Saturday, October 3, 2015

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Penny Black Saturday Challenge
We have a great theme with lots of options this month at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. We just want to see some kind of embossing along with a Penny Black stamp, die or sticker. I used one of my all-time favorite techniques: emboss resist. The gorgeous Penny Black winter ledge stamp was black embossed & sponged with PTI inks Ocean Tides, Spring Rain, Spring Moss &
Harvest Gold.
Then I brushed on silver Powdered Pearls & wiped with a soft cloth resulting in a lovely shimmer.  After it was mounted to a kraft panel I wrapped on burlap & twill ribbons & tied a bow. I love the font of this very old Penny Black sentiment which I black embossed.  Hope you'll check out the work of my talented teammates & add a card to our gallery. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Also entering Anything Goes at SSS Wednesday & World Cardmaking Day at SSS.
Simon Wednesday Challenge BlogSimon Says Stamp Blog

34 comments:

  1. Just having a little catch-up here... And, as always, I'm loving your beautiful cards, Jo x

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  2. What a pretty card. I love the soft colors and the shine. The burlap and matching ribbon add to the overall design.

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  3. CAS; Chic ans stunning. I love your use of soft colors. And a lobvely combo with the kratft card base Gorgeous!

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  4. So pretty Greta! Gorgeous background and lovely soft inking!

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  5. Beautiful blending with your inks and I love the soft color palette! Gorgeous card, Greta!

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  6. This is so soft and pretty! Gorgeous card, Greta.

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  7. Fabulous card Greta, the ink colors are just lovely.

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  8. Love the serenity of this image!! Gorgeous!!
    Thanks for your nice comment, Greta!
    Rosi x

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  9. perfectly inked background, greta... gorgeous card!!

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  10. Wow! This is lovely! You can really see and feel the change of seasons in this card.

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  11. What a lovely card in pretty colors...love the background! A very serene card...gorgeous, Greta!:-)

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  12. There is a peacefulness to this pretty card Greta, love it!!

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  13. Very beautiful design, the colours go well with the kraft paper. Happy Sunday, xx ps.. saw your photo over at Darnell's blog, looks like a fun day :)

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  14. It's beautiful Greta. It looks really moody with the pearly background. I can understand why it's one of your favourite stamps. It could be coloured in so many different ways. The burlap looks great too. Barbxx




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  15. Aww....the background colours are so dreamy - love it, Greta!

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  16. beautiful card! i love the blended background! thank you for playing with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  17. Greta....this is so beautiful! You background inking is stunning, look perfect with your stamped images. Love the touch of burlap! It was so much fun getting to meet you in person. You are so sweet!

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  18. Beautiful card Greta! The background looks fantastic! Such a pretty bow!

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  19. such a perfectly tied ribbon, beautiful card :)

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  20. This is beautiful Greta!! I love the gradient colors in the BG!! Have a wonderful week my friend!

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  21. Oh my! It is beautiful Greta!!
    Your background is amazing!!

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  22. Beautiful card, Greta. Love the stamps you've chosen and the inky background is gorgeous. Elizabeth xx

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  23. simply gorgeous Greta That background is stunning.

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  24. So very gorgeous, Greta....your background is incredibly pretty!
    Hugs~c

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  25. Gorgeous card! The pretty soft colors palette you chose is so pretty!

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  26. This is such a pretty image and I love it on the darker card with the blue ribbon!

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  27. I absolutely love this awesome card!

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  28. Oh this is beautiful!! Pure elegance and wonderful colours!

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  29. This is really gorgeous! Love the colors you chose for the background!

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  30. OH, Greta, this is so pretty!
    I love the colors you used.
    Beautifully done!

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  31. I just love your sponging, the colors and all. I've never seen that sparkle before, but it sure adds a nice touch.

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  32. The technique you used to create this card looks amazing! I love the shimmer you achieved on those delicate branches and the sponged colors look absolutely beautiful!

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