Saturday, March 7, 2015

Joyful Spring

Spring is almost here & I know a lot of you are more than ready for it!  Winter pretty much skipped us this year--no ice or snow here.  Fritz & I have seen daffodils blooming on our walks for weeks!  Our theme this month at Penny Black Saturday challenge is Spring Blooms.  I pulled out my old & well-loved PB daffodil called O March & made another tile with ultra thick embossing powder inspired by Caryn.  You can see my first card HERE.  
This time I began with white embossing & then used the clear ultra thick powder.  I actually bought a cheap electric skillet years ago just to make these tiles.  I can't keep the powder from blowing all over with a heat gun.  When it was almost thick enough I added some of my old beads & green shreds. You have to work quickly, so the stamp was already inked with Vivid yellow & green when I removed the tile from the skillet & immediately stamped into the melted powder. A tiny bit of a darker yellow ink was added with a paintbrush. The joy die is from a PB Christmas set but seemed appropriate to welcome Spring.  The PB leaves were die cut from double sided adhesive & cardstock so I could add Distress Rock Candy Stickles.  I sponged the mat with the Vivid yellow ink & a Cuttlebug folder was used on the card front.  The stitching is done with Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles.  Hope you'll check out my teammates wonderful projects & join us.  I'm entering the Just a Hint of Clover challenge at SSS Monday, Anything Goes at Loves Rubberstamps & Spring at SSS Work It Wednesday. Edited to Add: Also entering the embossing challenge at Virginia's View.
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22 comments:

  1. Hi Greta
    Stunning card as always... Love the Dies you have used
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  2. Greta, your card is 'spring' with the beautiful flowers and lovely yellow/blue combination! The tile, the leaves, the embossing...yes, "joy" is infused in every detail of this stunning creation. You're seeing daffodils blooming already...oh my!
    Hugs~c

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  3. Daffodils mean spring to me, Greta, so this card warms my heart! Love it!

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  4. Oh Greta...love this springy card with all its dimension and pretty sparkly! Enjoy your sunshine this weekend!!! ♥ Sue Kment

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  5. Wow, this is so pretty and sweet! Love the soft colors and texture on this beautiful card.

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  6. This is gorgeous. It seems more and more kitchen things are being used for cardmaking! Coffee filters, wax paper, toaster ovens and now electric skillets! What a great idea.

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  7. Greta...oh my goodness! This has to be the most beautiful card made, I love it and all the wonderful little details you added to it...just WOW!

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  8. beautiful card, greta... love all the wonderful texture and the bright spring colors!

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  9. I'll bet you and Fritz enjoy all of those daffodils on your walks!! Ours would have to be a couple of feet tall just o poke the little heads out of the snow LOL! ! This is a lovely card Greta. It oozes spring!

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  10. SO beautiful, Greta! UTEE sits on my shelf gathering dust. Love the added details of your card; especially the JOY die. :*)

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  11. Wow gorgeous card, the previous design is also beautiful. I hope you are doing well. I was away so now trying to catch up on all the lovely designs! Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx

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  12. This is lovely! Fabulous colors and textures !

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  13. Oh my...I am smitten by your wonderful tile and your card has inspired me to pull out all of my Utee products. Love the simplicity of your card, yet we know it wasn't simple at all! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  14. This is lovely! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  15. Og my Greta...I think this just made it to the top of my list of your cards. I love the tile....and of course yellow is my favorite color. This is just stunningly vibrant and beautiful. A perfect welcome to spring.

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  16. Another stunning card Greta, what a totally different look using the same technique - just changing out the colour of the UTEE! Isn't it fun visiting an old technique?! This is a gorgeous, Spring card.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  17. oh WOW!!! This absolutely shouts SPRING! Coloured stamping into UTEE - that just looks amazing, Greta. And I will definitely be feeling joy when we get anything other than more snow :)

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  18. Love your elegant card, those dies and white with some soft colours!
    glad you could join Loves Rubberstamps last week,
    please join our new challenge "three shades of green " too
    Hugs Blankina

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  19. Wow Greta! What a pretty card! Spring has sprung!!

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