Friday, March 29, 2019

JUGs GD Take 5

Hard to believe--March is almost over!  It's time for my last card as the Guest Designer at JUGs.  This week the challenge is embossing folders--something I love.


I resisted getting a die cutting machine when they first became available, as I thought dies were too expensive.  However, I've always loved dry embossing.  My local stamp store showed me how the machines work with embossing folders which cost a lot less than most dies.  That did it--got a machine when I saw one for 1/2 price & said "I'm only using it for embossing."  Famous last words--haha!  That same store had a sample with a stamped panel that was also embossed.  I still love that look, so brought it back for this card.


I stamped images from PTI Meadow Greens & Gathered Garden using PTI inks Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Limeade Ice & Cocoa Bean.  The embossing folder is from a WRMK set of 2 that I got for $4 at Tuesday Morning long ago.


Green & gold is one of my favorite color combos, so had to use my Distress Stain burnished brass to add splatters & little streaks.  Nice to have a card that works for a guy or a gal.  I'm entering SSS Wednesday & WAW.
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I can't thank the JUGs DT enough for choosing my card & inviting me to join them this month.  It's been a great honor & lots of fun!

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24 comments:

  1. Perfect combo of stamping and embossing Greta. I've got over a 100 folders now... just love using embossing on my cards when I can. Always a great way to add some texture.

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  2. What a gorgeous card! I love the look of dry embossed stamping! (Your story sounds familiar -- I was one of those who resisted getting a die cutting machine as well, and for the same reasons! Now I use it ALL the time!)

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  3. the PTI meadow greens has always been a favorite of mine and love how you've used it with the embossing - the gold spatters are a perfect accent!

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  4. Very pretty card and I like the touches of gold. There are always so many new products coming out you don't really know what you want at first. I have to see things made with it before I can decide if I NEED it. And then, of course, I need it!

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you stamped and embossed that background and then added some gold splatters. Awesome creation and a huge thank you for joining us this past month as our Guest Designer!

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  6. Fab card Greta, its been so nice seeing you as the GD over at Jugs. I hope you continue to play there.

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  7. you have ended your run as guest designer with a bang, greta! your card is just beautiful!

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  8. Wow such a striking card. The colour combination, the stamping and the wonderful texture from the embossing folder looks fabulous. Loved all your inspiration from your guest designing Greta and thank you x

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  9. I sometimes forget about my embossing folders! I have so many and they do look good on cards! Maybe I should pull some out to design with them! Your card is wonderful! I love that it has a masculine look but can also be for a female! Very pretty! Have a great weekend!

    Theresa

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  10. So pretty! I love the colors you used and all that texture! Thanks for being such an amazing guest designer this month!

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  11. I had to laugh as I almost said the same thing when die cutting came into being. But now I am into it big time as well as loving the dry embossing. Your card you made is so gorgeous and I love those beautiful leafy ferns on it.

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  12. Beautiful stamped leaves over the embossed background, Greta!!

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  13. Green is my favorite colour, Brenda, and it is wonderful with gold. I love your beautiful card, my friend.
    And: I completely understand your thinking not to buy a cutting machine. I did the same thing until I realized that I really needed a Big Shop. And when I bought it, I left it in no use for more than 6 months! Do you believe it? Of yes, it is true. Only recently I decided that I love use it for embossing and die cutting.
    But I still resist in trying dry embossing! I do not like using the heat gun! But I am sure that one day (maybe soon) I will chance my mind.
    Hugs, sweetie!

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  14. Such a pretty and versatile card Greta and I love the green and gold; the colours our athletes wear on the world stage. The fern is so delicate and pretty and I had a smile about resisting the die cuts!

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  15. How lovely, Greta, with the pretty embossing folder, earthy greens, and delicate ferns! Gorgeously done! Smiles,
    Donna
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

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  16. I have always liked the embossed stamped panel too. This is awesome with the leaves

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  17. I never think of inking and then embossing for the background of a card. It makes it very eye catching and interesting. Wonderful lovely greenery and touch of gold, too! A very pretty card, Greta!

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  18. This is gorgeous Greta! Love the textured look the embossing gave the pretty ferns. Just fabulous!

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  19. Greta that is so on point! I remember thinking the same thing! It took me a loooong time to finally cave in and buy a machine, and then the rest is history of course! Sadly, since I started die-cutting, my dry embossing has taken a back seat, but I've been experimenting with different ways to add it back into my repertoire, and your card inspires me so much! Absolutely beautiful!

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  20. Simpleee gorgeous Greta. Love that look and haven't done it for such a long time. A beautiful card indeed. Thanks for showing your wonderful work this month at JUGS.

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  21. This is so lovely! I love the colors and images look great! Nicely done with this week's challenge.

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  22. Sorry I am so late dropping in Greta...I have been away! I just love any color of green and this card is very lovely! So happy to have had you with us! Take care and please join us again when you have the time!

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  23. What a nice story that I'm sure many of us can relate to! I love how you brought your craft back to the beginning with some added "newness" to it. Lovely card. We were so happy to have you with us during this long month of March at JUGs. We hope to see you in the gallery in future challenges!

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  24. It's been great having you as our guest designer this month, Greta. Meadow Greens is one of my favorite PTI stamps and I love it with the embossing and splatters.

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