Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cards with Kraft

I'm working more than I'm used to right now & I'm trying to fight off a cold.  That probably explains why I'm taking so long to catch up on blogs & get cards made & posted. I did finally finish a couple & since they're both done with kraft cardstock I'll post them together.
First is my entry for The Kraft Journal, SSS Wed, SSS Work It Wed, Stamping Sensations & Penny Black & More. Very simple card that took 3 tries! First I had it completely finished & then realized the branch was stamped upside down! As we say, it's only paper. Did give me a chance to see that I really didn't like the sentiment stamped in brown & that red glitter might be better than silver.
Unfortunately, a white embossed sentiment didn't look right either, but at least I figured that out before attaching the panel to the card. Finally the stamping was good & after trying 3 different bows I settled on the narrow white satin.  In the end it turned out like I wanted.  Don't you think the sparkly embossing powder is festive?  The stamps are Penny Black & the dies are Lil' Inkers.
My other card uses the PTI MIM technique of layered stamping on kraft for Jennifer McGuire's Share Handmade Kindness Wk 4 Strangers with another Card Shower card going to Emily's family.  Super simple 1 layer using PTI Friendly Flowers & Flower Fusion #8 with Brilliance Moonlight White, PTI Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose & Simply Chartreuse and VersaMagic Jumbo Java.  Didn't really know how I'd use the little flower stickers, but couldn't resist them--perfect for this flower center, I think. Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'll be checking your blogs soon.
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33 comments:

  1. I love them both Greta!
    I hope you feel better soon!
    Sending warm HUgs~

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  2. Beautiful Greta! Lovin' the shimmery detail and beautiful blossom!

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  3. Such a very elegant card Greta and nice sparkle as well, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

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  4. beautiful cards Greta. Both are so pretty.

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  5. Very beautiful card. also that sparkling. This card need no more.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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  6. Two beautiful cards Greta. Sounds like a happy accident on the first card. It turned out great.Barbxx

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  7. Oh I do hope you feel better soon Greta ... having a cold really takes it out of you... Still your creativity hasn't been affected at all judging by these beautiful cards! Sending hugs

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  8. Two beautiful cards! The glittered stamping really gives a festive look on the card, Greta! Beautiful one-layered card! Hope you will feel better soon!

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  9. Both of these are beautiful, I love the glittery silver embossed flourish on the Kraft, and the flower is really lovely!

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  10. Oh, how I love white on Kraft! I love all the sparkle you added to the first card, and your 2nd card is so pretty, Greta! You did an amazing job on this technique!
    Working always seems to get in the way of fun, don't ya think? You sure have managed to create some gorgeous cards despite work and a cold...Hope you're feeling better soon!

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  11. Dear Greta, hope you win that fight against your cold. Sometimes the fight is just as enervating as the cold itself. Keep warm and hydrated. Your Kraft creations are so pretty. I love the glittery bits on your first card, and your second is colored beautifully with that layered stamping.

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  12. In my crafting, if I only have to try three times, I consider it a success!! I do like what you ended up with - all of that glitter on kraft is such a festive look!

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  13. Both cards are amazing, greta! Absolutely love your card using the MIM technique!!

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  14. I'm having one of those triple take moments on my card tonight, had to step away!! Both of these are just lovely Greta!! Really love the pretty flower on the second one and the little sticker looks perfect!!

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  15. Love these kraft cards, Greta! That purple flower is especially beautiful. Well done!

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  16. Beautiful cards on the Kraft paper, thanks for the inspiration. I'm behind with blogs (my own as well). But we should not have 'schedules' or pressure with blogging right? Take good care with working extra and fight off that cold. Shirleyxx

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  17. Hope you get to feeling better with your cold! Your cards are so pretty! First card is beautiful with the sparkle and shine and second card is lovely with the flower sticker!

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  18. I love the stamping of the purple flower. It is very elegant! I would not have noticed the branch being upside down on the paper. It is like you cut a sprig and laid it on the paper. Hope you are feeling well today.

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  19. They are both beautiful cards Greta, love that bit of sparkle and kraft cards are always so Christmassy. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs
    Pinky

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  20. Loving how you used the kraft card, particularly like the double layer one.
    Thanks for taking time to join in with our challenge at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  21. Greta! your cards are a krafty delight :) love the glitter on the first card. Hope you feel better soon :)

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  22. I hope you will feel better soon; take care! Your cards turned out lovely; your inspiration and creativity are not affected by the cold you caught. Your cards are lovely! And blogging can wait; it's much more important for you get better.
    Sending a hug!
    XX

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  23. Greta, your cards are simply beautiful.
    "Kraft" always catches my eye...you've used it so beautifully.
    (Hope you get to feeling better.)

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  24. Love the sparkle on the first and that love stamping over white pigment ink on kraft!

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  25. How pretty CAS Christmas card. Love this embossing powder you used. It's very festive. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join with us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x

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  26. Love your beautiful Kraft cards, especially the sparkly one.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  27. Greta...what a wonderful pair of beautiful cards. Love your use of the kraft, so stunning.

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  28. Such a amazing cards, Greta. Loving the use of kraft card stock and beautifully designed. Thanks so much for sharing at Penny Black and More!

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  29. Two beautiful kraft cards, Greta...the white embossing is lovely!
    Hugs~c

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