Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gold with Pastels

Pink is my favorite color & I've always loved gold. However, I didn't use them together until I started seeing the combo in blogland the last year or so. This card is based on Viva la Verve February week 2 sketch using the elements in Alexandra's challenge at Scrap RDV: metallic, doily, foliage, flower, stamp.
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Alexandra's Inspiration Card






My stamps are Penny Black's Music Background & Stampendous! Simple Wishes.  The dies are 4EnScrap Feuillage & Jardinage & MFT Dizzy Doily, Fishtail Flags, Mini Rolled Roses.  The pink & green felt are also MFT.  Used a bit more of 2 Making Memories printed papers I've had a long time.  The background is stamped with Distress Ink antique linen & I inked a white cardstock scrap with Delicata Golden Glitz (my favorite!) before die-cutting the doily.  Finished off with various sized pink pearls--also a favorite.  I do enjoy trying new techniques & trends, but this card is really me.  
Di always tells us when she goofed, so I'll fess up. As I was about to add the big pearls last night, I realized the background was upside down!  The panel wasn't on the card yet, but everything else was glued down. Tried to talk myself into leaving it, but couldn't.  I carefully peeled back the piece enough to cut it out without ruining the layers--whew!  I'm also entering Pixies Snippets Playground.  Enjoy your day & thanks for visiting me.
Edited to Add: Also entering SSS Wednesday.

30 comments:

  1. Greta, I love your card it's beautiful, so soft and gentle. The three pink papers co-ordinate so well and the doily looks stunning against the flower spray.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. I love this collage of items Greta, the pink and gold are lovely together.

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  3. Love your card Greta! The subtle background, the doily, the roses, everything perfectly combined! TFS

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  4. Oh, Greta, this is so very special! LOVE those felt flowers, and the pastels, too!

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  5. Me again......this would work for our Wedding or Anniversary challenge at Simon's Wednesday challenge: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

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  6. Gosh, GretA! This is smashing! The flet flowers are beauitful and look fabulous on the gold doily die cut!

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  7. Greta this is ever so sweet, just like you!! Love those pretty little rolled roses and pink pearls. I've done the upside down thing too, more than once! Once I made my SIL a Halloween card and when I went to put it in the envelope I realized the card opened the wrong way LOL!!! I decided to go with it since it was Halloween. I gave her a trick but no treats!!

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  8. Greta, your card is SO sweet! I absolutely adore these colors together, and your design with those pretty felt flowers (which I always love!) is just so beautiful. Fabulous creation!

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  9. Great t his is such a pretty card, I love the textures!

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  10. Love the colors and your take on the sketch!

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  11. Wow! Wow! Wow! Greta!
    Your take is stunning!
    absolutely stunning!
    Thank You so much for playing along!

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  12. Wow, Greta, your card is gorgeous. Love the felt flowers and pretty colors.

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  13. Oh Greta, this is so amazing! The roses are beautiful against the gold doily and the bits of patterned paper as well as the music background. Love your design!

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  14. So pretty Greta! Love the sweet pink rolled roses!

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  15. just beautiful Greta and great save on your background panel.

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  16. Keeping it real :) Gluing upside down happens to me far too often! Good save - and gorgeous card!

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  17. wow... what a great save!! beautiful card... love the rolled felt roses!!

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  18. WOWZY! Beautiful card! Great bg stamping with the rolled roses!

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  19. Wow! So very pretty! Love color and design! The flowers, leaves, and pearls are just gorgeous!

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  20. Stunning Greta, the pink and gold is so lush together, beautifully elegant!!!

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  21. Wow wow and wow! The Top Favourite Cards by Greta list is undergoing a major shuffle to make room for this beauty! The background music paper (oh, I can't even count the number of times I've placed things upside down...), the pinks and yellows, the felt flowers, the pink pearls...I'm near ready to squeal with delight. In fact, I think I will..eeeeeeeeee! Stunning, gorgeous, perfect. Hope I've been clear: LOVE this x a zillion! Hugs~c

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  22. This is beautiful, Greta! I love how you were inspired by Alex's card. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Wedding or Anniversary!

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  23. Such a beautiful card! I never really thought of pink and gold for a color combo before but man, it works so well!

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  24. This is going to be the fave of the week at the Playground, Great! It is simply gorgeous!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. It's such a sweet and pretty card, Greta! You had a great inspiration from Alexandra's card.

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  26. Great card - and a super save too! Love the felt flowers and colours you used,

    Playing commenting catch up here!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  27. LOL, don't you hate it when you think you're almost done and see a big blunder? Great save and this card is definitely you! Lovely!

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  28. Great save Greta! This card is definitely representative of your style- love it!!

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  29. Talk about beautiful felt! The whole card is so pretty, from that beautiful musical BG to the wonderful DP's and die cuts too!

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