Saturday, June 28, 2014

Red, White & Blue

As you may have noticed, I've not been very productive lately.  Puppy Fritz has turned my world on end taking almost all my time when I'm not at work. Apparently, Mr Mojo isn't getting enough attention--hard to make a card worth posting. However, I was determined to get one 4th of July card made.  My sister would be very disappointed not to get one.  I love vellum & use it quite a bit, so thought I'd make one for the PTI MIM challenge.  I wanted to use a technique I learned when I began stamping years ago. You stamp a solid image on the card front & the outline image on a vellum overlay--not necessarily exactly lined up. I've always loved that look, but hadn't done it for a long time.  I used the star from PTI Framed Out 1 stamped in Brilliance Rocket Red. Since there isn't an outline star in the set, I used my Quickie Glue pen to draw the outline on the vellum & dumped on prisma glitter--very simple.  The sentiment is from the Oregon company--Peddler's Pack--& is stamped in Brilliance Mediterranean Blue.  The card front stitching is done with the Lil' Inkers die.  Turns out my card meets the requirements at City Crafter (first time entering there) & SSS Monday & SSS Wed. I do appreciate hearing from you & will keep in touch the best I can.  Enjoy your weekend.

34 comments:

  1. The glitter stars on the vellum really adds a great detail. Love the accent ribbon too!!

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  2. love your take on the MIM challenge, greta... fun 4th of july card! your sister will love it!

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  3. Love vellum and vellum like materials. E specially like how you used it on this card. Wonderful.

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  4. LOVE how you did the stars on this card...very cool technique and one I'm going to have to try! Thanks for the inspiration! :0)

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  5. Your sister will be VERY happy Greta! I love you fresh clean design. so sorry Fritz is being a little stinker. Hope everything gets better soon and you can get inky again!!

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  6. So pretty, Greta, love the touch of ribbon! Have a blessed Sunday!

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  7. Hi Greta I love the red white and blue on your design. Hope you are doing well and your enjoying the start of summer!

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  8. Amazing card! I love the red, white and blue colors and the sparkly stars are fantastic. The little bow is cute. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

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  9. The vellum looks reat. It gives such a lovely softened look to your card.

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  10. Awesome Greta. The vellum on the front looks lovely.

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  11. Very pretty card and I love the use of the vellum! Thank you for sharing your project and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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  12. Oh, Greta, this is beautiful! I love this technique, and your stars just sparkle! I agree with your sister - I just LOVE the Fourth of July! What a wonderful celebration! Doesn't look like your mojo went anywhere!! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  13. I have not been very productive lately either! I love and adore this! Anything Red, White, and Blue...Patriotic has me smitten! Love this sentiment especially. Fabulous design Greta!

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  14. I figured that Fritz was using up your down time, Great, and that's understandable! He will eventually settle and you can have a routine again that includes crafting time. Thank you for stopping and catching up at my place! I love your 4th of July card and the stamping/overlay technique you used! I'll bet it is sparkly IRL and I'm sure your sister will love it! I'm not even going to get one made this year, so you are doing better than me! I'm taking some down time myself to implode the Playhouse before it explodes!! Happy 4th weekend if we don't talk again before!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Oh I love your card my Friend!
    It's a soft way to celebrate a big day!
    and I got teary eyed last night when I saw your beautiful card in my mailbox!
    Thank You so much!!

    a big Hug to you~

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  16. Greta the glitter outline is fabulous--love this!

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  17. This is a beautiful card Greta, a wonderful use of this week's colours at CCCB, thanks for joining in the fun!!!!
    I can so hear you, I spent nearly 16 hours a day with Papi when we first got him.

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  18. Puppies can take up so much time. But they're so darn sweet. :)
    Such a beautiful card. I love the vellum. Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  19. So pretty Greta! The vellum overlay adds such a nice touch!

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  20. Such a very pretty card!!!Been a while,and I guess it will be a another monthor two before I get back on line,going in for a knee replacement on the 10,I am not looking for ward for this,just cannot walk to good anymore,you take care!!!Have a Blessed evening!!!

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  21. Greta, this is a wonderful technique! I love it.

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  22. What a cool technique- love how you used the glitter outlines!!! I had such plans for 4th of July cards and don't know if I'll have the time to create them:(. I'm sure you and Fritz will settle into an easier routine soon! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such nice comments:)

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  23. Fabulous and festive card Greta! Sorry to hear that sweet Fritz is taking up your crafting time, I am sure he appreciates all you do for him.

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  24. Greta, I love your card. The stars look amazing. I must try this technique. Awesome idea. Great job.

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  25. Beautiful card Greta, the vellum is very elegant it looks great with the stars. I've also scrolled through all the other beauties that I've missed. It's been busy here but for different reasons than you. My two cats are not as much work as your adorable Fritz. I have a lot going on along with family visiting, crafting time is difficult to find. I've also had a lot of trouble with blogger, at times I just can't get into blogs, it might be our Internet system. Take good care, Shirleyx

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  26. What a terrific card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  27. So pretty! Love the glittery stars, sentiment, and vellum! Fritz needs your attention right now and that's OK. You'll have time for crafting once he gets settled.:-) Have a great 4th, hugs!

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  28. So lovely! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  29. Great card. I love the vellum and bright sparkly stars. Your ribbon is perfect! Dogs take a lot of time.They are like little kids, just want you to pay attention to them. They return that love over and over again.

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  30. Fritz time sounds like fabulous time! As Darnell mentioned, he'll eventually become more 'independent' and your crafting opportunities will increase. For now, enjoy every moment of his puppyhood; they grow up too quickly (as do nieces and nephews!!) Your 4th of July card and the stamping/overlay technique you've used is absolutely eye-catching delightful! Vellum and I have an 'iffy' relationship (translation: I struggle with it), but you've obviously mastered how to use it to full effect. Your sister will love it immensely. Happy 4th of July to you for tomorrow; hope you have some wonderful celebrations planned!! Mega hugs coming your way (and several extra for Mr. Fritz!!) ~c

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  31. Such a cool technique and love how the outlined glitters turned out, Greta! Sorry to hear your mojo is at a loss at the moment and am sure it will be back soon, Greta! Hugs!

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  32. I completely understand the puppy-related mojo loss. I swear Mimi waits until I am happily sitting at my desk to do all the bad stuff. I'm glad you got the time to make this for your sister - I love how it turned out! - and I hope you get the chance to settle back into regular creating soon. Whenever my mojo goes on vacation (why don't I ever get to go with? lol) I find that just sitting down & futzing around with stamps & paper regularly can bring it back. I make some pretty trash in the meantime :)

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  33. I love how you added the vellum panel to this card and your CAS design is fabulous, Greta!

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  34. Greta, what a LOVELY & perfect July 4th card for your sister!
    The vellum overlay is the perfect finishing touch!
    Love the technique you used.

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