Thursday, April 5, 2018

Birthday Cards

I've had an idea in my head for the W&W March Color Challenge & finally sat down to give it a try last night.  I stamped the little flower from Big, Bold, Seasons in a bunch of Memento inks as close as I could get to the colors in the photo inspiration. 
Using a fine point white Sharpie, I added a dot to each center & then covered it with a drop of Nuvo Glaze.  I die cut a circle from SSS Fog cardstock & mounted it over the floral panel.  The simple sentiment is from the same stamp set.  I'm also entering CASual Fridays, The Snippets Playground, SSS Wednesday & Die Cut Divas.
Snippets Playground BadgeI'm a Diecut Diva Too
My next card uses one of my favorite techniques:  ink blending a masked area & stamping with a solid image.  I used DO inks picked raspberry & wilted violet with a floral image from SSS Warm Wishes & sentiment from SSS Thoughtful Messages. 
The floral image is heat embossed & the panel is spritzed with Tsukineko shimmer mist--so beautiful in real life.  I added a little strip of printed paper to the card front & popped up the panel with thin fun foam.  Just discovered different companies make different thicknesses.  I'm entering AAA Cards, SSS Wednesday & SSS Flickr Challenge # 94.  I'm catching up on blog reading & thank you so much for coming by.
    

21 comments:

  1. Hi Greta two beautiful cards,well done my friend xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Two pretty designs, Greta, love the 2nd one especially! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  3. wonderful cards, Greta - perfectly spaced rainbow colors and the masked technique on your second card is one of my favorite oldies but goodies techniques also.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Both birthday cards are fabulous Greta. Excellent challenge cards and the recipients will be thrilled when they hold them in their hands.

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are fabulous Greta! The first one is adorable with all of those sweet little flowers. The second is very pretty. Your ink blending is wonderful and I like the little strip of stripes down the side!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the look of ink blended strips with a solid image on top too. Fabulous card. Thanks for playing along with the AAA Cards favourite technique challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gorgeous cards Greta - both of them! I adore blended backgrounds with a solid image - very elegant. And I do so love your colourful snippets card - very clever take on the inspiration photo as well!

    Hugs

    Di xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Soooooooooo beautiful cards, as always!!!!!!!!! Kisses, Greta!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. both cards are fabulous, greta... clean and simple perfection!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your cards are both so beautiful. That last one is really fantastic as I love those silhouette images and sentiment.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wonderful CAS cards Greta! I love the little flowers on the first card and your second card actually looks similar to a card I made last month as one of my DT projects! Mine is in landscape form - I haven't posted it yet... it's for a challenge at the end of this month! LOL Have a wonderful Weekend!

    Theresa

    ReplyDelete
  13. Two beautiful and CASlicious designs, Greta! These would both be terrific designs for any number of occasions and they perfectly fit the challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

    ReplyDelete
  14. Two fabulous bday cards, Greta! Especially love the silhouette flowers with your blended strip!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your cards are both so pretty! Adore the small, colorful flowers in the circle and your silhouette flower! I bet the shimmer looks amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Both cards are wonderful. The simple flowers in the center of the die cut are so sweet. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Fun design! Thanks for playing along CAS-ual Fridays Spring Fever Challenge. DT Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  18. Both your cards are lovely!! I love all the little details you added to the tiny flowers on your first card. Thanks so much for joining us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Greta, these are lovely cards! Love the deep purple distressed stripe and a simple silhouette stamping. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow!!! Love your card and your design! That striped paper looks FAB! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

    ReplyDelete