Wednesday, August 30, 2017

3 Cards for PTI

I was so relieved today to find out the house of my friend in Houston has not flooded & was not hit by the tornado in her suburb.  So nice to hear something good in the midst of such a catastrophe.
Guess I didn't have the right frame of mind as I found PTI SAF pretty overwhelming with so many challenges this year.  The last couple days I did work on 3 other challenges that are perfect for Fall cards.
First is my entry for Bronze with Kimberly Crawford to use Perfect Pearls.  
I stamped the images from Take 3: Fall with Perfect Medium on Ripe Avocado cardstock & brushed on the bronze powder. The sheen is really beautiful in real life.  
The sentiment from Mat Stack 3 was stamped in Hero Arts Cup O' Joe & the panel was matted with textured dark brown cardstock.  Fun to use a bit of twine with a metallic thread.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & Work it Wednesday.

Next is my entry for Bronze with Jessica Frost-Ballas to use bronze metallics.  
I swiped a panel of Scarlet Jewel cardstock with my Versamark pad & embossed with JudiKins Metallic Bronze--just love the look!  I finally used the Fancy Foliage Details dies cutting them from Melon Berry Cardstock.  I liked the look with the small pieces left in place.  The sentiment from Take 3: Fall was clear embossed, as I wanted to keep it fairly subtle.
A little strip of Classic Kraft was attached to the left side & I decided against any embellishments.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.

Last is my entry for Tin + Aluminum with Carissa Wiley to use
gilding flakes.
I've had leafing or flakes for nearly 20 years, but seldom use them. Running out of time, so kept it simple & gilded a die cut leaf from In the Meadow using a double-sided sheet of adhesive.  
It takes a little time, but is simple & so beautiful. The sentiment from Autumn Adornments was stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia & the card front texture is done with the canvas/linen impression plate.  I splattered with Distress Stain tarnished brass.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.



  1. WOW Greta. Three beautiful cards. I really love the middle one with the red and leaves.

  2. So glad you friend is safe Greta ... It's such a tragedy. Beautiful cards once again!

  3. These are just beautiful. The embossing powder is a lovely look on the leaf die and perfect pearls just shine. Gilding flakes are messy but what a great result you got. I'm happy your friend is okay. What a terrible disaster this is and my heart goes out to all those people.

  4. Lovely cards! I just couldn't manage to finish the challenges.

  5. glad you got inspired and made such gorgeous cards, Greta - the middle one is so pretty with the red and peachy colors - love it!

  6. I'm glad your friend is safe Greta~these are scary times!!! It's nice to hear good news. Your three cards are magnif~kudos to you for leafing, embossing and powdering such lovely entries!

  7. I am glad to hear that your friend is safe! Your card with the Perfect Pearls is SO lovely! The green with the metallic shine is spot-on gorgeous! Thanks for playing along!! :D

  8. I am loving all your fall cards Greta. There is something about leaves, next to flowers they are a favorite. I am sure I have some gilding flakes around my crafty spot at my dads house...I may have to dig them out. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous. (those second leaves...hint hint would be fun to play with.)

  9. all three cards are fabulous, greta... but the middle one stole my heart! it is absolutely amazing!!

  10. Gorgeous collection of fall cards!! The last card with the shimmery flakes stole my beautiful!! So happy to hear that your friend in TX is doing well! They are all in my thoughts and prayers!!

  11. This is a pretty trio of cards Greta! The leaf on the last one is amazing!!

  12. Gorgeous cards Greta :-) I love the autumn colours and shimmery details, all of them are absolutely fabulous! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  13. A gorgeous trio of Autumn cards, each one offering something special. I like the subtle leaf pattern on the first on, the unusual colour combo on the second one and the misted shimmer along the edge and the gilded leaf on the third one is simple stunning. Those gilding flakes make such a dramatic statement. I'm always inspired by your crafting. TFS

  14. Firstly...So glad your friend in Houston is alright x The idea of the first card works so beautifully and love the contrast of the bronze perfect pearls against the avocado card. Great idea on the second card, so simple and yet so effective...will be filing that one away. The splats of distress stain and flakes on the third card is so classy and wonderfully unique. I forget to use the stains for splattering, so thank you for the inspiration. I thought they may have been too watery in the brass against the dark card but clearly not as they are fabulous x Enjoy your weekend x

  15. Three beauties, Greta! Especially love the bronze!!

  16. What a wonderful trio of beautiful and amazing cards Miss Greta...looks like you had a fabulous time creating these.

  17. You got a lot of beautiful card done there Greta!
    Glad to hear that your friend is safe and sound!
    I just got home from a series of traveling, finally here to catch up!

  18. They are three beautiful autumn cards Greta. It's hard to believe it's here already. That's really good news about your friend in Houston. Barbxx

  19. Really gorgeous cards, Greta! You did an amazing job with the bronze theme and I really LOVE how you played with your flakes on the last card...WOW!

  20. Wonderful cards Greta! They are all so elegant, I love the effect of the leafing.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  21. Beautiful Greta!
    I especially love the way you have used the copper!


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