Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spring & Christmas

I've had the Altenew Fantasy Floral Die (currently in the EH clearance section) a long time & have only used it once, which is criminal--haha!  Pulled it out for my last minute entry into the Altenew February Challenge which is a gorgeous color combo!


I mixed Distress Inks picked raspberry & worn lipstick to get a color close to the photo.  Then I smooshed a panel of watercolor paper, heating between each of several layers.  Same thing for the leaves using Distress Inks pine needles, mowed lawn, weathered wood, faded jeans & iced spruce.  I matted 2 Altenew Leaf Frame Cover die cuts from my friend, Betty onto a light gray panel.  The sentiment from Altenew Painted Greetings was stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist twice for a darker gray.


I attached another die cut to each of the top layers of the flower for a bit of dimension.  The die cut leaves were glued in place & then I added the flower with foam tape.  Clear sequins finish it off.  I'm also entering Inkspirational & SSS Wednesday.



Next is the Christmas card I made for several challenges:  Winnie & Walter Rerun No. 38, Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash 3+ Stamp Sets & Rudolph Days.


The layout, kraft cardstock, dotted mat & die cut panels are based on Heather's adorable bunny card.  I stamped a small dot from W&W Scenery: Dotty in white pigment ink on a panel die cut with the largest die in Essentials: Tilda cutaways.  The sprigs from W&W In Bloom: Frenchy's Favorite Florals were stamped in Delicata Emerald Green on a smaller die cut panel.  The flower from the same set was stamped in Delicata Ruby Red, die cut, stacked 3 high, attached with foam tape & embellished with Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher.


I masked off the other words so I could just stamp Peace from W&W In a Word: Grand Merry using Memento Rich Cocoa stamped several times.  The panel was attached with fun foam which makes a big difference when you layer panels the same color.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.

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25 comments:

  1. Greta, your Altenew beauty is fabulous. Love how you got color onto your diecuts. So pretty. Your Christmas card is sweet, has a nice nostalgic feel with the white on kraft.

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  2. The first with the Rose is lovely Greta, but the second using Kraft really are the spots just might be my favourite this time.

    B x

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  3. WOW Greta. Just love your flower one. The die cuts are beautiful and love the way you made the flowers with the watercolour paper. And you Christmas card is so pretty.

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  4. two fantastic cards, Greta - the flower is my fave of course - love the rustic look the kraft gives your christmas card!

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  5. Two gorgeous cards Greta. The top one is so pretty.
    Lorraine x

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  6. At last! I love it! Your totally Altenew card is fabulous! The simplicity of the kraft card is perfect!

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  7. WOW! That flower on your first card looks amazing Greta! And I always love seeing holiday cards made with kraft CS... It's always a fun change from the norm! Fab cards!

    Theresa

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  8. Criminal, hahahaha, I love it!! Wow what a pretty card you've created though. They're both fabulous!

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  9. I love these beautiful cards you made. Great spring design with those wonderful flowers. So glad you used that pretty frame on it too. And, I love the Christmas one with just the one poinsettia and the great layers.

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  10. I think I just keep repeating myself, but it is so true... you have created a fabulous set of cards, Greta!

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  11. Hi Greta,
    what a very lovely card and such a super design too.
    Love the kraft style.
    thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

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  12. Happy March Greta...Beautiful cards and the pink flower is stunning! beautiful colour combo

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  13. Oooo what an absolutely delightful Xmas card and thanks for joining us at the February Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

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  14. Two lovely cards, Greta! The first card is so pretty in color and wonderful dimensions! Love the leaf frame die, too! And, second card is beautiful with flower and pine. Great addition with the dots, so interesting!

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  15. Oh Greta both your cards are so beautiful. Very inspirational!

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  16. Your first card is very pretty and I like the single flower against the Kraft card on the second one. hugs Mrs A.

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  17. It's good to know that others have dies which they've only used once! My plan this year, is to use every die and stamp in my stash as least once - how do you think I'll go? Well you went beautifully and your card is so soft and pretty with the pink bloom. The kraft card is superb with the double die cut borders. Lovely work.

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  18. That Altenew stamp looks like it has been layered with paper for dimension. I love that layered look in inks. The case of the bunny card is so pretty and I love how you changed it into a Christmas card.

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  19. Wonderful layering on your first beautiful card and the second card is so classy and stunningly CAS x

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  20. So glad that you join the fun over Altenew February Inspiration Challenge! WONDERFUL, Greta!

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  21. Greta, you’re really rocking the Altenew florals!! Glad you were able to dust that beauty off. And love all the different sets you used for the Kraft w&w card! Turned out beautifully. So happy you were able to join my challenge 💕

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  22. Love both your cards but do love the first one with the Altenew floral die.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  23. Okay, I am having the most enjoyable morning, browsing through your art! My mojo's been down a little lately, and your cards are inspiring me like crazy! These are both gorgeous, and I love, love, love all the kraft on your second card!

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  24. Beautiful card, congrats on your win over at Altenew!

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