Saturday, June 3, 2017

Birthday Cattails


Penny Black Saturday Challenge
The theme for June at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is Masculine Cards.  A couple male family members have summer birthdays.  Decided to make one card by die cutting the PB Cattail Clique from self-adhesive fun foam.
Then I applied pewter foil--such a simple technique with a beautiful result.  The background was made by blending Distress Inks mowed lawn & salty ocean on watercolor paper.  I added water drops & blotted with a paper towel before splattering with picket fence Distress Paint.  The 2004 PB sentiment is still one of my favorites & I stamped it in Brilliance Graphite Black.  I'm entering Dies R Us, The Playground & SSS Wednesday.
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I have a couple more rose bouquets you might enjoy seeing. Decided to bring more in the house this year, so we can enjoy them as much as the neighbors--haha.

Thanks for taking time to stop by--enjoy your weekend!

26 comments:

  1. Your roses are glorious Greta. I can almost smell them! Love your card. What a super idea that is. Barbxx

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  2. Love that pewter! Such a lovely card and your roses... Wow!

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  3. Now this is a perfect masculine card!! Fabulous creation Greta! Pretty roses too, bet they smell good!

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  4. fantastic masculine card!! the foiled die cut is amazing!! (oh and the roses are pretty nice, too!!)

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  5. Love the pewter on your card... and the roses - am so envious! :-)

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  6. Love the background for the cattail border. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
    Kathy
    DRU DT

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  7. hello greta! this is a fabulous card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  8. A great bloke's card Greta - I've no idea how one would set about foiling a die cut, but will consult Mr Google and find out! I always learn something new when I visit your blog. Love the soft watercolour looking background and the flicks of distress paint. Ah! the roses - so beautiful; I would not be able to choose a favourite, they are all gorgeous.

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  9. Your roses are so beautiful...what an incredible talent you have! Your card is gorgeous, love how you used the form, so clever!

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  10. Fabulous Greta. Great cards. B your roses are beautiful

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  11. Just love your cattail card, Greta - great effect with the foil on foam!! And my goodness - what amazing roses! Bet they smell divine!

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  12. Fabulous roses Greta, the card is awesome too. The Pewter Foil adds so much interest and works so well with the beautiful summer background.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  13. The pewter foil is awesome and looks great on the grass. That is a beautiful card with dimension. The roses are just gorgeous. I can imagine the lovely fragrance in your home.

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  14. An amazing masculine card, Greta! Wonderful pewter foil technique and water colored background! And, your roses are fabulous, so pretty!

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  15. Your roses are amazing; the smell must be lovely! I love your masculine card. The effect of using pewter foil looks fab and you are such a pro when it comes to innk blending. This background is stunning!

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  16. Hello my Friend!
    Love the way you have used the Creative die and theses roses are sensational!
    xx

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  17. Your card is beautiful. Loving that PB die...hove not seen that one b4.

    You mentioned fun foam...have not heard of that either...where do you find the self adhesive variety,Greta?

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  18. Me again! Forgot to tell you what a lovely memory you gave me today. My Mum loved roses and grew some spectacular ones. Her name was Rose so it seemed fitting that she loved to grow them and have cut bouquets!

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  19. Hi Greta, a stunning card with some great effects, sure to be appreciated by the recipient, love the fun foam border you made, I will have to give it a try, thank you for coming to play with us at Snippets Playground this fortnight, good luck in the draw, have a wonderful week... Megan GD

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  20. Fabulous masculine card...thank you so much for joining our challenge at Dies R Us! Beautiful Roses, too!
    Diane DRU DT
    {Nellies Nest}

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  21. Your masculine card is awesome ... love that background and OMG how beautiful are your roses! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Masculine’ 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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  22. Hi Greta, the lovely Megan commented for me! Love your card and those roses are fabulous too.

    Lovely to see you in the Playground!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  23. You should have those gorgeous blooms everywhere in the house, they are fabulous. Your card is a perfect man card!

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  24. OH my goodness Greta! I can hardly believe this die is cut from fun foam! How clever of you and what a gorgeous treatment. A splendid masculine make with such a gorgeous inky background. Hugs, Autumn

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  25. The cattails look fab, what a brilliant technique... great card x

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