Friday, September 25, 2015

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

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I've been working on this card for the last 4-5 days as I kept getting interrupted.  At least I finished in time this month to enter the always inspiring PTI Blog Hop Challenge.
September Blog Hop InspirationI love wreaths & my last PTI order included the new Twig Wreath stamps & dies.  My inspiration came from the wreath being one that isn't solid leaves & the Fall colors. It was so much fun to stamp the wreath & various other images in the set. You don't have to be exact--sort of on the order of collage stamping (which I'm not good at) but this was very forgiving since you have the wreath as a starting point.  
The inks are Memento Rich Cocoa, Northern Pine, Morocco & Peanut Brittle.  The berries are second generation with Frost White--could have done them full strength I see now. The sentiment from the set is heat embossed after stamping in Encore Metallic Champagne. The slight shadow effect is done with the Rich Cocoa. The flowers are die cut from an off white felt & are attached together & to the panel with my very old copper brads.  I added some white & brown splatters & made the little striped strip with the same inks using the narrow image from Watercolor Wonder. Finished off with some twine.  I can't wait to make more cards with this set!  Lots to see, so I'm off to check out the hop. My stamping lets me enter at SSS Monday & with no designer paper I'll join in at SSS Wednesday. Haven't entered a Uniko challenge in awhile, so heading over there.  The first challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Arts includes Fall cards, so this will be my second entry. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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29 comments:

  1. Greta, I love your wreath card & the sweet quote.
    Beautifully done.

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  2. This is very pretty Greta. I love the felt flowers and that narrow slice of paper is perfect. This wreath set is going on my wishlist!

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  3. Oh, I like this!! Those little splatters and the small striped border add so much interest!

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  4. beautifully created wreath. love the floral details. Wonderful!!. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs :)

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  5. Such a sweet card, Greta! Love your soft design and such a great sentiment!

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  6. So pretty! The felt flowers are beautiful and I love the metallic embossed sentiment!

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  7. very pretty, greta... love the little felt flowers!!

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  8. Love the twig wreath and fall colors with the felt flowers!

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  9. Beautiful card Greta! Love the twig wreath and all the fall foliage!

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  10. very pretty Greta. Love the simplicity

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  11. I do like the simplicity of this card and the texture too. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month. xx

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  12. You will love having this set! Can't seem to get it off my desk. So sweet the way you designed your card. Love the white against the kraft, and all your 'little' touches that make a card warm and artistic too! Lovely!

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  13. Beautiful, clever and so effective on Kraft card,
    thanks for playing along at Uniko. Sarah x

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  14. Oooooh...this is so pretty Greta! I love this set too...isn't it so much fun to play with?!! I love how you kept your colors more neutral on your card...especially the white against the kraft...so, so pretty! :0)

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  15. So pretty...just love your take on the inspiration photo. Your kraft background is beautiful with all those fall colors.

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  16. Your card is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  17. What a lovely sentiment and such a gorgeous card!

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  18. Love your beautiful wreath ! Happy Sunday, Shirleyxx

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  19. This is lovely in it's simplicity. I love the felt flowers and felt is perfect for fall. Peanut Brittle is a fun name for ink.

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  20. Oh my, yes! I drool over wreaths and this is a GORGEOUS card! I love how the embossed sentiment stands out. I almost thought that was a paste, it looks so good and your wreath is wonderful. A beautiful Fall card, Greta :)

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  21. Beautiful wreath. The poinsettias are lovely and adds fab dimension to the card. Love you used the kraft base. Great card. I love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp No Designer Paper Challenge.
    Gayatri

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  22. I love twiggy wreaths and you are right that stamping them is very forgiving. Great card!

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  23. What a beautiful wreath you've created! It's gorgeous on the kraft and I love the sentiment! So glad you linked this to my challenge!

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  24. Gorgeous wreath, especially with the kraft background. So incredibly pretty....
    Hugs~c

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  25. Beautiful card and awesome sentiment, your card truly depicts the words :)

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  26. This is beautiful. I love the rustic look and the felt flowers. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

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