Saturday, July 28, 2018

Friendship Blossom & Christmas Trees

I couldn't resist the first C&9 Throwback Thursday sale so I now own the beautiful Brushed Blossom stamp set & die plus a few other C&9 goodies.  Decided to start by making a card with the die for the challenge at WCMC9
My mediums are watercolor & heat embossing.  I embossed the outline with SSS Antique Gold embossing powder.  The coloring of the little pieces was done with Liquid Pearls Pink & Garden using a wet brush.  I don't have much luck using them for embellishments, so I was glad to learn you can watercolor with them.  They have a wonderful shimmer--gorgeous in person.  I used thin foam adhesive for the large blossom & the other pieces are glued flat.  The sentiment from the stamp set is also embossed with the Antique Gold.  The background die cut is from a friend & that die may also end up at my house--love it!  Finished off with some white & pale pink sequins.  Classy & elegant is my favorite style, so this one makes me happy.  I'm also entering CropStop & SSS Wednesday
Challenges
Next is a Christmas card for the MFT Sketch challenge using Trim the Tree--a set I got in one of the MFT sales a long time ago. 
The fun tree was stamped in Distress Oxide Lucky Clover & I used Clear Star gel pen to color the little dots.  MFT Stitched Oval Scallop Frames die cut was stacked 2 high & the sentiment from the same set was stamped in Distress Oxide Candied Apple.  Decided to leave it pretty CAS & just added clear sequins.  I'm also entering ModSquad, SSS Wednesday & Stamplorations.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Edited to add: Also entering Rudolph Days.
  Modsquad Challenge

28 comments:

  1. another fabulous set of cards, greta! you are really knocking it out of the park will all of these challenges! the first card is so soft and delicate! and the second is a perfect take on the sketch!

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  2. Such a pretty card and technique. So glad to have found you through Simon Says Stamp's challenge.

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  3. Greta, two fabulous cards for sure. I love the sweet flowers on the first. Isn't that panel with the quilted cuts fun (lil inker) and your second card is totally cool with the frame on the trees. Love that look.

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  4. Love your sweet CAS cards, Greta! The background on the one you linked to Cropstop is so lovely! Thanks for linking up!

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  5. Two lovely cards, Greta. Sorry I haven't been around to much lately. Spending a couple days a week helping with those beautiful babies.

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  6. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

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  7. Both your cards are so well designed. I really love the Christmas trees one.

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  8. I didn't know that you could watercolour with liquid pearls so that is a good tip to know. Your card looks lovely. I like the background for the flower. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. Hi Greta love both cards,you are very clever my friend,well done xx

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  10. I love the soft clean look on both of these Greta! The sprinkling of sequins on them is a nice touch. Another pretty pair of cards!

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  11. Another gorgeous duo of cards Greta. I love the background die of the first card and the use of liquid pearls is fantastic. I'm not too clever using them, but you make it look easy. And the trees are lovely with the Oxides and a the gel pens highlights. Christmas is coming and I'm never ready! Argh! Maybe this year.

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  12. Oh they are pretty Greta! And definitely classy and elegant! Have a good week my friend!

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  13. Both wonderful, love the idea of colouring with Liquid Pearls. Great Christmas card.
    Faith
    x

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  14. Two great cards with another wonderful tip. I didn't know you could paint with Liquid Pearls either and I'm so happy to find out. I have several that I don't use. I love that background die too and have been looking at it. It is a good one and I'm delighted to have you enable me.

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  15. I love them both! They are so pretty! Your water coloring is lovely and I love the tree placement - Fantastic!

    Theresa

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  16. Great idea to use the liquid pearls to paint with on your classy and elegant first really pretty card. Great layout on your contemporary and wonderful Christmas card x

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  17. Fab cards, Greta! Love the idea of using liquid pearls to paint the image. I’m sure it’s lovely in real life! And, second card is very pretty with the trees and great design!

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  18. I say yes to adding that due to your collection. It makes such a beautiful backdrop to your WCMC9 card. I love the softness of it all and am so thrilled you could join our challenge this month! And I love your Christmas card, too. I’m super impressed you’ve already started on holiday crafting.

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  19. Both gorgeous cards, Greta. I LOVE the embossing and the great flower on the first one, and the beautiful tree of the second. Hugs, sweetie.

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  20. These are both gorgeous cards Greta! I love how you've coloured with the liquid pearls, I never knew you could do this so thank you!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  21. Hey my lovely, I hope you are well and the temps have cooled down for you ? it has been cooler here but set to rise again :(
    Thank you for your lovely comments, it has been nice to have bit os me time.
    Two beautiful cards, I LOVE how you have framed those trees, utterly gorgeous. Sending lots of hugs xxx

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  22. Beautiful flower card - just love the background too! Great take on the sketch for your pretty holiday card, Greta!

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  23. Gorgeous card. I love the gold embossing on the flower. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday's Anything Goes Challenge. Good Luck!

    ♥ Mindy

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  24. Your Christmas tree card is lovely. I like the tree image, but the way you added the oval frame over the image is so cool and gives such a lovely, modern feel.
    I think this is the card you want to link to July Rudolph days, but it is not mentioned on the post. Can you please add the challenge name as I do not want you to be disqualified if your name is drawn. Thanks, Greta.

    Thanks for taking part in the belated July Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  25. I've never had a lot of luck making pearls with this product - but the opal looks great if you thin and use it to add some glimmer over other paint surfaces. It looks very elegant the way you've watercolored with it - so tfs that idea. The card looks so pretty with the subtle embossed background behind the soft pink. Loved the MFT trees behind the oval frame. TFS

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  26. These cards are fantastic! Love the simplicity. Thanks for playing along at WCM9 Challenge!

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