Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sending Hugs

It's always fun to start the year with PTI MIM A La Carte.  I participated in almost all of the challenges in 2016, but my card for String Art Using Die Cuts didn't make a pattern like you're supposed to.  Boy did I have fun doing it right this time!  
I used the scalloped note card die from PTI Don't Forget to Write kit & added the stitching holes with a paper piercer.  The tiny scallops required tiny holes, so I used pink thread & a small needle to do the string art. I've always loved the color combo of pink & kraft & it's nice to use my thread for something other than mending--haha!  This was my first time to actually figure out how to use the stamps & bouquet die in the kit--yah! Now maybe I'll start using the kit--what an idea! The PTI inks are Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Ocean Tides & Aqua Mist.  
Wink of Stella was used to add shimmer to the bouquet & the large word is white embossed to tie in.  Think this will work to send to a blogging friend for Valentine's Day.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I'm also entering DRU, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, The Playground, SSS Monday & Word Art Wednesday.

33 comments:

  1. Greta, Your card is so creative. The string art is really impressive, I would have never thought to do something like that. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Word Art Wednesday!
    Blessing,
    Misty Delgado DT

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  2. Beautiful card, Greta. I like the string art - it looks time consuming but worth it. Lovely flowers too. Elizabeth xx

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  3. Lovely! Greta, especially love how you got the WofS to show in your photo, something I struggle with. Your stitching is gorgeous, love the pink and kraft too!

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  4. your card is absolutely gorgeous, greta!! I love how you used the string art in your design and the flowers are so beautiful!!

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  5. oh Greta!! simply beautiful - love pink and kraft too - and the touch of string art is perfect!!

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  6. Your string art looks amazing, Greta! Perfect with your floral swag!!

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  7. Shazam Greta, this is amazing!! Those tiny scallops were perfect for your delicate thread work. Love the pretty floral spray too. Fabulous card!!

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  8. WOW...this is SO pretty Greta!! LOVE your string art...I'd forgotten what a lovely touch it adds to a card! Love your color combo too for the flowers, and I'm jealous too that you got your WOS to show up in your photograph!! Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

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  9. Such a pretty string art card. Great job.

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  10. Beautiful card Greta! Love the pretty flowers and fancy string art! Wow! So creative!

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  11. So pretty Greta. The colour of the thread is awesome.

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  12. Oh my GOODNESS! This is amazing! Clever you!!! What a beautiful card and I don't know if I could ever figure out that string art! I'm in awe!

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  13. WOW this is just gorgeous Greta! I am in AWE of that string art ... just beautiful! Well done!!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ 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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  14. Beautiful card, love the bright colours on the Kraft paper. And oh my gosh it's so nice to see stitching on paper, gorgeous! When I started making cards around 11 or 12 years ago, I was using paper folding and stitching techniques only, no stamping. My craft supplies would fit into a very small plastic drawer and I only needed one small table. My how it's grown since then! I laughed one day as a friend called my craft room 'the room of a thousand things'... too funny and true. Well I should stop rambling on... have a great weekend xx

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  15. Now this is real talent. I love this, Greta. It is a work of art and should be framed. The string art reminds me of the spirograph the kids used to play with. I was always amazed at the designs and I am amazed at your lovely card. The flowers and shine are just beautiful as well as the string art.

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  16. How creative! This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  17. Wow! Loving the shimmer and amazing stitching on this beautiful square card , Greta! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  18. My oh my this is a winner!! Greta this is not only stunning but also brilliant! Your string art is perfection and so is your gorgeous cluster of flowers!

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  19. Greta, super cute card. I had trouble with this original challenge, but you have really mastered it. I love the color combos with the kraft paper. Really lovely.

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  20. Oh, wow!! Absolutely beautiful and so interesting, Greta!! Lovely flowers and addition with the string is amazing! Pretty colors, too!

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  21. What a great way to add some interest to a card! Have never seen the corners done like that and love it!

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  22. Greta, what a fabulous texture that string art adds to your card front! I'm not sure I would have the patience to pull that off.

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  23. This is stunning, Greta. That stitching is AMAZING. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet card in our challenge, and please join us again soon. Have a blessed week.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  24. Oh my! This is truly special. Love the pink, Kraft combo and that elegant lattice stitching. The white embossing ties everything together beautifully. Lovely, lovely work.

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  25. Your string art really adds an impact to this card! Just wonderful.

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  26. Totally fabulous card Greeta - I love the flowers and the added threadwork takes it to a whole new level! Brilliant.

    Hugs from a very warm and sunny Portugal - so far that is :)

    Di xx

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  27. Beautiful string art. I am glad that it worked for you this time.Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us often.
    Kathy DRU DT

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  28. Gorgeous card, love the die cut, but also the stitching, it looks so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  29. Love these colors and that string art is amazing!

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  30. Beautiful card. The string art just makes it, not sure I'd have enough patience!

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  31. Oh my stars! Your string art is amazing and paired with the corner floral arrangement...breath-taken-away! WOWed!
    Hugs~c

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  32. The string art makes a fab frame for those gorgeous blooms. So pleased you joined us at HLS. :)

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