Saturday, February 13, 2016

Love

How I can make cards in the HA 90 minute Scrambles & then take all day to make a simple card is beyond me--haha!  Oh well, at least I ended up with a card ready to mail & lots of extra die cut pieces I can use in the future!  I had 2 products in mind when I saw The Challenge sketch: EH Bold Blossoms (this card) & SSS Ring Frame.  
I also wanted to make another card for the SSS Flickr challenge Lots of Love.  The gray cardstock is SSS Fog and the inks are PTI Spring Rain, Lavender Moon, Lemon Tart & Soft Stone.  The bit of coloring was done with Copic markers B23, E04 & Y21.  The SSS stamp sets are Hello Friends & Card-Exchanging Friends.  I cut apart one of the sentiments so I could use just the word "love."  I white embossed the 2 stamps to make my sentiment & then sponged with the Soft Stone ink. Then I stamped over it using the banner stamp, VersaMark ink & clear embossing powder.  It was fussy cut & attached to the panel with foam tape after brushing all the stamped circles with Wink of Stella.  I covered the card front with the Fog cardstock & finally was able to use these sweet Heidi Swapp heart stickers.  I'm also entering the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge using the top horizontal row.  

Funny story--my sister thought something had broken when she picked up the envelope, but loved this shaker!  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. 

19 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love how you used the ring frame die here. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

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  2. A very eye catching card Greta, I often wonder the same when making a card and why some can take so long.

    B x

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  3. Haha, I know the feeling Greta, some cards do take their time. It was well worth the time, it's very pretty. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  4. Oh I love that ring die and you use it so well ... This is gorgeous! Happy Valentines!!

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  5. Fab use of that beautiful ring die. And I love your choice of soft neutrals. Happy Valentine!

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  6. you are really making some amazing cards with that ring die, greta!! this one is so pretty!!

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  7. Just love how you used that Ring Frame die, Greta! Hope you had a happy birthday on Friday and a great Valentine's Day today!!

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  8. Such a cool design! So cute, how your sister thought something was broken:)

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  9. That great die again. You're making lovely cards with it Greta. Barbxx

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  10. I love that die, you used it so well again! Keep those circle cards coming Greta...you work them so fabulously.

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  11. Oh, I see the lovely ring frame die that you design with so well, Greta! Very pretty colors and wonderful sentiment! Hehehe...too cute that your sis thought something was broken with the Valentine shaker card!:-)

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  12. How lovely!! I have this frame and have NEVER use it. You make me want to get it out! Love the colors you used!! Great design!! Thanks for playing with Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

    Nora Noll
    Design Team Member
    #ssdtictactoechallenge

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  13. What a nifty die that is and I like the way you used it, this is fantastic!! Cute story about your sister!!

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  14. Love the softness, Greta! Such a pretty card! Thank you for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge!

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  15. It may have taken all day, but I live how this card turned out! The stamping inside the circles is so fun and I love the added touches of glitter and the enamel hearts. Thanks so much for joining us at the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

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  16. There's that ring frame again. Love how this card came out. So much fun!

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  17. I hear you about the one card/all day scenarios! Most of mine are like that! Your time, though, well invested, because your rings card is fantastic!
    Hugs~c

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  18. Fabulous card and I love your incredible background. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge.

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