Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lucky

Work days coming up, so last night I finished a card for several challenges: SSS Flickr Challenge #19, SSS Wednesday, Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog. The Flickr challenge is to make your own background & I began by stenciling Distress Inks peacock feathers & picked raspberry. Before removing the stencil I brushed over it with a wet paintbrush.  It was dry embossed with a beautiful Cuttlebug folder & then I sponged on more of the inks. The same inks were splattered on the card front & the sentiment is stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black--an old ink pad that's become one of my favorites for sentiments.  I have a huge collection of store bought flowers from before I had dies.  Decided to use some of them for my bouquet--just added a bit of Stickles to the black ones. Finished off with clear sequins from my friend, Rosemary--a sweetie & a supremely talented designer. This card's message is so true, as I'm very grateful for all my cardmaking friends. 
SSS products:  Moroccan Stencil & Card-Exchanging Friends stamp set.  Edited to add: also entering at City Crafter Challenge Blog: sequins.
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28 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! the panel looks so beautiful :)

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  2. I like the colours and your background design is fab. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. Love that stencilled panel, Greta, such gorgeous rich colors! I love them both, but I don't think I've ever put them together like this! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  4. I thought the beautiful pattern along the edge was paper! You did and amazing job on that Greta!! This is fantastic and the clear sequins were the perfect finishing touch!

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  5. Love those colors Greta. I am sure rosemary will love it. Hope to catch up on blogs, heading home tonight.

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  6. So very pretty Greta! Love the beautiful background that you created!

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  7. Hooooo boy, this is so lovely, Greta! Love the combination of that distress ink combo... I'm definitely going to have to give that a try!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love this!!!

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  9. Pretty card. I love those two colors and the flowers are so pretty with the stickles. I like the look of the flicking.

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  10. Love how the panel turned out - interesting technique. TFS, Greta!

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  11. Those are my two favorite distress colors...love that stencil you used... and beautiful card!

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  12. Love how the stenciling turned out! So creative, Greta!

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  13. another fantastic card, greta... that stenciled panel is amazing!

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  14. Hi Greta! What a fabulous card! I love your stenciling and splatters and that you chose black roses for this card...very elegant! So glad you played along with us this week at ATSM!

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  15. Super gorgeous, Greta! What a fabulous background and the black roses are very striking against the lovely color...well done!:-)

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  16. Greta, this is such a beautiful card! So unique and gorgeous! Thanks for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge!

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  17. WOW...another favourite-shift! The ink combination is so eye-catching, as is the stenciling/embossing folder duo! The flowers add dramatic impact. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Hugs~c

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  18. Fell in love with the card as soon as I saw it...from the gorgeous and fun colors to the fabulous splatter to those amazing flowers...just love it!

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  19. So pretty!!! Love the colors!!

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  20. I just love the colours you used, they are so pretty together and look so good splattered on your card. The black and white flowers are fantastic being such a contrast to the pastel colours. So glad you joined us at ATSM this week!

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  21. Your background is stunning Greta. Lots of beautiful texture and your flowers look perfect with it.

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  22. I love the colorful panel on the left and how you carried it over to the white with little spatters. What a fabulous creation, including those colorful flowers! Simply beautiful!

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  23. Gretha this is stunning. I love the way you created the border with diostress ink and adding a water color effect too. And you can never go wrong with sequins and splatters:)
    Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! Always good to see you!

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  24. Greta, this is simply lovely!
    What beautiful colors & lovely details.

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  25. Love the colors and the design.
    Beautiful card, very Greta-esque ;o)
    Hugs~

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  26. This got a gasp from me! The colours and the layout and just OH! perfect inky goodness. I love it!

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  27. That background and the flowers go together so well.

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