Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Not Last Minute!

I seem to enter lots of challenges at the last minute, but today I have 2 projects done in plenty of time!  I actually had this idea for last month's Poppystamps challenge & never sat down to make it.  Now I'm glad I didn't since I probably wouldn't have thought to add the flowers--this month's theme.  
The gift card holder is made with a PTI die & a bit of DI tumbled glass watercoloring & splatters of DI victorian velvet. Poppystamps Frieda die was cut from Bristol paper, watercolored with 2 green Zigs, attached & trimmed.  I used Versafine Vintage Sepia for an old Flourishes sentiment.  
I'm really enjoying the Nuvo drops--quick & easy to use, but I do have to remember to put it far away from me to dry!  I'm also entering Dies R Us, HLS Watercolor, SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday.  
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Just found out a blogger lost her mom recently, so wanted to send her a card.  I wanted to try out SSS Birch Tree Window die, but wasn't thinking & trimmed around the die before running it through my Big Shot.  Not how you use a window die, but I was determined not to waste the whole piece cut from Bristol paper.  
Ended up with this small piece which I colored with 3 green Zigs & attached to an ivory panel which had been splattered with the same watercolors.  The sentiment die from Avery Elle was cut a couple times from kraft cardstock which I also used for the card base.  I'm entering SSS Flickr #70 & SSS Monday.

Before I go, wanted to share another picture of my beautiful lilacs.  
Now that they've opened there's also a wonderful fragrance. Wish you were here to enjoy them with me!  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

24 comments:

  1. Super gift card holder. I love the design and I'm a great fan of the Nuvo drops too. Good advice to move them out of the way to dry! Lovely sympathy card, which I'm sure was appreciated by your blogging friend.
    TFS the photo of your lilacs, so pretty. xx

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  2. They are both beautiful Greta!
    Love and envy that gorgeous Lilac of yours ;-)
    Hugs~

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  3. Love the lilacs Greta, and your two cards are just stunning, love your creativity.xx ♥[aNNie]

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  4. I am always scrambling at the last minute to enter a challenge. I want to enter more but can't seem to get it done. Your Poppy stamp card is so pretty and unique. I do the love birch tree card. Isn't it great when something happens and it turns out wonderful like this sympathy card. It is very soothing. I have one to make too as my next door neighbor passed away Saturday. The lilacs are beautiful and I can imagine the fantastic scent they give.

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  5. that gift card holder is just so sweet, greta!! your sympathy card is perfect and will definitely be appreciated!!

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  6. Gorgeous cards, Greta! Beautiful dies you used in lovely green color! Love your lilacs, so pretty! Oh, how I wish I could smell them!:-)

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  7. Beautiful cards Greta! Love how you featured the pretty die cuts!

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  8. Lovely cards Greta! I know for sure that your sympathy card will bring comfort. And your liliac is in full bloom. I am waiting anxious for our lilac to bloom. Almost....

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  9. Those bitty roses are just darling on your gift card holder. Your coloring of the trees is lovely on the sympathy card and it will be appreciated. Those lilacs are GORGEOUS, and seriously they must have a lovely scent. I am a bit Jelly here. :-)

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  10. Your gift card holder is so sweet and I am loving those clear drops....will have to get some!

    The sympathy card is pretty.i like the birch trees and the inky look you achieved on them.

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  11. Two beautiful projects Greta. I especially like the watercolour look on your gift card and the little drops add a touch of class. Clever girl to rescue the little whoopsie with the trees and turn it into a lovely card. Crafters are so inventive! Oh those lilacs! I wish I could smell them too.

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  12. gorgeous Greta. The save on your trees is amazing. I would never have known it wasn't suppose to look like that!

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  13. Your projects are really beautiful, and I love the lilac in your garden too

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  14. Fabulous creation Greta! Love your lilacs! I have a bush right outside one of my livingroom windows and the other day I had it open and the entire livingroom smelled of lilacs ... loved it! Of course, now it's been raining for several days in a row and can't open the window but sure enjoy it when I can!
    Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ 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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  15. Love your fabulous card! The colors and the sentiment are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  16. The gift card holder is so pretty. Gorgeous soft colours and love the pop of red from those flowers. Perfect sympathy card x

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  17. Cute gift card holder~I like how you slanted the plants and added the deep red roses! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Maura

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  18. Beautiful cards Greta, love how you used the border and added your pretty roses.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

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  19. Another incredibly pretty pair of projects Greta! I like all of the different inking techniques you've been sharing lately. Your lilacs are gorgeous!! The only time I've ever seen this particular variety in person was on Mackinac Island!!

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  20. Wonderful creations, Greta! Thank you for the nudge to come and see your spectacular lilac photo! I am so, so, so jealous!! That smell just makes my soul smile and I'm delighted for you to be experiencing this marvel!! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. I absolutely love your birch tree card, Greta! Love the watercoloring and the beautiful font of the sentiment! And your lilacs look amazing!!!

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  22. Beautiful cards, I love the green water colours. I have to remember to give my Nuvo drops enough time to dry too. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

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  23. Another beauty Greta! Thanks again for playing along with us at HLS Watercolour Challenge.

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  24. What a pretty gift card holder Greta! Love the burst of color from the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Poppystamps this month.

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