Saturday, July 14, 2018

PTI and SSS

Our heatwave continues, so easy to justify taking it easy indoors.  Of course for me, that means making cards--haha!  
First up is my entry for PTI MIM Shadow Backgrounds.  I used stamps & dies from The Sweet Life. 
For the shadow stamping I used white pigment ink on Smokey Shadow cardstock.  It was a little tricky to use the cluster image in a row & have it look right.  I didn't want to start over & all I really needed was to cover the edges.  That was easily accomplished by trimming a panel of white cardstock & attaching it with fun foam.  Actually, I like this better than my first plan anyway!  The focal point is made by stamping the 2 detail layers in Pale Peony & Berry Sorbet onto a die cut of Sweet Blush cardstock.  Must have taken me 1/2 hr to get the layers lined up--sheesh!  Now that I have the stamps in place in my Mini MISTI I'm stamping a bunch of die cuts in various colors.  The leaves are Soft Stone die cuts stamped in Soft Stone ink.  The sentiment is stamped in black & the dots are Pico Embellisher which I seem to have much better luck using than Nuvo Drops.  I think this sentiment works for a birthday card celebrating someone's life.  I'm also entering Stamping Sensations.
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Next is my first card using the SSS Floral Cluster die.  Doubt I'll have the patience to use it this way again, but I do like the artsy look from the interior pieces without the outline. 
My coloring was done with Zigs & a damp brush.  There's just a bit of sparkle from yellow Stickles on the tiny dots.  I white embossed the sentiment from SSS Thoughtful Messages--one of my favorite sets.  I'm entering SSS Flickr Challenge #101 & SSS Work It Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

26 comments:

  1. Sweet Life is so elegant and I love the colors you've used in the MIM! That was clever to confine your design with the popped up white card stock. Your kraft card's subtle simplicity is gorgeous. You even staged it with the perfect pen! Good job.

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  2. Love how you've done the shadow stmapimg on your first beautiufl card. The white on the dark card stock looks fabulous and do those flowers and so clever to stamp a few whilst you where at it x. The kraft card is so pretty and well worth the patience, such a cute card x.

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  3. both cards are just gorgeous, greta! the shadow stamping on the first one is amazing! and I love how you used the interior pieces from the die cut... stunning!

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  4. Stunning card Greta....just love your take on the challenge with those beautiful roses! Simply incredible.

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  5. Both of your cards are so gorgeous and well designed. It is still quite warm and humid here too so I don't go out too much either.

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  6. two lovely designs Greta - love the colors you used in your first card and especially love the pink and kraft in your second card - well done, my friend!!

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  7. Two stunning designs Greta, particularly taken with Life is Sweet, it really is eye catching. So elegant.

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  8. Just love both cards, Greta! Gorgeous white stamping on the charcoal panel and I love the inlay pieces without the outline - stunning look!!

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  9. The shadow technique is super lovely with the pretty flowers, Greta! And, second card is very pretty, too! I can see it would take a lot of patience with all the small pieces! But, truly a lovely card!

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  10. Hi Greta love both your cards,they are beautiful,well done my friend xx

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  11. Beautiful cards! I especially love the black with the shadow stamping on ... Stay cool my friend!

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  12. LOve your black design and stamping card, but also the second it's so pretty with the colouring as you have done it.
    Faith
    x

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  13. The pink and black looks lovely Greta, but equally so the one on Karft.

    B x

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  14. Each time I see The Sweet Life being used, I'm reminded of how it lends itself to creating stunning cards. Yours is no exception. The roses look beautiful stamped on colored c/s and the design is fabulous. I looked at your second card before reading your description and thought that you had used a stencil with embossing paste. The process with the many die cuts may have been fussy, but the results are superb.

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  15. Greta, that you go again, making me swoon over your cards! Both are so beautiful. I just love when you play with florals! I adore the technique you used on the last card, but I hear ya, patience is not always easy to come by! Thank you so much for all of your love and sweet support, dear friend! I hope the heat wave doesn't last too long!

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  16. Gorgeous cards Greta...and you are so right to keep stamping those blooms once you have the layers set up!

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  17. Visions of pink loveliness Greta! Your first card is so striking and elegant while the second is ever so sweet! Love them both my friend!

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  18. Love the shadow technique on the dark background - it works so beautifully with the bold, pink blooms. I can see that the technique for the second card would be a bit tricky, but boy, it looks so good. Lovely on the Kraft with the soft colours. TFS

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  19. The roses on your first card look so life like and gorgeous! Love the layout with the shadow stamped strip, too! I can imagine that it was time consuming and fiddly to use just the inside pieces of the die cut but the look of you second card is fabulous! Well worth it (says me, who didn't do it, lol)!

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  20. Beautiful card, I love the smokey shadowed background. And a big CONGRATS on your MIM win!

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  21. two beautiful cards Greta. The soft shadows look great in the soft white with the smokey grey. Great design. And all the work on your second card is well worth the outcome. Totally amazing.

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  22. Beautiful cards, I love the white stamping on black card

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month

    Joan

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  23. Two beautiful cards both very elegant. Love the design and colours and the first one. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

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  24. Ooh wow! That first card is a stunner Greta! LOVE the look and design of it and the second card is such a neat artistic design... Looks Fantastic! :)

    Theresa

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