Saturday, August 9, 2014

Thoughts of You

Most of the cards I send are not for a special occasion, but just to say you're on my mind. Finally found a PTI die I could use for this week's PTI MIM challenge.  My first attempt didn't work at all, but then I pulled out one of my favorite sets--Turning a New Leaf.  The large die was easy to use for a border.  I stamped with Limeade Ice & attached the top small die cut with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Tag-Its #3 & is stamped in Kraft ink.  I used my waterbrush to add splotches of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain before attaching the leaf panel to my kraft card with foam tape. Finished off with a Vintage Cream twill bow.  
Hope you're enjoying the weekend.  Another part-time nurse volunteered to take my shift today, so I'm only working tomorrow.  Hopefully I can get zucchini apple bread made & put in the freezer. Thanks so much for choosing to spend some time visiting my blog.
Edited to add: Also entering the challenge to use stamps & die cuts at STAMPlorations.

28 comments:

  1. I love this, Great!! What a perfect die to use for this technique. I had fits with my attempt big time, but I want to try again, so thanks for this inspiration! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Greta I adore this card! I was just thinking of this stamp & die set yesterday, itching to use it again!! Love the little splatters you added too, just the right touch. Your bread sounds yummy, what time shall I arrive for a tasting ;) Have a GREAT weekend!!

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  3. Beautiful card Greta. Love your choice of die for this technique!

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  4. This is such a beauty, I like the leaves going over the edge with the kraft base :)

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  5. Also you can share this at ATCAS, it has the gold challenge :)

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  6. Looks great. I read about this challenge from another blogger...cool technique. Your "border die" looks great!

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  7. you always come up with the best ideas for the MIM challenges, greta!! turning a new leaf is absolutely perfect... beautiful card!

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  8. Gorgeous design, Greta! Love the colors that you chose. The pink ribbons is lovely! The little pink splatter is awesome! I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

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  9. Fabulous Greta! Turning a New Leaf is a great choice!

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  10. Fabulous Greta. The die is just gorgeous and looks amazing on your card.

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  11. Argh! Definitely my kind of cards!
    You know I cannot resist branches and foliage ;o)
    Have a wonderful Sunday Greta!

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  12. So pretty Greta! The splattered background looks fantastic!

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  13. Lovely choice of die, Greta! I always loved this stamp/die set and have yet to buy it! Your beautiful card is pushing it waaay up on my Wish List today :-)

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  14. Greta, lovely card. A perfect leafly balance on your card front. And I love the little background bits. Pretty!

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  15. Great card. I love the splatters you added on it. I'm sure the people you send those cards to are very touched to know you are thinking of them.

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  16. So pretty, Greta! Love the die cut that you used for this technique. I must give it a try some time! Great touch with the background splatters, too! Come over and check my blog for I have a surprise for you!:-)

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  17. What pretty green leaves! That's a wonderful shade! Love your layout and the movement it creates!

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  18. Greta, just to let you know that my email is listed wrong on my blog. It is fleur_6@hotmail.com. I'll wait for your addy...thank you!

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  19. This turning leaf works perfectly with this technique, what a beautiful card Greta!

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  20. This is so pretty. I have always admired this set... The background splatters look great. Did you get your bread made? Hope you are having a great week.

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  21. Greta this is stunning! That is one set I always wished I bought ..I think it would be my favorite as well! This is so elegant!

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  22. I apologize for my late visit...just getting caught up!
    This is really beautiful, Greta! I love that you chose this set (one of my all time faves, too)...it's perfect for this technique, and your splatters are so pretty!

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  23. Hello Greta...this is beautiful and I love the fall colors too. Such a sweet way to say you are thinking of someone.

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  24. Perfect die for that 'non-border die used as a border' technique over at PTI (I watch, but can't join in because no PTI lives at my place. Shipping rate = OUCH!! Maybe some day..). Your leaves are lovely, and paired with the brown and cream, absolutely eye-catching gorgeous! Such a marvelous card to let someone know you're thinking of them!! Smiles and warmth guaranteed (and I 'need' to start mailing cards! Honestly. How slow am I to that process! A simple trip to the post office is all it takes, but noooooo...I keep forgetting, yet all these cards sit on my table, saying, "hello...do something with us." Yeesh! Me = goofball!
    Hugs~c

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  25. Oh so pretty Greta. Love how you've used that die and paired it with stamping and splattering. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations with this lovely card.

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  26. Really lovely the way you did the leaves the colors are so pretty. You are really great at the splotches and I am going to try it the way you did it too!

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  27. Simply Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month. Good Luck! Monika DT

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