Saturday, April 28, 2018

Back to Making Cards

Warm, sunny days are not the norm for April in our neck of the woods.  Because of that, our favorite campground isn't full until next month.  We got the best water front site even though we called at the last minute.  Unfortunately, my internet connection was very spotty, so I'm hopelessly behind on blog reading & commenting, but I'll be around as soon as I can.  Couldn't wait to make some cards & I started with PTI MIM.  I like to use all PTI stamps & dies for their challenges, so my options were limited. 
The background is made with Quilled Elegance & the die cut is Wonderful Words: Hello.  Gotta say, I had no idea how to color the word, so just did it randomly with 3 Distress Markers.  The black frame is PTI Double Ups Rectangles dies.  Pretty hard to read the word, but I like the idea & decided to try again.
For this one I used PTI Peaceful Poinsettia along with Winnie & Walter's Noel Cutaway--much better results.  In fact, I think this is my favorite card using the poinsettia stamp. 
Again I used Versafine for the stamping, but this time I colored with Memento markers.  I kind of made a mess of the background panel since my shimmer mist globbed & when I opened the bottle to use it with a brush I spilled it!  Doesn't look too bad in the photo & I wasn't willing to start over.  We'll see if it gets sent, though--haha!  The panel was mounted to a piece of shimmery blue cardstock & I added some pink Nuvo Drops.  The wider word die works better for this technique & I like leaving some unstamped areas.  Actually, I have another card in mind, so you may see this technique again soon.  I'm entering this one for PTI MIM, Rudolph Days, SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday & WAW.
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My final card is for SSS Flickr Challenge #96.  I used the wonderful SSS Spring Flowers stamp set colored with Zigs & the sentiment is from SSS Thoughtful Messages. 
I spread some Nuvo glitter drops in the flower centers & opened my black Zig to use for the splatters--worked great!  The mat is shimmery cardstock like the last card--just a different shade.  I'm also entering SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday & WAW.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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25 comments:

  1. Three gorgeous cards, Greta. I love how you wrote the sentiment on your first two cards and how you coloured the great flower stamp on your third card. Kisses, my friend.

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  2. you certainly have been busy, Greta - three wonderful cards - and especially love the "noel" design and colors.

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  3. What a lovely trio Greta! Don't those PTI girls come up with some fun challenges? You did a great job with this MIM technique. The last card is my favorite. I like the sweet flowers surrounding your sentiment!

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  4. fabulous set of cards, greta! your take on the MIM technique is so fun and creative! love the fresh clean look of the third card!

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  5. Your 1st card is so neat! I really like the background but I have to agree with you on how hard it is to see the hello word but it is there!
    Your second card is lovely!!! I like the design with the poinsettias and the color is fab too!! Your 3rd card is wonderful with the circle design of flowers! Pretty blues and I can see some splattering as well. Awesome job!!!

    Theresa

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  6. Fabulous cards Greta. Love the second one - the die is easier to see. Glad you had fun camping.

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  7. Two really pretty cards and such lovely designs! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

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  8. Lovely creations as always Greta and the first is so very striking.

    B x

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  9. Oh Greta, I'm glad you were able to get away for a bit and a waterfront space - how great. I thought you had just colored the butterfly on the first card until I made it bigger. I do love those colors you used and now I see the hello. My eyes aren't what they used to be either! The colors for the noel are beautiful and make a great Christmas card. I like to see unconventional colors for Christmas cards. Your flower card is so fresh and clean

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  10. Greta,
    The first is a bit difficult to see, but it is intriguing. Maybe gray ink instead of black? YOur noel card is fab, love the open spacing and big sentiment. Your wreath card is gorgeous, those blues are fabulous.

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  11. Oooo what a great CAS card and thanks for joining us at April's Rudolph Days Challenge, luv Sam x

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  12. Bravo for trying out this trick. I agree that a larger, thicker font works better and leaving more white space makes your noel card more appealing. The wreath is so sweet! I'm glad your coast trip turned out well! The shoulder season is often lovely at our camps.

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  13. A trio of pretties, Greta! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  14. Beautiful set of cards, Greta! Lovely background on the first card! Second card is eye catching with the noel sentiment and poinsettias in pretty colors! And, last card with the wonderful blue flowers arranged in a circle is perfect!

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  15. All three cards are outstandingly beautiful.

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  16. Such beautiful cards! I especially love the blues in the last one. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Flower Power Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog :)

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  17. Hope your camping trip was fun...love all of your sweet cards and I am in love with how you photographed them! So clever and so beautiful. Not sure if I ever noticed that before, but it really makes your cards shine!

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  18. So many beautiful card. I love the Coloured sentiment one...just perfect.
    I really am so glad you had a lovely trip my lovely.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. Have a great day x

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  19. O my goodness Greta, I LOVE all of your cards!! The first one is so striking and a perfect take on the challenge! Just beautiful!

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  20. Sounds like you had a wonderful time camping, Greta! Glad to see your fab trio of cards - especially love the thanks card with the pretty blue blossoms!!

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  21. Such a beautiful trio of cards Greta, I read the first one as "quilted" and that's what I saw, a stitched quilted card LOL. Beautiful work.
    Faith
    x

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  22. Beautiful cards and what a great technique it is to colour selectively like that.

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  23. Yay, camping season has started for you! It's always fabulous to be right on the water!
    Your three cards are so pretty! Good to see that your mojo didn't stay at the campground, hehe!

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  24. Your Rudolph Days card is lovely and unique. I have read about this technique to hide the letters and I like it. I want to give it a try too!
    Our kids have been camping on the Fraser River at that spot I told you about. The sites back onto the river which flows very slowly there. There are lots of huge trees and roots behind the sites and the kids congregate there.Best of all it is 20 minutes from home, there are huge covered areas with picnic tables shere you can eat, cook, etc or just hang out if it is raining. They always post on facebook for there non camping friends to join them for a couple of hours. We went last weekend and brought salmon burgers and buns and had supper with themw. So relaxing!


    Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  25. Three gorgeous cards Greta. Each unique and charming. I especially like the last one, and that's probably because it's my favourite colour blue. Thanks for the inspiration.

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