Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christmas & Friendship

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Tracey's Tag
I love Tracey's tag on day 8 of The 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I used an old Hero Arts set for the ornament (AR189) & one I just won for the branch & sentiment (CL998). The inks are VersaMagic Sage & Aegean Blue with Versafine Vintage Sepia for the sentiment. The tag is made with AJVD Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop Die.  
I sprayed the tag with Perfect Pearls, tied on a twine bow & added a clear PPP dot. 
Edited to add: I'm also entering the tag challenge at DRU
Edited to add: I'm also entering Holiday TAGplorations at Stamplorations.

This beautiful color combo also happens to be the current challenge at CCCB.  Since I need Christmas cards more than tags, I added fun foam to the back of my tag & attached it to a card made from a larger die in the set. Think I might actually make a couple more of these--pretty quick & love the soft, peaceful look. I also entered ABNH.
Edited to add: entering a2z Scrapbooking.
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Next is my card for PTI Create Along with Us.  It's always hard to pick one DT project for inspiration.  One that immediately caught my eye was Nichole's using a word die cut negative backed with a Copic colored background.  
My version uses a die & stamp from PTI Counting my Blessings which I've had for 2 years. I also added some splatters of Distress Stain Tarnished Brass & twine tied in a bow. The panel was mounted with fun foam to a kraft card. I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies & Retro Rubber.
Edited to add: Also entering Stamplorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop.
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47 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Greta your tag is so beautiful! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!! And I LOVE your PTI card ... beautiful colours!

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful tag (card) and FABULOUS Fall card Greta! I might just have to CASE you on that one...love it!! :0)

Betty said...

you've been busy making wonderful cards, Greta - especially love the fall "blessed" card!

Claire Grantham said...

Beautiful cards Greta, but I do love your Retro Rubber entry, very elegant Thanksgiving style card. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful tag, Greta! I love that pretty color!
Take care!
Michele

Mrs A. said...

Neat idea to change the tag into such a gorgeous card design. Super. Hugs Mrs A.

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous tag card Greta, I love the colors and the design. Your diecut card is a stunner as well, love that big bold diecut with the fabulous fall colors underneath. Super!

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the inspiration tag, greta!! and I love your take on nichole's card!!

Katy McGloin said...

The "Blessed" card is a gorgeous CAS style with such a heartfelt sentiment!! Love this!! Had to pin it for a future CASE. Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber ( again, :) ). And, by the way, the other "tag card" is lovely also.... :)

Helen Wallace said...

Two lovely projects Greta. I like the stamped ornament trimmed with a wee jewel and the blessed card is gorgeous. The addition of string to each of them adds a natural, earthy look. Beautiful.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Pretty tag turned card, Greta - lovely ornament! The blessed with the colored stripes looks great!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous cards my Friend!
Love these soft tones!
We need beautiful cards with a lot of softness ;-)
Hugs~

Lisa Elton said...

These are marvelous Greta!! I like your CASE of Tracey's pretty tag. The card is delicate and lovely. The multi colors behind the blessed cut out are so pretty. Fabulous cards once again!

Nancy Penir said...

How lovely your tag is, Greta. Even better as a card. Beautiful stamps and love the photo that inspired you. Your blessed card is lovely! And love the colors you used.

Maria said...

Love your gorgeous tag card, Greta! Awesome inspiration from Tracey! And, your blessed sentiment card is just as lovely, too...pretty colors!!

Debbie Mageed said...

What a wonderful technique! I really like how you die cut the word and colored the background. If you can add how long you have had the stamp, you will be eligible to be one of our Top Picks. Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet pair of cards...love your adorable blessed card, so beautiful.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the Blessed die cut card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards with beautiful colors, thanks for sharing with us this week at CCCB!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Greta: What a lovely set of beautiful cards, I really love the one you shared with us at RETRO RUBBER, simple yet so elegant, that die cut looks amazing with the warm and beautiful colors behind it.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you join us again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Christine Traversa said...

Very clever! Love the color in the lettering against the white background! Striking! Thanks for joining the RR challenge!

Anonymous said...

Great this is so beautiful!!!!

Neva Cole said...

Clean, Simple, and Wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Your card is beautiful Greta! Awesome job on the tags.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like your hanging ornament tag card but that Blessed card is truly special.

creative lady said...

Nice card, I love the CAS look. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber.

Kathy S said...

Thank you for entering into A Blog Named Hero celebration. Don't you love breaking out some of those older HA sets - they are classic. Good luck.

Vikki H said...

You designed two beautiful cards, Greta! Your Blessed card colors are wonderful and inspiring to try myself!

victoria h said...

these are lovely especially liking the addition of twine

Jane Knudsen said...

Greta Greta Greta - I loved your first card but man oh man - I love this one more! Is that possible? Love the layout and those colors that shine so perfectly behind "blessed" And then you added the splatter! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us again at Retro Rubber!

Dawn T said...

Just beautiful Greta

Stella said...

Greta your tag is a gem! You nailed our theme. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!Love your PTI card too!

Marybeth said...

What a great idea to use the “blessed die” to recreate Nichole’s card Greta! Absolutely beautiful background colors and card!

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful creations!! Thanks for playing along with us at a2z.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards, I love the ornaments :) Have a great day, Shirleyxx

maria f. said...

Just love your soft "blessed" card, Greta. Lovely colors. And oh those splatters! Have a wonderful holiday.

Whimsey said...

You've been busy - such beautiful cards; ALL of them!

Thank you for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!!

~Michele, DT

Karen L K said...

Very nice cards! Like you said that hanging ornament card is very peaceful and I also love the great coloring behind the die cut word.

Macimbalo said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us over at a2z!

Arlene said...

Lovely cards.

I like the CAS look of both. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Darlene said...

WOW! What a gorgeous Tag Card Greta! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘TAGS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Sherri said...

Stunning tag card ! I love the simplicity of your design and the color . Thank you so much for joining our "Tags" challenge at Dies R Us!

cm said...

Such a pretty ornament on your tag; the bit of sparkle adds such impact! Your blessed card...oh my! Gorgeous!
Hugs~c

creative lady said...

Beautiful tag and cards! Thanks for sharing with a2z.

foleysfriend said...

Love all the beautiful details on your tag. Thanks for joining us at a2z.

sue n.

Helen Gullett said...

Such a beautiful ornament tag, Greta. LOVE the colors, too. Thank you for playing along with a2z Scrapbooking November Challenge

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful cards..Love the Copic colored background too much.Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers- Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.