Friday, March 15, 2019

Guest Designing for JUGs Take 3

I'm happy to be back with another card as the March GD for Just Us Girls.  It's Color Week with the beautiful combo of Yellow, Purple & Teal  You're also allowed to use neutrals.


I immediately thought of Easter, but wanted to use my still unopened SSS Sweet Tulip die rather than eggs.  My background has shades of purple & teal that are a bit darker to make the die cut really stand out. 


I used a favorite Copic marker technique I learned years ago from Nicole Heady.  You simply make stripes of each color & go back to blend where they  meet until you're happy with the result.  The colors I used are Amethyst & Blue Green.  I cut the panel down & attached it to a white card.  The tulip die cut was stacked 2 high & white heat embossed.  I removed the top layer inside pieces, covered them in Art Institute Banana glitter & glued them back into place.  


The white heat embossing gives a neat look & the glitter is really beautiful in person.  Hero Arts yellow sequins provide embellisment & the Easter sentiment is on the inside of the card.  Think I'll make more of these in other colors.  Hope you'll check out the wonderful cards made by the DT & play along in the challenge.  I'm entering Virginia's Show & Share challenge.
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26 comments:

  1. Hi Greta! I'm back from Vacation! Thought I'd pop in to see what I've missed! Beautiful cards.. Love seeing all your designs and the background on this one is beautiful!! Have a great weekend!

    Theresa

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  2. WHat a great eye for colour Greta, the purple and teal make the perfect backdrop for the golden tulip, beautiful.

    B x

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  3. That is a brilliant idea with the stripes. I must give that a try. It looks lovely here with the tulip due cut. I love the vibrant colours on this card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  4. fantastic way to incorporate the colors for this challenge, Greta - gorgeous tulip!

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  5. I love your background and the colors. Just beautiful. The gold glittered tulip is so gorgeous. Great card!

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  6. Fab use of the colors -- this is an awesome card.

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  7. Another fab card for your gd at Jugs. Love these colors, you rocked it.

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  8. love the way you used the colors...fabulous design! I really must get my act together and play along with one of the challenges before the month is over.

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  9. Those are tough colors, but you've nailed it Greta! This is a wonderful spring card!

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  10. What a gorgeous card. I love all the bright beautiful colors of the striped background. The flower rests magnificently on it.

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  11. GREAT take with the colors! I love the stripy background! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL!

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  12. I would not know where to start with this colour palette, but you nailed it and turned out a super classy card. I love the tulip treatment with the shimmery highlights. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. I remember Nichole doing this technique! This is so pretty. Your background came out beautifully and I love the glitter on the inlaid pieces. Beautiful card Greta!

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE the background Greta. And that inlaid glitter is stunning.

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  15. Your background looks amazing with such beautiful blending of those colors! And I love what you did with that tulip die with the heat embossing and the glittered inserts. Beautiful card!

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  16. Oh! I love the colour combo and how you have used it. A gorgeous card.
    Faith x

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  17. Awesome card. It is quite lovely. I love how the flowers are colored.

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  18. Fabulous background Greta. That tulip is just gorgeously sparkly. So elegant.

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  19. Greta the colours work so beautifully! It's a stunning card.

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  20. What a wonderful way to highlight the lovely flower! Love all the sparkle and it looks so pretty against the colorful striped background!

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  21. Another wonderful inspiration card for JUGS, Greta! That blending technique to make a background is simply awesome and, of course, I love the little framed tulip!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Oh Greta!!! Your background came out beautifully and I love the glitter on the inlaid pieces. Beautiful card as I mentioned!! So impressive!

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  23. What a stunning effect... This is so lovely my friend!

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  24. I love your Copic made striped background, Greta. It is so bright and cheery and perfect with the yellow glitter tulip.

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  25. WOW...this is one amazing card, just love your fabulous background!

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  26. Wow! That background! I would have never thought it was Copics! Such a striking look, especially backing that gorgeous tulip. So, so pretty!

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