Friday, February 19, 2016

Friendship

I always love making & sending cards, but this card was just plain fun!  Lizzie's video for PTI MIM Customizing Printed Paper really inspired me.  I had in mind finding a striped paper to play with, but then I saw the triangle design in MME On Trend paper pad.  
Think this was my first inking of the sweet little stamps in the PTI Garden Gild stamp set. I used PTI inks Melon Berry, Sweet Blush & Classic Kraft.  The gold touches were done with a gold gel pen I never think to use. The die cuts from the same set were cut from matching cardstock & I added gold dots to the flower centers.  This is one of my favorite PTI sentiments & is from Lovely Leaves.  I stamped it in HA Cup O' Joe & trimmed the end inspired by Kristina Werner.  The little gold piece was die cut with MFT Pinking Edge since I thought it tied in with the triangles.  Freshly Made Sketches provided the layout and the kraft & gold snippets let me also enter at The Playground.  
Pixies Crafty Workshop
Speaking of friends--my blogging buddies are so special!  Thought I'd share my retirement cards which I am thoroughly enjoying every day.  Have a great weekend!

26 comments:

  1. Awesome card, Greta! I want to play along with this challenge, but haven't had a chance yet...And I think that Tuesday March 8 will work just fine...and I think we would love to meet in Salem and maybe browse through your stamp store...I have not been to any in Salem! We'll talk later and plan the meeting time! Anxious to meet you in person!!

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  2. This is a delightful card Great! Love those sweet little blooms and the gold accents!

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  3. oh my gosh... I love how you customized the paper, greta!! I know I have said this before, but you always create the best cards with the MIM techniques!!

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  4. Lovely color combo. Pretty card.

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  5. A lovely fresh colour palette and very effective stamping.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

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  6. So pretty Greta! Love the little blossoms!

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  7. Great idea for using paper - I must remember that! Lovely card with the pretty embellishments. Thanks for dropping by the Snippets Playground.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. Lovely card, Greta! What a great idea to add the gold to the tips of the twigs. A beautiful touch of glam.

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  9. Just love how you decorated that patterned paper, Greta - the perfect touches!! Pretty card with it too - I love the bunch of layered flowers in the corner! I forgot you were retiring - glad you're enjoying it! Not long for me - last day is 4/1...

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  10. Loving your patterned paper Greta, and especially the touches of gold...what a great way to bring a card to the next level! Great card!! :0)

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  11. Really sweet card, Greta. I love how MIM always has us thinking outside the box.

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  12. How fun! Love your design, that is a great sketch. That bit of gold really adds a pop. Your "pp" turned out so pretty.

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  13. Greta your customized paper is so pretty, lovely card!

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  14. This is gorgeous Greta! Congrats, I saw that you won twice at PTI anniversary celebration, how fun!

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  15. What fun with these tiny flowers! Love the layout with that bit of gold peeking out!

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  16. This is so cute! Great color combination & design! Love the touch of gold!

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  17. Very pretty!! The little blossoms and gold accents are perfect!!

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  18. That pretty DP reminds me of a quilt pattern! This is such a lovely card and love the way you have tied in the gold card with the flower bling...

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  19. You did a fabulous job with that paper!! lovely card!

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  20. Love how you customized this paper. Those tiny images are perfect for the triangles, and I love the touch of gold.

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  21. Your card is simply beautiful, Greta! Love the colors and patterned paper you created!

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  22. I love the background that you created - I'm glad you used it on this sketch so so much of it is showing! The various pops of gold are a great accent. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  23. Cute card! That background is way nifty!

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  24. I love your "specialty" paper! This is a really gorgeous and well designed card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  25. You've jazzed up this paper wonderfully, and the little flower cluster is such a charming touch! So pretty!
    Hugs~c

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