Friday, February 9, 2018

2 Cards for PTI Challenges

Got my Valentines addressed so I can take them to the post office today.  Here are the last 2 made this year--both inspired by PTI Anniversary challenges.  
First is hubby's Valentine, inspired by the Transformation Tuesday Challenge.  I wasn't happy with the watercolor wash I did on this card I made last Fall. 
I tried again & still didn't like it, so changed to my trusty splatters--love 'em! 
I used the same word die cut & basically the same design.  Not sure I've ever used the cute balloon & string from Heart-2-Heart #2 although I've had that set for several years.  Took 3 tries to get the silver embossing done to my liking.  So simple, but I kept messing it up.  In the end I got a card I think hubby will like, so it was worth it!  I'm also entering AAA, SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.
Edited to add: also entering SSS Work it Wednesday.
Work it Wednesday
Next is my entry for the Floral Challenge.  I was going to use The Sweet Life which is one of my favorite sets.  However, I got Friendship Jar Flowers quite awhile ago & haven't used it much.  So glad I inked it up & hope my friend likes this card as much as I do.  
The inks are Brilliance Starlite Black & Distress Ink fired brick.  The black ink was used for some tiny splatters, too.  I used my scoring board to make a frame & popped up the sentiment which is from Counting my Blessings.  It was a bit tricky getting little pieces of the foam tape onto the top of the die cut, but worth it.  Finished off with PPP clear dots.  I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies, Retro Rubber (got the flower stamp Nov 2016 & the sentiment long before that), SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday & SSS Send a Card to a Friend Day.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I'm way behind, but will stop by your blogs as soon as I can.
RRCB 79Send a Card to a Friend Day

37 comments:

maria f. said...

Beautiful bouquet in grays and reds, Greta. Love the score lines too. Hubby's is CAS wonderful.

Nancy Penir said...

Greta, Your floral card is a favorite in PTI's lineup. Love the colors, scored lines, and how you paired the 'love' die with those florals! Gorgeous!

Mona Pendleton said...

Both of your cards are beautiful Greta! The shimmery balloon is darling! Lovin' all the florals! Hope you have a great weekend!

Mrs A. said...

2 brilliant cards. hubby will love his one and the second one is gorgeous.
Hugs Mrs A.

Jan Clothier said...

Lovely cards! I do like the way you've used grey and red for the flowers - it is striking. The score lines are a simple but effective detail. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

scrappymo! said...

Lovely cards,Greta!
I like them all but my absolute fave is the last one. I like the idea of the stamped floral combined with the LOVE die.

Liz said...

Gorgeous cards, Greta. I especially love the last one, the stamped image is beautiful. xx

Betty said...

two wonderful cards, Greta - but like the others the second one is my absolute favorite - love the colors, design, everything!!

Teresa said...

your floral card is to eye catching. I really like the red and gray together. I don't think I have used that color combo before. I have the same stamp and will definitely lift your idea

Darnell said...

Of course hubby will love his Valentine, Greta! The balloon is darling and romantic, and I love the splatters! I also love your card for your friend! That bouquet in gray and red and the way you did your sediment is gorgeous and the scored framing is a treat!! Hugs, Darnell

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards and I love that LOVE die.

Helen Wallace said...

Beautiful work again Greta. The little balloon is a sweet touch of whimsy and I love the bold red of the flowers with the grey. Neat trick with the scoreboard frame too. TFS

creative lady said...

Greats, love your cards! I love the love die abd how you made some CAS cards for Valentines Day. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Rosemary said...

fabulous set of cards, greta!! that second one is a real show-stopper!! love the red and gray color combo!!

Maria said...

Wonderful set of cards, Greta! Awesome versions of using the love sentiment die! Great design and lovely color combo, too! Have a great weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Greta lovely cards my friend and i really love your red floral one,well done xx

Scrapper69 said...

I think all 3 cards are really pretty! Love the backgrounds and the LOVE word! Have a great Weekend!

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Lisa Elton said...

No, he won't like it...he'll love it because it's so sweet! LOVE your floral card too. You nailed both of these for PTI Greta!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great designs, love them both! The "LOVE" die is one of my favorite PTI die too!

brenda said...

Beautifully elegant work as always. Have a good weekend.

B x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Your Valentine cards are wonderful Greta, love the silver embossing. Your Friend card is so pretty, I'm sure she will love it. I like how you have used the "love" in a different way.
Faith
x

lainey said...

All three are nice! That love die is one of my favorites.

Brenda in IN said...

The red and gray are stunning together. I love how you added the silver heart to the O in love. Made it so classy! Your Floral Challenge card is so pretty.

Nancy said...

Beautiful Valentine cards, Greta! I love the last one with the scored lines. So classy!

Claire Grantham said...

I love all of the cards, but the last one with the scored details and the red and grey mix is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Katy McGloin said...

Greta, the card is wonderful! Just love the red with the gray. But my favorite detail is the scoring with this layout. Eye-catching! Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your valentine's fun! Give Fritz a schnauzer hug for us!!

Dawn T said...

beautiful cards Greta. That is a lovely die.

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous cards. I love the colour combinations. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

Jane said...

How special is that LOVE die and the addition of the sparkly silver middle and heart balloon just adds to its impact. Thanks for joining in with the current challenge at AAA Cards.

Mac Mable said...

Loving the grey, red and white colour combination and of course the splats! x

Cat Craig said...

Oh my Greta, you have used that diecut to perfection. Every single card is a winner in my book.

Lin said...

Love these, Greta! The love die is fun with the heart in place of the "o" and your designs are CAS and crisp! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Ina G said...

Fabulous Love card Greta. Super die and great choice of colours. Thanks for sharing at HLS for our AG with Dies Challenge.

Susanne Vargas said...

I wrote a comment here and it disappeared! Adore the silver heart balloon and the splatters on the first card and absolutely love the second one with the frame, grey foliage, and red flowers! So beautiful!

Tracie Pond said...

Love the die-cuts. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards =) Tracie

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the gray and red pop of color on your white card
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)

Susan Renshaw said...

That's a beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
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