Friday, October 28, 2016

Cards for Family

Still looking for that Blog Writing Genie--haha!  Haven't posted for several days, but I have made some cards.  Here are 2 going to family members.  
First is a sympathy card for one of hubby's cousins who just lost her 44 yr old son.  Apparently he had medical problems after his military service.  I used Penny Black verdant, music background & eloquence with a Distress Ink blended background.  I'm entering CropStop, SSS Wednesday, Stamplorations Theme & Sketch (sponging) & Word Art Wednesday
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My sister & I both love to watch the birds at our feeders, so think she'll enjoy my card for Where Creativity Meets C9. A blogging friend sent me some C&9 die cuts & another friend sent me the Love You Mean It stamp set.  
I used distress markers & a waterbrush to color the die cut, added Stickles to the wings & pearls for the eyes.  It's mounted slightly off-set to another die cut colored with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate. The background is made by stamping the circles image from the stamp set in kraft ink on kraft cardstock.  I cut apart one of the sentiments so I could use just the word Smile which is stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate.  I die cut the panel with AJVD Polka Dot Backdrop, spritzed with gold Perfect Pearls spray & mounted it to 2 more panels to give just a bit of dimension.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & ATSM. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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21 comments:

  1. both of your cards are so lovely Greta!

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  2. So sorry to hear of the loss in your husband's family Greta. They will appreciate the love that went into your pretty card. And those little birds are delightful. Two wonderful cards!!

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  3. Love the sof musical background and leaves on the first card, Greta! And, second card is wonderful with the two birds! Awesome dimension with the wings!

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  4. what a beautiful set of cards, greta!! the first one is just so serene and elegant and the second one is so lovely!

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  5. If you find that Genie send him my way please Greta ! Super cards as always and the first perfect for purpose, so sad at that age.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

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  6. Two very lovely cards Greta ... I'm so sorry for your loss. Wishing you a beautiful weekend...

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  7. Fabulous cards Greta! The soft tones are so soothing on both.

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  8. Me too, don't forget to tell that Genie to stop by Las Vegas too!
    I love both of your cards, so sweet, your sister is going to like to cute birdies!

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  9. Your cards are just beautiful, Greta!

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  10. Two really lovely cards Greta. I love how you've raised the little birds wings and they are so pretty. Barbxx

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  11. Both cards ar elovely. I love the elgant look of your sympathy card. They ere not easy to create but this gem will definitely bring comfort to your husbands'cousin. And your sister will love this cute bird card!

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  12. Both of your cards are beautiful...so sorry for the loss of your hubby's cousin and at such a young age.
    I am with on that blog writing Genie, you can send her to my house after Las Vegas! Happy Halloween!

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  13. Oh how sweet! Those birds are darling! Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps!

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  14. Love that bird card, it is so darling. The sympathy card is very nice too. I'm sorry it's for such a sad occasion.

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  15. Gorgeous cards Greta! So sorry to learn of your husbands cousins loss. It's even more heartbreaking at such a young age & I'm sure your beautiful card will give them some comfort Greta.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  16. Oh I loved seeing both your cards! I specially loved the sympathy card where you have used sponging and repeated stamping so nicely! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

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  17. Both cards are gorgeous! I love the color combination of your first card. It has a warm, masculine feel. I've got to try that! Thanks for joining this month's STAMPlorations challenge!
    Jessica -GDT

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  18. Your husband's cousin will be deeply touched by your sympathy card; it's beautiful. Your second card is fabulous and the sentiment works: smiling in seeing this!
    Hugs~c

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