Saturday, April 6, 2019

Easter Cards

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It's been kinda challenging at our place lately.  Fritz is having GI problems, so we've been to the vet twice & had a restless night with little sleep.  Needless to say, I haven't gotten much done.  Things are calm this afternoon, so I'm hoping to finally post a couple cards that have been waiting to be entered in some challenges.
First up is a card I started, but didn't finish for the March challenge.  Fortunately, I could make it work for the Poppystamps April challenge.


I die cut Poppystamps Powell Butterfly from a scrap I painted with leftover Rose metallic acrylic paint (making this card) & from charcoal textured cardstock.  I inlaid the pink pieces into the charcoal outline & vice versa.  Stick pins for antenna were sandwiched between the inlaid butterfly & a solid white piece I trimmed as a backer.  Soon I'll post the card I made with the other butterfly.  The background was made by die cutting Poppystamps Massa Leaf Frame from a white panel & a gray panel.  The gray die cut was inlaid into the white panel & matted with a slightly larger gray panel.  I die cut the smallest Stitched Bloom Trio from vellum 3 times & added them to the frame with a dot of Champagne Stickles.


The butterfly was mounted with foam tape & I added some clear Pico Embellisher as dew drops.  The Easter greeting will be inside.  I'm also entering DRUDCD & Time Out.
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Gray & pink is one of my favorite color combos, so I used it again for this card.


The Abstract Petals MFT stencil was used with Heidi Swapp white Art Screen Ink which has a beautiful sheen.  The banner was die cut with MFT Fishtail Flags & the next size up was used for the mat.  Both the mat & the Impression Obsession die cut sentiment were foiled with Gina K Twinkling Pink.

The flag was added to a gray panel & I arranged MFT Wild Greenery white die cuts behind the sentiment.  Lots of pretty sparkle & shine in person for this one.  I'm entering Country View Challenges Easter/Spring,  MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge, ModSquad Challenge & SSS Monday.
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27 comments:

Esther Asbury said...

Love your gray and pink color scheme on these lovely cards, and those stick pin antennas! Cute idea!

Betty said...

two lovely cards, Greta - the greys and deep pink are gorgeous together - and wonderful designs.

Mia said...

Both amazing cards, Greta. Kisses.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the die cut background and your inlaid butterfly. I love the touch of vellum. Gorgeous, and perfect for our challenge at Time Out. Thanks for playing with us.

Darlene said...

WOW what a beautiful creation Greta! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

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Rosemary said...

both cards are so pretty, greta! really love the way the beautiful butterfly pops against the gray on the first one!

Cat Craig said...

Greta, both cards are lovely. The grays are s uch a nice difference from white. I am loving the inlaid diecut. I love that techniques look.

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to hear about Fritz and your lack of sleep x. Your first card is stunning, contemporary, love the design and the die cuts and the addition of the vellum. Such a pretty second card with great stencilling and pretty bling x Beautiful cards, both of them x.

Sherri said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! Love your color combination too! And those dies combined with the lace doily just pop! Thanks for joining our "Anything goes with dies carried by DRU" challenge at Dies R Us!

Michelle N. said...

Your card is lovely, and I see you have dew drops on your card-very clever! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are both so wonderful. I love the pretty butterfly which graces the first one and the Easter card with all that shimmer is gorgeous!

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful cards! I love your color palette and all that texture! Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
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Lisa Elton said...

These are both just lovely Greta! The pinks and grays do look fabulous together. So sorry to hear about Fritz. When they were doing tests on Max they discovered he had had several bouts of pancreatitis. It's something mini schnauzers are prone too. Have they checked him for that? I know he's not a mini, but maybe it's a schnauzer trait too. Hope he's better soon.

Maria said...

Oh, no! Sorry to hear about Fritz! Hope he’s back to normal very soon! Your cards are so lovely! Beautiful butterfly with creative attenae on the first card. Second card is very pretty with the stencil background and lovely shine! Love the color combo, too! Pink and gray were my wedding colors. Take care, hugs!

Darnell said...

You do pink and gray so well, Greta, especially when you throw in some schparkle! These are gorgeous cards! I'm sorry that Fritz hasn't been well. I hope he's turned a corner and is soon well. Hugs, Darnell

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Greta. Love the beautiful color scheme! Hope Fritz gets better soon <3

brenda said...

As always you have created another lovely card Greta.

B x

Dawn T said...

Totally awesome, That colour combo is perfect and your two cards are too. Hope poor Fritz is better.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO Beautiful, love them both, great colour choices.
Faith x

Scrapper69 said...

Sorry to hear about your hubby... I hope he's doing better today! Both cards are beautiful... I really like your first one with the butterfly and the stick pens for the antenna... so pretty!!!

Theresa

Ros Crawford said...

Oh what beautiful cards Greta... I love the inlaid dies on your first card and the stenciling on the second card is so pretty! So sorry about Fritz... Aren't they a worry! I have been struggling with 2 sick cats here!

Helen Wallace said...

I hope by now, that Fritz is on the mend and your sleep has returned to normal. I absolutely love this colour combo, the fuschia with the soft grey really floats my boat. I think my fave is the butterfly on, but they are both swoon worthy.

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely card ! Thank you for joining our April Challenge over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Jane said...

I hope things improve at home for you now. Thanks so much for joining our spring/Easter challenge over at Country view with your delightful card xx

Arlene said...

Lovely cards. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our April challenge

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two fabulous cards, love grey and pink combo, it's so elegant!The inlay on the first card looks amazing behind the butterfly, it's my favourite

Jeanne J. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm smitten with the first with the crisp die cut inlay and the delicate vellum flowers !