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:

Lisa Elton said...

This is elegant and ever so lovely!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful!

Donna Idlet said...

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

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your background, Greta!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love this!

Dawn Turley said...

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

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely beautiful Greta!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning as always Greta.x ♥[aNNie]

SARN said...

Very pretty.
Hugs, Sarn x

Di said...

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

Hugs

Di xx

Betty Keefe said...

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

Esther Asbury said...

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!

Bonnie said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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!

Macimbalo said...

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

Rosemary said...

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

Lori said...

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

Cindy C. said...

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

Cat Craig said...

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

foleysfriend said...

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

sue n.

Arlene said...

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

Stella said...

This is lovely; such an elegant background!

Helen Wallace said...

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

Maria said...

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

Virginia Lu said...

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!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautifully executed dear!
Bravo!!

Kelly Szafron said...

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

Rema said...

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