Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hello & 4th of July

Stella's Card
Another post with 2 very different cards.  First up is another entry for CCCB who is celebrating 6 yrs with Case the Designer.  I admire Stella's clean, fresh & beautiful style.  She often uses stripes which I find so appealing & she's a sweetheart!  I was inspired to make a 4th of July card using a large & very old plastic template with a blending tool & Distress Ink festive berries.  
Also used one of my first Spellbinder dies that happened to be the right size for the Peddler's Pack sentiment stamped in Brilliance Mediterranean Blue. The Tim Holtz star cut from silver glitter paper has been laying on my table since the holidays. I'm also entering CAS Mix Up.



Next is my second card using the embossing over watercolor technique. Zig markers were used for the watercolors & the floral images are Hero Arts Layering For You Flowers plus a small one from a set I can't remember.  The scalloped edges are a PPP die & this is my first time to use the Neat & Tangled Painted Hello. I heat embossed the word in white & then colored over it with COPIC RV19 to match the Zig. Finished off with some green PPP sequins.  Fun to make a CAS card with black white space!  I'm entering these challenges:  a2z Scrapbooking, ABNH, Little Tangles, Curtain Call & CASology.

  

29 comments:

  1. The are indeed very different Greta, the first so bold and the second has to be my favourite, only because it has flowers.

    B x

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  2. Awesome CASE-ing Stella's card, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  3. Wow, the embossing over watercolour is simply amazing Greta, and need to try that too. The first card is so clean, bold and beautiful, just what a 4th of July should be.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  4. awesome cards Greta. Love your watercoloured card and so pleased to have you join us at A2Z.

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  5. Beautiful cards both but your second one really caught my eye in the Casology gallery this week! What a brilliant technique - don't think I've ever seen it before. Looks fabulous against the black!

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  6. Two beautiful cards and I must say that the second card is very effective embossing with watercolour technique, Greta!

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  7. You are really planning ahead with the 4th. I am right there with you as I bought a plate Friday to display on the 4th! Perfect 4th of July card. Greta, that black card is just beautiful. I went right to Gina K to see how that was done and I can't wait to try it. The colors you used are so pretty together and I love them on the black. You sponged so well it looks like the flowers are on vellum. This is a technique I've never seen before. You are enabling me to JUMP out of the box, not step!

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  8. Love these red stripes, Greta! And that silver star is perfect with them! I also love your embossing over watercolor card! It sure turned out better than my attempt! :>) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  9. you have done it again, greta!! two fabulous cards!!! the 4th of july card is a wonderful interpretation of the inspiration card and the second one showcases that technique perfectly!!! (can you please send me some mojo??? I really need it, lol!!)

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  10. Two fantastic cards Greta. LOVE the big, bold stripes on your 4th of July card. Perfect sentiment and glittery star embellishment.

    And great job with the embossing over watercolour technique ... so beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  11. Both card wonderfully done. Great CASE on the first. And I adore the second, the floral image really pops against the black!! Thanks for playing with us at a2z!!

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  12. Oh these cards are wonderful! Love your take on Stella's card and that watercolour embossing Wow!! What a great technique! I'm going to have to try that one! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB and have a beautiful day!

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  13. Greta you made me blush...:) I am in LOVE with your card; a perfect case! And your colouring on your second card is gorgeous. I am so happy to see you joining the anniversary challenge. It's a privilege to see have you with us; thank you so much! Have a lovely Sunday!

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  14. Good for you at getting the jump on the 4th with this wonderful card. Love the bold stripes with the silver star too. Clever to get this one for the CAS Mixology. Loving your embossing over the watercolor too. That's such a fun technique, and yours looks like it may have been done on a vellum too. Looks very dramatic over the black bkground with the bold hot pink sentiment. Two very wonderful cards. TFS

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  15. Your first card is festive and fun!! And your second card ~ SWOON!! Love all of the black with the pretty flowers. Fabulous card Greta!!

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  16. Two very strikingly different cards. I love the big bold lines on the first card and the colours on your second one look so pretty together. Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. Wonderful case of Greta's card! Love the red stripes and pretty star! And, your second card is so very stunning with all the black and gorgeous flowers!

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  18. So pretty, love the contrast! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at A Blog Named Hero!

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  19. Hot pink & black always catch my attention! I just love how the colors pop against the black card base!
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

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  20. Only one thing to say about these gems: winner, winner, chicken dinner! They're absolutely fantastic!
    Hugs~c

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  21. Fabulous take on Stella's card, and I love that you added the star! Such a beautiful effect of the technique on the black background...your flowers are so vibrant on vellum! You nailed it with both cards, Greta!

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  22. Love your patriotic card, so bold and eye catching. And another of those lovely embossing over watercoloring cards...i need to take time to watch that technique! Trying to catch up on blog commenting!

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  23. Wonderful technique and stupendous results.

    So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  24. Oh, Greta, what lovely cards.
    Bold stripes always catch my eye--I love how you used them.

    I second, Rosemary's comment.
    Please send some of your mojo my way. ♥

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  25. Really beautiful and I love your color choices! Thanks for playing at a2z!

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  26. Fabulous cards!! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

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  27. love these, so glad you entered your HA card with us at a2z!

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  28. Wonderful cards, thanks for joining a2z Scrapbooking.

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