Monday, April 4, 2016

The Challenge Guest Designer

I'm honored to be April's Featured Designer at The Challenge which appears every Monday on Lesley's blog.  The themes rotate each week & we start with a sketch.  
I had fun making a card to send when the recipient isn't expecting one, but this sketch works for any occasion. It was great to use a NBUS die & stamp.  Don't worry--I'll still have plenty to use in September--haha!  
Foiling on self-adhesive fun foam is one of my favorite techniques & gave me beautiful PTI Small Sketched Stars.  The background was made using MFT Striped BGs with VersaMagic Pink Petunia & Aquatic Splash.  The stars are mounted to a panel of vellum attached to the plaid piece.  A blogging friend gave me the W&W die cut which I white embossed & then covered with Crystal Stickles. Thought about dry embossing the card front, but decided to use some silver thread instead.  A few PPP marshmallow sequins finish it off.  Hope I've inspired you to join the gallery.  I'm also entering SSS Work it Wednesday & SSS Wednesday. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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26 comments:

  1. What a sweet card. I love the background and the sparkly stars. The card makes me feel hugged.

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  2. So pretty Greta! Love the pastel color palette and all the shimmery embellishments!

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  3. Greta, I love the use of the vellum over your plaid! All, in all, this is one gorgeous, lovely card!!

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  4. Congratulations on being Featured Designer Greta. A lovely card and I love the way you've muted it with the vellum. Barbxx

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  5. Congrats of being the guest designer, Greta,! You did them proud with your card! I love your foiling and the design!!

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  6. Congrats on the Featured Designer Gig! Love Love love your foiling, such a sweet card.

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  7. YAY,YAY,YAY Im so so excited for you!!!!!!Beautiful card!!!!!

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  8. Very pretty. Love the colors and design. Congrats on being a Featured Guest Designer at The Challenge.

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  9. Great soft colors and fun embellishments. This is really nice.

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  10. CONGRATS my Friend!
    This is beautiful ;)
    xx

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  11. Hi Great! Congrats on your DT spot!! a well deserved honor. Your card is fantastic! Love the sparkle!!

    Patti

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  12. Congrats on being guest designer...how fun! Your card is so fun and beautiful with the sparkly stars and sentiment!

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  13. Greta, what a darling "HUGS" card. Fabulous design.
    CONGRATS on being the featured designer.

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  14. beautiful card Greta. Congrats on your guest spot. Love the foiled stars

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  15. congrats on being a guest designer, my friend!! they could not have chosen a better person!! your card is so pretty... hoping I get a chance to play along this month!

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  16. Gorgeous card love the pastel colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  17. You did a great job with the sketch, Greta! Love that sparkle! So happy you are our Featured Designer this month! xo

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  18. This is great, Greta, love the shine and the silver twine! I'm very happy you're joining us this month at The Challenge!

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  19. Love all the sparkle on this card! Thanks for guesting with us this month at The Challenge!

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  20. I love your card with those beautiful subtle colors, Greta! (I also love those cute little schnauzers!! I had a Schnaps once upon a time.)

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  21. Such a pretty card Greta, I love the soft colours and the vellum panel.

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  22. Super cute, Greta! Really love the sheen here and that fabulous, plaid background! So happy to have you joining us this month!

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  23. Congratulations on your GD role, Greta, and what wonderful inspiration you've shared with us! Soft, pretty colours...and plaid! Love it!
    Hugs~c

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  24. Gorgeous card! I'm going to have to try that foil technique. Glad you joined us this month as Featured Designer!

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