Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all my U.S. friends a lovely Thanksgiving. We're heading to hubby's daughter's & she's doing all the cooking!  I did make Biscotti to take as a hostess gift along with this card.  
Loved being able to use a bow & pearls without worrying about mailing costs.  I was determined to use my CAS-ual Fridays Amber Waves set for a card this year. The sentiment is stamped inside.  


City Crafter Challenge Blog is asking for your favorite technique & emboss resist is my go-to. It's versatile & something a non-colorer can do. I used Distress Inks scattered straw, wild honey & peeled paint with Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue. Thought I was using the colourQ palette, but now I see I missed the orange. Frosted Lace Stickles was added to the wheat for a soft sparkle. The embossing folder is Cuttlebug & the border punch is Fiskars.
This may not meet the clean & fresh requirement at Freshly Made Sketches--I'll leave it up to them.  Time Out Challenges is asking for embossing with the option of sparkle, so will enter there. SSS Wed has the popular Anything Goes so putting this card in the gallery. 
Lost our internet connection for awhile, so I'm a bit behind with visiting blogs.  I do appreciate you stopping by & leaving a comment.

26 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you Greta. Enjoy your day

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  2. Beautiful card!! Love your distressing,beautiful colors!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  3. A beautiful sponged background and the wheat with the tiny pearl and bow make this so special! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Greta!

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  4. beautiful card, greta! I bet your step-daughter loved it!

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  5. So very pretty Greta! Love the inky background! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. What a lovely creation! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB and Happy Thanksgiving to you and all!

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  7. What a fabulous card!! That's a very effective technique! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!! Hope you had a wonderful day! My DH's daughter has nothing to do with me ... even though we've been together 20 years

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  8. Beautiful colours with the emboss resist technique, Greta! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving yesterday!

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  9. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day with family Greta!! I love the white embossed wheat with the tiny pearl accents and your big beautiful white bow!!

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  10. hope your Thanksgiving was a good one. love your card beautiful details and the biscotti sounds awesome!

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  11. This card is so beautiful! I love this technique whenever I see it but have never tried it myself !

    The wheat is so perfect for a thanksgiving card. Know what you mean about the joy of a hand delivered card...you can use whatever thick items you like.

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  12. So lovely, Greta ... just such a fabulous image and wonderful sponged background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  13. Greta, your card is so elegant! Love the sponged background and delicate wheat embossing with pearls and twine. The embossed card base and a bow make your card so classy!

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  14. I love this wheat card. Greta, it is so beautiful. I love the colors and the design.

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  15. Fab card Greta! Your ribbons are so perfectly tied!

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  16. What a beauty Greta!
    I'm also quite impressed and envious of your bow ;o)
    Thank You!

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  17. This is very beautiful! I love the colors and the layout you used. Very inspiring! I hope you had lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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  18. Beautiful bow abd background for the embossed stamps! A real Thanksgiving card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

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  19. Gorgeous design :) love the fab inking !

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  20. Greta this is a gorgeous technique. I always enjoy looking at cards like this. The shades of the background paired up with white embossing are turning this card into a beauty. The recipient will love it. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! Always good to see you!

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  21. The white bow & embossing are absolutely gorgeous! And it's definitely nice to not think about the mailable aspect of a card now & then :)

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  22. The watercolor technique and embossed resist you used created a fabulous focal point. Beautiful colors and lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  23. What a beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-) Have a great week!

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  24. Well, I've fallen behind yet again, but now I can sit back, and gaze in full exclusivity, at your gallery! This card: stunning! The embossing, the white bow, the sheaves of wheat...so lovely, especially for Thanksgiving! Pairing this with biscotti...WOW! Recipe, please!
    ~c

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  25. You rocked both challenges! This is so beautiful and I know your daughter treasured it!

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