Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Birthday

I started this card for the last Impression Obsession challenge & I'm barely getting it posted before the deadline of the current challenge!  For the life of me I cannot get a decent picture.  Same phone, same place--no idea what's wrong.  Anyway, I'm out of time & patience, so you'll have to trust me that it looks much better in person. 
I used one of my favorite designs for a silhouette image.  Love the look of the masked, blended area.  I used fairly light Distress Inks this time--blue, tan & green.  The IO Solid Tree was stamped & embossed in brown powder.  The challenge is to pop up your words & honestly, it's easier with larger die cuts.  I do really like the Greetings Top Edgers, though, so made it work.  The mat is brown, textured cardstock to match the tree.  I didn't add any embellishments as this might go to a guy.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I'm working on getting to all your blogs--don't think I've forgotten you.  I'm also entering SSS Monday & SSS Work it Wednesday.
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21 comments:

  1. the soft cool colors blended on the background are wonderful, Greta - perfect for a guy or anyone for that matter!

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  2. Oh yes, your ink blended background is so pretty! This is a fabulous card Greta!

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  3. I really like the delicate sponged colours which form the background for your tree. Perfect for a Man's card or it would look great adapted for a Sympathy card IMHO.

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  4. Just love the inked panel behind your tree, Greta! Just card for a guy!!

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  5. Looks beautiful Greta, love the colours and can see why you like that tree. Looks great.

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  6. classic elegance Greta, you do this style so well. It mever faily to confuse my why you can never get a square card to actually look square on a photo, really frustrates me.

    B x

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  7. Beautiful design Greta. Sometimes with light colors you need a whole lot less light for photos to come out. And then there is the inadvertent use of a filter...I've done that with my phone.

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  8. Very pretty masked blended background! I have trouble with ink blending at times...making it soft with a light touch. Yours looks perfect! Wonderful tree silhouette, too!

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  9. It looks really good to me so I think it is a great photo. A great card design too with that wonderful tree image and it shows up so well against the soft color in the background.

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  10. I like how the tree limbs extend beyond your flawless ink blending, Greta! Lovely colors and design!

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  11. Simply gorgeous card....really love your amazing tree!

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  12. Beautiful! Love the design with the strip of blended soft colours for the background. Your tree image is amazing and looks fantastic over the blended inks. I have this same die and have only used it once ... need to pull it out. Looks awasome with your design Greta! xx

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  13. This is a soft blended background and looks like an early morning sky. What a delicate tree that is and makes a lovely image.

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  14. Greta, I don't have your email address. Would you email me at stampingwithloll@gmail.com?? Thanks. Loll

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  15. Beautiful colours and such a fabulous card my friend!

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  16. Beautiful card, Greta. I love the design. Hugs, my friend.

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  17. Such a classy card with beautiful ink blending. Photo looks good too x.

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  18. Beautiful tree card! Love the blended strip!

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  19. This is stunning! Such a gorgeous design with the colored strip and I love the tree. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, and celebrating STAMPtember with us!

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  20. It's beautiful, Greta! I love the color blocking - makes such a statement! Absolutely adore this and must save it - I love that it can be used for a fall bday but also for a more masculine take - I struggle with the latter so much, so I'll be saving this for sure!

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