Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ombre Masculine Birthday Card

Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Time for a new challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  This month we want to see Penny Black products used for a masculine card.  A couple men in my family are fond of green & it gave me a chance to try out my new Hero Arts Ombre ink pad Mint to Green.  
I almost never use the Penny Black retro pattern background stamp which is great for masculine cards.  I used my favorite emboss resist technique--letting it be a bit distressed looking.  I sliced the panel & mounted it with fun foam to the white card which I stamped in the darkest color using a 2004 PB sentiment stamp--still one of my favorites. Just used some colored cardstock & a little wooden star to keep it simple & OK for a guy. Hope you'll check out the wonderful work of my teammates & join the gallery.  
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  1. Hi Greta
    Fabulous card... That background stamp is fabulous...
    Hugs Sylvie x

  2. Another really elegant creation Greta.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  3. Wonderful Greta. love the graduation from dark to light in the pattern. Perfect designing.

    Hugs and Blessings,


  4. Wow! this is pretty Greta!! I love the background you created!! wowie : )

    I want to thank you so much for the wonderful and helpful comment you left for me yesterday! I can't tell you how blessed I am that I have this wonderful community to reach out to : ) I can't wait to get the inks you suggested especially! : )

    Have a great day and thank you again.


  5. That split panel is a fabulous idea for a masculine card Greta! I might just have to borrow it!

  6. Beautiful ombre masculine card, Greta! Love the color! Aawesome little wooden star, too...great card!

  7. Just love the retro background in ombre, Greta - so fun with the teeny star and recessed sentiment!!

  8. Great card!!!Very pretty!!!Love the color!!!You have a great weekend!!!

  9. Beautiful card Greta - absolutely love the colour!
    Helen x

  10. fabulous ombre background, greta!! the perfect card for a guy!!

  11. Stunning card, I love the background.


  12. What a striking card this is, Greta.
    I love the pretty color.

  13. Great masculine card and I like the tiny star you added!!

  14. This is a pretty one Greta! Enjoy the sunshine! ♥ Sue Kment

  15. Ombre awesome, my friend! Love that minty green...

  16. Beautiful that gorgeous blue and wonderful design!


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