Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hello

Smooshing Distress Inks became one of my favorite techniques after I learned to do one color at a time, drying between colors.  I also find that using heavy weight watercolor paper gives me the best results.  
This card is made from 1/2 of the panel.  I chose colors that represent the green grass, blue sky & sunshine of summer: mowed lawn, salty ocean & squeezed lemonade. The SSS Clustered Leaves was die cut from vellum & the SSS Small Hello was the perfect greeting. My friend, Martha, had sent me a few of the word cuts so I could see if I want to get the die.  It really is a great size for cards & I love the font.  Finished off with some PPP clear dots.  I'm entering these challenges:  SSS Flickr #46, AAA Cards & CAS Mix Up.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

27 comments:

  1. I love how soft you left the colors, Greta! This is really beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge!

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  2. Greta, this is so soft and pretty.

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  3. Gorgeous smooshed background Greta. The colours are so soft and delicate and work perfectly with the vellum die-cut. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  4. That technique is addictive isn't it?
    Love your card Greta! It's fresh and beautiful!!
    Hugs~

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  5. Gorgeous card, I love the background and colours. The die cut sentiment is a wonderful finishing touch. Take care, Shirleyxx

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  6. really really pretty Greta - love the soft colors

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  7. I love these soft colors, Greta! And the leaves cut from vellum give a nice subtle texture! The black hello adds the drama it needs! A perfect CAS Mix Up card! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. great backdrop for both the vellum leaves (I love that die, so glad I own it.) and the sweet hello.

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  9. This is soft, dreamy and ever so PRETTY Greta!! I need to learn to let things dry between colors, I'm impatient LOL!! This background is fantastic!

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  10. This is so pretty, the colours are so soft I love this look especially with the vellum leaves. Perfect

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  11. Greta, what a beautiful card this is. The vellum leaves and sentiment are perfect against the lovely background. Beautifully done!

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  12. Love those citrus summer colours, the most gorgeous background! A stunningly understated card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  13. This is absolutely stunning Greta!! I love the colours and the vellum and together with the black sentiment it is so eye catching!

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  14. wow... your smooshed background is just amazing, greta!! beautiful card!

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  15. Your smooching is perfection, Greta, but the addition of the soft vellum leaves over the top takes this to another level! Pinning!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Love your soft summer colors for your Smooshed background. Your die cut vellum leaves and hello are the perfect embellishments. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  17. This is so pretty with the soft colored background and the vellum leaves!

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  18. Greta...thanks for sharing your distress ink tip! I can't wait to try it out. Your card is gorgeous...love the yellows and greens and the soft vellum leaves on top. Fantastic!!

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  19. Greta, this is just beautiful!!! Love the soft and fresh colors on your background.

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  20. So lovely! The softness of those colors with the vellum, fantastic!

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  21. Those vellum leaves are so soft and subtle. I really like this background, it is soft and delicate, not what I usually associate with distress inks.

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  22. This is fabulous! I love those vellum leaves too!

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  23. So pretty - love the subtlety of the vellum leaves over your beautiful smooshed panel. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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  24. So soft and lovely, Greta! And a nice contrast with the black sentiment.

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  25. Fabulous card, love the background. thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

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  26. Yes, you have smooshing down to an art! A delicious sorbet palette, made all the more luscious with the pretty die cut!
    Hugs~c

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