Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Birthday Card in Fall Colors





Often I make birthday cards in colors I know the person likes, but sometimes it's fun to use seasonal colors. That's what I did for this card.  I'm entering the challenges at ColourQ, SSS Mon & Cuttlebug Mania--I used my Big Shot & Penny Black leaves dies & stamps.
Don't think I've ever used black leaves on a card, but think it works since they're really an embellishment & they're covered with WOS for shimmer.  I fussy cut the flowers & used punched dots from the green cardstock with Stickles for the centers since my gems weren't the right color.  My layout inspiration came from this sketch done by my friend, Alexandra, in this post.
Sketch by Alexandra
Our weather has changed to normal, rainy Fall--pruned roses yesterday afternoon just in time & then made Biscotti.  Time to have some with my coffee & visit your blogs.  Enjoy your day, my friends.
Edited to add:  First time to enter the challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

24 comments:

  1. What a neat way to use the colors, Greta . Hope you are doing well, sorry I am so behind in commenting.

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  2. It won't matter if these are their favorite colors or not, whoever receives this will love it!!

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  3. This is fab !! I like the torn paper :)

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  4. Awwww...I'm so honored my Dear!
    Your card is GORGEOUS and the black branches give it such elegance!
    Love it!
    Thank You so much!
    xx

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  5. Beautiful card Greata. Love how you used the colors.

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  6. This is a great sketch, and I love how you interpreted it, Greta!

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  7. how yummy, this is beautiful!!!

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  8. beautiful take on the sketch and the color combo, greta!!

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  9. Lovely Greta.. A very beautiful card.

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  10. Lovely! Another great card, Greta, Jo x

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  11. Beautiful card Greta. I particularly love the torn edges.

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  12. The black leaves rock! Such perfectly tied ribbon - I'm jealous!

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  13. Mmmm homemade biscotti? I'm drooling. I like the pops of color you've posted underneath things in your card. It really makes the black stand out more. Good composition.

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  14. So pretty with beautiful flowers and ribbon! And perfect take on the sketch! Have a great weekend!:-)

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  15. Fabulous!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  16. I love the musical score on your birthday card. The black and green are pretty together. Now I will be singing happy birthday all day long!

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  17. Love the birthday card...great non-traditional take on the sketch!
    Thanks for playing along with the crew at Shopping Our Stash this week for our Halloween challenge!!

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  18. This is so pretty!. Love your DP too!

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  19. Love the torn edges and wonderful layout! The green and yellow really play off the black beautifully!

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  20. Oh, Greta, what a beautiful card!! I just love the colors and how striking the black is! Stunning card, sweet friend!

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  21. Very elegant card, just the right amount of colour

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time and hope to see you again soon x

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  22. Great card, love the use of the colours for Birthday card, Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the Halloween challenge.

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  23. GRETA!! I've been MIA for too long with leaving comments, so time to put some 'real words' to the oohs and aahs reponses to your recent gallery of gorgeous. Your card: such an innovative use of the palette, with a card that is supremely lovely. Flowers, music paper, leaves and a pretty bow...definitely a 'happy' Happy Birthday card!
    Hugs~c

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