Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fall Birthday

Bobby's Inspiration Card 
It's been awhile since I played along at Muse.  I love Bobby's inspiration card which immediately made me think of Hero Arts Magical Background stamp. My first idea didn't work at all, so then I inked cardstock with Distress Inks scattered straw, dried marigold & spiced marmalade.  The stamp was clear embossed--way too subtle.  Over-stamping with Memento Rich Cocoa worked, but the panel wasn't what I had envisioned. Fortunately I remembered reading somewhere that panels you don't like can be good for die cutting, so that's what I did using MFT leaves.  I distressed & inked the edges & added a wooden button & twine bow.  I twisted some twine & attached it to the bottom of a distressed kraft panel with the Penny Black sentiment stamped in Rich Cocoa. The leaves were mounted & the panel was attached with foam tape. 
I originally had a male card in mind, but since I used a bow it will probably go to a girl friend.  The kraft panel was in the scrap bin, so I'll take this over to The Playground & SSS Wed Anything Goes. Thanks for taking time to see my card.


28 comments:

  1. Wonderful leaves! Love the added design - Thanks for joining in with Muse~

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  2. gorgeous card Greta. The leaves are delightful

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  3. very elegant design, love the fall leaves!! :)

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  4. Such a beautiful fall card - everything fits perfectly - the swirly pattern on the leaves, the button, the Kraft paper - LOVE!

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  5. I think even with this bow, because it's twine, this is a perfect card for a man or a woman. Love your creative take on this week's Muse - so glad you joined us !

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  6. I love leaves...you did a fabulous job with working with what you made! My father's 93 birthday is coming up in another month, I think I will follow your lead and make it a "leaf" card!

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  7. So pretty, you might even be able to add it to the curtian call challenge. http://curtaincallchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/09/curtain-call-inspiration-challenge.html
    And congrats on your win at the merry challenge, your card was gorgeous well earned win!

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  8. Wow, these leaves positively glow, Greta, they're gorgeous, especially with that wonderful swirly pattern ... so perfect with the natural kraft, twine and button! Anita:)

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  9. Fantastic idea to cut that panel into leaves. They are absolutely gorgeous. I love the swirls. Beautiful design all around.

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  10. Wow...this is just the perfect take on Bobby's card! I love your swirls on the leaves, so sweet.

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  11. I love this fall card, the leaves are awesome!

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  12. I just adore your take on Bobby's card! Glad you didn't throw out the panel when it didn't come out as imagined it! Beautiful!

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  13. Love this Greta, the swirls on your leaves are so pretty!

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  14. I love how you used the swirls for your leaves, Greta! What a great idea! Awesome design, too!

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  15. Simply beautiful Greta! The fall foliage looks fantastic!

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  16. An innovative, eye-catching marvelous take on Bobby's card! Those leaves are fabulous, with their rich colour and lovely swirls! Yet again, you dazzle and delight with how flexible your creativity is! Soooo pretty!
    Hugs~c

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  17. Love the fall leaves and the button and twine detail!

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  18. Using your panel for the leaves turned out beautiful. The shine on them is so pretty. It's hard to believe it's time for fall already. I love that you outlined the card front and using twine makes it a great male card too.

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  19. Oh what a brilliant save Greta! I LOVE those leaves and the wooden button with the twine bow is such a perfect finishing touch.

    Sorry I'm late commenting, playing catch up here!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  20. Beautiful card with gorgeous leaves! It's a perfect fall bday card!:-)

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  21. such a pretty card :) i love the pattern stamped on the leaves! thank you for playing a long with simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  22. The leaves are beautiful Greta! Love that you stamped on them!

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  23. It's absolutely gorgeous Greta and I think it would be perfect for a guy too ;)
    I know my Hubby would love it!
    xx

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  24. OH, Greta...I love...love...love...this BEAUTY!
    This will be a winner, for sure!
    The leaves work BEAUTIFULLY with the "kraft", twine, & button!
    As you know, I almost always include bows on the majority of my creations...regardless if it's going to a male or female. I think anyone would enjoy receiving this beauty!
    Well done!

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous, Greta! Love the leaves!

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  26. This is such a cool take of the muse !! Sooooo pretty :)

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