Friday, March 20, 2015

Hello You

I volunteered to work an extra Saturday & didn't want to run out of time for the PTI MIM challenge. I've been trying to decide all week what shape to use for the "confetti cluster" stamping. Tonight I saw the largest PTI Friendly Flowers blossom die (basically a scalloped circle) on the table, so I traced it with a pencil onto the card front.  I went through all my PTI stamp sets looking for tiny stamps & ended up with the bird from Trendy Tree Tops, heart from Quilled Elegance, 3 dots & single dot from Harvest Berries, outline circles from Peaceful Poinsettia & leaf from The Sweet life. The tree trunk die cut & sentiment are also from Trendy Tree Tops.  I used these PTI inks: Sweet Blush, Spring Rain, Classic Kraft, Limeade Ice & Lemon Tart. A bit of Star Dust Stickles adds some sparkle & I tied on twine before mounting the trunk (3 layers of kraft cardstock) with foam tape.  If you haven't seen the video, check it out.  This was a really fun technique.  
SSS Pinterest challenge
My Springy tree lets me enter the current challenge at The Kraft Journal & SSS Wednesday.
Sorry some of you are starting Spring with more snow!  It's just good old Oregon rain here & we really need it so can't complain. Thank you so much for taking time to stop by my blog.

25 comments:

  1. Great technique!

    Love this pretty card...

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  2. Beautifully done Greta. Love your tree.

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  3. Your choice of tiny stamps for this spring tree is wonderful!! Love the colors too.

    BTW, thank you for the heads up re: SSS win! I had not checked in there yet. WooHoo!

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  4. I just watched the video and that is a very cool technique. I think you nailed it on this card. i love the clever shape for the tree and the soft colors. It makes a gorgeous spring card and it's so happy.This is a great use for all those teeny, tiny stamps that I never use.

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  5. wow... what a fabulous take on the MIM technique, greta... you knocked this one out of the park, my friend!!

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  6. Love your stamping of the Spring "tree", Greta! The pastel colors are simply lovely! Glad that you were inspired! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Easter Spring/Pinterest” Challenge!

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  7. What a cute tree. Lovely spring colors and sparkles. Also like the twist in the twine. Thanks so much for entering in the Kraft Journal Challenge.

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  8. Your confetti cluster is absolutely lovely, Greta! Love the idea that you stamped them into a tree and love all the shapes especially the little birds!

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  9. Wow! What a beauty Greta! and I love the contrast between the "leaves" and the trunk!
    Bravo ;)

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  10. Perfect card for this challenge, Greta! Your card says Spring and I need it bad:)

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  11. I love how you did your confetti cluster and saved your card for an example. I have really missed your art and love being back hopping so I can see it. This card is so very pretty and what a keeper with that tree!

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  12. Oh this is beautiful!! Brilliant take on the challenge too!

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  13. Great job with the confetti technique! That is one beautiful tree with the birds, flowers, and hearts!:-)

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  14. WOW...this is just one fabulous card Greta! I love your tree, so clever and so beautiful.,

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  15. What a fantastic idea to do this technique using a tree!! Also love that you add the little blue birds! Very pretty Greta!

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  16. Great "confetti" tree, Greta! I never thought to look at Trendy Tree Tops for this challenge.

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  17. I love the curly twine! And ohhhh this technique is just stunning! Fabulous way to use those tiny stamps :)

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  18. Beautiful tree with the popped up trunk, it really is sweet. I don't know how you can creative so much and work! Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  19. Beautifully created tree Greta. I love this technique and you had pulled it together marvelously.

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  20. Ok, this is just beautiful! Ever bit of a Spring Beauty! I am so happy you shared it with us also at The Kraft Journal! :-)

    Yes, we started our spring with a snowy wintery mix. Luckily we did not get the communication they thought and was ecstatic that there was no delay or closing for us. I think they only have 1 day left to use.

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  21. I love what you chose for the confetti cluster--you done did it well. This is a very happy spring card. No snow here... the wintering hummingbirds have taken off so it must be gonna be spring in other places really soon too!

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  22. beautiful springy card!!! thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  23. Aww, this is SO adorably SWEET, Greta!
    I really love the design & your choice of stamps.
    Well done!

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  24. Your confetti-cluster tree, filled with all types of darling mini stamps and pastel colours, is absolutely lovely! The sparkly blue birds...oh my! Marvelously innovative! Oregon...how I miss that we didn't have opportunity to travel your direction this Spring Break (I'm pouting somewhat...but being with my mom is so very important!). Meeting you irl is still on my 'must do' list!
    Hugs~c

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