Thursday, September 7, 2017

More Fall Cards

Once again a major hurricane is heading to the US & my heart goes out to everyone in Irma's path.  We had an emergency alert for a severe thunderstorm today, but it turned out to be north of where we are.  I'm hoping it didn't start any new fires. We actually had sprinkles this morning & a brief rain shower this afternoon.  At this point, all moisture is welcome!  
Some leaves have already turned & I'm having fun making Fall cards. First up is my entry for PTI MIM: Small Images on Repeat.
I've looked at this sweet little tree from Through the Trees many times, but had no idea what to do with it until now.  I stamped with Perfect Medium onto ivory cardstock & brushed on copper, bronze & gold Perfect Pearls.  
Dug out an old square punch--glad I kept it.  After stamping the sentiment from Autumn Adornments on kraft, I embossed the panel with a Paper Studio folder. Added the twine bow & popped up the images.  I'm also entering SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.
 
I missed the last Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge, so decided not to put off making something for this one: No. 23, A Tree for all Seasons. I've had my eye on that set, but don't have it yet. My inspiration came from Vanessa's wonderful leaf card.  I just watched an old Jennifer McGuire technique video inking an embossing folder with a light color, then inking the raised part of the panel with a darker color.  I again used the woodgrain folder & inked with Memento Toffee Crunch & Rich Cocoa. Actually came out pretty good--yah!  

Wanted to use it for a different background with The Leaf Effect Cutaway. Kind of neat, I think.  Blue & brown is a favorite color combo, so used a blue textured scrap for the In a Word: Happy Cutaway. I've done shadows before, but don't think I've done a double one with 2 different colors.  The leaves are covered in Wink of Stella & the stamped word is from Big, Bold Seasons.  Almost gave up, but then I found a blue in the PPP Share Kindness Mix sequins that matched--yah, again! I'm also entering The Playground & Word Art Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

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31 comments:

  1. Greta, your cards are so pretty! I love your use of the metallic Perfect Pearls on the mini-trees. Your leaf card technique is one that I need to try again. Thankful for our bit of rain today. I'm tired of breathing out of an ashtray.

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  2. Gorgeous cards Greta :-) the little trees are so pretty! I love the layout and whole design, perfect!!
    Love the leafy cards too, they are absolutely fabulous!!! 💚🍂

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

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  3. I can't believe the distruction these storms have created... What is going on in this world? On the bright side it's always lovely to visit you and see more beautiful creations ... These are both so lovely... Sending hugs your way, oh and if I could I would send some of our rain!

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  4. Love all these Greta - and your snippets card is fabulous. The design is great and the brown and blue work perfectly together as well. And like Ros - if I could I'd send you some of our rain!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  5. Beautiful cards, Greta! I am happy that my card inspired you!

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  6. lovely cards, Greta - especially the leaves in brown and blue

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  7. Beautiful Fall cards Greta! I especially like the MIM card with the perfect pearls...SOOO pretty! :0)

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  8. The perfect pearls are so pretty on your trees. Wonderful job.

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  9. What lovely cards Greta! I especially like the two leaf cards, because I like anything with leaves! What did you use to cut the leaves on your last card? I thought it was a PTI Cover Plate but couldn't find it.

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  10. Gorgeous autumn card! I'm going to get my pigments out and play around. Love the glimmer of these on your card.

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  11. Such an awesome combination of beauty and simplicity!!

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  12. SO MANY FABULOUS CARDS, GRETA!!! SUPER JOB on these!!!! ;)

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  13. WOW... you totally rocked the techniques you used, greta!! both cards are absolutely amazing!!!

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  14. So beautiful, I love fall cards the rich colours always make me smile.
    I hope the weather stays calm for you, Irma certainly is scary xxx

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  15. Love the clean and simple lines of your gorgeous Thanksgiving card!

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  16. Your cards are beautiful, I love the shimmer on the metallic leaves using perfect pearls. My 89 Dad and step mom are right in the path of Irma in South Florida, we are very worried, but they were not evacuated as they are just far enough away from the coast. Thanks for your kind words at my blog, they are appreciated. Have a great weekend, hugs xx

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  17. that's 89 year old Dad.... wish I could edit comments after they publish! :) :) :)

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  18. Such interesting techniques to achieve your stunning results. The little trio of trees look wonderful in the different shimmery tones and I love the blue/brown combo too. Praying for you all in the Northern Hemisphere as the cyclones and earthquakes wreak havoc.

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  19. Beautiful cards, Greta! I love especially the first one with the fading tree colours! Kisses, my friend.

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  20. Fantastic cards Greta, I love those trees...that simple repeated design is a favorite of mine. Very eye catching. your browns and blue on the leaves panel is stunning..and I am glad you found the blue sequins. ;)

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  21. Two beauties, Greta - just love your fall cards!!

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  22. All of your cards are so pretty Greta! I love the shimmery metallic embossed trees and that pretty leafy background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Really gorgeous autumnal cards - the beauty of nature, captured.

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  24. Lovely cards for fall, Greta! The repeating trio of trees is a nice design effect! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

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  25. Wow...you are on a roll girl! Love all your wonderful fall cards. Your sweet MIM card is my favorite, love your gorgeous trio of trees!

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  26. Yay, a use for that small tree, Greta. TFS! I need practice with Perfect Pearls after SAF. That card is very striking and also love the second one with touches of blue and brown leaves. Never thought we'd be so thankful for rain here either to wash away the smoke and ash. I feel so sorry for all the emergency responders everywhere and those whose homes have been destroyed across the US.

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  27. Hi Greta,
    wonderful cards and your designs are excellent.
    Love all the wonderful designs and great use of snippets too.
    I do so hope that the people in the path of that hurricane were safe, and their properties wern't danmaged too much.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  28. The hurricanes are all over the news here; such a horrible sight to see how much is destroyed. People lost all their posessions and so tragic that people were killed due to these hurricanes. Your cards are stunning; I love the CAS design of your fall card and the technique with the embossing folder is fab!
    Stay safe,
    XX

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  29. Beautiful cards! Love those pretty trees! Such a fabulous design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  30. Keep the fall cards coming, these are ever so pretty!!

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