Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sending Warm Greetings

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It's cool & damp around here, so a card sending warm greetings seems appropriate.  The beautiful Fall mood board for the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights challenge provided my inspiration.  I focused on the on the colors in the apple picture & smooshed a panel of watercolor paper with Distress Inks fired brick & spiced marmalade. Since I learned to do 1 color at a time & dry between each layer, I love how this technique turns out.  This time I also tried using less water for some layers which gives even more texture. I didn't want to add any other colors, so die cut EH Bold Blossoms leaves & blossoms from the panel.
Before adhering them to the ivory card with Perfect Paper Adhesive which dries invisible, I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the greeting in Versafine Vintage Sepia. I was a lucky winner recently & the beautiful Sending Peonies stamp set from The Ton was part of the prize Virginia sent to me. There is a lovely variety of sentiments you can stamp with the word Sending & using the MISTI makes it so easy. I lightly splattered with the Vintage Sepia & added a few PPP gold sequins. I'm also entering CCCB, CropStop, Fusion (sketch) & Word Art Wednesday. I know everyone is super busy, so your visit is especially appreciated.

29 comments:

  1. Cold and crisp here, although the sun is shining, the sky is cloudless and blue! Quite beautiful...but definitely long-johns weather! Your scribbly roses are so pretty; they're warming me up wonderfully! So thrilled you shared this gem in the Fusion gallery!
    Hugs~c

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  2. Darling card. You have gotten so much use out of those dies. They are fabulous.

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the color that you got with the distress inks - it's just beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful CAS card. I love the warm colours on the die cut. xx

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  5. wonderful card Greta - those dies are some of my favorites and you've used them beautifully!

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  6. It's superb Greta!
    I love it!!
    (still nothing in the mail)
    xx

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  7. Very lovely card!!Awesome coloring!!!Have a good evening!!!

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  8. beautiful take on the inspiration board, greta!!

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  9. A fabulous and pin worthy card!

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  10. Just love the colors on your blossoms, Greta!!

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  11. A beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

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  12. Beautiful, Greta! Such happy warm colors!

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  13. Oh, I love this Greta!! What a CAS beauty. The little speckles look terrific!

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  14. Oh, simply gorgeous, Greta!! Love the effect you achieved on the flowers and leaves with the paint...so pretty!!

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  15. Simply stunning! Love those colors!

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  16. what an amazing card. the die cut is stunning.

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  17. And it's always a pleasure to visit you! I love your use of the smooshing technique; your bold blossom looks stuning. Warm and elegant. Your card is frame worthy!

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  18. Oops almost forgotten....and thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! Always good to see you!

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  19. It's freezing here! Lol! Gorgeous card Greta ... Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB! Have a super day!

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  20. So pretty! I love that technique...such beautiful colors!

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  21. This is very pretty and warm. Send some warmth! I sure could use it.

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  22. One word only needed here. Perfect! hugs Mrs A.

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  23. This pretty die was perfect presented with the rich autumn colors of your smooshing. Never have tried allowing dry time between the layers, and I really like the effects you've achieved with the technique. So lovely against the creamy background. TFS

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  24. Simply beautiful Greta! Love the fancy blossom and all the sparkly sequins! Hope you are enjoying the magic of the holiday season!

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  25. Your rich colors of autumn are delicious, Greta, and what a WOW CASlicious design with a perfect sediment!! Hugs, Darnell

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  26. Crisp, clean and super classy - I love this elegance of this card. :D

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  27. Beautiful card Great, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  28. Gorgeous card, the coloured die cuts are fabulous! Take care xx

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