Monday, August 29, 2016

More Flowers

I really do love girly cards & had a great time making these 2.  
AugustPinsightsThe mood board for the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge is full of fabulous inspiration, but I kept being drawn to the bright pink flowers & white chairs in the upper right corner.  


The chair backs made me think of stripes, so pulled out my Darice embossing folder for the card front. I heavily inked a scrap with Distress Ink picked raspberry & used it to die cut the largest Ellen Hutson Bold Blossom flower 3 times.  The leaves are cut from vellum & the blossom is covered with Wink of Stella.  
My new SSS Painted Hugs die was cut from textured gray cardstock 3 times.  I added PPP marshmallow sequins to finish off the card.  I'm also entering SSS Flickr Challenge #52 & HLS Anything Goes with Dies.
Next is my card card for a2z Scrapbooking Color it In challenge.  
I used Hero Arts Color Layering For You Flowers stamp set which I bought after seeing a video using the images on their own instead of layered.  The second step flower & leaf images are white embossed on a square of Bristol paper so I could color with my Zigs.  
I added splatters from the darkest purple & aqua pens & then misted several times from about 15 inches away with Perfect Pearls.  I used a Spellbinder die to cut the opening in a square of the same textured gray cardstock I used in the first card.  The sentiment from the same set is white embossed on a die cut vellum circle (Lifestyle Crafts) matted with a slightly larger circle. PPP sparkling clear sequins finish off the card. I'm also entering Darnell's NBUS #7 (hadn't used the flower or sentiment), SSS Wednesday & Allsorts. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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27 comments:

  1. They are both very different in style but absolutely exquisite Greta!
    Hugs~

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  2. What a beautiful pari of cards Greta!! You completely captured the feel of the chairs and bright pink flowers with your card. The second is just dreamy, so feminine. Penelope has learned to say purple, she would like this one!!

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  3. Two beauties Greta, off to check out the Hero stamps. Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    Bx

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  4. Oh my they are both gorgeous!! I particularly love the second one ... You did a great job with those stamps!

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  5. Both cards are simply stunning. So happy to see your second card at A2Z this month.

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  6. wonderful cards Greta - both are so lovely in their own way!

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  7. Oh Greta, you have done it again. Created two wonderful cards that I love. You missed your calling by not being a designer. I love those purple shades of flowers paired with the gray cardstock. I also love your take on the inspiration picture. Great card and using that embossing folder was pure genius.

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  8. Beautiful cards! I love the layered floral one more.
    I see I'm following you, how about returning the favor to a fellow crafty RN?:)

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  9. Both cards are so pretty Greta! Love the fun die cut blossom on the first and all the beautiful stamping on the second!

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  10. Such pretty posie cards, Greta! So pleased that you took the time to play with us in our square challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  11. Both so beautiful, and congrats on your win at PTI!

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  12. amazing set of cards, greta... love the coloring on the second one!! so beautiful!!

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  13. Beautiful job of coloring with your zigs on the second card; super clever idea of not "using" all layers; thank you for joining us at a2z this month.

    sue n.

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  14. A perfect card for the gorgeous inspiration picture! Thanks, Greta for playing with us at HLS! The second card is a real beauty as well!

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  15. Both cards are very lovely! First card is CAS perfection and second card is so pretty with the dreamy purple flowers!!!

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  16. Nice card! Thanks so much for joining in at a2z!

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  17. Lovely cards.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity over at Allsorts;-))m

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  18. Greta... Love seeing lots of flowers here! That purple one is beautiful with embossing.
    Thank you for playing along at a2z Scrapbooking August Challenge!

    Helen Gullett
    DT Member

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  19. Love both your cards - the first is modern and striking.

    The second seems to me to be full of life. So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  20. Love the embossed flowers and the colors you used to color them with! Thanks for joining us at a2z!

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  21. Love the pretty pop of pink for the swirly flower with the stripes. Very nice!!! Your other card reminds me of the technique where you roll fresh flowers through your Big Shot to transfer the color to you paper.

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  22. Thanks for playing in my NBUS Challenge again, Greta! Both cards are dazzling!! You really aced that Ellen upper right photo with your first card and your second card is so pretty in the orchid color!! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Greta, those are such fabulous florals! Love them both.

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  24. They are two beautiful cards Greta. I love the design on the first and the stamps on the second are beautiful. They're both lovely colours. Barbxx

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  25. Such beautiful cards; LOVE them both!!

    Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking! ~Michele, DT

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  26. Wow! Beautiful flowers - love your card! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

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