Monday, April 3, 2017

Easter and Birthday

April 1st was hubby's son-in-law's birthday.  This year I had so much fun using an old never before used Hero Arts stamp I actually tried to sell a few years ago--glad I didn't!  My inspiration came from Jennifer McGuire's video.  
S-I-L has an old Carmen Ghia he's working on & it already has beautiful new red paint, so I used some old stencil brushes with red Distress Ink. Of course, the stamped  images don't look like his car, but both hubby & S-I-L love the card.  The sentiment from Impression Obsession was die cut from black cardstock which I also used to cover the card front. I'm entering ABNHDarnell's NBUS Challenge #11Stamping Sensations & Word Art Wednesday.  
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Next is another Easter card I made for the last Hero Arts Flickr Scramble. HA Classic Fabric Design was gold embossed and then sponged with Distress Inks shaded lilac, victorian velvet & bundled sage.
The stamped panel & the Spellbinders Labels 10 brown card front are spritzed with gold Perfect Pearls.  Fun to use some of the beautiful May Arts ribbon I won a few years ago. After the Scramble I decided to add PTI Tiny Tags die cuts with a sentiment from that stamp set embossed in brown on a scrap of vellum & tied on with gold thread.  I'll put an Easter greeting on the inside.  I'm entering Dies R Us, Penny Black & More, The PlaygroundSSS Wednesday & SSS National Crafting Month. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Edited to add: Also entering SSS Work it Wednesday.
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34 comments:

  1. Two stunners here Greta, I love the first with the super graduated inking and cars, perfect masculine card. The the second is just beautiful, both the delicate colours and shape. Thanks so much for joining in our April challenges at penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

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  2. Both are awesome Greta. Love the second one in particular is so beautiful

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  3. Oh what a fun card for your hubby's son in law... He'll love this for sure! And your second card is so elegant Greta... Love that embossing with the soft inks...

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  4. I adore both cards Greta - and thanks for the JM link - she's such a source of idea and techniques! The ombre card is fabulous and I bet you're so pleased you kept the stamp! Brilliant. Love the Easter snippets card too of course.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  5. Those little cars are too cute, what a fun card!! Now about your second card...WOW, it's the picture of elegance!! Beautifully done Greta!!

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  6. Love your cards! Those little cards are so cute, and what an elegant egg! I love seeing how you use inks to create so many unique and beautiful backgrounds!

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  7. Your first card is so personal and unique and so thoughtful. Amazing second card, very different, beautiful colours and blending and absolutely love it!

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  8. your card for SIL is so cute Greta - i have a few stamps i was going to get rid of and glad i never did - guess i'm just going to have to keep the whole stash!!

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  9. Oh Greta ... the soft colors on your Easter card are just gorgeous! Beautiful design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Easter’ 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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  10. It worked out great that you didn't sell that stamp, Greta! You made the perfect card for SIL! I love the ombre blending! And your Easter card (table decoration) is sensational!! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #11! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. your SIL's birthday card is the perfect "guy" card, greta! loved the second one when I saw it on flickr... so elegant!!

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  12. Beautiful card designs. I love the one with the cars on it. And, the other is so gorgeous in every way too.

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  13. Awesome bday card for your husband's SIL, Greta! Wonderful red and black color with the fun cars! I can see why he loves it! And, your Easter card is so elegant with the gold embossing and lovely pastel colors, so pretty!

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  14. Great birthday card, love the ombre look and the story behind it. Your Easter card is still one of my faves from the scramble so faberge-y. Love.

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  15. Darling masculine birthday card, Greta! And I love your Scramble egg!!

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  16. This card is so lovely. I like the shape and the pretty background you have created.

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  17. Both cards are awesome. The second card is very elegant. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

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  18. These are both really fantastic Greta! I just love the shaped card and the colors you chose. Hugs, Autumn

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  19. Your guy card is perfect - those cars are so fun and the background is awesome! What a pretty Easter card, so elegant!

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  20. Cool looking cars! Haven't you created a traffic jam though?

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  21. Your husbands'son in law will LOVE this card. It's brilliant! Your Easter card is CAS at its best. CAS means Chic And Stunning :)

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  22. Both cards are equally class but so different. Love them! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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  23. such a fun personalized card for your s-i-l, greta, and wow, a very elegant easter card! i love the gold, the bow and the fancy shape. thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.
    linda

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  24. Luckily you kept the car stamp, because your card is perfect for a bloke. The red and black work well together and good to hear is was well received. Ah, the gold embossing! How gorgeous with the soft sponging and the elegant oval shape. Lovely work TFS

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  25. What a fabulous project! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us challenge!
    Barbara
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
    http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

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  26. That's another wonderful thing about our hobby - that we can really customize our cards! You must be so glad you still had that stamp set!
    Your Easter card looks very elegant with the gold embossed background!

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  27. two Fabulous creations, Greta! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

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  28. Two really super cards Greta. The second is absolutely stunning and I love the hombre effect on the first. It's a great card and I bet you're glad you didn't sell that lovely HA stamp. Barbxx

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  29. Two wonderful creation there Greta!

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  30. Hi, Greta! What a fun birthday card and a beautiful Easter card.

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  31. Two fun cards but my favorite must be the Easter card, what a rich, luxurious look, makes me think of those super expensive art eggs from Russia, what are those called... Maybe you know what I mean, the name escapes me! :)

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  32. A duo of delights here, Greta! Guess 'keeping' the car stamp was meant-to-be, because you've created *the* perfect card for your SIL! Bet he adores it, as do I! Your Easter card..oh my! It reminds me of the images I've seen of some of the Faberge eggs...shimmery, detailed, gorgeous! WOW!
    Hugs`c

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  33. Great cards! Thanks for joining A Blog Named Hero.

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  34. Such wonderful inking on this card. Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. We are midway on our current challenge and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word found in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 which tells us, "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." Have an awesome week.

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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