Friday, March 11, 2016

Thinking Spring!

http://icardeveryone.blogspot.com/2016/03/muse-card-club-challenge-156.html
Michele's Inspiration Card
I love Fall, but have to say it's hard to beat Spring! Flowers start blooming with the promise of more to come & there's card making inspiration everywhere! This week's Muse inspiration caught my eye.  I love the camouflage technique, but Michele cut her die from the floral panel so that the top remained white & I love the look.  
I stamped images from Verve's Dream Big set (another NBUS!) using VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea, Ocean Depth & Key Lime.  I cut the W&W hello die from the panel & stacked it 3 high, glittering the top one before gluing it back in place.  
The very old sentiment was white embossed on a black scrap & I glued on 3 PPP clear dots.  I used the colors for Verve's March challenge.

For my next card I had to try the Faux Mother of Pearl technique shown here & here. I have 7 colors of Liquid Pearls--they're so beautiful I couldn't resist back when I had a LSS selling them. 
I've never been very happy with how my pearls turned out, but now the bottles won't just be decoration!  I used the green & the pink & inked them with similar colors. Then I used Verve dies that match the Dream Big set for the flower & leaves. Just for fun I made a matching plaid panel inspired by my W2CB teammate, Penny. The sentiment is by Stampendous & is stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black.  Almost out of this gorgeous, white, shimmery May Arts ribbon & I used PPP clear dots for my flower center.  
The layout is provided by Mojo Monday & I'm entering HLS CAS Challenge--the reason I learned this technique. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

Edited to add: Also entering CropStop #14 as the store carries Perfect Pearls.

30 comments:

  1. What a pretty pair of cards Greta!! I'm swooning over the first one!!

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  2. Love the camouflage technique! Need to try that out.

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  3. Wonderful cards Greta, love how you used your pearls and your masked sentiment with the floral stamps.

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  4. I love them both and the first one made my jaw pop open!!
    Superb work my Friend!
    Hugs~

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  5. Looks like you had a fun time making these two Greta, I especially like how you dealt with the sentiment on the first.

    B x

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  6. Both cards are fabulous Greta. Love the bright colours on your first one and the technique is awesome on your second.

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  7. Oh, Greta, these are really beautiful! I love those bold flowers on the 'hidden sentiment' card and the 'faux mother of pearl' flower and leaves are really pretty, the way you have used them in such a creative 'basket weave' design is . . . inspirational! have a very lovely weekend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  8. Greta!!! OH I LOve that you've stamped instead of sponged! What a gorgeous card with a fabulous glittered Hello! Thanks so much for playing with us at Muse this week!!
    =]

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  9. Greta this is so lovely; I love how you placed the die cut sentiment and the partially stamping. Such a fab idea! And you nailed the sketch with your 2nd card. Perfect!

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  10. Greta both cards are so awesome. Love them both but the one using Liquid Pearls is just so pretty.

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  11. Your Muse card is a real treat! And the second card - I am just itching to try out this technique - hopefully my liquid pearls are still liquid....

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  12. Beautiful collection of cards Greta!

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  13. Wonderful cards Greta. YOur muse entry is lovely...those bright colors and the bit of sparkle...love it. Your second card makes very good use of the sketch and brings a big smile. love.

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  14. you sure are creating some lovely spring themed cards, greta!! both of these are so pretty!

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  15. Two really lovely cards Greta and two very interesting techniques. A great idea for liquid pearls when they get difficult! Varbxx

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  16. The Muse card is stunning, Greta! Love the way you used the glitter!

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  17. Your take on the Muse is fantastic! Absolutely love it! And I would have never thought of using liquid pearl for the Faux Mother of Pearl technique! It looks fabulous! (I played around with this technique on Thursday but used shimmery acrylic paint. Haven't turned my panels into cards yet.)

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  18. A delightful duo, Greta ... such pretty blooms on your Muse card ... and what gorgeous use of the faux MoP technique ... fabulous shimmer and shine ... and lovely soft colours! That plaid is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Anita :)

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  19. Stunning cards both of them!! I'm loving the sparkle!

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  20. These are all so pretty! Love those colorful Easter blooms. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday and the Diva Inspiration Challenge.

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  21. Fabulous pastal, your cards just say Spring all over!

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  22. Great take on that inspiration card! I love your layered stamping and the colors you chose!

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  23. Fabulous cards with awesome stamping, Greta...so pretty!!!

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  24. Such pretty cards! I love your cheerful Hello card with those wonderful flowers! Super colour combo too! And the second is lovely worth its soft palette and liquid pearls.

    Now, off to Google NBUS. That one has me stumped!!

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  25. I'm so glad you used your liquid pearls - hopefully you will use them more :) Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  26. Greta...these are all so amazing. I love your second card, just so beautiful for Easter.

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  27. Duo of delights, Greta! I'm captivated by your first; a fabulous take on Michele's muse card! The soft colours and shimmer of your second: smitten!
    Hugs~c

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  28. Greta these are gorgeous! Love the first one and your beautiful stamping!

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