Thursday, January 26, 2017

NBUS goodies, NBUS technique

I have 2 cards to share today--both about to be mailed.  First up is a spinner card for PTI MIM.  Don't think I've ever made an interactive card--just not on my list of things I want to do. However, when Lizzie showed how it spins when the recipient opens the card, I got a big smile on my face--so fun!  
All the red is from sponged festive berries Distress Ink & the blue hearts are colored with a Summer Sky Memento marker. The embossing folder actually has tiny hearts which are covered in Frosted Lace Stickles & the blue hearts are covered in Diamond Glaze.  I really like using this tag from PTI Tiny Tags for the technique, but might try another one, too. The word friend is in the Tiny Tags set & the sentiment is by A-Muse.  I trimmed the banner by hand & mounted it with foam tape just in the center for a bit of dimension.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.
Next is a card using 2 new dies for the first time:  Memory Box Bingham Heart & SSS Painted Hugs.  I've had the MB Grand Heart for several years & have wanted a coordinating fancy heart die.  Couldn't justify the expense, but last year I saw it included in a sale & that was that!  It cut like a dream & I'm thrilled to finally own it.  Maybe for my next card I'll actually pair it with the Grand Heart as I'd planned.  
I colored the heart with a blue Spectrum Noir sparkle pen--first time to use it as I never got around to coloring snowflakes for Christmas cards.  I grabbed a scrap of cardstock to put under it while I colored so I wasn't wasting all that gorgeous blue sparkle!  I brushed on a bit more so I could use it to cut the hugs die.  I really love the size of the word--just right for cards. If you look close you can see a dark blue shadow layer.  I had it white, but didn't look right.  Fortunately, the adhesive didn't hold, so I lifted the word off & colored the shadow with a dark blue pen.  Now it's attached with Diamond Glaze & is not about to move!
The card front is sponged with Distress Inks lucky clover & cracked pistachio.  I tried to make the edges darker & left a small area almost white.  I spritzed heavily with Perfect Pearls--just love that shimmer which compliments all the blue sparkle. I'm really drawn to color & have bought a lot of things because the color appeals to me.  That includes 7 bottles of Liquid Pearls which I mostly just admire & never use.  Turns out the Mint Green was just the right color to add a few dots to the heart. I'm entering Outside the BoxDarnell's NBUS #9 & SSS Work It Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

24 comments:

  1. Three really lovely cards Greta. he first is a lovely idea for a friend. I've made a couple of these in the past but do find them very fiddly to make. The Perfect Pearls does give a beautiful shimmer. Barbxx

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  2. I love the spinner card and I've never made one either. Must have a look around for instructions. I do have that heart die, which I bought on a whim and sadly have used only once. I love the way you've used it on the cards and will be trying that out today. Thanks for the inspiraton.

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  3. Gorgeous cards. I especially love the spinner card. It looks like a fun technique. xx

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  4. fun spinner card Greta and love love the hearts on the last two cards - bet you're really glad you have it now for valentine's day!

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  5. Your spinner card came out great Greta. I love the embossing background and also the friend spinner part. Wasn't that a fun project?

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  6. Your spinner card is adorable Greta! The white dry embossed background really helps the spinner portion pop! Your second card is ever so pretty. Fantastic background on it too!

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  7. The spinner card is really cute! It would sure be fun to open it.

    Your second card is beautiful. I can just imagine how it sparkles IRL. I enjoyed your write up of how you made it. Will try the idea of gluing with Diamond Glaze!

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  8. Two FABULOUS cards Greta! Your spinner card makes me smile and I'm sure it will for the recipient too! And great idea to use the Tiny Tags set for the spinner...one of my most used PTI sets! Your 2nd card is just gorgeous! Absolutely love that heart die...so pretty and sparkly! Beautiful background too!! :0)

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  9. Such a fun first card, I've never tried that idea either but it looks fabulous! Such a pretty second card and do so love the colour combination and that sparkle. Yes I tend to just look at my perfect pearls lined up too...glad you found one that is absolutely perfect x

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  10. what a fabulous take on the MIM technique, greta!! love the delicate look of the second card... that wreath is so pretty!

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  11. Your spinner card is brilliant and beautiful. You know that I love blue and that heart shaped wreath is a gem. I LOVE it!

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  12. Woo! The shimmer on that second card is spectacular. I've not tried the spinner bit from the first card yet either but it's on my list of things to get to in the next 100 years.

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  13. Two super cards. Especially like the hearth wreath. Love the colours. Hugs Mrs A.

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  14. Your cards are really lovely Greta. I had not tried a spinner either but I think it was fun and yours is terrific.

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  15. Such pretty cards Greta! So much fun and love!

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  16. Love your spinner design! I bet it's even more beautiful in person! You are always so creative, Greta! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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  17. Both cards are Fabulous Greta!

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  18. Beautiful cards Greta! And thanks so much for giving e the heads up on SSS ... Have a great weekend!

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  19. Your spinner card is adorable - what a lovely embossing folder you used on it! And I love the heart die used on your second card!

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  20. Two fabulous cards and I'm particularly impressed by your spinning one.

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  21. What a fun spinner card! And I LOVE this heart! I can see why you jumped to get it on sale!

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  22. Sweet cards and I love your fabulous spinner card, so much fun.

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  23. Great job on your spinner, Greta! It was more fun than I remembered from way back when. Your second card is so pretty and IRL I'm sure it's rich and elegant with your sparkly hugs. Have a great week!

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