Sunday, January 17, 2016

2 For 1

I've made several cards in the last few days so decided to post a couple of them together.  
Rainbow Butterflies Card
Lizzie's Card
First up is my card for PTI Create Along With Us. I really wanted to CASE Lizzie's card, but thought I'd have to use a flower.  As I went through my sets I discovered the perfect size butterfly in my unopened Quilted: Summer. Snowflake Flurries smallest die was just right & I white embossed the butterflies before sponging with PTI inks Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky & Enchanted Evening.  
I had my sister in mind as she loves butterflies & blue. Used my new Elizabeth Craft embossing folder & embellished the butterflies with Wink of Stella & tiny pearls. Instead of gray stripes for the background I stamped Background Basics: Text in Soft Stone but purposely inked the stamp unevenly.  I'm also entering these challenges: Butterfly Challenge #46, ATSM, Just Us Girls, CCCB & Stamping Sensations.
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Anita's Card
When I first saw Anita's inspiration card for Muse I thought of my very old Hero Arts set called Fanciful Filaments.  I white embossed the image with little hearts, masked the area, sponged with Distress Inks spun sugar & victorian velvet & brushed on Perfect Pearls.  I removed the masks & then used 1/8 inch Score Tape for borders which I covered in Elizabeth Craft Silver Glitter--the kind that is super sparkly when it's burnished. Another Valentine with my favorite old A Muse sentiment.  I'm also entering these challenges: ABNH, CropStop, SSS Wednesday & ChouxChoux.  Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
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43 comments:

  1. Really pretty card! Love the butterflies and your beautiful embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  2. Love your blue butterflies, they look stunning with the detailed embossed background. And your take on my Muse card is so pretty, just love the embossed white with the pink and silver tones - gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and Muse this week, Anita x

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  3. Love the texture and those pretty blues on your first card, Greta! And wow, that second one is stunning with the pink and silver combo!

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  4. Two lovely cards Greta. I particularly like your blue butterflies. They are really well presented on that pretty embossing folder. Barbxx

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  5. Beautiful cards, Greta! Your first card is beautiful with the monochromatic blues against that gorgeous white embossed background. The silver glitter border on your second card adds such a lovely effect to the softly sponged pink strip.

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  6. Love your 'sideways' take on this week's Muse - so pretty in pink with the sparkly edges! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Greta!

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  7. Two fabulous cards Greta...love both of them but your blue butterflies are so pretty.

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  8. Gorgeous butterfly cards, Greta! Your sis will love the pretty blue butterfly card! It makes me think spring...hurry spring!:-) I just returned from Florida yesterday where it was sunny and in the 70's...sigh!:-) Have a great week!

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  9. love love your card, Greta - the pink sponging with the silver glitter is so pretty - and that certainly is a very cute valentine sentiment - thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero this month

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  10. Gorgeous cards, but especially the butterfly one! The blues and white together are so fresh and pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  11. Two beautiful cards!!!Love butterflies!You have a good week!!!

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  12. Greta, these are both beautiful cards. Absolutely love the pink and silver glitter with the white embossed image. Brilliant

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  13. Greta, both cards are wonderful. I love those blues and the fun layers and textures. Your heart hard is so sweet, too. Love the glitter at the edges. Fabulous card design.

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  14. both cards are so pretty, greta!! love sparkle on the second one!!

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  15. I really like your takes on Anita's cards. That butterfly is quite fabulous with the blues and the embossing and the text. That sparkly silver on the second one is very sparkly and very cool.

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  16. This is very pretty card ans I'm sure she will love it. you did such a great job making your CAS card. I hope we see you again at Addicted To Stamps and More.

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  17. I love your take on the Muse challenge. Orienting your design sideways is fabulous! :D

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  18. Greta, both cards are beautiful. Great job with your white embossed, shades of blue butterflies inspired by Lizzie's card.

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  19. Beautiful card, Greta! Lots of pretty blue and the embossed background is perfect.

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  20. Both cards are gorgeous, Greta! The blue shades are very pretty indeed! Love rose pink in the 2nd card! The additional glitter on the die is beautiful! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Ombre” Challenge!

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  21. Greta, both cards are simply lovely.
    I love the pretty colors you used.
    WOW, the glittered border is the perfect finishing touch.
    Beautifully done!

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  22. gorgeous cards Greta. Love the butterfly one especially

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  23. Beautiful cards Greta - love the pretty pink in the second. You have a much better blending technique than I do!

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  24. Awesome layout on the first card [I can NEVER do that one straight] and your silver framing looks gorgeous

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  25. Very pretty cards! I love that ombre strip with the embossing over it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  26. Lovely cards, Greta. I am partial to butterflies, so I love the first one. Also, I love ink blending so the second one is particularly lovely to me as well. Thanks for playing along at ATSM! Melissa

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  27. Your sister is going to LOVE her beautiful butterfly card!! I'm swooning over your MUSE card. It's just so delicate and pretty. Love the sparkle, it adds so much!!

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  28. Such pretty cards - love the inking and embossing! So glad you linked to my Valentines/Hearts Challenge. Have a lovely day!

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  29. I love your cards Greta!
    They are so delicate and so elegant and you put so much love into making them.
    They really shine!!
    Hugs~

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  30. This is beautiful done in the shades of blue. I love the idea of placing the butterflies in the circles. so nice to see you in my inky challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  31. Greta I am blown away by your take on our theme; stunning! I LOVE it! In fact both cards are perfect. Your second card has a subtle touch that I love. Thankns so much for being with us at CCCB this week. Good to have you with us! :)

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  32. Beautiful card for the Muse, Greta. Thank you for your thoughtful comments.

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  33. Both of these are gorgeous, Greta! Love the little butterflies and the sweet row of delicate stemmed hearts with the soft pink and glitter!

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  34. Gorgeous cards, Greta!!! I love both of them! So many beautiful and perfect details on each one!

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  35. Both cards are beautiful! I love your white butterflies on the light and dark blue circles against that beautiful embossed background. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  36. Sweetie I didn't see your card linked up at CCCB?? Both are beautiful though - I love the sparkly pink!

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  37. Swooning over your beautiful butterflies and smitten with your gorgeous translation of Anita's Muse card! Dazzling delights, both!
    hugs~c

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  38. Such beautiful cards...the butterflies.. and love your heart card... so pretty and sweet!

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  39. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy

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