Thursday, August 16, 2018

Christmas, Birthday, Just a Note

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Clouds this morning, so we did a bit of yard work.  I need a break before tackling my abundant apples, so I'm sharing 3 cards.
First is the card I entered via Flickr at the very last minute for the Impression Obsession Christmas in July challenge.  Would you believe, Mr Random picked it?! 
I love the IO evergreen dies & this time I cut the largest one from adhesive backed fun foam & added silver foil.  The background was made by blending DO lucky clover & faded jeans which I splattered with water.  The IO sentiment was stamped multiple times in faded jeans--thank goodness for a stamping platform!
Next up is my second BD card entered for SSS Flickr challenge 103.  Unfortunately, Mr Random didn't find it, but it's one I'll definitely be sending to someone. 
I first sponged a white panel with DO faded jeans & broken china.  Then I layed down the SSS Heart Mandala stencil in the lower right corner & sponged on the same inks.  I spritzed heavily with Shimmer Spritz--so pretty in person!  SSS Painted Happy Birthday was stacked 2 high, brushed with Wink of Stella & covered in Nuvo Glaze.  Love using little alpha stickers & finished off with white Nuvo drops.  I'm entering CropStop, SSS Monday & WAW.
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Dawn_McVey_Seasonal_Borders_Say_It_Simply_4Last is my entry for PTI CAWU.  There are several DT cards I plan to case.   However, for the challenge I chose Dawn's card which made me say "wow" as soon as I saw it!  It's not something I would likely have come up with on my own, but boy did I have fun making this card.  The new circle die (which I ordered) reminded me of the Cutaway Tags: Spring Die that hasn't gotten much use yet.  I used Dawn's colors of Ripe Avocado, Tropical Teal, Melon Berry, Saffron Spice & Classic Kraft.  I accidentally substituted Hawaiian Shores for the Aqua Mist & my stamping was done on Vintage Cream instead of Rustic Cream. 
The stamp sets are Splits: Just a Note, Twig Wreath, Quilted Summer & Garden Gild.  I used a Verve die for the scalloped bottom & tied in the cream with little cream colored irridescent gems--so pretty.  Now I want to make another one using Aqua Mist!  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

25 comments:

  1. All your cards are so gorgeous but my favorite is the Christmas card.

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  2. Oh, girl, you know I love that Christmas card! It's perfect! When I saw the new shape shifter die for the PTI release I wondered who would pick up on the Cutaway Tags idea! It's a perfect inspiration, no matter if it's in Hawaiian Shores instead of Aqua Mist. Great group of cards.

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  3. Fabulous cards Greta. I love that Christmas card. You have hit on the perfect combination of colors. Your blue ombre birthday card is another winner in my eyes. YOur third card is outstanding as well! A hat trick of cards in this post.

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  4. Greta, these are fabulous cards! and I agree with the random integer...good pick on that one, it is gorgeous! Heart Hugs, Col

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  5. all wonderful cards, Greta - love them all, especially the christmas tree!

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  6. You are on a roll Greta, these are all extra pretty! The backgrounds on the first two are fabulous and you nailed the interpretation of Dawn's card! I love that new die too and might just have to go shopping...hope it's in stock!!

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  7. I agree with Lisa, Greta! You are definitely on a roll! I love your take on Dawn's card... it is gorgeous!

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  8. Wow! They are ALL so pretty Greta!! The backgrounds on the first two cards are lovely!. Have a great day!

    Theresa

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  9. You have been busy Greta, all different but displying lovel designs, I think the last is my favourite today.

    B x

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  10. Three lovely cards, but my favorite is the last one. Really like the colors used on it.

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  11. Beautiful cards, Greta! LOVE your last card with its bold colors. Congrats on your IO win!

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  12. Stunning, everyone of these, Greta. I love those colors on the Christmas and birthday cards. The tree is gorgeous. The last card is so lovely. I do love that circle die you used and the sprigs along the bottom.

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  13. Yes, that card caught my eye too of Dawn's. Lovely job remaking it!

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  14. Beautiful inked backgrounds on your first two card, Greta...so pretty! And, last card is very lovely! Wonderful circle die cut and awesome stamping along the bottom of the card! Have a great weekend, hugs!

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  15. An inspiring trio of cards to inspire and delight. So glad Mr. Random chose your lovely Christmas card; the blue Birthday with the Mandala is so pretty and my favourite is the gorgeous circle cut out card. What a stunning die! And your little sprigged border finishes it off perfectly.

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  16. I love all three of your cards, Greta! So very happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog!

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  17. Three beauties, Greta! Especially love your tree and the CASE of Dawn's card!! The color combo on the just a note card looks amazing!!

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  18. Love your beautiful birthday card! The colors are so fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  19. Yay, Greta, three amazing cards, and one winner so far! You’ve got that ink blending mastered now on those first two cards. Your Just A Note Card inspired by Dawn is beautiful. I love your color choices, too. Great work!

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  20. Congrats on your win! All your cards are fabulous and so different!

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  21. Another array of beautiful creations... I love your ink blending!

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  22. Such gorgeous cards Greta! You are the lucky winner of our gift voucher for the Sprinkles and Splatters challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Congratulations!! Please send an email to the challenge email address (you can find it in the sidebar of the blog) and make sure to include your full name so that we can get your voucher to you. Thank you so much for joining us! / Anna-Karin

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  23. Greta! These are all sooo lovely! The first card is so frosty and elegant. It makes me think of a perfectly still winter day, and all that snow glistening in the winter sun. Absolutely love your ink blending! I adore your second and last card too! I love the way you used the cutaway tag!!

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  24. Wow Greta another collection of beautiful cards. Love them all, great designs and colours.

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