Friday, March 30, 2018

Three More Cards

I've made an assortment of cards for challenges & with the end of the month in sight I decided to put 3 in one post.  I'll try to keep the descriptions short.
First up is my entry for Rudolph Days using a Penny Black die I loved the first time I saw it. 
I'm so lucky a sweet friend gave it to me some time ago.  A die cut from a failed foiling attempt was on my table, so I covered the foil with red & green Stickles.  Hard to tell, but the sparkle is beautiful.  Fun to pull out one of my many Spellbinder dies--Resplendent Rectangles.  The largest die was cut & one of the smaller dies was embossed.  I used a sentiment from PB's in a pear tree stamp set from 2009--just what I needed--& used a single green gem for embellishment.  I'm also entering ABC Christmas Challenge, PBSC, Retro Rubber, SSS Wednesday & SSS National Craft Month.

Next is my entry for Poppystamps using some of the leftovers from my last card.  Oops--missed the deadline.  
The Stitched Bloom Trio dies were cut from glossy photo paper that was blended with DO picked raspberry & a bit of abandoned coral.  I dry embossed the bottom of a kraft panel, added the little blooms & stamped the sentiment from Grateful Heart. 
I used tiny brown pearls for embellishment.  Instead of foam tape, I added several panels of cardstock before adding the kraft panel to the card front which was blended with the same DO inks.  I'm also entering AAA Cards, Die Cut Divas, SSS Wednesday & SSS National Craft Month.   
I'm a Diecut Diva Too
Last is my entry for PTI MIM Stenciled Edges.  I began by sponging Soft Stone ink onto a panel of Soft Stone cardstock through a Heidi Swapp stencil. 
I stamped images from Friendly Flowers using Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist & Mint Julep.  The larger dot is from Wreath for All Seasons.  The sentiment from Friendly Flowers was stamped in Smokey Shadow & matching cardstock was used for the mat.
I used clear Nuvo Drops to embellish the flower centers & this card is ready to mail to a friend.  I'm also entering CASual Fridays, SSS Wednesday & SSS National Craft Month.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Wishing everyone a lovely Easter weekend.
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37 comments:

  1. Hi Greta lovely cards my friend,well done xx

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  2. GORGEOUS card Greta, so beautiful, love the embossing with the simple layers.
    Faith
    x

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  3. Lovely card! Love your stenciling and the friendly flowers, great choice on colors too!

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  4. three wonderful cards, Greta - love love the last one with the soft stenciling and the blue flowers!

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  5. Greta, this is a lovely set of cards! All three are different, showing your talents. Love the dry embossing combined with stitched die cut flowers on your card for AAA Cards Challenge. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us. - Sweet Kobylkin
    Click through to see now the best stamping technique for colouring with pencils on coloured cardstock.

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  6. Greta, what a pretty selection of cards and colors. Your Christmas card is the perfect shade of red and that die is lovely. You pink blooms are so delicate. Your last card is my favorite of the three, that lightly inked background with those soothing tones is just fabulous. Have a happy Easter.

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  7. Such a beautifully vibrant pink on your dainty little flowers. Thanks for playing along with the AAA Cards Challenge.

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  8. Gorgeous cards, all three of them...sorry you missed the deadline. x

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  9. What a lovely variety in your post today! Your Christmas noel is perfect with your intricate dies. A very CAS card became dramatic with the stitched shiny flowers over the embossing. My fave is the MIM! The design is done well but the stenciling around the edges really gave it a special appeal! Happy Easter!

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  10. All of your last minute entries are wonderful Greta! Too bad you missed a deadline. The last is my favorite, such pretty colors. Thanks so much for the pretty Easter card!

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  11. Three beautiful cards, Greta. I love especially the third one. Happy Easter, my friend.

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  12. you have created three unique and beautiful cards, greta!!

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  13. Three wonderful cards. I really love the Rudolph Days card. That is beautiful.

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  14. Great cards. I love the pretty little flowers on your submission to Die Cut Divas. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  15. What a fabulous set of cards! All so beautiful! I love your dry embossing and colour combo in the last one! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  16. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

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  17. Three wonderful cards, Greta! Especially love the dies on the Christmas card - so beautiful with all the sparkle!!

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  18. Hi Greta
    Some stunning cards... Greta
    Thanks for joining us at PBSC
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  19. These 3 beautiful cards show your versatility and skill.

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  20. Wow, Greta. You have made three lovely cards. Your Penny Black Christmas Card is so lovely. You have captured that CAS feel!

    The second card is so pretty. Lovely background and nice that you used it for the flowers too!

    The third is a very pretty card. I like the colours you chose and the stamped flower look great!

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  21. WOW!! what a beautiful Christmas card, the stickles show up perfect on my screen, I love it.
    How did you embossed that die from the set? I have this set but I never used it for dry embossing, it looks amazing.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
    Hugs.

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  22. Great cards, really showing your many skills here! I love the elegant christmas card. And the stenciled edges one is amazing. Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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  23. Lovely cards, Greta! Your Christmas card is especially striking with just red and white - love the lacey edging! Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  24. Wonderful & lovely assortment of cards in this post. Loved your 'save' on #1 and this holly sprig looks so pretty on the corner of that great die. Liked #2 for the CAS look, but so much texture & pretty color too. And #3 was beautiful with the subtle neutral background and the pretty turquoise shades of a floral arrangement. TFS & Have a good week.

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  25. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us over at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

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  26. All super cards but the clear winner for me is the first card. The weather is still cold, wet and chilly here. Rain again today so catching up on everyone's blogs. Hug Mrs A.

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  27. Fabulous entry for our ABC Christmas Challenge. Thanks for sharing! Lisa xx

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  28. OMGOSH! LOVE them ALL Greta! The holiday one is elegant... the second one has such beautiful flowers and I love it on the kraft CS! The third one has such pretty blues & greens and I love the floral image!!!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  29. Gorgeous card Greta :-) the flowers are beautiful, love the colours and the delicate stencilled background is fabulous! I love the whole design of this :-)

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

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  30. Such a lovely card with the pink flowers! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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  31. Oh, what a beautiful holiday card! That FRAME!! I love it because it adds a wonderful touch to your CAS card. Thank you for playing with Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

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  32. three amazing cards Greta. The Christmas card is so beautiful.

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  33. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at PBSC hope you will join us again next time
    Hugs Babs DT x

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  34. This is a fabulous trio of cards! The subtle stenciling on your last card is beautiful!

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  35. What a perfect lovely pretty spring card! Love the simplicity and the colors a lot. Thanks for playing with our Casual Fridays challenge and good luck!

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  36. Love all three of your cards! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

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  37. All your cards are lovely. Thanks for playing along CAS-ual Fridays Spring Fever Challenge. DT Lisa

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