Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Let Us Begin

Grab Our Blinky!
June is traditionally the month of graduations & weddings.  Our quote at W2CB could inspire a card for those occasions or for many others.  It says:  This is the beginning of anything you want.
It made me think of this lovely stamp by Our Daily Bread Designs & I decided to let it take center stage on my card.  The Mother Teresa quote is black embossed on watercolor paper & I added Ultramarine & Pthalo Green Ken Oliver Color Bursts--such a fun effect & different depending on the amount of water you add.  I blotted with a paper towel & then die cut it with Spellbinders Decorative Labels One--so pretty & I have hardly used it!  The mat is a shimmer cardstock die cut with plain Labels One.  Didn't think much embellishment was needed, so I just added a butterfly punched from cardstock & vellum.  The bottom layer is covered with Turquoise Stickles & 3 tiny pearls adorn the body.  
This is my last post as a member of the I Teamers & I want to thank Sybrina, Bobbi, Penny & Ann for having me. I'm entering these challenges: AAA CardsCAS Mix Up & ODBSLC. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Shining the Light Challenge Award

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful and elegant card Greta. Your Color Bursts made a gorgeous background ... and the intricate die-cut edges are so pretty. Love the sweet layered butterfly. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  2. A very quick peek at your latest creation Greta as trying to get ahead of the workmen and no internet today. A lovely sentiment.

    B x

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  3. Super quote and beautiful background to showcase it. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  4. A lovely card Greta. I love the sentiment. Barbxx

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  5. you have done it again, greta... the background on your card is just amazing!! beautiful card!

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  6. such a pretty background for that great sentiment!

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  7. Just saw this quote in my son's High School yearbook! Such a sweet card to showcase this beautiful stamp!

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  8. This is a very sweet shaped card. Quite the important sentiment too!

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  9. I love this quote, Greta and how you've made it the focus of your card! Love that lacy die and the tiny vellum butterfly! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up!

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  10. Beautiful quote beautifully framed.

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  11. What a wonderful quote this is, lovely card Greta!!

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  12. Greta,

    This card is absolutely gorgeous! The sentiment is lovely, and you made a great decision to let it take center stage.

    Thanks so much for all you've done for W2CB these past few years. Please know you'll be seriously missed... and please don't be a stranger. :)

    Sybrina

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  13. I love everything about this card. The soft colors from the color bursts, the decorative label, the shimmer cardstock and its shape and I truly love the sentiment. Great card!

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  14. Stunning card, Greta, as usual! I'll miss your inspiration on the I-Team but wish you nothing but the best. You've been a great teamie and fellow Schnauzer lover :-) BTW, I just took in my Dad's Schnauzer, Gilda. She's 14, blind, and a diabetic but the sweetest girl! Sydney, my mini is a bit jealous but I'm sure they'll end up BFFs. Take care, Annie

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  15. Your Color Burst background is gorgeous, Greta! I love the lacey border on your panel and your fabulous sentiment! The recipient of this card is going to feel very special, indeed!

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  16. Such a pretty background you created for that panel!

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  17. Awesome! The background blend is fabulous!

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  18. Greta, what a fabulous quote & beautiful card!
    Beautifully done!

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  19. True words and beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at the AAA Card Challenge :) ~Justine

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  20. Gorgeous showcase of this powerful message!
    Hugs~c

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  21. What a beautiful card Greta!! I just love the sentiment and your use of blue!! The background you created is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

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  22. Love the shape of the card! Great way to work in the die cut for the CAS Mix Up challenge. Love the Color Burst background. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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