Monday, August 24, 2015

For My Sis

We got some great news today--the doctor had prepared us to expect that hubby would again need treatment, but the repeat test is negative! What a great way to start the week!
I was also finally able to get a card made for Freshly Made Sketches 200th challenge--just in the nick of time.  My sister loves butterflies & the color blue. Right now she could use a hug, so I hope this brightens her day.  Big surprise--I again used my self-adhesive Fun Foam! This time the Memory Box butterfly die cut was covered with Elizabeth Craft glitter.  That is the most amazing glitter which burnishes to an incredible smooth sparkle (can't appreciate it unless you see it in person) & then doesn't rub off. The background is done with 3 distress inks: salty ocean, mermaid lagoon & peacock feathers. If you have trouble with smooshing, try Betsy Veldman's technique which is to just press the paper into the spritzed inks & pick it up--don't move the paper through the inks.  The stenciling is done with Gesso & Tim Holtz Bubble stencil.  
I layered trim over lace & added tiny pearls.  The butterfly is layered over another one cut from vellum & I used my favorite Heidi Swapp stickers for the words.  Edited to add: My 3rd entry for the Great Outdoors challenge at Dies R Us & the Butterflies challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge. Thanks so much for using some of your computer time to visit my blog.
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33 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

This is gorgeous!

Ivana Grižić said...

Love it !!

Linda Callahan said...

SO many fabulous details from the textured stenciling to the glitter! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our 200th sketch celebration at Freshly Made Sketches!

*Vicki* said...

That sounds like wonderful news about your hubby!! :) Your card looks amazing!! I love the texture of your background! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Brenda in IN said...

Your sister will love this hug! Such a beautiful card and the glitter is so pretty. I must check that out because I always get glitter everywhere. I missed the post about your husbands trouble but I'm so happy for you both that he is in the clear. You can't have better news than that.

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Greta!! SO HAPPY for BOTH of you for the GOOD News!! =) I AGREE a GREAT way to start the Week off!! I also AGREE About the Glitter!! Its SO HARD to capture its BEAUTY on Film!! There truly is NOTHING like it in person!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and I just KNOW your sister is going to LOVE this!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Barb said...

Great I, m so glad to hear that you have had some good news about your hubby. That must have lifted your spirits.

Again, your card is really lovely and you have used lots of interesting techniques. The colours are beautiful and I really do like that butterfly. I,m sure your sister will be delighted to receive such a lovely card. I hope it will give her a lift too. Hugs, Barb x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a lovely card! I found some adhesive fun foam hearts in my stash and thought of you. Who knows what trouble I can get into with them!

Nancy said...

Such a creative card, Greta! Good news about your hubby for sure!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Greta, this card has everything! You did a brilliant job with the smooshing and stenciling! It's really gorgeous! I am very happy that hubby didn't need another treatment, but I don't remember you telling us anything about test results. Whatever it is, I hope all future tests remain negative!! Hugs, Darnell

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love the color blue,awesome butterfly,great news about your hubby!!!You both have a Blessed day!!!!

Aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card, your sister is sure to love it. Also glad to hear your husband got the all clear, its nice to have days like this.

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, greta... your sister will love it! and YAY!! so happy to hear that your hubby got good results!!

Lisa said...

Oh, did I miss a post mentioning hubby's health? Well it doesn't matter and I'm glad he does not need treatment!! That's always good news!! Sorry your sister is in need of a hug. I would gladly give her one if I could. Your pretty card is sure to warm her heart and lift her spirits!!

Becca Cruger said...

So happy to hear about your hubby's good news! Hooray! And your card is glorious. That dang glitter is so hard to photograph isn't it? But I bet it just shimmers in real life.

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh I'm so happy for the both of you Greta!
Your card is dreamy! I'm sure your sister will treasure it forever.
Hugs~

Maria said...

Your sister will love the gorgeous card in blue with pretty butterfly! I'm sure it will bring a smile to her face! Happy early anniversary! I hope you and your husband have a great one! And, I'm happy to hear that his repeat test is negative...great news!:-)

Jen Timko said...

Gorgeous card! This blue is elegant and just stunning. Thanks for joining our celebration at FMS!

Karren said...

Such a gorgeous card, Greta and sure to be appreciated by your sister. Great news about your husband too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Glad to hear the good news! Such a sweet card and I am sure your sister would love it!

Mona Pendleton said...

What great news Greta! Your card is gorgeous! Love all the texture and beautiful butterfly! Surely your sister will treasure it!

Stella said...

I am so happy to read the good news! And your card is gorgeous. Your sister will love it. The glittered butterfly is a stunning focal point!

SARN said...

WOW - LOVE this card so much. Right up my street.

YAY for your good news Greta.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Dotty Jo x said...

So happy for your news, Greta. Great card, Jo x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just GORGEOUS Greta! Love the background! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘THE GREAT OUTDOORS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

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Sherri said...

Beautiful card! LOVE the background! Very creative and simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this time for the Great Outdoors challenge at Dies R Us!

Miriam Prantner said...

Definitely a great way to start off the week. Loving the blues in this card! It's bold, but also subdued because of the monochromatic.

Nancy Thomas said...

Love the monochromatic look - it's very striking.

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful news and wonderful card!! So happy for you both!

Martha said...

Greta, your sister will love receiving this beauty!
Great news about your husband.

Cat Craig said...

Great news Greta. Your sister will adore this card. Love that bit of laceyness under the pearls.

Elina Strömberg said...

Beautiful card with lovely shades of blue. Truly adorable!
Thanks for playing with us at MMCC. Hoping to see you with us again in September! ♥

cm said...

Your beautiful blue butterfly card will lift your sister's spirits immensely! So heart-warming; so stunning!
hugs~c