Sunday, April 30, 2017

Friends

Very last minute post for this month's challenge at a2z.  We are to use our favorite Hero Arts product & I have a ton of stamps collected over the last 20 years!  I don't have a single go-to stamp, but I do love their background stamps.  Classic Fabric Design is certainly one of my favorites, but I've never used it for a watercolor effect.  
Using my Mini MISTI, I inked the stamp several times with Distress Inks evergreen bough, pine needles & iced spruce.  I spritzed with water each time before stamping on white canvas cardstock.  
The sentiment from HA Friends Are Treasures was stamped on a scrap of the same cardstock multiple times with iced spruce & then evergreen bough.  I used Heidi Swapp glitter paper for the frame & embellished with PPP Sparkling Clear sequins.  I'm also entering CropStop, HLS Watercolor Challenge,  The Playground,  SSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

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28 comments:

  1. This is elegant and ever so lovely!!

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the stenciled background and the large sentiment. Thanks for joining a2z.

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  3. Stunning Greta. So happy you've joined us at A2Z this month. You've made one fabulous card for sure

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  4. What a lovely card Greta! Brilliant use of your Misti there - and I do love the sparkly frame.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  5. such a great idea, Greta - i have lots of the HA background stamps - must have a go at this - your lovely card inspired me!

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  6. What a gorgeous background you've created! Lovely use of distress inks! Thanks for linking this gorgeous card up to the Cropstop blog this month!

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  7. A beautiful background for this wonderful sentiment, Greta! (I just tried to type Great again. I think I need to rename you!)

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  8. I also love HA background stamps and have quite a collection of them. I might even have this on (or at least a similar one)... Love the watercolored look - thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. So pretty! Love that background and how you did it! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

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  10. what a beautiful card, greta! the background is gorgeous!

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  11. What a pretty background stamp! You made it even prettier with the watercolor effect. Such a lovely color, too!

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  12. So beautifully done Greta!! Thanks for joining in the fun at a2z.

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  13. I agree...I love my HA background stamps a lot. Cool effect with the looseness of the watercolor backdrop and the glitzy frame!

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  14. What a fun way to use a background stamp! Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at a2z.

    sue n.

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  15. How wonderful. I love that background and the color you've used. So glad you joined us at A2Z

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  16. This is lovely; such an elegant background!

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  17. The delicate brocade look of this stamp works so well with the water colour effect. Love the sentiment too.

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  18. Very elegant with beautiful background!! Love that sparkly frame!! Such a pretty card, Greta!!

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  19. I thought this stamp looks familiar...fabulous ob on your inking, Greta! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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  20. Beautifully executed dear!
    Bravo!!

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  21. Beautiful water colour background. Thanks for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

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  22. This is gorgeous Greta! Thanks for playing along with us at HLS Watercolour Challenge.

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