Sunday, October 9, 2016

Final Winnie & Walter cards for WCMD

My first card is for Background Building with Shay.  I've often seen words or sentiments used for a background, but for some reason I never seem to do it. Actually it was really fun using 2 words & the little snowflake from Big, Bold, Seasons with PTI inks Spring Rain & Blueberry Sky.  I inked the right side of the card front to match. The word from the matching dies was cut from white & silver glitter cardstocks.  I mounted the gem to a stack of tiny punched dots so it would be level with the word & "wishes" is from the same set.  I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies & Virginia's View.
Challenge #24 (Focal Point)
Next is my card for Make a Card for a Friend. Yep, another card with my favorite W&W Hello die!  
I began by gold embossing the leaf from In Bloom: Renee's Leaves & then did layers of smooshing with Distress Inks scattered straw, spiced marmalade & shabby shutters. Distress Stain tarnished brass was used for the splatters.  I used a scrap of brown textured cardstock for the hello die cut & layered it to a gold one.  This card is going to a sweet friend who is about to make a big move to live in another state with family. I'm also entering Dies R Us & The Playground.  
Our StoreSnippets Playground Badge
Last but not least, a card for Colour Combo with Heather P.  Jennifer McGuire's recent video reminded me of using paper strips for backgrounds.  
I actually taught a class years ago, but with some strips laid down at 90 degree angles. I knew I had just the right die to inlay--haha! Gotta admit, I didn't use scraps, but instead inked up cheap white cardstock with Distress Inks peacock feathers, faded jeans & mowed lawn.  
The hello die cut is covered with my favorite smooth, sparkly glitter--Elizabeth Craft Cool Highlight.  I die cut a couple leaves using the W&W cover plate to use with one of my neglected paper flowers which I inked with peacock feathers.  
W&W also asked us to share a Craftie picture, so here's my table with my cards & goodies. Thanks for a wonderful WCMD, Winnie & Walter. Thanks also to all of you for making it through this long post.

30 comments:

  1. Three gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one with the snowflakes and words - very clever design. xx

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  2. Three stunning cards Greta. You have done a wonderful job with using the words for background. I was going to try this one but I think I waited too long.

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  3. wow... what a fabulous set of cards, greta!! I love the one with the diagonal striping... so creative!!!

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  4. Love all cards Greta, look forward to your new makes, gives me ideas which never seem to eventuate...maybe one day it will.... {aNNie}

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  5. Oh my Greta, you ARE ON FIRE!!
    Gorgeous cards you have created there!
    BRAVO!
    Hugs~

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  6. WOW - you have done an awesome job on the W&W challenges. Great cards

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  7. A really lovely collection today Greta, the silver sentiment works so well with the cool blues on the first but as you can probably guess it's the super inkiness of the middle one that is my favourite.

    B x

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  8. Beautiful cards Greta and I love the winter word die ... Your painting is so pretty too!

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  9. Fabulous cards Greta! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘The Leaves on the Trees’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  10. I love the frosty winter card with the words background. I think you used the words perfectly. The yellow smooshed card is pretty and the inlaid with strips is a great design. I love the bright strips of paper and great idea.

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  11. Gorgeous trio of totally different looks on each card. I saw Jennifer's video, and you certainly captured that technique so wonderfully well. The splendid word dies used on each card are enhanced by the lovely designs & colors you've selected. Oh my, somebody who is lucky to open each of these cards, will have a huge smile. TFS & hugs

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  12. Greta, you are a CAS queen! I should take classes from you because when I do simple I always feel like it's missing something. But when I look at your projects they are perfectly complete. Strange, huh? Love this classy bunch of cards! Hugs, Autumn

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  13. This is defintely a top-3:) And my personal favorite is your winter card. I LOVE that sparkling sentiment. And using blue is right up my alley:)

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  14. Some really lovely cards Greta using interesting techniques. I love the glittery Winter. A really good idea to colour up odd white card for your strips. Barb xx

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  15. Three fantastic cards, love the HELLO die you've used.

    Sue xx

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  16. a wonderful group of cards, I love Hello cards
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Dies challenge
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  17. These three are remarkable cards. Love them all. Your background is so pretty on the first card, accented by your glittery word, and your next two cards are so very striking with that giant hello. I also used that diagonal scraps with inlaid word die technique, and did not actually use scraps, but rather actual cardstock I cut down.

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  18. Three beautiful cards, Greta!! An awesome winter card with fab stamping! And, love the "hello" die cards, too...very pretty!!

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  19. A trio of loveliness Greta!! I like the sparkly winter sentiment surrounded in the flurry of snowflakes! The first hello card is warm and charming!

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  20. Wow indeed a trio of loveliness :) Beautiful cards each one. The top one with the word in the background is fabulous, I love the use of the large die cut words with the small below (top and bottom). The background on the 2nd is gorgeous, works very well with the fantastic large hello. Have a great week, Shirleyxx

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  21. I love all these cards Greta - the snippets smooshing one is absolutely fabulous. And am wondering if the Elizabeth Craft Cool Highlight sparkle you used is similar to Glamour Dust? Can I justify spending when I already have the very fine GD here - ha, decisions!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  22. Oh, such wonderful cards! Love the word background - that is such a cool idea. The inked stripes are gorgeous and so is your Hello card. Love them all!

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  23. Love that cool wintery background. I don't think to use word stamps as a background. This is great though. Your hello card makes me so happy with that splotchy background in autumn colors. That striped card is really nifty too. I want to try that inlaid trick now. Looks fun.

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  24. Greta, what beautiful cards you've created.
    I love the pretty design and colors of the first one.
    And, I always love seeing your "HELLO" cards.

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  25. What an array of beautiful cards! I really like the sparkle on your WINTER die cut! Thanks, Greta for playing along with us at HLS!

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  26. Love your cards! I really like the first card with the glittery winter word, it goes great with your background. Thanks for playing with us at HLS!

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  27. Gorgeous cards, each and every one! ♥

    Thank you so much for playing along with my color challenge. :)

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  28. Greta, your cards are fabulous. I love each one.

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