Friday, April 26, 2019

Die Cut Florals

Woke up feeling like a cold is trying to get me, so decided I better post the cards I recently made.
SSS Flower Cluster was die cut from purple & light green scraps so I could inlay them into the black outline left over from the card in my previous post.


The sentiment is from SSS Thoughtful Messages--a set I reach for frequently.  I die cut the thin frame from SSS Frames from a white A2 size panel & a black scrap.  The black frame replaced the white one & the whole piece was glued to a card front.  Then the focal piece was mounted to the center with fun foam.  The flower centers were embellished with little gems.  This card is a good example of what I call the Clean & Fresh style.  I'm entering SSS Flickr Challenge 122, SSS Wednesday & WAW.
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Next is my entry for the Altenew April Inspiration Challenge.  I recently picked up the Layered Floral Elements die set in a sale.  Lately I've seen people use the same color for all the layers & I really wanted to try that.  I picked out 3 Distress Inks close to the inspiration colors: picked raspberry, salty ocean & scattered straw.  I smooshed 3 watercolor paper scraps, purposely having some areas a bit darker so there would be subtle contrast in the die cuts layered together.


A white pen was used for some accents & Altenew Jet Black spray ink made the splatters.  Another favorite sentiment stamp set is Altenew's Painted Greetings which I've had since 2016.  I previously cut the 2 words apart, so they were ready to use for this card.  The focal panel was backed with a couple layers of cardstock for slight dimension before being attached to a textured white panel.  It may not look like a kid's card, but our little neighbor girl who loves pink & flowers is about to have a birthday.  I'm handing down a miniature pink ceramic tea set to her along with this card.  I'm also entering RRCB & SSS Wednesday.
RRCB 109

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16 comments:

  1. Two beautiful floral cards Greta! The first is striking with the thin black outline of the florals and thin matting. I like the plum and sage on this one too!

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  2. I forgot to say I hope you're feeling better and NOT coming down with a cold!

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  3. Your cards are both so beautiful and I love the floral designs and colors used for them.

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  4. Greta... both cards are fab. Love your smooshing! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Retro Rubber!

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  5. your first card looks so art deco and the second just so pretty - love them both!

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  6. Gorgeous cards Greta. Love the soft water color for your altenew card and I love the black outline on your flower cluster.

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  7. Your a pro at creating beautiful CAS cards --- both of these are very lovely!

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  8. Cool that you got a twofer and it is so pretty. The pink flower is perfect for a little girl and oh my, how thrilled she will be with a tea set. You need to have a tea party with her, wouldn't that be a sweet thing with tea and cookies. I didn't have girls so I didn't get to do that.

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  9. BOTH Beautiful cards Greta, I should think the little girl will love the card with it's bright colours and to have her very own tea set, oh! how wonderful, what a treasure I'm sure it will become.
    Faith x

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  10. Hi, Greta! Both cards are wonderful. What a perfect card for a sweet little girl and how sweet are you to hand down your tea set?!

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  11. really beautiful set of cards, greta! love the way you used the altenew challenge colors on the second one!

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  12. Gorgeous Greta. Love them both. The die inlaid card is simply amazing and love the Altenew inspired one.

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  13. Ooh, how pretty! Love them both.. the first one with the purple floral design really pops with the black shadow... love it!

    Theresa

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  14. Perfect CAS cards with the lovely flowers! The flower cluster die on the first card is so pretty! Last card is beautiful, too, with wonderful bright colors!

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  15. These are both lovely, but the second one is my favorite! How sweet that you are sharing your miniature tea set with your little friend!! I know she'll love both the gift and the card! Thanks for sharing this at Retro Rubber this week! :D

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  16. Two simply beautiful spring time cards. Love your gorgeous flowers!

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