Saturday, March 25, 2017

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

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Victoria johnson 8aFun floral inspiration for the March PTI Blog Hop.  My first thought was to use Friendly Flowers & make a stamped background.  I also used Make It Market Garden Gild & Harvest Berries. So much fun to stamp on colored cardstock, Aqua Mist, for a change.  The inks are Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Stormy Sea, Blueberry Sky & Spring Rain along with white pigment ink & Brilliance Graphite Black.  
I had my card done before I watched Yana's video, but next time I'll try adding some dry embossing.  The sentiment is done with Wonderful Words: Friends.   I wanted to also enter my card in the MIM Window Chipboard Sentiments challenge.  
Not too smart to use a word that includes an i--haha!  To be honest, it's pretty tricky to open, but sure is a fun design!  I really like being able to use one sentiment on the outside & another on the inside with the die cut word.  I decided against bling, but did brush the word with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.
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I'm playing nurse at home for a few weeks as hubby is having cataract surgery which requires lots of eye drops.  Things are going well so far. He's not allowed to do yard work, but we're having so much rain that's out of the question anyway. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

35 comments:

Martha said...

Greta, what a darling card. Love the pretty background stamping & the fun sentiment. Fabulous take on both challenges.

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful card...love your sweet background!

Colleen said...

Fabulous card Greta! I love your background, great selection of stamps!! Have a great weekend...I see some blue right now, probably won't stay, but sure gives us hope!

Linda said...

So awesome Greta. Your background is beautiful on the aqua. Great job combining the two challenges.

lainey said...

Very pretty colors and I like how you used two different sentiments on this!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love how you created the background and did the sentiment, Greta! Happy healing to DH!!

Cat Craig said...

Oh wow, I haven't seen this technique before Greta, and you have pulled it off beautifully. Good that hubby has you by his side, hope healing progresses quickly and smoothly.

Joyce said...

Stunning card, Greta. Beautiful stamping. I also have the same issue with my MIM card this week--a bit tricky to open, but still a very cool technique.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Greta! Love all the beautifully stamped blossoms! Great take on the PTI challenges! Happy hopping!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card Greta - so pretty in those colors!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Love your card, Greta! It's so fun to see everyone's choices today and their point of inspiration. I'm still waiting for the new butterfly set and had hoped to use it. It's about time for some sun, isn't it?

Rosemary said...

you absolutely nailed the MIM technique, greta!! really beautiful design, my friend!!

Esther Asbury said...

Oh my, how fun!! I love that the sentiment is inside and die cut through the front! I need to remember this for future reference! Such a fun technique and beautiful card!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful way to play in both challenges Greta! Love the flower set you used and chipboard sentiment!Hope you have a great weekend !

Kathy Mc said...

Agree with you about being tricky to open and close but that's what the MIM challenge was all about so we followed directions. Your card is beautiful, Greta. I didn't realize we could enter the same card in two PTI challenges at once, but now I know and will remember that. Hope your DH is healing well.

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Greta! Your colors are so pretty and I love how you did your sentiment too! :0)

Cindy Boney said...

Super sweet card, Greta!! Love the soft colors!!

Maria said...

Beautiful card with the lovely flowers! Great technique with the sentiment! And, hope your husband does well with healing from his surgery! I know he'll have a great nurse helping him!

Helen F. said...

So So pretty, Greta! The die cut "friends" is fabulous!

Darnell said...

You did an awesome job with that floral design for the hop, Greta, and I am over-the-moon with the inside-popped-through-the-front sediment!! Love this! Sending best wishes to hubby for a smooth recovery from his eye surgery - I know he's in good hands!! Hugs, Darnell

Marina said...

This is a different take on window - it's great! Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Dawn Turley said...

Great take on a window card. The front background is very pretty and love that the word die pops through.

Ros Crawford said...

My what a stunning card for that blog hop!! I adore the colours you used and the stamping is beautiful. Love your second card to ... CAS at it's best!

Vicki Finger said...

This is just beautiful! Aqua Mist is good for so many things but I really love it here. Friendly Flowers is one of my favorites and you've made it shine even brighter.

Brenda in IN said...

So pretty, Greta. I love all the names of those inks, it makes them so cheerful to use! I'm glad hubby is doing well. So many drops, so little time! Go Ducks!

Stella said...

You nailed both the blog hop and our challenge! Such a clever idea to use the sentiment as an aperture. And yes; definitely a challenge to open this card:) Cards like this are keepsakes; wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Lynne K said...

Clever design! A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Anita in France said...

This is just so pretty, Greta ... the die cut word pops so beautifully against the soft aqua mist! My card for MIM also presents the same issues opening it ... though it was so fun to play with! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyously Noelle said...

Beautiful way to combine both challenges! Your stamped pattern paper is beautiful and I liked how you stamped inside too!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

brenda said...

A lovely creation Greta and love your choice of colours, the hints of pink against the soft greeny aqua looks so pretty, many thanks for joining in with our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Lisa Elton said...

This is so pretty Greta! It's delicate and feminine!

Betty Neville said...

Really beautiful card, Greta! You did a fantastic job stamping your background - the images are perfectly placed!

Tracy said...

Pretty creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great background you created. I love how your words come through the card. That's clever.