Saturday, April 2, 2016

April Showers

Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Lots of options this month at Penny Black Saturday Challenge as our theme is April Showers.  You could make a baby or wedding shower card or feature galoshes or umbrellas.  Just be sure you use a Penny Black image.  
I actually went literal so I could use one of my very old (2003) PB stamps that has a quote I've always loved. It's really appropriate for the weather where I live & for life.  I stamped PB Before the Snow (2009) in Adirondak Bottle Green (a pad I've had nearly 20 years!) using it full strength & second generation across a white panel.  The vellum was cut slightly smaller so the bottom of the trees are not covered to symbolize that the shower ended.  
I used Diamond Glaze to make the raindrops--another product I've had for many years & it still comes out of the bottle great!  Are you seeing a theme here?!  I know companies need people to keep buying if they're to stay in business, but I've done more than my share for nearly 20 years!  Not that I've stopped buying & in fact the dotted die I used to stitch across the top is a new purchase from Paper Smooches. The sentiment is stamped & edged in VersaMagic Jumbo Java.  Hope I've inspired you to join us.  I'm also entering SSS MondaySSS Wednesday & Retro Rubber. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
Edited to add: also entering JUGS.
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29 comments:

  1. So pretty Greta! What a fabulous serene scene that you created! Love the sentiment! So true!

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  2. A really elegant card Greta and somehow that sentiment is missing from my PB stash.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

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  3. So beautiful Greta, fantastic background und wonderful sentiment.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  4. A really beautiful card Greta and what a clever design idea. Barbxx

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  5. Beautiful card Greta - love your take on the theme!
    Helen x

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  6. beautiful card, greta... love the softness you created by adding the vellum!

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  7. So pretty Greta! Love the vellum panel you've added to soften out your trees.
    Love, love that sentiment too!

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  8. This is beautiful and love that you used a mixture of the old and new together!!! This is definitely right out of the Cascade Mountains...Gorgeous! Sunny here today too! ♥ Sue Kment

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  9. Great idea to use the vellum to make it misty! And love the stitching across the top to keep in place. Love the Bottle Green. I have quite a few old Adirondack pads, too, plus reinkers. My stamp room is full of things that need to get used up!

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  10. BEAUTIFUL!! I love your card! Wonderful to see you still using your older stamps AND supplies! If you are anything like me, the craft companies won't be going out of business any time soon! lol Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

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  11. Your card looks amazing. I love your take on that vellum layer!

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  12. Wow, this is so beautiful! Your use of green and vellum are perfect, Greta! What a great sentiment, too! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

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  13. Oh, what a beauty this is, Greta! I love how you stamped the trees, and that the vellum is symbolic to your theme...so elegant and lovely! Love the sentiment, too!

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  14. Such a beautiful card, Greta! Very serene with the trees behind the vellum! A perfect sentiment, too! We had April snow here yesterday instead of April showers, lol! It turned cold with current temp at 27...brrr! Hope you have a great week!

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  15. I love how the vellum adds the mist to this scene and the wonderful sentiment!

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  16. This has so much depth and feeling, Greta! I have that stamp and love it, but I have a really hard time figuring out how to design around it! You have showcased it brilliantly!! Enjoy your day! (I hope to see you next year for the Boo Boo Hop!) Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Gorgeous! I love the look of that vellum. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog :)

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  18. The vellum overlay gives this the perfect misty foggy look Greta! Beautiful card!

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  19. Hello Greta: I love this beautiful forest scene you created, the sentiment is perfect for the "mist" you created with the Vellum.
    Lovely card, thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber, hope you join us again soon.

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  20. Hi Greta! Trying to catch up on blogs I've missed for the past month. (Been helping my mother get well with her new hip.) This is so gorgeous! I love the way you've used the vellum for that wintery look. Christmas cards are such fun to make all year round, aren't they?

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  21. I was so sure I had commented on this one already...must have seen it at flickr ... Oh well, I love the vellum overlay adds a mysterious mist. Very eye catching.

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  22. What a wonderful Misty Morning indeed. This card is perfect!

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  23. Wowsa! What an elegant card. That sentiment is amazing. I think I need to find that. And you used vellum! I really need to use it more often! So glad you joined us again at Retro Rubber! Magnificent card!

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  24. OH MY, what a beauty this is, Greta.
    The vellum is the perfect finishing touch.
    I love it.

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  25. Thanks, Greta, for the tip about Retro Rubber. I have entered my card there.

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  26. Very pretty! Love the addition of the vellum...makes it look so foggy like after a rain. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  27. Great design to your card. Simple stamping but gorgeous! I have supplies that are 20 years old as well, and am happy when they still perform. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week!

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  28. Your 'misty' forest scene is gorgeous; a wonderful way to pair your stamp and vellum!
    Hugs~c

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