Monday, September 5, 2016

A Couple Cards

Selfies are kind of difficult when one of you is 5'6" & the other is 6'5"!!  This is the best I could do to capture our 37th anniversary.  He loved his card ("You should enter this one in a contest") & he gave me a gorgeous card with pink & roses--guess he knows me--haha!
I'm getting ready to visit family out of state. Hubby & Fritz will hold down the fort.  I'll probably get behind on reading blogs, but will catch up with you when I get back.  I've been admiring lots of Concord & 9th products.  
Luckily, my friend, Barb, sent me some of their die cuts recently so I made a card for Ellen Hutson Mix It Up.  I used Bristol paper so I could use a Zig. By blending with a waterbrush the red marker goes from light pink to red.  The flowers are covered with wink of Stella & embellished with one of the dots I won at The Playground, where I'm also entering my card. The same red marker colored the mat.  I clear embossed the stacked sentiment from Ellen Hutson. This turned out to be one of my favorite cards!  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.
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Next is my hydrangea card, even though I don't have a hydrangea stamp or die!  Thanks to Karen D's inspiration, I tried out the technique of putting some petals on watercolor paper & running it through my die cut machine.  
Decided against adding color to it--afraid it'd be ruined.  Just added a few purple splatters & some Nuvo dots.  I cut it out with my new MFT oval & added the SSS die cut sentiment which is cut from green cardstock with a purple shadow.  This time I used the Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen for shimmer.  Thought the old Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder made a nice background.  I'm entering SSS Flickr #53 & Die Cut Divas.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards, Greta! Happy anniversary - the photo of the two of you is lovely.

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  2. 6'5"!! Holy Moly! Great photo just the same and fabulous cards!

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  3. Happy anniversary and love the selfie.xx

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  4. Totally fabulous card Greta! Wonderful colours and I do so love Concord and 9th dies as well. Great selfie too :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  5. Happy Anniversary Greta! Lovely pic...great cards. Thrilled you tried out my technique, resulted in a pretty card.
    happy stamping and hugs,
    Karen

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  6. So pretty. I love that pink and red Christmas card. The die cut and dot could pass for a star. How cool to use actual petals for your card. Give Fritz a hug from Molly. We are looking forward to your visit.

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  7. beautiful cards Greta - love love the pink one - and happy 37th to you and hubby.

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  8. Happy Anniversary. The Christmas card is beautiful -- just pink enough to look fresh and modern.

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  9. Happy anniversary to you and your hubs! Have a safe and fun trip. Your cards are beautiful Greta. The mix up is a marvelous holiday card, the colors are so inviting. Your hydrangea card is so lovely and delicate.

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  10. Happy anny! great photo too. Your cards are s pretty...love the pink!!!

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  11. Gorgeous cards, Greta! Wonderful photo of you and your husband...Happy 37th Anniversary!! Have fun visiting family, take care!!

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  12. Despite the difficulties you managed to snap a great selfie of the two of you! Thanks for sharing! And your cards are very creative and pretty! Love the Christmas card and the technique on the second one is so cool!

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  13. Just look how cute the two of you are!! Hope you enjoyed a lovely anniversary. Your cards today are both so pretty. Love the artsy look of your first one. Have a safe and wonderful trip!!

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  14. Awe, what a beautiful photo Greta! Happy Anniversary! That's fantastic and great to hear! Your cards are beautiful! Love the inky pink background and the soft palette on the second!

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  15. awwww... what a sweet photo of you and your hubby!! both cards are pretty darn fabulous, greta!! have a wonderful time on your trip!!

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  16. fabulous cards Greta. Great photo of you and hubby. He really is tall, so you did well to get the picture.

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  17. Happy Anniversary to the both of you!
    Love that selfie!
    Your cards are beautiful my Friend!
    Hugs~

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  18. Ooh! That Christmas card is scrumptious! How cool that after 37 years your hubby "knows you.' :-)

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  19. Wow...simply gorgeous card Greta! And I love your sweet selfie too, Happy Anniversary!

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  20. Wonderful cards. Loved seeing both. Your hydrangea card was marvelously done. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  21. Ohh my goodness love your pink Christmas and that wonderful flower die.

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  22. Y'all are so precious! I love how you layered the flower dies and added the watercolor - beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

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  23. Greta, your cards are simply beautiful.

    Happy Anniversary! Love the photo you shared.
    ♥♥

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  24. I think your selfie came out fabulously :) happy anniversary!! I'm a bit late in my commenting, and I apologize. these are beautiful cards! Thank you for playing a long with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  25. Your cards are absolutely lovely, but the star of today's post is that 'selfie' of you and your husband! What a gorgeous and handsome couple you are! Happiness and love written on both your faces!!
    hugs~c

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  26. This is a gorgeous use of the C&9 flower! Love these colors! Pretty hydrangea too! Creative way to do without a hydrangea stamp!

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