Saturday, May 10, 2014

Love Just Gives

When I saw the recent clearance sale at ODBD, I knew it was time to use my gift certificate.  I bought 3 of the stamps & used 2 of them (Three Butterflies & Let Us Begin) for my card to enter the current Wing It challenge. I love the color combo of pink & green, so decided to submit my first entry in a ColorQ challenge. Hard to tell, but I did use 2 shades of green: Memento Pistachio on the solid swirls & Pear Tart on the dotted ones, plus the enamel dots are very close to Pear Tart. The pink inks are also Memento: Rose Bud & Angel 
Pink.  I sponged a little Angel Pink on the dry embossed strip for a tone on tone look & to highlight the beautiful roses. Not sure I've ever used my pink rickrack, but think it was meant for this card, don't you? I haven't played in a Muse challenge for awhile & I love Vicki's card. I loosely used her layout, including the lovely tone on tone side strip.  

Vicki's Inspiration Card
My little butterflies are coated with Wink of Stella & the wonderful quote is stamped in Distress Ink walnut stain.  Pretty appropriate, I think, with Mother's Day tomorrow.
I appreciate your visit--always makes my day.

35 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a beautiful card! Love the embossing and sentiment!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Greta. The embossing and delicate butterflies are so pretty!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Greta,
Two of my favourite colour combinations; soft feminine Pink and warm calming Green, this card is just gorgeous, and the ric rac adds a wonderful texture.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rosemary said...

simply beautiful, greta!! love how you used the colors!

Bonnie said...

This is so delicate and pretty, Greta! I love the embossed roses and you're right. That rick rack was made for this card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow, wow, wow Greta, this is a knockout! The colors and details are so sweet!!!!

Claire said...

This is so pretty Greta - love that inky embossed strip...it's really made the embossing stand out. Don't you just love clearance sales?!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a fabulous and sweet sentiment! I love your card, just so soft and feminine and all your embossing, so beautiful.

Lisa Elton said...

Sigh...I adore this Greta. Feminine, delicate, dreamy and perfectly sweet!! Love the sentiment too. LOVE IT ALL!!!

Dawn T said...

What a beautiful card Greta. So sweet and pretty. Love the soft pinks.

Dotty Jo said...

What a beauty, I always love a bit of ric-rac! Jo x

Beth said...

Oh this is such a soft and pretty card - beautiful :-)

Beth xx

Ardyth said...

Love this - so many pretty details! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Shirley said...

So feminine and beautiful! I really love what you did with the sidebar, embossed BG, and that lovely image with the fussy cut butterflies with WOS!!

Joni Andaya said...

Beautiful!!!

Linda Carson said...

Oh so lovely Greta! Love the soft elegance of this beauty from embossing to design! Excellent shopping choices too! So glad you shared this beauty with us this week at ODBD!

KateCrafts said...

So beautiful card! Elegant and creative.

walchowDesign said...

Aw... this is so sweet and pretty, Greta! Love the two panels and your take on the colour challenge is to perfection!

Kate said...

Gorgeous card, love that pink strip on the side especially

Barb Ghig said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card, Greta! I love this quote and your design and colors are so elegant!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the sweet butterflies and the pink embossed panel with the rick rack. So pretty.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Greta, this is GORGEOUS! I just love the pinks and white and the texture with the lovely sentiment! And your popped butterflies are gorgeous! So glad to see you again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge, sweet friend! Hugs!

Sylvia said...

Your card is beautiful, Greta, I love the design and all the wonderful embossing! So happy to have you play with us at the colourQ this week.

Julie B said...

Love the delicate swirl and butterflies on this Greta.

Jessi Fogan said...

Pink & green is such a beautiful colour combo! I love the tone-on-tone embossing & those beautiful swirls!

cm said...

Oh my, Greta, from one stunning card to another! How do you keep producing such works of art! Every detail in this card is 'meant to be', from the sentiment, to the images (loving those butterflies!!), to the pink panel, to the polka dots and most definitely the rick-rack. Perfection, my friend, perfection!! Hugs~c

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card Greta. Congrats on being selected for Card of the Week at ODBD.

JoAnn said...

Ooops, that is "Customer Card of the Day", not week. Sorry.

Lagene said...

Very pretty! Love how you popped the butterflies, Great design!

BJ Searcy said...

Congratulations, very pretty card, love the design and the colors. Very creative.

Donna said...

Wow, Greta, this is about one of the loveliest cards I have ever seen! Where did you find the beautiful embossed roses? They are just right with the lovely butterflies.

Greta said...

The embossing folder is Cuttlebug--one of the Anna Griffin ones which are all gorgeous. Thanks for the sweet comment, Donna!

Donna said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply! I just discovered your blog through ODB today and I had to subscribe to follow you. This card was so inspirational to me, so I can't wait to see more!

Greta said...

Thank you so much, Donna. Do you have a blog or photo gallery? I'd love to visit you.

Martha said...

OH, how pretty, Greta! Love the embossing & the fabulous quote.

This beautiful card made me think of my Sweet Mom! Thanks!