Wednesday, January 29, 2014

That's What Friends Are For


Last night I went back to Day 1 of the stenciling classes & today I finished a card made with Debby's technique of sponging over a stencil & using a vellum sentiment to let the inking show through.  I'm entering the challenge at ODBD where the requirement is to use only red, pink & white.  I sponged Tim Holtz bubble stencil with Distress Inks festive berries, worn lipstick & spun sugar.  The stamp was one of my first ODBD purchases, as I always loved that song.  Dry embossing wasn't part of the video & I wondered if it would detract from the stencil.  To my eye the card needed something so I did it anyway & I like it. Finished off with a pink & white floss bow, a pearl & 2 COPIC colored sequins.  
So much info just in the videos I've gotten to so far.  It's going to take awhile to try out all the techniques, but I already have another card started.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
Edited to add: Entering SSS Wednesday & SSS Work It Wednesday, since using stencils is new to me.

21 comments:

  1. Oooo, Greta, I love how you inked those dots! And the vellum sentiment looks fabulous over top! I've never taken an online class either. Looks like you're having lots of fun with it! YAY!

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  2. You had me with the polka dots!! Very pretty Greta!

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  3. Beautiful, Greta. Love what you did with the stencil portion, the bow, and I like the added dry emboss too! Lovely!!

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  4. I love the vellum over the stenciled dots - it really catches the eye and it is so beautiful too!

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  5. This is gorgeous! I love the gradient colour, and that sentiment - beautiful font & message :)

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  6. gorgeous card, greta... i love the embossing with the stenciling... really makes the stenciling pop!

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  7. I think the dry embossing really adds to the stenciling color. Definitely a WOW card Greta!

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  8. What a Gorgeous stencil project Greta! Love <3

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  9. glad to hear your sticking with the tutorials. This is fab and especially like the look of the vullum over the top giving that lovely dreamy look to the card. 10/10 from me. hugs Mrs A.

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  10. Oh, Greta! How beautiful! I love the stencil technique and one of your very first ODBD stamps! It's a perfect take for this week's "red, pink, and white" challenge! I love the twine and the pearl for finishing touches! So glad you've joined us once again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Warm hugs, sweet friend!

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  11. Gorgeous card! I love the stenciling with the vellum technique - going to have to give that one a try! Love your take on the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week - thanks so much for joining us! Elizabeth

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  12. Beautiful card, just found your blog. The dry emboss with the stencil, gorgous. Wouldnt mind trying myself

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  13. I really like how you added the dry embossing- I don't think it detracts from the stenciled part at all! I always associate vellum sentiments with you- such a part of your pretty style Greta:)

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  14. Love the soft inking with the dry embossing, Greta. Beautiful sentiment, too! I just signed up for the class also, planning to work on the homework just as soon as Valentines are finished!

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  15. Stunning, Greta! I love the combination of stenciling and dry embossing. The way you framed the sentiment with twine is perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes with Twine or String!

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  16. Beautiful Greta!! I love the embossing, dots and the song excerpt!!Thanks for joining us for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
    Blessings,
    Chris

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  17. Pure class! I love the look of vellum on a card! Beautifully done Greta! Thanks for creating with us this week at ODBD!

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  18. I love this! Simply gorgeous!

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  19. Your 'homework assignment' scores a quadruple A+ in my books, Greta; this is GORGEOUS! Once again, you're trying out new techniques, with the most beautiful results! Your stenciling is so pretty, and the addition of vellum...va va voom! LOVE this!! Hugs~c

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  20. Really gorgeous card, Greta! I adore your background and the sentiment is absolutely stunning! Such a pretty card!

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