Sunday, March 9, 2014

Aqua Tulips

One of the things I've always loved about stamping is that you can make the images any color you want, so this time my tulips are aqua. There's actually a really good reason--the Viva la Verve color combo is aqua, green & brown.  I stamped & embossed 3 flowers using ODBD Tulip Corner, cut them out individually & actually colored with my Copics (BG05, BG09, G02, G07)!  This time my project didn't end up in the trash, so I'm making progress.  
My sister sent me a check for my birthday knowing I'd been wanting a particular die. This is the first card using my new Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangles, which I love! The sweet metal butterfly was picked up at the stamp store in Berkeley where my sister & I met my blogging friend, Sue, a couple years ago. Now I'm wishing I'd gotten several of them.  The metal qualifies my card for the current ODBD challenge. Volunteered to work today since I have most of 3 weeks off starting Wednesday--my "adoption leave" for being a puppy momma! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.  I'll catch up with you soon.
Edited to add: Just realized I could also enter this in Verve's Spring Has Sprung challenge.



21 comments:

  1. This is stunning Greta! Berkely---California? They have a huge scrapbooking store there. Anyway back to your beauty...love the stitched look on the card base and panel. It really does add just that bit of extra. Wonderful coloring and fussy cutting(ugh). Looking forward to seeing your puppy pics!

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  2. Gorgeous design, I love the Aqua Tulips. I also like to use 'not real' colours, it's great fun. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx ps.. the new puppy is coming home soon? Have fun !

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  3. This is lovely. I have written down the name of those wonderful dies. I love the look of the stitching too!

    Great stamp and looks good against the woodgrain embossing.

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  4. Oh, Greta, what a beautiful card! I just LOVE the colors...such a great challenge card for that one! And I love how you've used the beautiful corner tulips and added that sweet little metal butterfly! Such beautiful design and wonderful texture with the woodgrain and those new stitched rectangle dies! Hope you have a great week as you look forward to your "adoption" days off!! You must be excited! Always wonderful to see you join us for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge, sweet friend!! Hugs!

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  5. I love these aqua tulips, Greta! And I think you'll enjoy these stitched dies a lot too! Love that little butterfly! Congratulations on being a new puppy Momma! Enjoy!

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  6. Stunning card, Greta! I love everything about it!

    When do you get your puppy? Do you have a name for him yet? I know you are excited and it will be wonderful to have some time off to "bond"!!!

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  7. This is another gorgeous card Greta!! I just love the coloring of the tulips, the wood background and the butterfly charm!! Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us again this week at ODBD!! I always enjoy seeing your creations!! Blessings!

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  8. Greta those flowers are gorgeous, you colored them beautifully...I love your background woodgrain, and of course the Lil' Inkers are one of my favorites also.

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  9. PRETTY tulips Greta!! With all of the experimenting and hybridizing there will someday be aqua tulips!! The little butterfly is adorable perched on your pretty bow. Can't wait to see which puppy you bring home and what his name will be. Lots of pics please :) !!!!!

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  10. So very beautiful! Love that woodgrain in the background.

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  11. oh those tulips are so pretty, greta!! beautiful card!

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  12. Gorgeous card my Friend!
    Love the colors as well ;)

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  13. Gorgeous card Greta! Love those beautiful blossoms and embossed background!

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  14. Very pretty Greta! Love your new die cuts, beautiful wood grain background and aqua tulips! The bow and butterfly just adds to the beauty! Can't wait to see pics of your puppy! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

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  15. WOW...WOW...this is one BEAUTIFUL card, Greta! I love the aqua tulips!
    You certainly made the pretty colors shine! Well done!

    I always...always...enjoy seeing those fabulous stitched dies used!
    What a great gift for you from your sister!

    Aww! Enjoy your new puppy!

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  16. Greta- I love everything about this card! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love how the flowers look against the brown embossed bg! I've been eyeing those stitched rectangle dies and don't know why I haven't gotten them yet! Can't wait to hear about all the adventures with your new puppy- so happy for you, my friend:)

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  17. First: this is an absolutely gorgeous card (looks like the Top 5 will be re-jigged yet again) and second - huge congrats on its starring role as a Viva La Viewfinder! Stunning, indeed! Everyone else has captured the beauty of you card so eloquently, so I'll just add: I LOVE x LOVE this! Puppy's arrival closer and closer...eeeeeeee!!! Hugs~c

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  18. Stunning aqua flowers Greta, your card design is so beautiful with those dies and against the dark background, love it!!}

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  19. Wow! Fabulous tulips! Love love love the card! Your woodgrain background is perfect for the tulips!

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  20. Greta...this is so sweet and lovely! Tulips are my favorite flower and a bouquet of these would be so nice to have around the house. You totally rocked this challenge and that sweet little butterfly is a fabulous finishing touch!

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