Sunday, October 25, 2015

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

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Hurrah--it's PTI Blog Hop day!  I intended to get my card made ahead of time, but didn't work out that way.  Decided to make my cards for PTI Blog Hop & PTI Make It Monday to go in the same post.  Rainy, windy day, so perfect for cardmaking.
Blog hop inspirationI'll start with my card for the hop which was inspired by the traditional colors of red, green & white and especially the beautiful ornament in the inspiration photo.  I love PTI Snowflake Flurries--beautiful, festive images that look great in any color & don't necessarily have to be snowflakes.  
Simple stamping in Brilliance red & green inks resulted in a one layer CAS card. I did add Frosted Lace Stickles to the red centers & the beautiful textured ribbon does keep it from being flat, but I think it's worth it.  
I'll add my card to the gallery at the One Layer Christmas Card ChallengeRudolph Days & Happy Little Stampers sketch.
Next is my card for MIM.  I really struggled to come up with something for a stamped focal point like Lexi showed in her great video.  I need a thank you card & I've been having such fun making Fall cards, so went that direction.  Again I picked a favorite PTI stamp set, Harvest Berries & used a sentiment from Friendly Flowers for the first time. Actually, I may not have used the small leaves image before either.  I've been having fun trying out the PTI cardstock colors with the sampler pack. This is my first time to use Fine Linen--a great color for Fall cards.  
I began with the sentiment & fit the leaves & berries around the letters. "Thanks" is stamped in Canyon Clay & again without re-inking for a subtle shadow affect. The leaves are stamped with Simply Chartreuse & Ripe Avocado using the rock and roll technique & the berries are stamped with Summer Sunrise. PTI Linen/Canvas Impression Plate adds texture to another one layer card.  
Lots of inspiration in the galleries--thanks for taking time to see my cards.  I'll also enter my second card at SSS Work It Wednesday.
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41 comments:

  1. Hi Greta, sorry I am so behind I have missed so many of your beautiful projects and you!
    Love the Christmas card and your thank you card is gorgeous with the fall colors!

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  2. It is a rainy Oregon day, isn't it? Your Snowflake Flurries card is perfect for the hop!

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  3. Winter or fall, they are both awesome!

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  4. Two fabulous clean and simple cards, Greta. It's a style I think I should work harder at because I always admire it when I see it done by others. Elizabeth xx

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  5. Just beautiful, Love the simplicity and elegance of them both.

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  6. Greta, both cards are simply beautiful.
    I love the stamping & designs.

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  7. Oh my...both of your cards are just lovely Greta! CAS perfection!! :0)

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  8. Both cards are wonderful Greta! Lovin' all the stamping!

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  9. Your card is so sweet and simple! I love aqua and red together! Your Make it Monday card is wonderful as well! Love your leaf cluster and sentiment!

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  10. Great cards! I love that set and use it all the time for non-snowflake cards. Thanks for the reminder to pull that set out again.

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  11. Pretty cards Greta!! Your blog hop card is very festive and your bow looks great. Love the way your thanks tucks into the leaves on your second card. Just perfect!!

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  12. both cards are fabulous, greta!! I love your take on the MIM technique!!

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  13. Great job! Love the simplicity!

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  14. Love your fresh Christmas card, and how you stamped around the thanks on the other xxx

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  15. beautiful cards, both - really i love your focal cluster and how thanks tucks right into the leaves! thanks for playing make it monday!!

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  16. I love the way your snowflake flurries card turned out. I think I need those stamps. Your design makes me want them.

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  17. Aaah, these are CASlicious to the max, Greta! I'm so totally in love with both of them and love that you ROCKED the other challenges, too!! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. Love both of these cards Greta! The brilliance red and green look amazing!

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  19. These are both beautiful, Greta! Love how happy your Christmas card look. And your focal cluster is so perfect in those lovely Fall colours.

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  20. Two beautiful CAS cards, Greta.

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  21. Great stamping on your two lovely cards Greta. Barbxx

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  22. CAS at its best. In fact they are stunning! Fab design and choice of colors. Wow!

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  23. Love your fabulous CAS Rudolph Day card.

    Kath x

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  24. Love the thank you card - a perfectly balanced design!

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  25. I really love that second card. Simple and simply beautiful!

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  26. Wonderful cards! Love your Christmas CAS card. Love the ribbon and the design. Thanks for joining us over at OLCCC! :-)

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  27. Two beautiful cards. I love the colour combo on your great CAS Christmas card.
    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.
    Lynn x
    GDT

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  28. Wonderful cards Greta, the colors are so bright on your first one and so warm on the second. Well done my friend.

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  29. Two lovely cards Greta but do love the simplicity of your Rudolph Day card. Carol x

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  30. Two super sweet cards, Greta! I always love seeing these snowflakes and the leaves with the thanks tucked in among them is fantastic!

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  31. Great take on your theme, Greta. I like the clean, modern look of your card.

    Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  32. They are gorgeous Greta.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  33. Beautiful cards!! I especially love that Christmas card!

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  34. Absolutely love your clean and simple cards xxx Jan xx

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  35. Love one layer CAS cards, and both of these are brilliant. The corner holly is so festive, and the colors on the snowflakes just feel 'happy'. TFS

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  36. Two beautiful CAS cards! Love them both! What a great way to combine challenges. Thanks for joining the Happy Little Stampers October Sketch challenge!

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  37. A duo of cas-ilicious here, Greta! Love the snowflakes of the first and the pretty leaves of the second. Modern and marvelous!
    Hugs~c

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