Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Just for You

One of my co-workers from years ago sent me a Christmas card last year letting me know they had moved back to Oregon.  
When I put her new address in my book, I saw that her birthday is coming up.  Good reason to make a card!  I'd been trying to come up with something for A Blog Named Hero (rainbow) & SSS Flickr #41 (anything goes). Kept thinking about The Hero Arts Bold Pop Designs & thought the cute little bird would be great for a rainbow design--plus I've never used it!  I stamped the die cuts with Memento Grape Jelly, Cottage Ivy, Nautical Blue, Love Letter & Dandelion using my Mini MISTI to get darker inking--love it!  Took awhile to figure out what to do with the birds, but finally decided to use the SSS Ring Frame.  Hero Arts Envelope Pattern was stamped in matching inks for each bird.  The sentiment is an old one I've never used from HA Happiness Messages.  It was heat embossed and then covered with Versamark & clear embossed a couple times to make a tile.  
The birds & plain circles are brushed with WOS & tiny gems are used for the birds eyes.  Echo Park's Random Dots embossing folder was used on the card front, but might have been better left plain.  My friend will probably get a kick out of it anyway.  I'm also entering the embossing challenge at a2z Scrapbooking.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

26 comments:

  1. I love this, love the die and just love the overall look of your card!

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  2. Love the rainbow envelope patterns on your card. Thanks for playing along with us at A2Z Greta. A great card

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  3. Another super creation Greta and a very inspirational design.

    Hope you have a good Easter.

    B x

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  4. I love your little bird card and sure your friend will too. After seeing previous cards of yours I tried to order this lovely die but it seems now to be unavailable. Barbxx

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  5. What a terrific card! Love the design and those cute birds! Your friend will be thrilled! Have a wonderful day my friend!

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  6. I love this Simon Die - it makes for such a beautiful composition. The addition of the birds is marvelous. Thanks so much for participating in the Rainbow challenge at A blog Named Hero.

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  7. Such a cute card with those cute birds and the matching inks! I love your embossing on the card too! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

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  8. Such a fun design, Greta! You're so good - sending cards. I need a better system to actually get handmade cards out the door!

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  9. This card is so fun, Greta! Love the addition of the birds - so sweet! Thanks so much for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge!

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  10. what a fun card, greta!! love how you used the sweet little bird with the circles die!!

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  11. Beautiful card!!Love the design!Have a good evening!!!

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  12. This card is the cutest design, the cutest birds, and should be the cutest winner!! Happy Easter Greta!!!

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  13. You are getting great use of that rings die. This is perfect for both challenges so fun and fresh.

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  14. Greta....this is one fabulous card. I love all those incredible circles.

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  15. Oh I think the whimsical dotty background looks perfect with those playful birds! This is so cute Greta and your friend will love it!

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  16. Loving that circle die and all those sweet birds!

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  17. Super cute birthday card Greta! Love all the little colorful birds!

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  18. What a sweet card for your friend! Love all the different colored birds...so fun! Your friend will love it!

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  19. Very delightful and fun design Greta! Thanks for playing with us at a2z!

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  20. You are so clever, Greta! I love how you played with the colors of the rainbow on the birds and pattern! Awesome way to use your SSS Ring die cut, too! Such a happy card ~ Your friend is going to love it!

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  21. What a fun card. Delightful.

    So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  22. Your friend will adore this circles-and-rainbow-birds card! *Tweet* in every way!
    Hugs~c

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  23. Love the dots on dots and the fun birds. Coolio!

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  24. Greta, what a darling card and fun design.
    The birds make me smile.

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  25. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the A2Z and A Blog Named Hero challenges

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  26. Fantastic card, I love the little birds.

    Hugs
    Anke

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