Friday, March 8, 2019

Guest Designing for JUGs Take 2

It's time for another Just Us Girls challenge & my second card as the Guest Designer for March.  This is Trend Week: Use a Background Stamp.  Now that is one thing I have plenty of--haha!


I actually used 2 different background stamps:  Impression Obsession Boxwood & Hero Arts Envelope Pattern.  I'd been wanting to try the Distress monoprint technique I saw in a Jennifer McGuire video, so pulled out 3 Distress inks:  mowed lawn, lucky clover & twisted citron.


After heavily blending on the inks & letting the panel dry (helped with a heat gun), I clear embossed IO Boxwood.  Then I spritzed fairly heavily with water, laid a white cardstock panel on top & ran it through my die cut machine.  Some of the ink transfers onto the white piece giving a beautiful softly colored image.  For this card, I just used my original panel which I trimmed down & die cut with the PTI Mix & Mat: Flourishes dotted die.  The bird on a branch IO die was cut from a soft gold shimmery cardstock.  The sentiment is SSS Painted Hugs which I stacked, blended with the same inks & covered with Nuvo Glaze.  The kraft card front was stamped with Hero Arts Envelope Pattern wood mounted stamp from 2011.  Hope I've given you some inspiration & maybe thoughts of Spring!  I'd love for you to join in the challenge this week.
I'm entering SSS Flickr Challenge 118 & ModSquad.
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26 comments:

  1. Stunning Greta. How awesome to use the HA envelope stamp again. It was so popular at the time. I have tons of HA backgrounds that haven't seen the light of day for years! Must get them out and give them some love.

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  2. As the poster above said stunning, the background stamped in the variegated greens of the background are lovely.

    B x

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  3. Wow ...what a fabulous technique, unique and very striking card. Love the vibrant colours and those wonderful die cuts. Congratulations on guesting Greta with this amazing card x

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  4. Greta, your card is absolutely stunning. I love the background and the gold bird. Thank you for the link to the video. I watched it all and, as I still consider myself an amateur in card making, it is very helpful and inspiring. Hugs, my dear friend.

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  5. this card is gorgeous - the envelope background gives it such a nice subtle effect and the colors are wonderful - and this pretty card is now sitting on my desk!!

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  6. Oh wow! I love that bright green background on your lovely card! It makes me very anxious for spring to arrive!

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  7. That background is so gorgeous, Greta! The card is beautiful!

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  8. Oh this is a stunner! Love, love the background and I'm a fan of Jennifer, so will check out her video. That dotted die adds lovely detail without detracting from your beautiful work. I wish I had an extra couple of days in each week to just try the tips and tricks you so generously share. x

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  9. So pretty Greta I love that background stamp and esp how you used it!

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  10. This is gorgeous, Greta - what a fabulous take on the technique, Jo x

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  11. What a beautiful vibrant design, Greta! Love that you used two different background stamps! Hugs, Darnell (p.s. the link over on JUGS to your blog isn't linking to this post.)

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  12. This is stunning! I love your blended background with the added embossing! I am going to have to check out that technique.

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  13. This is so gorgeous and I love the beautiful leafy background. Great bird on a branch die too.

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  14. Gorgeous colors of green for the lovely background, Greta! Sweet bird on the branch, too! Great card!!

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  15. I'm leaving in the AM for my trip, but wanted to stop by tonight to check out your latest creation! I LOVE it! Your color combination is beautiful and that technique just gives your design that WOW factor! I totally love it and may need to go rewatch that video again so I can try this ASAP!! Have a Beautiful Week!

    Theresa

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  16. THis turned out excellent. Those colors just sing!

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  17. Beautiful shading Greta, love your card.
    Faith
    x

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  18. Your card is beautiful Greta. What an amazing background!!

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  19. Lovely card, Greta. Such a pretty background. Congrats on being the GD for the month.

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  20. wonderful spring-y card Greta, first the birds then the blooms.

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  21. Oh goodness Greta, this is gorgeous! Love the boxwood background and that pretty little bird. The colors are just so fresh and lovely!

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  22. Wow! That's beautiful!! Congrats on your GD spot too...

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  23. I love the variation of colors and shine on the embossed background, Greta. I would love to see the panel the technique produced. It sounds interesting. The bird die is wonderful and so elegant in gold. This is such a beautiful card.

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  24. This is just wonderful. Your background is stunning and I love the silhouette in kraft instead of the traditional black. Well done!! Great take on the Green, Green Everywhere challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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  25. Love that beautiful green background Greta. Love the gold birdadding so much to this gorgeous card.

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  26. Love your background. Lovely colors! Such a pretty card!

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