Monday, July 28, 2014

Birthday Card

MFTWSC186I haven't kept up with the MFT weekly sketch challenges, but there's still time for me to reach my goal of entering more than I did last year.  I love this week's sketch & managed to get a card done while hubby went grocery shopping (his job since he retired) & Puppy Fritz was napping. 
PrintI used the current MFT color palette & made it a birthday card which qualifies this week for Merry Monday because they're celebrating LeAnne's birthday. Finally had a chance to try out my friend Rosemary's partial embossing technique on the card front--love it! I like the look of the MFT Dizzy Doily die cut with the little pieces left in place--hadn't done that before. The floss threaded through the button was colored with the same Adirondak ink I used for the sentiment which is from MFT Peaceful Wildflowers. I made the wavy square using MFT Wavy Edge die, the flowers are Layered Rose & the leaves are Royal Leaves.  
Took me awhile to figure out what elements to use for each of the colors, but in the end I went with my first thought which was to make a flower with MFT Blu Raspberry & Sno Cone felt. Finished off with Doodlebug white dots. I'm also entering at Pixies Snippets Playground since I used scraps for everything but the card itself. The partial embossing lets me also enter at SSS Wed. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by--I know there are so many blogs & only so much time! 
    

24 comments:

  1. very pretty Greta. Love the flowers.

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  2. Love the partial embossing and the wavy edge square! The flowers are also SO pretty. This is a fabulous card, Greta.

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  3. Oh my, so pretty! Love your embossing, but the felt flower really makes my heart sing! Thanks for helping make my (ahem) milestone birthday SO special!

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  4. Beautifully crafted Greta. Love the whole card but the felt flowers are my favorites on this on. Jim

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  5. Beautiful layers Greta! Love the felt flowers and bright colors! Hugs!

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  6. I agree with Marybeth, love the sweet felt flowers! LOVE that hubby has a job now that he's retired, I'll keep that in mind!!

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  7. Gorgeous card Greta, I love the felt flower.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  8. Love that partial embossing, just a beautiful card!

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  9. You've picked some of LeAnne's favorite colors and what a pretty card! Love that doily with the pieces still in place. A very nice look. Pretty felt flower too! Thanks for joining in LeAnne's Birthday Blog Hop at Merry Monday!

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  10. Beautiful card, Greta! Love the partial embossing...looks fabulous!!

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  11. so beautiful and so fresh Greta!
    Your flower steals the show ;)

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  12. Oh such a pretty card Greta! Great idea to leave the cutouts in the doily - at first I thought you'd carefully popped each one back into place :) And that partial embossing is great - not sure if I read Rosemary's blog right, it involves an embossing folder and a mallet, right? HOE do folk think these new tricks up? Oh, I just might take a hammer to my work and see what that does for it - very clever I must say!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  13. I need to check out that technique! It looks amazing! I love all the felt texture too :)

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  14. This is so beautiful! Love the colors and the cutouts still in the doily!

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  15. Fabulous card Greta, I love the felt flowers. Thanks for joining us for Leanne's Birthday Blog Hop at Merry Monday.

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  16. Greta, what a DARLING card!
    I love the pretty colors!

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  17. Pretty card Greta. Love the felt.

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  18. So pretty! I like the felt flowers :)

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  19. So very lovely with die cut, white background, and felt flowers!

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  20. This is beautiful! I love the partial die cut and that fabulous flower. Thanks so much for joining us for LeAnne's birthday at Merry Monday.

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  21. Very pretty. Love the doily and the flowers.

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  22. Very cool...like the matching ink for the floss and the sentiment. This is such a well planned card.

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  23. Fresh summery prettiness, Greta, with that charming felt flower and 'pieces left in' doily. Delightful! Your husband and mine would enjoy grocery shopping together! Not a task I like, but give my husband the opportunity and he'll stroll the aisles every day. Fritz's napping...toooo cute! Nothing like having a four-legged little one around!
    Hugs~c

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