Tuesday, October 18, 2016

PTI and W&W

I try not to miss PTI MIM & Melissa's cards are stunning as usual!  Most of my PTI dies are solid so I used my masks for the focal point instead of the background.  
I cut the tree from Floral Foliage out of copy paper & saved the positive & negative. I began by taping the negative over the panel & sponged Spring Moss & Classic Kraft for the tree. The image of 3 blossoms from the set was stamped in Autumn Rose. With the mask in place I inked the tree with Versamark so I could clear emboss it. Magenta Stickles was added to each flower & I managed to brush it with my hand a couple times--hate waiting for Stickles to dry--haha!  I used the positive mask over the tree to color the background by smooshing Spring Rain & Fine Linen & then both colors were sponged.  The smooshing just adds some texture for a different look.  The sentiment from Wonderful Words Hello was stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate & the panel was spritzed with gold Shimmer Spritz. I grounded the tree with thin brown ribbon & Hero Arts cream lace I've had forever.  The panel is mounted to an Autumn Rose mat with fun foam.
 
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Made by Keren
Next is my card for Winnie & Walter Rerun #15.  I don't have It's a Wonderful Pennant, but fortunately you can also use inspiration from the DT with other sets.  I fell in love with Keren's flower & decided to make a Fall card.  My favorite trees are the ones that go from green to red, so I pulled out brown, green & red scraps.  

Each of them was stamped repeatedly with the little leaf image from Big, Bold, Seasons using a matching dye ink.  I used a ruler & pencil so I could cut each piece into pennants.  I assembled them in threes--one of each color with the red one in the center & shorter. The center is made with a punched kraft circle & the sun die from Big, Bold, Seasons cut from a scrap of soft gold paper.  The same paper was used for the autumn die cut & the word from the set was stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent chocolate. The card front was stamped in Versamark.  I added scattered straw Stickles to the flower center & the word.  Everything was already attached & I didn't want to start over, but the red & green looked too much like Christmas.  I sponged on Distress Ink vintage photo, which helped some, & then added vintage photo Stickles.  Now, of course, you can't see the leaf stamping, but at least it has a bit more Autumn feel.  Hopefully it will brighten someone's day.  I'm also entering Dies R Us, SSS Work it Wednesday & The Playground.  Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
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26 comments:

  1. These are both wonderfully creative Greta! I like the trees that turn to a brilliant blazing red too!

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  2. Fantastic cards Greta! What a fun tree and fancy flower!

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  3. WOW!!! your card for the W&W challenge is absolutely amazing, greta!! great take on the MIM technique, too!

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  4. Lovely card Greta ... That tree is so sweet and I like your take on Keren's card!

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  5. Two lovely cards Greta. The little scene on the first is really pretty. Great masking which looks lovely. I like the depth of the second and what a good way to use up pretty scraps. Barbxx

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  6. Super work as always, it's always a please to see your creations.

    B x

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  7. These are both so adorable! I am always getting my fingers into wet stickles too! I can totally relate to the waiting part. ;0)

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  8. Your tree turned out beautiful and just like Ros I love your take on Kerens'card!

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  9. BEAUTIFUL creations Greta! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘FALL including Halloween’ 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. Two very beautiful and creative cards Greta! Love the sweet background you created on the first card!

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  11. Beautiful soft bg on your tree card. And the tree in autumn colors is lovely. You nailed you case of the floral card. How clever!

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  12. Incredible cards my dear! So creative and beautiful!!!

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  13. Two absolutely fabulous cards Greta....just love your autumn leaves!

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  14. Oh how creative you are, Greta! Love the pretty tree and sponged background~so scenic!

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  15. Beautiful cards, Greta!! Great idea using a solid die for the focal point for MIM!

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  16. Beautiful flowers on the tree on your first card, Greta!! And, the second card has fabulous dimension and wonderful stamping...so pretty!!

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  17. Love that tree card! I love how that lace ribbon mimics a fence. A very sweet card, like a day in the park.

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  18. Beautiful cards Greta...really like your tree one!! :0)

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  19. All are so pretty Greta! Awesome designs, I love the autumn one!

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  20. Great cards Greta! The snippets flower is fabulous. And I learned the hard way that if I use Glossy Accents or Stickles then the card has to be put in another room altogether until it dries! :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  21. Awesome! Love them both Greta.

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  22. Greta, your cards are simply lovely.

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  23. Greta these cards are fabulous! I absolutely love how you used those pennants! Thanks so much for playing in our "Fall" challenge at Dies R Us.
    Hugs,
    Jo-DT
    ♥ Dies R Us Challenges ♥
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