Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Another Challenge with Friends

Hero Arts has 4 National Craft Month Challenges: Use a favorite coloring medium, Build your BD stash, Decorate an envelope (& send it) & Any craft goes.  My friends Betty & Cat & I decided to do our own versions.  For the coloring challenge we are coloring flowers & for the any craft challenge we are doing some kind of real stitching.  We're also decorating the envelopes for our cards & sending them to each other.
For my first card I used Rose Gold embossing powder & a flower in the 2010 HA set called Blossoms.  I used Bristol paper & colored with 2 blue & 2 gray Zigs.


I added blue splatters, die cut with a stitched rectangle, cut it into a triangle & mounted it with fun foam.  The sentiment from an old HA set called Made with Love was triple embossed on the textured blue panel using the Rose Gold powder.
I picked real stitching for the 3 of us because I wanted to do some cross stitching.  I had previously sent some MFT Cross Stitch Tag die cuts to Betty & Cat, so knew they had that option if they wanted.


My main craft activity before I started stamping was Counted Cross-Stitch & I've enjoyed doing some again using the MFT die.  The flower pattern is one provided by MFT here.  I love the flowers done in 3 shades of blue & now I want to try other colors.  The card front needed something that wouldn't detract, so I white embossed a 2005 HA flower from Fashion Flowers.  Maybe you can see it in the close up.


My focus was on the cards, but I did stamp flowers in blue on the envelopes.  It is fun to add a little something to tie the envelopes to the cards.  Tomorrow they're going in the mail to my friends.


I'm entering both cards & envelopes in the HA challenges.  I'm entering both cards at ABNH.


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15 comments:

  1. I love your rose gold card! I have some of that embossing powder and have yet to use it. So pretty to look at! Your cross-stitched tag card is lovely as well. Beautifully done!

    Theresa

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  2. Gorgeous cards. What fun the three of you had.

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  3. Beautiful cards and envelopes! I do love that tag Greta!!

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  4. looking forward to receiving these wonderful cards, Greta - love them both!

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  5. You out did yourself my friend, love them both. What fun it was to play with you two.

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  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Greta!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Two very different styles but both wonderful!

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  8. Two lovely cards Great! I just love your cross-stitched tag!

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  9. beautiful set of cards, greta! just like lisa I love the cross-stitched tag!

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  10. Such a lovely idea, to create for your friends and all the cards are lovely. I must confess to having a soft spot for the cross stitched one - something I've done a lot of over the years.

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  11. Beautiful design on the flower card and I love the colors. Your cross stitched tag is gorgeous. That bow is awesome.

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  12. Fantastic, Greta! And what a fun idea you ladies cooked up!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Oh, how lovely are your projects, Greta! Wonderful design on your first card with the flower! At times, I decorate the envelopes, but not too often. I think it's a nice added touch, so pretty! And, your cross stitched tag is gorgeous! It makes me want to get out my floss and cross stitch, too! Take care and have a great weekend, hugs!!

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  14. Greta, these are just gorgeous. I am SO in love with your cross stitching! It's so wonderful that you can combine your first hobby with papercrafting! It brings such a home-y and cozy look to a card. I've always admired it, but keeping count has never been my strong suit! :)

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  15. This is so beautiful...love your gorgeous stitching.

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