Monday, February 29, 2016

Fun Techniques

I do love my W&W Hello die, but I promise not to show it again--for a little while! The BD Bash challenges are about to end & I have one more card to enter. This one is for Two Challenge with Shay (2 sequins) & Color Challenge with Heather P.  I blended the die with Distress Ink abandoned coral, PTI Limeade Ice & Distress Ink peacock feathers.  Then I spritzed with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz Sparkle & oh my goodness--so gorgeous in real life!
"Spring" is from a beautiful The Craft's Meow set & is stamped in VersaMagic Gingerbread.  I added a couple Ellen Hutson leaves die cut from vellum. The dry embossed frame is inspired by Virginia's card HERE.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & AAA Cards
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Another challenge about to end is Fabulous Flowers at Hero Arts.  I recently watched Jennifer's video & wanted to try embossing with watercolor lifting. Since I happen to have Tombow markers (15 yrs old & stored in the back room) I pulled them out & they worked!  HA Wild Flowers was stamped twice & clear embossed on the watercolored panel. Then I "lifted" color with water & the images appeared--so fun!  Decided to try stamping over it with HA Friend Definition--a stamp I've had forever & barely used.  The white embossed sentiment from HA Thinking of You Messages was die cut with a circle & mounted with foam tape. Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangles provide the stitching & I finished off with some PPP Marshmallow sequins.  This is going in the mail today to hopefully give a lift to a friend.  I'm also entering SSS MondayFreshly Made Sketches & SSS Work It Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking some of your blog reading time to visit me. 
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24 comments:

  1. Two stunning cards Greta. Your beautiful Hello looks lovely on the kraft embossed background. Barbxx

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  2. This is so lovely, Greta. I loved your other Hello card and tis one too! Lovely depth of colour.

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  3. Wonderful cards! I especially love the second one -- fabulous job with the colour lifting technique!

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  4. Both cards are wonderful - love the distress inks on the hello and the background on the other!

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  5. Your sentiment really stands out; your choice of colors is lovely. Gorgeous card Greta!

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  6. GORGEOUS cards! Aren't those Tombow markers amazing? Thanks for sharing!

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  7. WOW on both cards Greta! Love the shimmer and blended colors on the word die and the background on the second is stunning!

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  8. Love both of these! Beautiful colors and techniques.

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  9. Greta, love both of your cards. Those flowers looks so cool on that water color background what a neat technique. YOur W&W hello is just so much fun. I love that big bold die.

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  10. Oh, the coloring you do with the hello die is fabulous, Greta! I love seeing what great things you do with it! Your second card has a wonderful background with pretty blues and lovely flowers! Both cards are super!

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  11. Absolutely love your shimmering hello card with the vellum leaves! The flowery background panel is also very pretty! I really need to try this technique!

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  12. You are on a roll with fabulous cards Greta!! Terrific texture on the first one and the second is dreamy!!

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  13. I've been way too busy to enter the W&W challenges but I really love your Hello card. The colours are perfect. Your other card is also very pretty

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  14. Love what that embossed BG adds to your card!

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  15. Stunning cards. I love your sponged hello, and the textured background you have framed your focal point with, and your second card is simply gorgeous--I tried that technique and it ended up in the trash--your's worked so well.

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  16. Well I happen to love that die so you can keep on sharing! Love your cards too BTW!!

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  17. Wonderful cards! Especially loving that first one with the inked sentiment and embossed border.

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  18. you are really making that W&W die shine, greta!! love the way you inked up the "hello"... looks amazing! the second card is pretty fabulous, too!

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  19. OH, Greta, what beautiful cards.

    Your "HELLO" cards always make me smile. ;-)
    Create away...to your heart's content.

    The white-embossed sentiment on the black circle is the perfect finishing touch on that lovely & colorful card.

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  20. Both cards are wonderful! LOVE the rainbow hello on the first card! Thanks for joining in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge :)
    Gayatri xx

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  21. LOVE the hello die too!! You did a fantastic job on the colors, both cards are fabulous!!

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  22. Stunning Sentiment! Thanks for playing along at AAA Card Challenges!

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  23. Lovely cards, I love what you've done with the Hello die.

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