Sunday, July 13, 2014

Quick Card

I'm generally a pretty slow card maker--always the last to finish in a class.  But for some reason, I love doing the Hero Arts 90 minute scrambles & often come up with a card I really like!  I think it must be good for me not to have time to think too much & be so critical. Anyway, puppy Fritz is not a morning dog (which goes perfectly with his not a morning person momma--LOL) & was taking a nap yesterday when it was time for the scramble.  I actually finished & had my card posted in about 60 minutes & that's with my first idea for the stripes not working.  I used 2 HA stamps that hadn't seen ink in ages, so that felt really good.  So glad I had the right color of paper to do a monochromatic look with HA Tide Pool ink.  The stripes are white embossed & finally got to add ribbon with a bow to a card, which I love to do & hadn't in awhile.  The
white dots are done with my trusty white gel pen--uni-ball Signo broad.  The colored paper had already been cut into, so I'll add this to Pixies Snippets Playground.  Also entering at SSS Monday.  
We cooled off a bit today with clouds & thunderstorms so can give the air conditioner a break for a few hours. Fritz did great with our "homework" for tomorrow's class before it rained, so better go give him some playtime.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

20 comments:

walchowDesign said...

Really like the simplicity of this card, Greta! The white embossing on the background goes perfectly with the white dots on the pool panel!

SARN said...

Cool CAS card, i love ths gorgeous colour against the crisp white. The embossed lines are a great extra touch. X

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely card! I am slow at making cards or layout too, sometimes it took me more than an hour just to finish one!

Lisa said...

This is LOVELY Greta! Your white bow and dots are prefect accents! We have dark clouds rolling in as I type this, hopefully it will pass quickly!

Mrs A. said...

I love that pure turquoise colour against the white . A striking card. hugs Mrs A.

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, greta... the tone on tone stamping is gorgeous!! (we have cooled down a bit, too!!

Carol L said...

This is simply stunning!! The color is breathtakingly beautiful!! Well done!

Sue said...

Hello Greta,
I admire you for even participating in the 90min scramble, the card is lovely,the stripes create an interest, but the eyes love the turquoise.
I have one more day then it is back to me,me, me.
Smiles:)
Sue

Cat Craig said...

Your card was one of my favorites amongst the scramblers. T off set square, the perfect ribbon, the white embossed lines! Gorgeous. So glad Fritz napped and you got to play along.

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Greta, this is so beautiful. The color is outstanding and the bow is so pretty.

scrappymo! said...

What a great scramble card. I just love the idea of the teensy pearl dots on the damask pattern!!
The colours are lovely and i had to enlarge it to see the sheen of the beautiful stripes!
Wonderful card.

Sandra said...

Really pretty card! Love the gorgeous color and flourish pattern. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Di said...

Love this card Greta! It's elegant, simple and yet shows a few lovely techniques! Well done - another beauty!

Hugs, Di xx Oh, and a cuddle for Fritz! :)

Jessi Fogan said...

GORGEOUS! I love that colour!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Greta, this is beautiful, and I love that it was so quick! I'm with you...a very slow stamper! LOL! Hugs!

MaryH said...

Love this mono coloring on the blue and so beautiful with the embossing stripes on the white base. Sure looks like it took a while to make it. I'm not a morning person either, and don't work fast at all! Terrific card, and lovely to see you in the Playground. TFS & Hugs

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Greta! Love that tone on tone effect, white dots and the embossed stripes and pretty bow add just the right amount of embellishment! Into my CASE file!

Kim Heggins said...

Very classy and so elegant...I love your flourish stamps and your clean lines.

cm said...

Classy, elegant, sophisticated! I just started the Online Card Class: Stretch Your Stamps 2 - and the first lessons require background stamps. Guess who doesn't have any (well, maybe two)?? Yep - me! This one you've showcased here would be perfect, and your technique - if you were in class, you'd receive an A++++! I *need* some HA stamps...and Penny Black! They're on my wish list! Fabulous card, my dear friend!
Hugs~c