Monday, July 20, 2015

Hello

22345f791857d2be548438adb1804484Eemiu_badgeJust saw the new Pinspired Challenge at Ellen Hutson & got a card made before my busy days begin. Time crafting & commenting will be severely limited for the next couple weeks. I used the red, white & blue colors along with stripes for my "just because" card that will go to a blogging friend.  My one Ellen Hutson product is the gorgeous set of dies called Bold Blossom.  I used the smooshing technique with Distress Inks barn door, fired brick, faded jeans & weathered wood.  
I wish I'd done a second layer of color on the blooms so they were a bit more red instead of looking pink.  The 2 darker colors were used for the splatters--just love that look, so it's hard for me to leave backgrounds white now--LOL! I masked the edge of the card front using Washi tape to create the clear embossed stripes.  Luckily it dawned on me to add the thin, black strip--what a difference!
I'm not sure if other company's stamps are allowed for the challenge, so again I pulled out my favorite Heidi Swapp alphabet stickers & finished off with 3 white sequins.  I did use some scraps, so I'll take this to The Playground
We had a few days of cooler temperatures, but still no rain. Hope things are going well for you & I'll catch up with you as soon as I can.

25 comments:

  1. I can't get enough of these colors!
    Your card is beautiful and a perfect take on the mood board
    Thanks Greta!

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  2. Oh Greta, this really is so pretty - I love the freshness of the blue and pink. You're absolutely right, the black stripe is inspired - what a great finishing touch!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. Beautiful card Greta!! That little thin strip of black is perfect and ties the sticker letters in so well. Love this card!!

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  4. Hello Greta,
    The composition of this card is wonderful, I like the subtle Pink of the flowers it contrasts perfectly with your supplementary Black.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  5. This is such a beautiful card, Greta! Love everything about it!

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  6. Beautifully done Greta, that black strip is fabulous.

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  7. Subtle and elegant. Love these floral dies; your card is gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful fies Greta. They make an elegant card.

    Hugs and Blessings
    Jim

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  9. Greta....this is so sweet. Love your pretty flowers and the colors too.

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  10. I love it just the way it is! Gorgeous Greta!

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  11. Just lovely, Greta! Love those floral dies in soft pretty color!

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  12. Simply beautiful Greta! The inky background looks wonderful! Love the die cut blossom!

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  13. stunning Greta. Love the flowers and the splatters really make it special. The stripe of black is the perfect foil between the panel and the clear stripes.

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  14. Baby blue and pink ... does it get any prettier?? Beautiful card my friend!

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  15. I love the soft pink with the blue. This is so pretty with the side embossed stripes.

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  16. That black stripe really made your card pop--the perfect addition. I love your splatters. Is it a stamp? I can't splatter for real worth a darn but I can stamp a stamp! Love this card. It all comes together so well.

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  17. Gorgeously pretty! I just got some of those die pieces and can't wait to play around with them.

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  18. These might be my favorite dies from EH, I love the colors you used too!

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  19. love your take on the inspiration photos, greta... lovely card!

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  20. love your card, Greta - bold blossom is my fave EH set - you're right - the thin black just sets off the flowers to perfection!

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  21. Just love your card! I recently got the die, but haven't used it yet.

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  22. No worries about commenting, Greta - just focus on what you need to do. We'll be here and we understand! Your roses...oh my! Another card of yours I adore...
    hugs~c

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