Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Give Thanks

I'm glad we have the Thanksgiving holiday. Sometimes things aren't what we'd like them to be, but then I'm reminded how lucky I am.  Right now I know of several friends & family members with big hurdles & suffering in their lives.  My card uses the PTI MIM technique of Pearlized Blending shown in Lizzie's video.  I brown embossed the trees from PTI Through the Trees & then masked off a strip.  The ink blending was done with PTI Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise & Harvest Gold and I brushed on some old powder called Powdered Pearls, silver--basically the same as Perfect Pearls.  The sentiment is 2 of the stamps in PTI Take Three Fall.  I have to force myself not to use splatters on every card, haha--but this one just had to have them!  I grounded the trees with a strip of Terracotta Tile cardstock & the panel is mounted to a kraft card with foam tape.  I'm also entering challenges at The Kraft Journal & SSS Wednesday.  I only mailed a few Halloween cards, but it cost me an arm & a leg, so I'm working hard to make cards that don't require extra postage. Glad to have one more done...and I like it! 
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26 comments:

  1. I love your take on this challenge. Thanks for the inspiration, as I found this one hard to do. I am an RN too and I have a friend who is going through chemo and radiation at the same time for her Oral cancer. My card will be going to her. I have a lot to be thankful for as well.

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  2. And I like it too Greta. It's absolutely beautiful. I'm sorry to hear of the sadness in the lives of your friends and family Greta at the moment. Take care. Barbxx

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  3. Love the look of this beauty, Greta. And you're right, we all have much to be thankful for. whoever get this will appreciate you and your thoughtful wishes!

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  4. Sorry to hear about the difficult sufferings going on with your friends and family members. I hope things improve for them soon. Your card is so pretty with the lovely trees, Greta! And, love the pearlized blending! You always use such wonderful techniques with fab results!:-)

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  5. Thanks for sharing this fabulous card in our Give Thanks Challenge this week, Greta. We love having you play along.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    The Kraft Journal

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  6. Beautiful card Greta...really like the layout you used! And you are so right that we all have things to be grateful for, even when things seem to be the toughest! I'm sure this card will brighten someone's day!! :0)

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  7. A lovely card, and a useful technique, Di

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  8. Your background is gorgeous and really shows off those embossed trees!

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  9. Your card is just beautiful, Greta. And yes, there is always something to be thankful for.

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  10. I'm sorry to hear you have friends and family having difficult times Greta. I'm sure one of your thoughtful and beautiful cards will cheer them up. This card is gorgeous!! Love every little detail...even the splatters!!

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  11. OH, Greta, this is simply beautiful! Fabulous stamping, inking, and design. Great take on the MIM.

    Your family and friends are blessed to have you in their lives. So sorry to hear they are going through difficult times.

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  12. Beautiful card Greta! Such a beautiful scene that you created! Keeping your friends and family in my thoughts and prayers!

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  13. How beautiful! Love your blending. Somehow I still can't get them right, I need to practice more!

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  14. A beautiful card with an excellent message, to be sure! I love the panel of color you've added on this wonderful card that will surely lift someone's spirits.

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  15. Beautiful design, I like the ink splats that appear to be leaves falling from the trees. I also think about being what we have and am grateful. Take care xx

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  16. another beautiful fall inspired card, greta!! beautiful use of the MIM technique!!

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  17. Very beautiful! The simple pearlized rectangle works so well.

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  18. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card in the Kraft Journal Challenge. We hope to see you again next week.

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  19. beautiful card! i love how you spotlighted part of it :) love all the embossing!!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  20. Gorgeous, I really love that centered stripe of color...fabulous design idea.

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  21. This is beautiful! Love the vertically centered background!

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  22. Love those pretty trees and the orange stripes! The splatters look like blowing leaves! Very pretty!

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  23. I saw that Pearlized Blending technique but haven't tried it. I LOVE what you are doing with it - the pearlized stripes as backgrounds - you've inspired me!

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  24. Great design with your vertical stripe and "grounded" trees, Greta!

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  25. The pearlized panel is a stunning backdrop for these lovely trees! So pretty! Being thankful for what we have: yes, I need to remember to express that more often! Thankful for YOU!
    Hugs~c

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