Monday, June 4, 2018

Transformed BD Card

Another last minute entry--this time for PTI Transformation Tuesday.  I'm having such fun picking cards to redo.  Some weeks I choose a card I didn't like, but this week I picked a card I like.
Old Card
I need a birthday card for a young female relative & wanted to use the hexagon coverplate for a more modern look.  It's been awhile since I made a smooshed Distress Ink background, so I picked 3 colors I think she'd like: fired brick, dusty concord & salty ocean. 
New Card
To be honest, the panel didn't thrill me.  Before starting over I put the die cut over the panel & really liked it--yah!  The panel was sprayed with silver Glitter Dust to make it a bit more festive.  The hexagon die cut was stacked 2 high.  I stamped the sentiment from Happy Hexagons on a scrap of the same watercolor paper, sponged lightly with salty ocean, matted it with black cardstock & attached it with foam tape.  My black Nuvo Drops plugged up, so instead I went back to black Pico Embellisher which worked great!  Just tied on some black cord to finish it up.  I'm also entering CAS-ual Fridays, HLS Watercolor challenge, SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

Also entering Calling All Sistahs since they left me a comment on my IG post saying this would qualify.  I hadn't realized a BD sentiment was OK for the challenge.
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26 comments:

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

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  2. Hi Greta! I actually like BOTH cards! They are both "in Style" with that neat hexagon cover plate! Love the designer papers on the first one and the cool smooshing on the second one! :) Have a great day!

    Theresa

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  3. What a sweet transformation!
    I love this challenge but haven't been able to play along, now that I am having summer break, I guess I can do a few! : )

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  4. The cover plate really make that fun background pop, Greta!

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  5. What a great idea for a redo of an old design, Greta. I love the black hexagon pattern against that wonderful watercolour design. Thanks so much for playing along with our HLS June Watercolour Challenge.

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  6. Yes, Greta, the BD card did arrive, I sent you a thank you note on the comment section on one of your post, maybe you missed it! THANK YOU so much for the birthday wishes and sweet birthday card once again! : )

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  7. Such a pretty card. Love the soft background.

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  8. two wonderful cards - so pretty with the soft colors, but i really like the first one also

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  9. Two gorgeous cards, Greta, but the first one drives me crazy! I LOVE hexagons!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

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  10. I am so glad you entered Greta, the panelling looks fab against that background and the grid so looks like the ceiling in our photo-a Birthday card sure brighten's someones day! Thanks for joining us at Calling All Sistahs x

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  11. Thank you for the sweet comments

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  12. Such a wonderful set of cards. They are fantastic designs.

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  13. Just love the hexagons, Greta - both versions are so fun! Yummy smooshed background on card 2!!

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  14. I can't pick one over the other, I love them both. Each design is so pretty. The papers are so perfect to fill and the soft smooshing is subtle and soft.

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  15. Two great cards, Greta! Love the striking black hexagons on both. Thanks for sharing your wonderful project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

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  16. Wow...really love them both but what an amazing transformation! Really love the wonderful look you created!

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  17. Gosh who would think they would look so different, Love the first, but your background is colourful and with the glitter dust it is perfect. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled with it.
    Faith
    x

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  18. What a great transformation! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

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  19. It looks beautiful! I love it when I’m not really thrilled about something but then when I pair up with something else it takes on a whole new life. That black is striking. Thanks for joining us last week for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Misty

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  20. I love your modern updated CASE of yourself, Greta! I think the panel turned out gorgeous, but agree that the black cover really brought it to another level! And IRL, I'll bet it is even more stunning with the shimmer! She will love it!! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. As always I love both of your cards! Glad you didn't throw out the panel but tried it with the die! It looks great!

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  22. I love both of these, Greta! But the last one is soooo fabulous! It reminds me of a really fancy art piece that I've been eyeing for some time for our dining room! Gorgeous colors and tones!!

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  23. Love both cards Greta, but that smooshed panel really stands out for me.

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  24. I think I need that hexagon cover die in my life. It really POPS against your background! Thank you for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge. Hope you'll play along with the new one starting on the 18th.

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  25. Oh how I love this juxtaposition of dreamy BG (love those colors) and geometric!

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  26. Lovely DI background! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

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