Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Casing Heather

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There's always so much inspiration from the DT for the PTI monthly releases. However, this time I knew immediately what I wanted to case for Create Along with Us. I don't even know how many times I went back to admire Heather's card for Day 3 The next day, before CAWU was even posted, I made a sympathy card for a family I grew up with who just lost their mom to a long battle with Alzheimers.
I clear embossed the Altenew sentiment on Bristol paper & used my Zigs for watercolor resist.  I colored with the same 2 green Zigs directly on the Hero Arts image from the 2010 set called Earth Flowers & spritzed with water before stamping. Using the Mini MISTI let me repeat the process until I was satisfied.  I added splatters, a PPP die cut edge & a strip of watercolored paper.  I'm entering ABNH & Word Art Wednesday.
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Yesterday CAWU was posted & this time I used ink blending, like Heather did.  
The inks are Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky & Mint Julep which I blended over the clear embossed sentiment from Friendly Flowers.  Bristol paper does work great for ink blending as well as for using Zigs.  Rosie Posie was in my 3rd PTI purchase back in 2012.  I still love it & need to use it more often.  The details are done with the newer Step 2 set which I stamped multiple times with the Spring Rain & Mint Julep so it would be darker, but subtle.  Again I added little splatters & since this is for a birthday I spritzed heavily with Perfect Pearls for a gorgeous sheen.
A strip of Enchanted Evening cardstock was attached to the card front for just the right contrast.  Not perfectly stamped, but still one of my favorite cards.  I'll be using this design over & over.  I'm also entering Allsorts, CAS Mix Up & Retro Rubber.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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40 comments:

  1. Beautiful Greta. Two very pretty cards. Love them both.

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  2. A very pretty and feminine card and perfect for our Rose theme at Allsorts this week Greta, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  3. I really like the soft, almost smoky colours you've used in your second card. The resist embossing with blended inks is beautiful: so dreamy and romantic looking. It's a lovely card with lovely stamping. Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber for our Spring Flower challenge.

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  4. These are both so soft and pretty Greta! I like the minty greens on your first one and the little speckles you added to the second!

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  5. Lots of love for the second card but your first card really is s stunner. Those blended colors for the sky just took my breath away. Something about this card really got me. It is a truly beautiful sympathy card.

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  6. Loving the soft elegance here! Thanks so much for joining the RR challenge!❤️

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  7. both cards are so beautiful, greta!!

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  8. Your sympathy card is stunning! And you can never go wrong with Rosie Posie, one of my favorite sets.

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  9. I love the soft colours, making the card so elegant. Really beautiful and wonderfully blended card. Thanks for playing at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

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  10. Beautiful sympathy card, Greta. And I love the softness of your second card.

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  11. two beautiful cards, Greta - love them both - i'm pinning your earth flower one as i have those stamps also.

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  12. Love the subtle colours on this card and the lovely images.
    Thank you for joining our 'Roses' challenge this week at Allsorts.
    Kath

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  13. Beautiful cards- especially with the artistic backgrounds.

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  14. Just love both cards, Greta, but especially the sympathy one. May have to CASE that one as I unexpectedly need a sympathy card... Your earth flowers look amazing!!

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  15. Wow! These look great! Nicely done.

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  16. Two gorgeous cards, Greta!! Love the watercoloured background on your first card with the direct to stamp inking and spritzing to create a gorgeous card. The second card is so soft and delicate with the light colours and white embossing. Love the splatters added to both cards ... always a great finishing detail. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  17. Beautiful cards, Greta! First card is lovely with all the green and soft background! Wonderful scalloped border, too! And, second card is just as lovely with the pretty blue flowers!

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  18. Two beautiful cards Greta. I love the subtle colours and the misty feel to the Birthday card. The sympathy card is perfection, rich in symbolism with the sky and the trees and elegant with the stitched scallops on Kraft. I love it.

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  19. LOVELY WORK! ;)I know what you mean, about going back several times to admire.... ;)

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  20. Love both of your cards, I love the soft colors you used. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber.

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  21. These are some of your most beautiful work, Greta! I think you rocked these challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Wow, you really poured out your heart and soul with these cards! fabulous CASing of the designers...and beautiful colors!

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  23. Beautiful cards Greta ... The one your did for PTI in particular is stunning! Gorgeous colours too!

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  24. Two lovely, lovely cards Greta! Your backgrounds are just stunning on both and the colors and images are perfection! Absolutely in LOVE with both cards!! :0)

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  25. Your sympathy card looks so soothing - perfect for the occasion! And the scalloped border gives it a fresh look! The shimmer on the birthday card is so pretty!

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  26. Such pretty cards and both have lovely borders.

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  27. Two beautiful cards but the first one struck me the most. I think it fitted the need for the card perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

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  28. Both of your cards are so soft and so perfect for the occasions. Beautiful and the prettiest of colours x

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  29. Two gorgeous cards, Greta! I love the shades of green in the first card! So serene! And the pretty blue flowers in the second are so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  30. Wonderful set of cards. I love the resist technique! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

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  31. Gorgeous artistic cards, love them :) Shirleyxx

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  32. Beautiful elegant cards. Thank you for sharing your card at A Blog Named Hero.

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  33. Greta these are both lovely, elegant cards. Sympathy cards are always so hard to do aren't they.
    Hope you are having a nice weekend x

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  34. Wow... these are such beautiful cards! Love the fabulous background colors. :)

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  35. Two beautiful designs Greta! Love the pale blues and pretty splatter on your 2nd one for the CAS Mix Up Challenge - thanks for joining in! Julia xx

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  36. Both cards are beautiful, Greta! I was quite smitten with Heather's watercolored sympathy card, and you did yours justice. They both are lovely!

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  37. Two lovely cards, your second one is my fav those colours are so pretty and beautifully blended.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my PB card where I combined the two stamps. You know it was only the second time I used her too!

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  38. Greta, both cards are beautiful! The resist technique on your sympathy card is lovely - the scalloped border is a wonderful addition. Love the blending on your birthday card - so soft and lovely!

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  39. Soft and soothing! Of course I like the one with the greens best. I am biased but there you have it.

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