Monday, January 23, 2017

Two More Valentines

I stepped down from a 1/2 time job nearly a year ago, but I've remained as a casual employee.  That means they ask me to work when someone is off.  I'm required to be available 4 days/month, but they haven't needed me nearly that much.  I usually worked at least every 6 weeks, but my last shift was Halloween.  I was beginning to feel retired, but couldn't quite bring myself to resign. Now they've decided to give the full-time person some help, so I'm heading to work today.  I'll see how it goes--can always give notice, but a bit of spending money will be nice--haha!
As you saw in my last post, I'm loving Melissa Phillips' masked heart wreath technique.  I wanted to try color combos of red & white and black & white.  


The stamp sets are PTI Garden Gild, Fancy Foliage, Lovely Layers & Quilled Elegance. The inks are VersaMagic Red Magic & Brilliance Graphite Black.  The red card is spritzed with Perfect Pearls & the PTI love die cut is covered with Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen & Diamond Glaze.  I thought I had some heart shaped doilies, but turned out this was my only white one. Think I need to find some more!
I'm entering CAS on Sunday (red card), Double D (black card) & Word Art Wednesday (black card).  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Edited to add: I'm also entering the black card in Paru's Card Making Challenges.

33 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

A little extra mad money is always a good thing!! Your Valentines are pretty Greta. Love the traditional red and white, but that black and white versions is so elegant!!

Kathy Mc said...

Both of your masked hearts are beautiful, Greta! Ugh, just the mention of WORK frightens me. I pray everyday I don't have to do that after retiring early in 2004. : ) The extra $ for stamping supplies would definitely be nice though…but I'll remain retired.

Cat Craig said...

You are absolutely rocking that style!

alexandra s.m. said...

I always LOVE your HEART cards and these are fantastic!
xx

Darlene said...

OH WOW Greta ... I just saw this technique done over on 'Crafting By The Beach' (Donna Phelan)blog and now here ... you've inspired me to certainly give it a try! These cards are GORGEOUS!!!! I'm so happy you did one in black/white for our challenge! So, so pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘BLACK & WHITE’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

SewPaperPaint said...

To me, Valentines are the most fun to make! These are amazing and truly make me smile. Big hugs, Autumn

Lin said...

Oh, so yummy, Greta! I must give this a try, too! Love how these both turned out!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the black, especially - it is so elegant!

Barb said...

These are two beautiful cards Greta. I really like the technique. Sorry being behind with comments again I haven't yet read about it.

I hope work goes well and you have extra pennies to spend on more crafty stash!!! Barbxx

Betty said...

two more wonderful cards, Greta - as soon as i finish here it's off to try this technique where you've done so many lovely cards

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both of these, Greta, but especially the one with the doily! Must give this technique a try!!

Aileen said...

Beautiful cars both of them Greta. Really drawn to the red and white, love the one colour stamping. Might have to try this technique myself, looks so effective.

Lisa Petrella said...

These wreaths are beautiful, Greta! What a fun technique! I haven't seen Melissa's video yet, but you've inspired me to check it out! Thanks for the inspiration! Hope work goes well for you and that you get to use the extra cash to buy crafting goodies!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Greta!!!! I haven't made a card since Christmas :-( I haven't had time. I will come visit my friends for inspiration :-) happy New year!

Maria said...

Oh, wow!! More lovely heart cards! You are a pro at this fab technique! I definitely must give it a try! Have fun at your work. Extra spending always helps!

Maria said...

Oops meant extra spending money for those crafts...lol!:)

Helen Wallace said...

Wow - these look vibrant and dramatic in those bold colours. Hope you enjoy your return to work. It's always a good feeling to have some pocket money

Liz said...

Two super cards, Greta. Both are really striking in the colours you've chosen. Enjoy your extra spending money! xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty cards Greta! Love the heart wreaths! The heart doily adds such a touch of elegance!

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the first one with the bold red and the second card is perfection for our challenge at Double D ... Thanks for playing along!
I can understand you wanting to get back into work for awhile ... Now you can see what suits you best... work or retirement? Lol! Have fun Greta!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous valentines, love the doily on the second one, it reminds me of Valentines we use to make in my youth. (well not as nice of course :)) Take good care, Shirleyxx

Rosemary said...

another gorgeous set of valentine's, greta!!

Marybeth said...

Two beautiful St. Valentine's cards Greta! Love your masked heart,so pretty! Yay on going back to work a bit more! Sometimes I wish I had that option to earn my own spending money! :) I'm sure you are loved at your work !

Dawn T said...

Missed these while I was off line Greta. Beautiful cards.

Brenda in IN said...

It's so great that you can just step back into the job like you were there yesterday. You have the best of both worlds. Kinda retired but still able to fill in. These cards are gorgeous. So different from each other but equally eye catching. The heart doilie is so pretty.

Leslie Miller said...

I love this technique! Saw it recently on someone's blog and I think it's so pretty. I really love the heart doily on your second card, too, and the sentiment is ideal for a friend-Valentine. I wish you luck with your return to work. I hope it's not too much. I never get tired of retirement. Greta, thanks for playing along with us at Double D!

Diane said...

Both cards are gorgeous and the B&W fit our challenge perfectly!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D...and I vote for retirement...lol!
Diane DD DT

Martha said...

Greta, what beautiful cards. Hearts always make me smile.

Hope your day at work went well.

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Greta!! two more beautiful cards!! Just love'um!! Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M, DT

Bonnie said...

The black and white with that gorgeous doily is so elegant! Love both of these!

Leanne said...

Beautiful! Love both cards.

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous cards, Greta. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Cool! I like that you are playing with the masked heart some more. Your other cards were quite stunning and these are too. I really like the one with the heart doily on it--black and white and elegant.