Saturday, June 30, 2018

PTI Challenges

Hurrah--the Oregon State Beavers won the College World Series!  We don't usually watch baseball, but hubby was glad I wanted to this time.

I understand why people & companies like Instagram--so much faster.  However, for me, it's not a way to build relationships like blogging does.  Of course, that means I have to take the time to write up my posts & read yours!  Today I'm showing you a couple of PTI cards I thoroughly enjoyed making.
First is my entry for MIM--Inchie Elements.  I loved Lexi's layout, so that's what I used. 
My intention was to make a Christmas card, but then I realized I needed a 4th of July card for my sister & her hubby.  No problem--I still used Snowflake Flurries, but made them fireworks by stamping in Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy & VersaMagic Night Sky.  Still have my punches, so pulled out the 1 inch square & used foam tape to attach them.
The star is made by layering 2 Small Sketched Stars die cuts inked with the blue, covered in Wink of Stella & Nuvo Glaze.  I inked just the word happy from a very old A Muse stamp & hand wrote the 4th--nerve wracking!  A bit more sparkle comes from blue Stickles & I used PTI Dark Indigo cardstock for the mat.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.
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My favorite new challenge is Transformation Tuesday.  PTI keeps forgetting to announce the winner when they say they will, so keeps hope alive a bit longer--haha!  No luck, so far, but I love my redos, so all is not lost.  This time I picked a recent card which I really like, but wanted to use the stamps for a totally different look.
OLD CARD
I even kept the same layout for my new card.  This time I silver heat embossed the poinsettias & sentiment from Botanical Blocks IV onto PTI Royal Velvet cardstock. 

NEW CARD
I again used the white gel pen for the dots, but the centers are covered in JudiKins tiny silver beads.  I used Diamond Glaze & they truly do not come off after it dries. 
A mixture of silver Wink of Stella, Perfect Pearls & water was used to do the painting & splatters.  Hard to see, but I used my score board to make a frame.  I'm also entering AAA Cards & SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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33 comments:

  1. your July 4th card is so fun and love the transformation with the royal velvet card - both the old and new are wonderful tho.

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  2. Hi Greta wow your cards are amazing my favourite is the purple one,well done my friend xx

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  3. Very cute Greta! I had to check it out after your comments on my entry. I love it.

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  4. Wonderful and festive Inchie card...love your fun images. Your purple card is just so amazing! Love them both. Wishing you and your family a fabulous 4th of July!

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  5. two wonderful cards! i love how you turned the snowflakes into fireworks!! thanks for playing make it monday!

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  6. As always beautiful creations Great and the Poinsettias look so delicate.

    Have a lovely Sunday.

    B x

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  7. Greta, had you not written it I never would have guessed you added in the "4th". It looks perfectly matched. Your redo of your fabulous kraft based card is another beauty. That is a design to use over and over again. Yay on the Beavers win.

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  8. Gorgeous 4th of July card. And love the Christmas card. The new card is so beautiful

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  9. What a fun and festive looking 4th of July card!

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  10. Oh, I almost saluted your MIM card and you used one of our favorite stamps! The TT card design is a winner but the newer version is amazing with its wow factors. I saw the scoring on IG but the color is better here. I'm torn with which media (IG or blog) to use too. I don't enter a lot of challenges and mostly use IG for non-challenge cards.

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  11. Congratulations to the Beavers. That 4th card is so clever using snowflake with the red, white and blue. The stickles for centers is very pretty. The handwritten looks fine. Your redo is gorgeous. The kraft card is beautiful too and the design is a good one. I like the personal touch of blogging but the quickness of looking at cards on instagram. Some only use instagram and I wish we could get to know them better. Just preference I guess or time constraints with family and jobs.

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  12. another fabulous set of cards, greta! you really know how to rock both challenges!!

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  13. Love both cards. The Fourth of July card is fun and festive. I like the way you used the snowflakes for fireworks. The purple and silver Christmas card is stunning. I completely agree about Instagram. It is faster and easier, but I miss the personal touch of blogging. I guess I will be doing both for now.

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  14. great idea to use the snowflakes as fireworks and loving your beautiful transformation Tuesday cards in both colours

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  15. Silver on purple is such a strong colour scheme and your card looks really beautiful. Love all your little finishing touches and the wonderful empty white space. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  16. Yes I completely agree about taking time to build relationships etc....blogging, writing and leaving comments etc x. Your first card with the inchies is so classy and love the snowflakes/fireworks stamping and eh die cut star is so perfect. Your second transformation card is gorgeous and so luscious with the embossing and the coloured card stock but equally I love your original elegant card x.

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  17. Two beautiful cards, Greta! The 4th of July snowflake fireworks are fabulous :-)
    And now your ahead of Christmas card making with this second lovely poinsettia design in different colors!

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  18. Both your cards are awesome. I really love your Fourth of July one.

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  19. Your cards always inspire me Greta. Love the crisp feel of the patriotic one. The makeover card is stunning in purple and I really like the original version too. TFS

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  20. I love how you used a holiday stamp to create a 4th of July card! CLEVER & Creative!!! And OMGOSH.. I loved that re-do card! The original was Gorgeous but the color scheme on the second card was awesome!!

    Theresa

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  21. I prefer t blog too... How else would we have become such sisters? Fabulous cards Greta... I love that 4th July card... Have a good one I'll be thinking of you!

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  22. Hey lovely, I totally get what you mean, I like instagram but still prefer blogging.
    What a beaut of a card, I think it works perfectly for 4th July.
    Your redo is gorgeous as always !
    I hope Fritz had a nice birthday ? and that you had a lovely weekend. Sending hugs xxx

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  23. Such a stunning design. Love the background color and how you heat embossed the florals with silver to give them a bold yet beautiful appearance. Very CAS and very pretty! I see a lot of technique on this card, which is amazing. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

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  24. Huge congrats to the Oregon State Beavers!! How exciting for them! I prefer blogs, too! I can’t seem to get into the habit of posting on Instagram, but that’s ok. A wonderful patriotic card for your sister using the snowflake flurry stamps! A great design! I’m sure she’ll love it! And, second card is very lovely with the embossed poinsettias against the dark purple! It looks very elegant! Have a happy safe 4th!

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  25. Hi, Greta! You're right about instagram. It is easier to develop a relationship with blogs. I love reading your posts. Love your 4th of July card - brilliant use of snowflakes as fireworks. Hard to choose between your two poinsettia cards. They are both wonderful. Love the softness of the kraft, but that purple is so striking!

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  26. Beautiful cards, Greta! I love the 4th of July design! Very creative!

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  27. What a cute and festive card for the 4th!! And your poinsettia cards are just lovely. You are rockin' these PTI challenges! Wishing you and Steve a Happy and safe 4th!!

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  28. Wow, what amazing creations!!!! Happy 4th my friend!

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  29. Love your crisp and clean card for the 4th. The perfect image for that design. Love all your PTI creations lately, Greta.

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  30. Love that purple beauty! It’s wonderful!

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  31. Two gorgeous cards, love them both.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  32. Fabulour cards, Greta. And so inspiring! Hugs, my friend.

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  33. Gorgeous holiday card! I love how different the two cards look even using the same layout. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.

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