Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fun Technique!

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Heather Nichols cards
I had my doubts watching Heather's PTI MIM video.  Her cards came out great--not sure I could get the stamping right. However, I totally loved the process & end result--yah!  I suspect the ink & paper have a lot to do with the look you get.  I used Distress Inks tumbled glass & broken china as well as PTI Harvest Gold.  
I'm also playing along with ColourQ as I really love the current challenge colors.  PTI Snowflake Flurries was on my desk, so I didn't even look for other options.  It's one of my all-time favorite sets--so versatile.  I remembered that I have the Friends are Treasures Hero Arts set which I don't think I've ever inked.  I masked off the smaller words & it worked great!  As you can see I really cased Heather using sequins & one of her designs. 
I also used a very neglected corner punch that I thought complemented the images & gave me a way to add a touch a twine.  I'm planning to use this idea with other images & colors for fun, quick & flat to mail cards. Hope you're having a great weekend.

22 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the card and this technique!

Barb said...

That is so fun, Greta! Your card turned out awesome! Love the stamps you used!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Greta! Great take on both the challenges! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Marybeth said...

Hi Greta, it looks great with the snowflake. Nice touch with the twine on the corners. Thank you my sweet friend for your very kind comments,it sure means a lot .

Dotty Jo x said...

How lovely, must go and check out that technique! Jo x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Yours look perfect Greta, lots of delicious colour.... a happy card!

Dawn Turley said...

Really like your card Greta. The stamps are perfect for this technique

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your design turned out beautiful, love the colours. I also like that necklace in the colour inspiration photo. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

Cat Craig said...

Greta, super fun cards.

Rosemary said...

another fab take on the MIM challenge, greta! you are starting to make me think that i need to get snowflake flurries with all the great cards you create with it!

Kim Heggins said...

Greta..this is fabulous! This is your technique, you really have a way with colors and placement. Just beautiful.

alexandra s.m. said...

I've got to go back to the Heather's video because I LOVE your take on the technique!!

Martha said...

WOW, what a BEAUTY this is, Greta!
You used the technique SO beautifully!
Well done!

Claire said...

You've definitely perfected that technique Greta - it looks great in the colours. I have so many little stamps like that...really should pull them out and use them in this way! Thanks for playing along with Colour Q!

Trinh said...

Ooh I love your take on the technique! I'm not good about watching the MIM videos but I'll have to check this one out.

Brenda in IN said...

Great cards and fun colors.

Lisa said...

You did a great job with the technique, this turned out beautifully! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

maria f. said...

Well done, Greta. I swear I see those flakes moving!

Jessi Fogan said...

Such a clever way to add twine & keep it flat! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that stamping technique!

scrappymo! said...

Great take on this. Love the corners as they add your own special touch!
Wonderful card.

Kailash said...

Wow this card is simply gorgeous, your stamping is exquisite, love it Greta!!!

cm said...

Hello dear friend! I've fallen behind in commenting, but on the plus side, I get to have a 'full dose' of Greta's gorgeous creations, uninterrupted. I love, love and love what you've done with this technique! I tried several times and 'blech'! You, however, have created a magical card...stunning! Swooning over the colours, and the snowflakes are perfect 'bursts of joy' for the Best Wishes sentiment!! Hugs~c (My first comment went all wonky!!)