love the random pink translucent pearls! Thanks for being our guest hostess this week...Your challenge was super fun!

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  4. SO GORGEOUS! I have GOT to make time to play along with you this week :) And I know exactly the shock & amazement when you got that email...I'm still pinching myself 2 months later :)

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  5. MANY MANY congrats to you my sweet friend!!! YAY!!! Your card is drop dead gorgeous, Oh... my... goodness!!! Wow, Wow, Wow!!!

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  6. Absolutely stunning creation for your challenge this week Greta! So delicate and frilly. I love to use vellum on my cards and just don't do it enough! Thanks for joining the Friends of Flourishes Team this week with a fabulous challenge!

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  7. Wow Greta! So elegant and beautiful!

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  8. Hello Greta
    Congrats on your Gd post. You are re-introducing Vellum to the card making world once again, as this looks wonderful, and will inspire many.
    Merry Christmas,
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  9. Oh, this is so beautiful!! Love vellum; it adds so much. I am so behind on commenting, but I browsed your last few posts ... your work is always inspiring. Congrats on your guest design team selection!! Merry Christmas, Greta!!

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  10. WOW! First, congrats on the GD post and second, your card here reaffirms why you were selected: you are an amazing designer! this card is a work of art, with the beautiful embossing on vellum, the die cuts, the rain dots and the ribbon! Elegant, gorgeous...I zipped back for another look...pretty ++++! Looks like another shuffle in my Top 5 Cards by Greta list, because this one is definitely coming on board!! Hugs~c

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  11. Well, you MAY have taken a break from the Christmas Cards, but I have to tell you, some companies are ALREADY doing Valentines!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO, YOU'RE RIGHT ON TARGET GRETA!!!!!!!!!!! LOL Your card is GORGEOUS & SO FEMININE!!!!!!!!!!! :) Using a set, I have on my list to get!! :) ABSOLUTELY LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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  12. congrats on your guest designer spot, greta!! so very well deserved, my friend... your card is absolutely lovely!!

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  13. Congratulations on the GD win, Great! Your card is spectacular! It looks like a fine and elegant bridal pillow case. I want to write a story around it!! Hugs, Darnell

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  14. Greta, congrats on your Guest Design and what a gorgeous card!

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  15. Hi Greta oh this is adorable :) huge congrats on your guest designer spot
    Your card is lovely and I love the pretty edges and pink ribbon.
    Vic x

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  16. Stunning Greta! When i saw the thumbnail in my reader, i thought it was embroidered fabric. Wow, just lovely.

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  17. Oh My Greta!
    At first I thought you had embroidered a lavender sachet!
    It is absolutely stunning!
    Thank You~

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  18. Congratulations on your Guest Designer Hostessing! FUN Challenge, gorgeous card! Merry Merry!

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  19. How fun to be a guest designer! Your card is so beautiful. I have difficulty working with vellum ~ I may have to ask you for some tips and tricks!

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  20. Your card is absolutely stunning Greta. I have that stamp set and have never thought of using it to actually make a word. And the white embossing is gorgeous, as is the way you have used the die cuts for the card shape. The color just sets the whole thing off. Thanks for the inspiration, I will definitely be using the stamp set in this way.

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  21. Congrats, Greta! You have outdone yourself with this beauty! I love the embossed vellum and intricate die cuts.

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  22. What a sweet, dreamy, romantic card, Greta! I love the sweet pinks, the lacy edges and the dreaminess of the vellum!

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  23. Beautifully done Greta!! Love how the colors of the leaves and flowers make it pop! It was wonderful having you join us this month as a GD.

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  24. This is beautiful Greta! So delicate with your soft coloring on that vellum! I am so glad you could be our GD this month! Loved seeing your beautiful work! :)

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