Friday, April 3, 2015

Autism Awareness

I'm joining in the Autism Awareness Blog Hop with my PTI MIM card using Double Partial Die Cutting. This will NOT be my go-to technique--LOL!  Using a word die was a complete failure, but I did manage to accomplish it using the Mat Stack & Trendy Tree Tops dies from PTI.  I think my knife needs a new blade--it's only 15 years old! Luckily I could cover my cutting with the cotton thread & sentiment.  Love the look of Kaleidocolor Blue Breeze brayered on glossy paper.  The sentiment from PTI It's A Sweet Life seemed very appropriate to celebrate these very special kids.  I used PTI canvas/linen impression plate on the window panel for some texture.  
Gotta work Friday through Sunday, so I'll be a little behind in my blog reading.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
Edited to add: 3rd entry for SSS Work It Wednesday.
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68 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Greta...that blue is striking!

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  2. GREAT card! Love that ombre background! Thank you for joining the hop ♥

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  3. I watched the video for this technique and thought Hmmm!!! You have made a lovely card and taken the technique and made it your own. Hugs Mrs a.

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  4. Wow, what a gorgeous card! I am not familiar with this technique but whatever you did, it was a success! Love your CAS style!

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  5. Hi Greta! This is beautiful! Love the clean lines!!! See you Saturday too!

    ♥ Sue Kment

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  6. Greta, this is a stunning card! So elegant!

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  7. Your dark blue sets off the design perfectly! From the thumbnail I almost thought the tree was a cross.

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  8. Oh wow Greta. Your card is stunning.

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  9. What an incredibly "BLUE"tiful reminder of the sweetness and goodness of life! Your card is so gorgeous and I love the shading that you did in the background!!! Kudos to you!! Thank you for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have an EXTRA SPECIAL DAY!!!

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  10. An absolutely STUNNING creation! I love the vibrant blue background with the white; the combination is positively striking. Simply gorgeous! Thank you so very much for joining the LIUB blog hop and for helping to spread this message of love and support to all those living with ASD. I am sorry you have to work all weekend, but I hope you find some time to relax a bit.♥

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  11. Such a dramatic color contrast and you rocked the technique, Greta! It's such a pleasure to stop by your blog and see what you have created for the many challenges you join. Blue and white (cobalt blue, especially) is my favorite combo and this card is simply charming. Happy Easter to you, my friend.

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  12. What was that....? Double Partial Die Cutting? Yeah, I think I'll pass on that. It just sounds fiddly. You've done well with it though and if there is a boo boo under that greeting well, so be it. We'd never know. Gorgeous blues and a soothing card!

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  13. Greta, your creation is unique. I really enjoyed your contribution to this hop =)

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  14. What a beautiful and serene card you made! Love it!

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  15. Wow! I love that bright splash of blue! Very alluring! Love it!

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  16. BEAUTIFUL ombre effect! it is amazing with the white tree

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  17. This is pretty Greta!! I agree that this sentiment is perfect for the hop. Thanks so much for the sweet Easter card, I love it!! Too bad you have to work over the holiday weekend. I hope you get some time to enjoy Easter Sunday!

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  18. fabulous take on the MIM technique, greta!! great card for the hop!

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  19. Beautiful card with the lovely color of blue! Wonderful sentiment, too! Hope you have a great weekend...Happy Easter!:-)

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  20. Love the design and your ombre background Greta!

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  21. Awesome card! Loving this hop! My baby boy (14-year-old, Jake) has Autism, so this is close to my heart!

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  22. Oh it might have been some work but it's so beautiful and so worth it. Love it. LIUB!

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  23. oh Greta this is simple and sweet
    love the blue and white on your card..
    you made a simple card but so beautifully effect Greta
    I still waiting if I am getting pick as DT at The Male Room
    I really love making manly card and wish I can join the team..
    do you waiting also Greta..
    Happy Easter to you and your lovely ones..
    AWESOME POST FOR HOP
    hugs,
    Monika
    (I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

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  24. Sweet CAS card! Had to giggle at your woes with the double die cutting as they mirrored mine... looked a lot easier in the video. ha! : )

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  25. I was delighted to find this blog hop in aid of Autism as our 8yo son has low spectrum autism. He is a wonderful boy, much loved by many. Your card is beautiful! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

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  26. First thought - gorgeous. Second thought - OMG she did double die cutting! Wonderful result. Happy Easter.

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  27. Gorgeous card Greta....love your use of distress inks, so striking.

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  28. This is just stunning! Beautiful design. xx

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  29. Love the saturated color against the white - so fresh & clean!

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  30. Beautiful card!!! I love the blue background.
    Kisses;)

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  31. Your double partial die cut is fantastic, Greta! Love the frame with the tree and the lovely blue bg. I tried but didn't work out well with a sentiment!

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  32. Oooooo! That blue really pops against that pure white background!

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  33. Beautiful bright card ! Thank you for sharing your creation in this great bloghop !

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  34. I love this cut out and the inside scene with the sentiment. Lovely card!!

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  35. Absolutely STUNNING! I adore the beautiful clean design and fabulous layers! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  36. This is such an elegant and classy design, Greta. Gorgeous color and texture, love everything about it.

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  37. Beautiful ink colors on your pretty card! Perfect for the Light It Up Blue hop! Love the pretty shaped window opening!

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  38. Wow, this technique, while not your favorite. was totally worth it! What a striking card!

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  39. Very pretty. I have two children with autism. Thanks for supporting this great cause.

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  40. Your card is also very sweet, like the design you chose!

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  41. I love the blue color. Very pretty card.

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  42. Gorgeous card! I love the blue!!

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  43. Gorgeous brayered technique, just love that and I plan to try that soon. I'm a new follower of your blog too! :)

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  44. This is a beautifully done card! I think you did a great job with that technique...haven't tried that one yet...not sure if I will ever try that one...smile.!

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  45. Beautiful card Greta! Love the blue background, and the shape of the frame! TFS

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  46. LOVE this!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and hope you've had a Fabulous Easter Weekend!! =)

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  47. Really love the background!!! You did a great job :) Thank you for participating ♥

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  48. This is such a gorgeous and simple card!

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  49. Even with your problems it turned out wonderful!

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  50. Oh, that blue background is awesome!!! Gorgeous card!!!
    Thanks for participating in this important hop!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  51. Beautiful card, Greta! Know what you mean about not your go-to technique. I shouldn't have waited until the last minute to create, but Laura made it look so easy in her video. My first two attempts were a waste of Soft Stone card stock (think I can use them in another way though).

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  52. This is definitely a stunning technique but I think I'd be saying a lot of interesting words if I tried it! Love that perfect sentiment :)

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  53. I gave up on trying this technique after umpteen fails, so seeing your lovely 'success' creation has me smiling! Beautiful card in every way!
    hugs~c

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