Tuesday, July 3, 2018

No White Space!

75 years ago today my folks were married in downtown Indianapolis.  My mom was only 18 years old & wanted out of the house.  My grandparents were about to divorce & I'm sure it wasn't a happy place.  Luckily, it turned out she married a wonderful man!  Miss them both.
I was determined to get a card made for the Winnie & Walter Color Challenge & boy did it turn out colorful--haha! 
I began by making the plaid panel using Scenery: Stripes and Distress Inks fired brick, festive berries, victorian velvet & fossilized amber.  The die cuts from In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals were stamped in the same inks. 
I added gold Stickles to the flower centers & gently lifted up the ends.  Decided not to add a sentiment--will just write a message inside.  I'm also entering CropStop & SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

Challenges

16 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card Greta! The plaid panel is such a wonderful background for the foliage and florals. Is the background a stamp set? Very clever!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. Hi Greta love the story about your parents and i love your card,such happy colours,well done my friend xx

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  3. Wow! What a gorgeous plaid showstopper! This could go for autumn or a Christmas card, Greta! I enjoyed your sweet story about your parents and you're blessed to know they loved each other well.

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  4. Just love the plaid you created, Greta! The floral spray adds the perfect touch!!

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  5. your plaid background is so effective with those pretty flowers - the white leaves are just enough with the oranges and reds - very pretty - i would never have the guts to do a card in those bright colors and you've pulled it off wonderfully!

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  6. WOW! So Pretty and colorful! Love it a lot! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

    Theresa

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  7. Your burst of color and that pretty focal are so fitting for the holiday Greta! This is spectacular!!

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  8. Fabulously colorful card Greta. What a wonderful story about your parents.

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  9. so colourful Greta. Great card and lovely story about your parents.

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  10. This is so colorful and cheerful with the colors you chose. I wish you had stayed in Indy but maybe we would never have had the chance to meet if that was the case. Have a fun, safe holiday.

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  11. What a bright and happy card! Love your plaid background! Thanks so much for linking up to the Cropstop blog!

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  12. amazing design, greta! you have layered and combined all the colors perfectly in this bright and fun card!

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  13. So fun to hear about your parents! I love your bright fun card too!

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  14. Such a dramatic, eye catching and memorable card for you. Wonderful vibrant colours, great plaid background and fabulous die cut flowers and leaves. Thank you for sharing the story x

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  15. A beautiful card dedicated to your beloved parents, Greta. Kisses, my friend.

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  16. A wonderfully vibrant card Greta. How clever you are to make the background yourself! I'm sure I'd make a hash of it, if I attempted such a thing. Can't imagine how you get everything lined up so perfectly. Lovely to read about your parents too and the happy lives they had together. TFS

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