Saturday, April 7, 2018

More BD Cards

Very stormy day at our place--perfect crafting weather!  I can't resist a chance to win one of 9 gift certificates for the SSS Wednesday Challenge this week.  The theme is BD cards--always good to have on hand.
First is a shaker card using SSS Birch Tree Window & Painted Happy Birthday. 
The background is a panel blended with DI salty ocean & mowed lawn--same colors used for the sentiment.  I added sparkle to the words with WOS, which also gave something of a watercolor look.
For the card front, I lightly pounced the 2 inks on the edges.  Finished off with white Nuvo Drops.  I'm also entering SSS Flickr Challenge #94Stamplorations Theme.
 
The Altenew Fantasy Floral Die set was in my mailbox yesterday.  No, I didn't have a gift certificate--I broke my no spending rule!  The free shipping promotion got me--haha!  Must admit, I'm not one bit sorry--love these dies & they're very reasonably priced. 
I pulled out my very old Penny Black cardstock--3 shades of each color.  I used a die cut panel given to me by my good friend, Cat, & stamped the sentiment (cut apart) from Altenew Painted Greetings in Brilliance Graphite Black.  Pink Nuvo Drops & twine finish it off.  I'm entering DCD, Double D & SSS Wednesday.  I'm also entering my card into the Altenew gallery of fan's best projects.  for Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
I'm a Diecut Diva Too

34 comments:

  1. Hi Greta beautiful work my friend xx

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  2. Oh, these are both so pretty, Greta. I especially like how you shaded your word die cut and the panel with the distress inks! (my card is next to yours on the SSSWC) Bravo also on a great die purchase from Altenew!! It's a stunning die and you used it beautifully.

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  3. WOW What beautiful creation Greta and awesome use of the twine! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘TWINE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  4. Beautifully created and love those dies! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  5. Oh Greta, you've done it again - made two beautiful cards. I love the die and the sponging on the shaker card and the Altenew card is great. I hope your storms are past and sunny days are ahead. I finally sent in an order too, but it was for supplies. Not so much fun.

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  6. both of these are so pretty, Greta - love how you used the big sentiment over the birch trees.

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  7. Both cards are stunning Greta. Love the shaker and the soft ink tones. Your Altenew rose definitely was worth the nixing of your rules.

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  8. both cards are just amazing, greta!! love the rose on the second card... love those altenew dies!! (I think we are getting the rainy weather you had yesterday... it is pouring up here!)

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  9. Both of your cards are gorgeous and I just love the birch tree shaker! I'm trying to get more creative with my dies so these are a real inspiration.

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  10. Two fabulous cards, Greta. I have never tried a shaker card! Oh you are so talented, my friend. Kisses!

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  11. Both your cards are so beautiful! I love the shaker card design with the tree die. That is a cool one.

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  12. I LOVE LOVE the way you've used the dies on both of your amazing cards Greta!! These are both so pretty. You had stormy weather, we woke up to a light snow. It didn't last long or stick around after the bright beautiful sun came out. Still cold, but love that sunshine!

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  13. Beautiful card, Greta! Love the black and white twine against the pretty pinks. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Twine" Challenge.

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  14. A single rose on a card with twine is a heart stopper every time. Love your card. Glad that you shared this with us at Double D Challenge Twine. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara Design Team member

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  15. Two gorgeous cards, Ros, and well done using that NBUS! I don't blame you for not being able to resist! Good luck at Simon!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Okay, well, I know you consider it a compliment that I called you Ros, Greta, but I'm still sorry! I'd like to say I just came from her website, but that would be a lie. I have no idea where that came from ... old person brain?!! xxoo

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    1. You're absolutely right! To be called Ros is a compliment indeed! Now to get just a few of her talent genes--haha!

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  17. Love the first card, great colours and shaker card. Love the rose, so beautiful, especially with the die cut background.
    Faith
    x

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  18. Lovely use of twine, your creativity is fabulous.. Thanks for entering and showing your beautiful work at our "USE TWINE" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

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  19. Two fabulous cards, Greta! Especially love the sentiment over the birch window!!

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  20. Oh Greta, I can see why you're not sorry about getting these dies! That Altenew flower is GORGEOUS and I love how you've designed your card around the pretty layers! Loving your shaker card as well - such a neat idea to use the birch tree as the shaker window! So pretty!

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  21. Both cards are lovely! So cool how you used the Birch Tree Window die and the second card is so pretty with the flower and embossed background!

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  22. Lovely cards. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  23. Wonderful Blended background on your first card and what a beautiful flower die on your second card! Both are so pretty!

    Theresa

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  24. Very pretty shaker card! Love how you colored the sentiments! And, your second card with the lovely flower against the die cut panel is just perfect! Take care and have a great week!:-)

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  25. Two lovely cards, Great. The first one is awesome.

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  26. Wonderful shaker card, so creative and love it x Such a pretty and elegant second card x

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  27. Two wonderful cards Great! I would have had to break a no spend rule for the free shipping offer too hahaha.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  28. You are right, one always needs more birthday cards (April is a big birthday month for me) and yours are fabulous! That Fantasy Floral is also on my wish list...

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  29. Vibrant and gorgeous; each of them has something special to offer.TFS

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  30. Eye candy! I just love how you did the birch trees so subtly in the BG and with those cool colors. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations with your focus on the sentiment, Greta!

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