Friday, May 27, 2016

Birthday Cheer

This week's PTI MIM theme is masking a background, which happens to be one of my favorite designs.  In fact, I thought I shouldn't use it again for awhile. So glad now I "have" to--haha! I used a gc to get the last Make It Market kit, but all I've done so far is to use this sentiment from the stamp set.  The scalloped card die was one of the main reasons I was drawn to the kit. Wasn't sure it would be the best choice for the technique, but used it anyway.  
Also gave me a chance to use my new Mint Julep ink along with Spring Rain & Aqua Mist--looks fresh, springy & calm to me. Instead of water splotches I added Distress Stain Brushed Pewter splatters to tie in with the silver thread & sentiment.  The white embossed die cut leaves are from Turning a New Leaf & finished off with some of the precious Rainstones a friend gave me. Think my sister would like this card, so I'll save it for her.  I'm also entering SSS MondaySSS Wednesday, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, Word Art Wednesday & Dies R Us.  Wishing my friends in the U.S. a happy holiday weekend as we remember those who died in the service of our nation.
Edited to add:  AAA allows more than 1 entry, so I'm adding this to their 2nd BD Bash.
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35 comments:

  1. Oh Greta this is just lovely! Simple and elegant all in one! Love it! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  2. what a pretty card Greta - love everything about it!!

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  3. beautiful card, greta... the masked background looks perfect on the scalloped note card!

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  4. Simply gorgeous!!! Love this card and technique!!

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  5. Gorgeous! Beautiful inking and design

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  6. Greta I love the colours you have blended, they are so soft and spring pretty. A style That appears to elude me, soft colours. Stunning card, I love it.

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  7. Oh so pretty Greta! Love those colors you selected!! And the love the size of your masked area!!

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  8. So elegant and pretty again Greta and like the way you have used the twine.

    B x

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  9. Oh it's gorgeous!! My favourite colours too! Love the splatters with the thread... Have a beautiful weekend!

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  10. I love the freshness of this one Greta. A very pretty card. Barbxx

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  11. This is sweet with a lot of class, soft, dew drops mint juleps, I can smell the peppermint. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art in the #232-#233 - Anything Goes FF Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

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  12. Oh Greta, this is so pretty. I love those inks you used and the texture on the leaves is just gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Greta, you made some fabulous choices here and they all add up to one stunning and gorgeous card.

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  14. Love the subtle colour way on this card. I have lots of this card shape to use up. Like the stitching line around the edge. A nice addition. Hugs Mrs A.

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  15. Very soft and pretty with the colors and pretty die cut leaves, Greta! Love the scalloped edge, too! You're sister will love this card!

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  16. Great design, Greta, and love your ink blending combo! Your white embossed leaves really add texture to your lovely scalloped card.

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  17. Beautiful colours Greta. A lovely card.

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  18. Just oozing class and elegance here. Lovely inked BG in such delicate colours and topped with you beautiful leaves. Great to see you share it at AAA cards birthday hop. Thanks so much. Sarah

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  19. So lovely, and these colors are gorgeous, and so cool & serene. Will have to check them out. Also like the Pewter spatters. Great design on the scalloped shape of the card, and I always love the 'thread circles' and forget about trying to do this. Good job with the masking and design layout too. TFS

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  20. Subtle and muted colors; and they are my fave :) I love this CAS design and the touch of bling by adding silver thread is just perfect!

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful card Greta, and I absolutely LOVE the colors you used for your masked background...SOOOO pretty! :0)

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  22. This DOES look fresh and springy! Lovely design~

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  23. Stunning! Such a lovely CAS card and I love everything about it. Thanks for adding your beautiful creation to our Birthday Bash celebration for AAA Cards!

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  24. Greta, this is so adorably sweet.
    I love it.

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  25. Greta, this technique is obviously one of your favorites! Your card is absolutely stunning!

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  26. Pretty ombre background with the crisp white die cuts, Greta!

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  27. Sweet card Greta...love your choice of soft sweet colors. Wishing you and your hubby and fabulous day!

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  28. Oh wow is this ever PRETTY!! I love the delicate feel it has and you layered everything beautifully!

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  29. Gorgeous card, the dies are fantastic, thanks for joining u at HLS.

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  30. Oh, how beautiful, Greta! Your blend of Mint Julep with Spring Rain and Aqua Mist is PERFECT! I'll have to remember that :) I love how you placed the foliage, and your scalloped border and silver thread are the perfect touch...such a striking card!

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  31. Mint Julep, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist...what a lovely colour combination for your oh-so-pretty card!
    Hugs~c

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  32. Gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  33. Wonderful! I like the white on white leaves over you masked background and that circled up thread (which I now know isn't as easy to place as it looks).

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