Sunday, April 9, 2017

Birthday & Spring

I've finished some cards in the last few days, but just haven't gotten a post written.  Two challenges are about to close, so here they are.
First is my entry for PTI MIM Stamping Outside of the Box.  I didn't get very creative as this is one of my favorite layouts.
Hard to tell, but I actually brushed 4 inks (New Leaf, Vintage Jadeite, Green Parakeet & Mint Julep) onto the masked area using Bristol paper for easier blending. Some water was splashed on for texture before I stamped the leafy image from Harvest Berries in VersaMagic Jumbo Java. The sentiment is from Take 3 Summer & I used New Leaf for some tiny splatters.  The panel was matted with Dark Chocolate cardstock.  No bling since I think this may go to a guy.  I'm also entering CAS on Sunday, HLS CAS challengeSSS Wednesday & Stamping Sensations.
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Next is my card for CCCB Birthday Case #1.  Kirsty is one of my blogging friends & I love her beautiful card!  
I was inspired by the black & white stripes, 2 shades of pink, use of vellum & white on black sentiment strip.  Gave me a chance to try making distressed stripes with a black COPIC marker--so fun!  The bloom from PTI Friendly Flowers was stamped in Sweet Blush & Lovely Lady with the leaves die cut from vellum.  I used an old Stampendous stamp for the sentiment.
Instead of enamel dots, I used Nuvo silver glitter drops.  I'm also entering ATSM, CTS, Inkspirational & Penny Black & More.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

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30 comments:

  1. Your cards are lovely Greta... Super take on Kirsty's card! I just haven't had any inspiration this week at all ... sigh
    Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  2. fabulous Greta. Both cards are so pretty

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  3. love both of these Greta - those gingko leaves have always been a favorite of mine and is perfect with the blended background - and black and white stripes with pink - can't go wrong with that!!

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  4. beautiful set of cards, greta!! great take on the MIM technique on the first one and the second one is a perfect take on the CTS layout!

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  5. Love the distressed stripes on the second card and the layout on the first one!

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  6. Greta, your ginkgo leaves really pop on your green ink-blended rectangle. Stripes using a Copic on your second card is brilliant. Love the results of both and you've certainly met several challenges. Great job!

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  7. I do so like the colour combination on the first card and the leaf stamp x Very creative background on the second card that works so well. Delicate flower and gorgeous card x

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  8. Greta your cards are always fab but I am drooling over your case of Kirsty's card. It's stunning! It's always a pleasure to have you with us at CCCB; thanks so much for playing along!

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  9. Just love both cards, Greta! Card one looks great with the inked rectangle and I love your doodled lines on card two!!

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  10. Both cards are lovely! Love that bright green rectangle and your pink flower on top of the wavy stripes is so cool!

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  11. Greta, what lovely cards.
    WOW, I love the stripes on the second card!
    Beautifully done!

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  12. Oh, I LIKE these Greta!! Your PTI card is wonderful, I see why you like the layout! I made one and didn't get it posted ~ ugh. Your second card is extra pretty! Thanks for the beautiful Easter card that arrived today. I do love the paper doily you added to it!! Mine are late going out. Hope it makes it to you in time ;)

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  13. Your panel is beautifully blended. Gorgeous layout. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  14. I love that layout, too, so I see no need to be "more" creative! The card is fabulous!
    Your homemade stripes on the second card look very artsy! Love it!

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  15. Beautiful card Greta....I love that stamp, I always forget that I have it until I see someone make such an incredible card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  16. Two lovely cards Greta. I especially love the foliage on the top card, it reminds me of my Maidenhair fern - so pretty and great that it's graphic enough to be used for a man. Then the stripes (WOW) with the pink flower; on trend and stunning.

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  17. That truly is a wonderful layout in your first card, I want to try it! Thanks fo inspiration!

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  18. Two real stunners Greta, love the zingy greens on the first and must remember I bought some Bristol card on the recommendation of a friend but yet to use it. And the second card is really striking in those colours.

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations April challenges.

    B x

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  19. Wonderful cards, Greta! Lovely green and design on the first card! And, second card is a perfect take on Kirsty's card! Love how you made the stripes with a copic marker!

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  20. Just great stamping and blending on the first card. The second card is a beautiful take on our CASE card - thanks for linking up at City Crafter.

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  21. When I saw the thumbnail of this card in bloglovin, I thought immediately of a guy card. It think is so perfect for a masculine card, and I love that stamping of the ginko leaves outside of the inked rectangle. Fabulous design my friend.

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  22. Beautiful cards! Such fabulous designs! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  23. You always create something marvelous with your gingko image and this card is no exception! The blended panel is such a lovely canvas for it! Crushing all over the stripes/bloom combination of your second! A marvelous take on Kristy's card!
    Hugs~c

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  24. love how you created those distressed black stripes - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More

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  25. Awesome set of cards with lots of fabulous designe's...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week
    Željka DTxx

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  26. What a beautiful card, love it!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Sunday!

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  27. two beautiful cards greta! i especially like your take with the pink flower and distressed stripes - the card is calming. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!
    linda

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