Sunday, February 26, 2017

Christmas & Thinking of You

I tend to forget about my Pearl Ex powders so it was fun to pull out Interference Violet.  I stamped Hero Arts Wild Flowers in Versamark on a purple card & used a cotton ball to cover the image with the Pearl Ex--so pretty in real life.  
The IO die cut was clear embossed & I summoned enough courage to add some black Pico Embellisher dots--yah!  I'm entering ABNH, SSS Wed & Word Art Wednesday.
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My next card is inspired by Lydia's card which I found through my friend, Betty.  I stamped images from W&W In Bloom: Frenchy's Florals onto the W&W Noel die cut using PTI Simply chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Hibiscus Burst & Memento Love Letter.  
I thought it would be more of a a traditional red & green look, but I love it anyway.  The word is heavily spritzed with Perfect Pearls which gives a gorgeous shimmer. The sentiment is from PTI Star of Wonder & the panels are die cut with AJVD Polka Dot Backdrop Rectangles.  Love how adding small ink splatters changes the look!  Finished off with 3 PPP clear sequins and I'm entering the W&W BD Bash Three Challenge with Shay. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Edited to Add: Also entering SSS Work It Wednesday.
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24 comments:

  1. two wonderful cards, Greta - the purple is so lovely and your "noel" is so pretty too - perfect die for using Lydia's design - and thanks for the mention.

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  2. Two gorgeous cards. Thank you for reminding me about the powders...they looked fabulous on the purple card x

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  3. Powders... I have some Perfect Pears I absoluty NEVER use! Thanks for the reminder! Your end result with your powder looks amazing, so crisp and clean too. Great design.

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  4. Love both of these cards. Love the colour of the first card and the flower design on the wording on the second card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  5. Two simply beautiful cards Greta...love your sweet purple card, it really looks so amazing and your Christmas card is as sweet as can be!

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  6. Two beauties, Greta - especially love the NOEL die with the delicate stamping!!

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  7. Thank you for reminding me of Pearl Ex Powders! Haven't used them in ages but your beautiful purple card makes me want to dig them out! Also love the Noel card and the technique you used on the die cut! So pretty!

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  8. The deep plum purple and black is such a regal combo. Pretty card!! I love your Noel card so much. The partial stamping on the letters is fantastic!!

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  9. another outstanding set of cards, greta!! really love your take on the die cut/stamping technique!!

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  10. I bet those powders are really shimmery in real life. That Noel card is so fresh, love it.

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  11. Beautifully done Greta. Love the purple card and the Noel one is stunning. I'm going to have CASE that one for sure.

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  12. Oooh! That purple card is so luscious! Beautiful! And I know that card you refer to that Lydia made ... I've saved it and keep promising to CASe it ... You did an amazing job! So pretty!

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  13. Well, I've no idea what Pearl-Ex powder is, but it certainly makes your card like pretty. Love the delicate flowers and the Christmas colours, whilst they might not be as you imagined, look so fresh and lovely; I'm sure the person to receive that one, will indeed be Blessed.

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  14. Both cards are beautiful, I love the flowers on the NOEL die cut. Take care xx

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  15. Such pretty cards Greta! Great way to use pearl ex! Love the die cut sentiment! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  16. Very striking is your first card with the black and purple, Greta! Your second card is lovely with the partial stamping! Fab cards...well done!!

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  17. Good for you for digging into those Perfect Pearls, Greta! Your card is beautiful! I never think of my Perfect Pearls of TH2Os, sigh. I think your almost springlike Noel card is unique and amazing!! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. Oh Greta I love both of these so much. The first one is just stunning and the second one is so happy. The Perfect Pearls are so lovely on the flowers and stamping on the letters is a woderful idea. The Noel as a focal point just carries this card. I can't wait to try both of these, thanks so much.

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  19. Gorgeous cards Greta! They are both so elegant & I absolutely love your stamping on the "Noel" it is so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  20. Oh beautiful card, purple is my favorite color, and I love the 2nd card too, the sweet floral is brilliant done on the sentiment, love the spring feel too!

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  21. I was just thinking about pearl ex the other day... except I couldn't remember the name of the stuff. I love that NOEL card, great card, great technique!

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  22. Greta, what lovely cards you've created.
    OH, how I love your second card. (I remember seeing & loving Lydia's card.) Your stamping and choice of colors are simply beautiful. FABULOUS take on Lydia's card.

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  23. What lovely designs, Greta! I think both are beautifully CAS! :)
    I love the monochromatic look of the first and the pretty die cut sentiment steals the show on the second!
    Thank you for playing along with us over at A Blog Named Hero!

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  24. Wonderful cards. Thank you for joining our Challenge a few weeks ago at Word Art Wednesday. We have a week left on our current Challenge and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Psalm 84:11 and it says, "For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly." Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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