Sunday, July 22, 2018

PTI

We got away from the heat for a few days at the bay where we like to camp.  One evening 5 seals were fishing very close to our site--fun to watch!  Always enjoy getting back to making cards & I started with PTI.
First is my entry for MIM: Creating Stencils from Die Cuts.  I happen to have the smallest die from Mix & Mat: Flourishes already cut from white cardstock, so decided to use that. 
First I used a blending sponge with Spring Rain & then I turned the stencil over & blended with Green Parakeet to make the pattern you see.  I kept it light & it almost looks like vellum.  The butterfly & sentiment are from Butterfly Hope & I used the same inks, plus Soft Stone for the butterfly body.  Hard to tell, but the butterfly is layered to one die cut from vellum.  I added a very small Green Parakeet mat & then attached it to the Spring Rain Mix & Mat: Flourishes die cut.  I tried a white card, but much prefer the look using Soft Stone. 
Finished off by adding Wink of Stella & light blue sequins to the butterfly.  I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies, SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.
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Somehow I missed the last Transformation Tuesday--not going to let that happen again--haha!  I have 3 of the now retired Take 3 stamp sets, which I love. 
Today's card uses the same basic layout as the Fall card I made using Pigment Powders over Versamark ink.  This time I made a one layer Christmas card using Distress Oxides faded jeans & broken china for emboss resist.  Love how you can easily stamp with DO ink for a matching sentiment.  I added white dots as snowflakes using my extra fine point Sharpie.  Decided against adding twine or any embellishments--really like it as is.  I'm also entering CAS on Sunday, HLS Christmas, ModSquad & Stamplorations.  I'll catch up with you as soon as I can.
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30 comments:

  1. It looks like you're enjoying a "blue" day! I love the soft stone card base with your soft tones on the MIM card! Your touch of green is a nifty addition too. Your Christmas card would be wonderful to repeat in various colors although this blue works well with snow, doesn't it? We made a hot drive home through the WV this afternoon and arrived to smoke-filled skies.
    We are very thankful for our heat pump AC.

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  2. beautiful cards, greta! the first one is so soft and pretty! love your remake done in the icy blue! not looking forward to the heat this coming week! stay cool!

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  3. Lovely soft colours on your first card Greta and great design and resist stamping on the seasonal one.

    Hope you have a good week.

    B x

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  4. HOW PRETTY, Greta!!! LOVE the soft curves of the butterfly wings with this Mix & Mat die you used! AND your stenciling is LOVELY, as lattice work for your butterfly! SUPER JOB!!! I also LOVE your Holiday Card! ;)

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  5. Glad you were able to escape the heat for a while. I love the plaid you made with the stencil and the blue and green together. That is a beautiful butterfly. The Christmas card is gorgeous in that blue color. Love that one.

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  6. These are beautiful cards, Greta. I never thought of using a Sharpe for white dots, great tip. Your butterfly card is so soft and elegant. I love the textures and sparkle and the way the Flourishes frame pulls it all together.

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  7. Pretty cards! Love the soft stenciling and the glittery butterfly on your first card. You did a fabulous job with the inking on your second and the little windows are so cool with the snowflakes!

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  8. Fabulous cards, Greta...Love both of them. And your butterfly card is so pretty, soft and the extra WOS really adds the sparkle!

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  9. Just love the blue frame with the butterfly, Greta - so pretty! The makeover card looks great too!!

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  10. I LOVE the blended background on your first card... it's so soft and elegant. Your second card is so pretty - I love the shades of blues!

    Theresa

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  11. I love both of the cards you made. The blues are so soft and lovely looking.

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  12. Two lovely cards, Greta! Your Transformation Tuesday card is gorgeous!

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  13. Two very pretty cards!!!Love your colors!!Just passing by to say hello!!Have a good evening!!!

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  14. Sounds like you had a fun camping trip! And, beautiful cards! So lovely is your first card with the background, frame, and pretty butterfly! Second card with snowflakes and inked background is just as lovely!

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  15. Love the pretty shades of blue on both cards Greta! That little hint of sparkle on the first is perfect. I like the softness of this one. The deeper blue is wonderful with the icy snowflakes! So happy you had a nice getaway, the seals sound fun!

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  16. Glad you get a little get-away, I wish I could get away from the heat here in Vegas!
    You are so gifted and creative, and you know I love this!

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  17. Love how you have done the background on your first card, such pretty colours and design, love the second too, great design.
    Faith
    x

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  18. Beautiful cards, Greta. I love both of them.

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  19. So soft and so pretty. Beautiful color palette choice. The glitter and sequins on the butterfly are such a unique and creative addition to the card. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

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  20. How lovely that you got a break and saw those seals! It's cooler here today with a light shower.
    Your cards are gorgeous and it's something I often do, make stencils from my dies... Especially the balloon ones.That's a beautiful Christmas card Greta. Thinking of you and sending a hug your way...

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  21. Your one layer Christmas card is gorgeous Greta and what a bonus that it would be great for mas producing and easy to post - just what you need at Christmas!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  22. Thank you so much for the inspiration on your first beautiful card. I would never have thought to use the stencil in this way. Your one layer card is stunning and so classy. Great too that you saw those seals x

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  23. Your few days away sound perfect ! So wish I could escape the heat it's been awful here (hence why I haven't been online much)
    I love your beautiful card, the colours are almost ocene like. And that butterfly is so pretty.
    Sending lots of hugs my lovely xxx

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  24. Great way to use your die cut piece to stencil a pretty plaid background for your shimmery butterfly! Fabulous snowy OLC!

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  25. Smart use of the die! Love that snowy card those blues are incredible.

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  26. Blue, beautiful blue cards and both of them lovely. I like the idea of sponging gently through the stencil to create the soft pattern and the blue border is gorgeous. The Christmas card is simple and classy, just the thing to crank out a dozen or so which are easy to post.

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  27. So pretty and elegant. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

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  28. I love the triptych Christmas card, great layout and super stamping!
    Thanks so much for joining Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!
    Chrissie

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  29. such a pretty card!!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp monday challenge, I am a little behind with comments I know, but I still wanted to let you know I loved your project! We all hope to see you again this week! Zoey

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