Saturday, February 22, 2014

Soft Colors for a Birthday Card

My Mini Cards
I played along with Martha's Scramble at the Hero Arts Flickr Group today.  She had us make 2 miniature cards 1 1/2" x 4 1/4".  That may sound easy, but I found it very challenging. I need practice getting enough interest into such a small space, so I cut one apart & made it into a regular size card.  All my stamps are Hero Arts & the inks are VersaMagic with Memento for the sentiment.  
I matted the original piece with a blue scrap & added a soft green pearl to the bow. A piece of vellum was dry embossed & attached to the card front before the panel was popped up.
Final touch was this fun blue & green trim I've had a long time. I'm also entering the anything goes category at Hero Arts & Pixies Snippets Playground. Thanks for stopping by. Sunshine today & hubby even mowed the lawn. Enjoy your weekend.
Edited to add: Here's the link to the Colour Me! challenge I accidentally deleted when editing my post.

20 comments:

  1. That would be hard to do! Good for you to make two...

    I like the tall one and the one you remade looks fantastic!

    The colours of that one are lovely and I love the fiber at the top.

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  2. That size does sound like a challenge Greta but you sure rose to the task, these are PRETTY!! I like the redo too. Your twine/trim reminds me of some my SIL gave me years ago. She was in to all of the fuzzy fibers before twine became the rage!

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  3. You've done an great job incorporating your scrapling in a card. Lovely card

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  4. Definately a challange but you have done well, both cards are gorgeous.
    I love how the smaller card is made into a larger one - note to self I must remember this.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. your scraplings are so pretty, greta! and perfect for placing on another card! love how you used the colors... thanks so much for playing along with Colour Me!

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  6. So pretty Greta! Love the shimmery rhinestones!

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  7. Very pretty on both cards. I'm always intrigued with the way you use vellum. Liked the sunshine-y colors on the fronds tiny card too. I think you created a lot of interest on both these minatures. Way to go! TFS & Hugs

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  8. I love the look of that embossed vellum, all the cards are great! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Colour Me...!

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  9. Greta, wonderful that you "up-cycled" your scrapling. I love the addition of colors and more texture, it make a wonderful standard sized card as well as the cute scrapling it was born as. That was a tough scramble, that canvas size definitely takes some getting used to.

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  10. What a cool idea! I love how you cut apart your card to make another one. That's a great use for a small panel like that. Seriously--your hubby *mowed*?!? We still can't see the grass around here--it's still buried under a couple of feet of snow (built up from who knows how many different winter storms). I'm jealous!!

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  11. Pretty cards! Love the addition of the gems!
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Me!

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  12. What a sweet embellishment you have added to the top of your card :) Lovely job! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you again soon!!!

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  13. A very interesting challenge indeed!
    I love what you did with it Greta!
    Thank You~

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  14. MOWING THE LAWN IN FEBRUARY? That's just....weird! lol
    I always have trouble with a change in 'canvas' size - great idea to use the smaller card that way. Love that fun trim!

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  15. Lovely card - I especially like the added pearls and fancy trim!. Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Me...!

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  16. Two lovely cards Greta - how strange, I was sent some of that trim with a UK order as a little gift, it's very delicate and pretty!

    Well done on qualifying for the Mr and Mrs die draw, good luck!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  17. I like your tiny cards, you made them look very interesting. The one you altered looks good too, I like the embossed vellum.
    Jean x

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  18. I'm double cheering here: 1. Your cards are ever so lovely and 2. they're minis (yayyy for the minis!!) are lovely! That's an intriguing size to work with - almost like bookmarks! Adding the one to a card: perfect! Once again, you've traveled into a new creativity zone, with results that are fresh and inspiring! Once more: Yayyyy Minis!!! Hugs~c

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  19. Lovely card nd thabks for sharing at the Playground

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  20. I think you did a great job on the mini cards, but I have to admit that I love the mini card as a focal point on the larger card and the lovely yarn you've tied on there!

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