Saturday, July 4, 2015

Gelatos on a Background Stamp

Penny Black Saturday ChallengeHappy 4th of July to all my US friends! Wishing you a fun & safe celebration.  Being the first Saturday of the month means we have a new challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  I love sending cards just because--do you?  Why not grab your Penny Black stamps & join in our Friendship challenge? There's nothing like receiving a handmade card to lift someone's spirits.  
I began by coloring Penny Black's glory of modesty stamp with metallic Gelatos: mint & blueberry.  I spritzed liberally with water & pressed it onto watercolor paper. Then I added splatters of the same colors.  The shimmer is beautiful in person.  The panel was die cut with SSS A2 Curved Edge twice & the pieces were attached to a gray textured card.  The sentiment from Penny Black friendship set was black embossed on the card front & 3 MS butterflies punched from vellum & embellished with black enamel dots finish off my card.  Hope you'll check out the great work of my teammates & join the challenge.  You could even make it a twofer by also entering the new challenge starting July 10 at CAS-ual Chic!  
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23 comments:

  1. Lovely card with awesome background!
    I think Papi would be scared of the fire works, he is afraid of the thunder last night. We don't do fire works here at home, so I am sure he will be fine.

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  2. This is beautiful. I love that stamp and the gelatos make such a gorgeous background. The curves add so much interest and the sentiment fits right in there. I hope Fritz is okay with the fireworks. There are about eight places around here that set them off and I have to take Molly out by 9 pm before they really get going or she is afraid. They don't bother her in the house.

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  3. Gorgeous card my Friend, love that double die cut edge wonderful design.

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  4. Hello Greta,
    There is only one word that can sufficiently describe this card and that is gorgeous, your Blue palette with the complimentary Grey (Gray) is a Wow.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  5. beautiful card with the gelatos light blue and the double die cut design! Happy 4th July!

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  6. This is stunning and so fun to look at with that graceful swirl and beautiful colors! That's one awesome background too!

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  7. wow...your card is just gorgeous, greta... love that soft background you created! think I will have to play along this month!

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  8. This is so light and airy! Love those delicate vellum butterflies. Pretty card Greta!

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  9. Greta this is a beautiful card, I love the total of it. I have just aquired some gelato's but none are metalic. I will have to give this a go it is just so eyecatching.

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  10. Beautiful card greta love the background too!

    Vic x

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  11. Such a delicate flower image and I love how you gave it a curved frame at the bottom.
    So pleased to see you at ATSM this week. :)

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  12. Greta, this is simply gorgeous!
    I love the pretty color combination, fabulous design, & sweet quote.
    Beautifully done!

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  13. Love the flow of that curve and the blue florals are so pretty. Great addition of the vellum butterflies too. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

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  14. Simply styling card...love that fabulous curve, such a classy look. Makes for a fabulous card!

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  15. I would not have thought to use blue and gray together, but they work beautifully! Love that curved edge too!

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  16. What an beautiful, gorgeous card.
    luv
    Debby

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  17. such a beautiful sentiment and your creation is perfect for it! Love this design Miss Greta :) Hope your staying cool I heard your have quite the heat wave :)

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  18. Gorgeous love the background effect and the little butterflies. Cheers, Shirleyxx

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  19. I love that colour! And the sentiment is spot on!

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  20. This is so pretty! There's that curved edge again. This is such a striking card.

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  21. How did July suddenly become August - and I've fallen behind in lavishing love on your beautiful creations! Blaming travel on everything! Your card here: stunning! The images, the gelatos (I have a whole four of them *grin*), the curve...sighing happily over this winning combination!
    hugs~c

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