Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bountiful Blessings

I don't usually enter challenges at CTS, although I love the sketches. However, when I saw the one for this week it made me think of the SSS die I recently won called Clustered Leaves.  I inked the leaves with various Distress Inks & brushed on Goosebumps for shine & texture.  The flower die is also SSS called Bella Bloom & it was part of a prize I won long ago.  
I inked the back of the vellum blooms with the same inks, cut the center from orange felt & attached everything with a yellow brad. The sentiment is one of my favorites & is from Impression Obsession stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia.  Feels good to have a Thanksgiving card made--it always sneaks up on me!  
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)I'm also entering Darnell's NBUS challenge (neither die had been used) & SSS Monday challenge
Becca's Card
Edited to add: SSS says colors are close enough, so I'm entering their Flickr challenge.
Color Challenge Inspiration by Simon.Says.Stamp





I try to leave a comment for people who take time to leave me one. Becca recently visited me & here's what I found when I went to her blog.
Isn't it beautiful?!  I hope you'll take a minute & check her post. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  

20 comments:

  1. My goodness Greta. This is simply gorgeous. Love the flower in the vellum

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  2. When I opened your blog this morning I said Ohhh right out loud. This is beautiful. I love the soft fall colors and the vellum makes a perfect flower. Gorgeous.

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  3. I am so touched! You are such an awesome person and I'm glad that I met you through the card exchange. People like you just brighten my day!
    By the way, your card is so beautiful and soft. I love all the vellum that's been happening lately and you've used it perfectly. I have such a hard time with clean and simple cards but this is great.

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  4. Oh Greta, both of your cards are so beautiful, great work :)

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  5. another beautiful fall inspired card, greta! love your take on the CTS layout!

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  6. WOW Greta this is just beautiful!! The vellum brings so much softness to your wonderful design!

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  7. Beautiful, Greta,! Check the SSS flickr challenge, it might qualify.

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  8. I gasped when I saw this card in the gallery, Great! The colors are just magnificent and that vellum flower blows me away!! This is impeccably made and a stunning design!! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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  9. Oh, this is beautiful! I love your take on the sketch!

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  10. What a beauty this is, Greta!
    Love how you inked the Clustered Leaves, & how you used the inlaid technique.
    Beautifully done!

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  11. Oh my this is prettiest card ever!! Love the inlaid leaves and that flower... Wow!! I am in awe !!

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  12. Hello Greta,
    Gorgeous gorgeous bloom. You chose hot Orange which is such a happy and stunning colour.
    Love the card, I shall pop across and see Becca' s now
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  13. Looks like a winner to me, for sure!! LOVE this card and the way you used the leaves, Greta. I recently "met" Becca, too, and she's a very talented gal.

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  14. Oh, this is a beautiful take on the sketch! Love the colors on the branch and the vellum flower with a felt center - what a great idea! I always forget to use felt!

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  15. Fall colors really suit you! You just have a wonderful way with them and this card is no exception. Just so sweet and delicate.

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  16. Gorgeous card and I love the colours you've chosen to use! Thank you for sharing and for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! :)

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  17. Gasp! I'm blown away by the rich colours of your leaves and that marvelous vellum bloom. A gorgeous layout and yes, that sentiment is certainly lovely! Prettiness ++++!
    hugs~c

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  18. Beautiful leaves, Greta! Thanks for the link! I love this technique!

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