Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Friendship Cards

The latest PTI LFF challenge is to use your favorite PTI accessory.  I love the grograin ribbon, but my favorite has to be rainstones.  I was lucky enough to have some given to me by a friend several years ago & I'm hoarding them--haha!  I have other clear dots, but must admit they aren't the same.  My simple rainbow card began by white embossing the image from Lovely Layers across a scrap of white cardstock.


Then I brushed on Distress Inks festive berries, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, shabby shatters & tumbled glass.  The sentiment from Corner Adorner: Februray was stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black & I added black splatters.  The panel was backed with a couple layers of cardstock for a bit of dimension & rainstones are the finishing touch.  I'm also entering Stamping Sensations & WAW.
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Next is my entry for SSS Flickr Challenge: Friendship.  I gold embossed the flower, stem & leaves from SSS Spring Flowers on watercolor paper.  Then I scribbled with Distress Markers spiced marmalade & wild honey for the flower with lucky clover & peeled paint for the stem & leaves.  I found it a little tricky to spritz enough water to blend without washing away too much color.  Love the results, though.

 
After the papers were dry, I used the coordinating dies.  The frame from SSS Frames was die cut several times from ivory cardstock.  I double gold embossed the sentiment from SSS Thoughtful Messages on one of the interior panels you get when you cut the frame.  I lightly brushed the center with Distress Inks mowed lawn & salty ocean.  You can't really see it in the photo, but makes a big difference in person.  The frame was stacked several high & attached around the single interior panel already glued to the card front.  The pretty yellow irridescent gems given to me by a friend were the perfect embellishment.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & W2CB.
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23 comments:

  1. Your first creation is perfect for our Rainbow challenge Greta, the second Tulip one also a lovely Spring creation, thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  2. Beautiful florals Greta, I admit I am partial to the second card. Its a yellow thing. I can see just a bit of haze of the colors you mentioned on the panel's background. Bet this is amazing in person.

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  3. Two lovely floral creations Greta!

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  4. I love the rainbow look and it is bright and happy. The clean second card is so pretty, Greta. I am starting to be drawn to the clean look of cards. When I started it was lots of layers and embellishments but your flower really stands out without a lot of distraction.

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  5. your spritzing the distress markers turned out wonderfully, Greta - of course the floral spring flower is my favorite!

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  6. Wow! So beautiful, Greta! Those rhinestones are really gorgeous! Isn't it funny how some products just capture our hearts :) The rainbow design is just spectacular and I love, love your second card! That scalloped edge adds such a sweetness to it! And the colors are just so happy and radiant :) Love!

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  7. Love the rainbow card, so pretty, Greta! Wonderful bright colors and lovely rhinestones. Second card is full of spring with the beautiful flower. Lovely soft background...perfect! Well done with both cards, Greta!!

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  8. I love the rainbow look on your first card and your second card is beautiful! That flower is so pretty and makes a wonderful focal point. Lovely cards as always Greta!!!

    Theresa

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  9. You have certainly created some beautiful cards with these designs. I love the bright colors on the first one and the second one is gorgeous with the pretty yellow tulip.

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  10. Hi, Greta! It's so good to see one of your wonderful creations in our W2CB Gallery! Hope you've been doing well. By the looks of these two lovely cards, you're certainly up to your old bag of card-making tricks. I just love all your Distress Ink techniques, as well as your CAS style. Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Words 2 Craft By. :)

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  11. Both amazing, Greta. I love your popped up embossed flowers on the first card. Kisses, my friend.

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  12. really fabulous set of cards, greta! the ink blending on the first card is amazing!

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  13. Two pretty cards Greta! Wonderful ink blending on the first and I love the way you've framed the second!

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  14. These are so pretty, Greta! Love the rainbow panel behind your embossing! And your friend card is beautiful designed and framed!! Thank you for joining W2CB!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. These are lovely and fresh... perfect for spring! x

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  16. These are so pretty, Greta. The floral die cut is the star on this duo, yet seeing Lovely Layers on its rainbow strip looks wonderful too.

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  17. Such a pretty rainbow effect card and the white embossed flowers just pop x. Love the effect of the water colouring on your second card and the double heat embossing on the sentiment looks so pretty. Gorgeous cards, both of them x.

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  18. A beautiful take on our Rainbow theme, Greta. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  19. The rainbow colours on your first card look so bright and pretty in the gorgeous spring colours. I had to do a little research to discover what you meant by rainstones! All my initial search engines brought up rhinstones, but I eventually tracked some down. They're on my every increasing wish list now. :D I do see the touches of distress inks to highlight your yellow flower and the scalloped frame is lovely. TFS

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  20. Wow...what a wonderful post! Love your sweet rainbow and your tulips are fabulous!

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  21. You are SO creative, Greta. I love the rainbow effect on the first card. Super cool for sure, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your art with us. Have a great weekend and please stop by again soon. i look forward to it, as always.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  22. Two wonderful cards Greta... Clever to have that rainbow effect... I wouldn't have thought of that and your second card is such a contrast but so lovely!

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