Friday, April 24, 2015

a2z Scrapbooking Birthday Blog Hop Bash

Hello everyone & welcome to a2z Scrapbooking Birthday Blog Hop Bash!  You should be arriving from Elana's Blog.  If this is your first stop you'll want to begin at a2z Scrapbooking Blog so you don't miss out on any of the fun & beautiful creations we are sharing today. 
I chose to use a soft color palette for a feminine card. The background is made by white embossing Hero Arts Tiny Star Background on watercolor paper. Using a paintbrush, I added water where I wanted color & then dabbed on Hero Arts Tide Pool & Pale Tomato inks using the brush. Couldn't resist a few splatters, too!  My inspiration came from THIS gorgeous card. The sentiment from Hero Arts Happy Birthday Scroll was white embossed on vellum, matted with vellum & hand stitched.  Finished off with some fun enamel stars.
Your next stop is Jennifer.  Leave a comment on every blog to be in the random drawing to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2z Store. Good luck & thanks so much for stopping by! 
I'm entering the Layers & Dimension challenge at Virginia's View.
April/May Challenge: Layers and Dimensions

36 comments:

Jen said...

Love it Greta! Absolutely beautiful.

Monica Maier said...

Gorgeous Greta! Love the pastel color on the background for a more subtle look.

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful soft coloured and textured background, the white embossing on vellum looks wonderful!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the pastel tones Greta, such a pretty card. Thanks for letting me know about PTI, now which one to remove?? Have a great wekend!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Wow! The background is so pretty! Love the texture and the pastel tones. Have a wonderful weekend, Greta!

Mary said...

Beautiful, love the paste colors

Mary Holshouser said...

the background is so soft and pretty. Love the use of the vellum.
A wonderful card that I would be thrilled to receive.
thanks for sharing.

sandie said...

wow I adore this, yummy texture and so very CAS but with layers, a real stunner x

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely - so pretty, Jo x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous textures and stunning design, it's a very tactile card, Greta.

Love and hugs
Maarit

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love this! Beautiful soft colors.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Greta! I love the colors in the background and how you added texture to this card...Love the vellum panel, too!

Lisa Elton said...

There is some serious prettiness going on here!! Love the softness, the stitched sentiment panel and the pretty background. Well heck, I just love it ALL!!!

Maria said...

So soft and pretty! Love the vellum panel and enamel stars!:-)

Cat Craig said...

Oh wow Girl! That is some gorgeous stuff!

alexandra s.m. said...

This has to be one of my favorites of yours dear Greta!
Spectacular and so dreamy...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is awesome! Love the soft tone and vellum you used here!

Dawn T said...

WOW Greta. This is so pretty. The soft colours, the vellum, - every thing is just awesome

Karren said...

Fabulous! The background is gorgeous and the vellum is the perfect touch.

walchowDesign said...

Aww... this is so delicate, Greta! The lovely soft watercolour bg is at it's right place and goes so well with the double vellum. Your handstitched is very neat!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous elegant design, love the velum layers (and wow hand sitched) and embossing behind. Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

Brenda in IN said...

I don't think I've ever seen that star background stamp and I love it. Just tiny and unobstrusive but adds so much. Also love that white embossing on the vellum. So pretty.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Airy, light and beautiful! Happy Weekend, Greta!

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous card, Greta! I love how you layered the vellum panels and the colors that you chose for your background are so pretty! Loving your 'hand stitching', too!

judkajudi said...

Oh, Greta! This is so delicately lovely. Love your work!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So soft! Very pretty!

Martha said...

What a darling card, Greta!

Chark said...

such lovely work, I didn't know these inks would work as watercolors!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! So soft and beautiful Greta ... Love it!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Pretty, delicate and so awesome! Love the vellum and stitched too.

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Such a wonderfully elegant card, Greta! Love the soft colors and the layering of the vellum with the hand stitching. Thanks for sharing this! ~ Andrea

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Vellum! That makes me so happy and stitched to boot! What a neat card!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Gorgeous! I love your watercoloring and those layers of vellum! So delicate.

Tracie Pond said...

Pretty creation, Greta. Love the colors and background.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this is so pretty, elegant and just over the top fabulous! I love all your soft and sweet colors and what a wonderful design!

cm said...

Exquisite, Greta...the soft palette, the stars, the vellum, the stitching...magical!
Hugs~c