Monday, May 9, 2016

Thinking of You--more orange!


I've had MFT Peaceful Wildflowers stamps & dies for a long time, but haven't used them very much. Decided they'd be perfect for another MFT Color Challenge card using the new MFT sketch.  I took time to die cut the images from scratch paper to use as a guide per Julee's video. So worth the time! The mini MISTI made stamping the flowers easy using Memento Grape Jelly & Lulu Lavender along with PTI Orange Zest & Limeade Ice. I brushed all of them with Wink of Stella.  
The sentiment is from the same set & I really like it stamped in color instead of a neutral for a change. The side strip is Geometric Grid BG--one of my newest & most loved MFT stamps! The orange was softened a bit by brushing with Perfect Pearls water. Betty has mentioned several times that she used Laurie's Press 'N Seal technique for bouquets.  I watched the video & must have paid better attention this time since it finally worked for me!  I saved a vellum envelope that came in the mail even though it had very little plain space.
Turns out there was enough to die cut MFT Vertical Greetings & I could put the glue where the flowers covered it. Finished with ink & Perfect Pearls splatters & PPP Sparkling Clear sequins given to me by my sweet friend, Rosemary. This was specially made for a blogging friend--hope she likes it!  I'm also entering The Playground, HLS Anything Goes & Word Art Wednesday. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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26 comments:

  1. lovely Greta - i have those stamps & dies and haven't used them enuf either and they make such pretty bouquets - glad the press 'n seal worked for you this time - i love it!

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  2. This is dreamy! Love the delicate flowers and pretty spring colors!!

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  3. Gorgeous!!! Love that beautiful bunch of flowers and all of the sparkle!!!!

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  4. Wonderful design Greta, and the colors wow - you are spot on with the challenge. I am sure your friend will love it. I finally moved my press and seal from the kitchen up to my craft area. I always was a bit shy having it around food...what makes it stick? Do I want that near food? So now its found a good home. Perfect for sending diecuts in the mail too one can send the negative and positive portions.

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  5. Beautiful bouquet Greta. Love the colors.

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  6. I love what you have done with this beautiful stamp set. The purples and orange with a touch of green is gorgeous! Beautiful card!

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  7. OH MY, Greta, this is simply gorgeous! It's definitely a Winner! WOW, you ROCKED the colors & sketch! Beautifully done!

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  8. Such a lovely and elegant card! Your stamping is perfect and this is such a beautiful colour palette!

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  9. A really pretty card Greta. Your bouquet is beautiful. What a good idea to use the press and seal. It's a very clever technique. I don't know if we have that product in the UK. Will have to look around. Barbxx

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  10. Stunning card Greta - the flowers are so beautiful! And, the press and seal technique looks a great idea - I'm hoping Bard manages to track it down in the UK so she can tell her where she found it :) I often arrange flowers and can never get them stuck in the right place when it comes to actually gluing them down.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  11. So very pretty Greta! Love the beautiful wildflowers! Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

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  12. Such a pretty card Greta, and so clever to combined color and sketch challenge, I often struggle with too many challenges that I want to play with but have little time!

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  13. Those colors are hard to resist - I can see why you've been having fun with them, Greta! Just love your floral bouquet!!

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  14. So pretty!!! I love the design! I've seen the press and seal technique, but have never tried it, you've inspired me!

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  15. Oh, your card is so gorgeous, Greta! Love the color combo, pretty flowers, and orange border! I took a closer look and the Wink of Stella is the perfect touch for your stunning card...love it!

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  16. Oh my...look at you and all that glorious orange! So proud of you and it really does make for an incredible card, just love it.

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  17. Such a lovely card, you used this stamp set very well!

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  18. Yeah! You know how much I love a touch of orange!
    Beautiful card and such an elegant bouquet!
    Hugs~

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  19. Oh it's beautiful! I can't believe you haven't used those dies and stamps before they are gorgeous and your colours here with the glittery detail is stunning!

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  20. Gorgeous bouquet and I love this color combo! I also love how you added the pattern along the border...stunning card, Greta!

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  21. Somehow I missed commenting on this lovely card, Greta!!! You have used the colors to perfection!!!

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  22. You've aced the colour challenge with this beautiful floral arrangement! Stunning! Adding Press 'n Seal to my shopping list!
    Hugs~c

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  23. What perfect colors for a beautiful bouquet, Greta! I'm going to add Press and Stick to my grocery list. What a handy idea! Love the vellum behind the flowers!

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  24. Fabulous use of the dies here Great, so glad to see you at HLS .

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  25. What a pretty card!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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