Saturday, April 13, 2019

Flowers

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I'm a little behind blogging my cards, but thankfully our puppydog, Fritz, has had 4 good days in a row.  Hopefully, we're on the right track.  Here are 3 of my recent floral cards.
First up is my entry for PTI LFF: Favorite Style.  I don't have a signature style, but I do love what I call Fresh & Simple.  It's not exactly CAS, as there can be layers & there's not necessarily a lot of white space.

I made a one layer notecard that's a bit smaller than A2 size.  The images from PTI Friendship Jar Flowers were stamped in New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, Spring Rain, Lavender Moon & Amethyst Allure.  I added green splatters, yellow Stickles, white crochet thread & dots of Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher.  I'm also entering JUGsSSS Wednesday & Time Out.

Quite awhile ago, I won some stamps from Virginia, including a beautiful one from The Ton.  I finally inked it up & stamped on kraft in brown & white metallic inks.


The sentiment from TPC Studio was stamped in dark brown & the panel was mounted with fun foam.  Finished off with 3 brown sequins.  I'm entering AAA, CAS on FridayInkspirational & SSS Wednesday.
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My last card uses SSS Spring Flowers & a Hero Arts jar.  I've never used the jar or tried to show water, but Michelle's card inspired me to give it a try.


The blooms & leaves were silver embossed & watercolored with Zigs.  The jar was stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist & fussy cut.  Again I used Zigs to watercolor, using a blue for the water & a bit of light gray where the jar is empty.  I masked the jar ring & stamped the stems in silver using a Winnie & Walter simple stem.  I stamped each one several times to get the width I needed to match the die cuts which I also colored with the silver ink.  I used scissors to cut the opening for the stems.  The background is done with a PTI frame die & a Gina Marie die cut mat.  Gotta say,  I really had fun challenging myself to do something new & I love how it turned out.  I'm entering DCD, Allsorts, SSS WednesdaySSS WIW & Virginia's Show & Share.
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34 comments:

  1. Not one but three totally delightful creations Greta, thanks so much for joining our 'Blooms, Butterflies and Bugs' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  2. How beautiful are your monochromatic browns. Thanks so much for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

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  3. Glad to hear Fritz is getting better. What a beautiful set of floral cards Greta.

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  4. Spoiled for choice today! All so delicately pretty Greta. Glad your puppy is on the mend!!

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  5. What a great collection of cards, Greta. Three wonderful cards. My favourite is the 3rd one as I lllllove the beautiful frame and the popping up vase with flowers. Kisses, my friend.

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  6. So glad to hear that Fritz is doing well... Now you can breathe! Fabulous and oh so pretty cards Greta... Love the stamping on your first two card and the water in the jar is perfect with those lovely flowers. Have a beautiful Easter and I'll catch up in a few weeks.

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  7. Beautiful spring flowers and that kraft card is just gorgeous. My favorite is the flowers in the jar. You captured the blue water perfectly. I'm so glad Fritz is doing so much better. Did you ever find out what was wrong or did he just start getting better. Molly sends him hugs.

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  8. hard to choose a favorite from these 3 lovely floral cards - each one is so unique and pretty!

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  9. Wow Greta, 3 fabulous floral cards. I love each one, all so different.

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  10. I have to say Greta, you are wow-ing it today with these three beautiful cards. That Gina Marie mat is gorgeous and perfect for floral cards.

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  11. Three really lovely creations, a really super card and love the subtle colours of the flowers, super lace die too. Thank you for joining our Butterfly, Blossoms and Bugs challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  12. Three gorgeous cards, Greta. My favourite is the last one, I love the decorative edges and your jar of flowers is beautiful. xx

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  13. Lovely cards today, Greta. Am thankful Fritz is better - I love dogs too!

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  14. Three beautiful Easter/Spring cards, Greta! Especially love the delicate bouquet on card one and the outline stamping on card two. Your flowers in jar on card three look amazing - well done on the water!!

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  15. wow! you are absolutely hitting it out of the park with these three beauties, greta! I absolutely love the first one! the design and layering of images in perfection!

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  16. Three beautiful cards Greta! I love the wispy wildflower look of the first one. Glad to hear Fritz is doing better!

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  17. Your flower cards are gorgeous. I am glad Fritz is doing better.

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  18. I'm lovin' ALL 3 cards! They are so pretty -

    Theresa

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  19. Card 1 is lovely in its softness. Card #2's elegance is sublime. Card 3 is gorgeous! You are a master of many ideas!

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  20. Three fantastic creations. I do like how you did the brown on brown effect.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  21. Fantabulous and so very beautiful cards, love the dies too.
    Faith x

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  22. Gorgeous cards! Love your off the edge design! Thanks so much for sharing at JUGS!

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  23. So glad to hear that Fritz is feeling better, Greta, and I hope he continues to mend! You've made three sensational fresh spring cards! Each one is a winner in my book, but that last one is a real standout! Great "water" coloring and gorgeous blooms!! Happy Easter! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. Your cards are so pretty! I love your style! Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge!

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  25. Beautiful florals, Greta ... the lacy edging around the jar of blooms is so pretty ... the subtle colours are fabulous on your understated Easter card ... and I love your fresh bouquet, it's so spring like and the stamp layering gives it such a delicious sense of depth! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  26. Beauties. I love your floral card inspired by our own Michelle. The flowers are gorgeous. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our "Water" challenge this April

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  27. Beautiful cards! Love how the stamp looks on kraft! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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  28. Three fabulous cards Greta. Your first card is so fresh and so very pretty with wonderful stamping. Love the tone on the second one and a beautiful stamped image. Great water on the third and such a pretty card x.

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  29. Three beautiful cards Greta. I love the CAS one layer design on the first with the gorgeous stamp and the very subtle embellishments. The second is fabulous with the stamping on kraft and the watercolouring on the third is amazing xx

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  30. Truly beautiful, Greta! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL!

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  31. You've been busy, all these floral cards look stunning! I love the monochrome look of your card for us, that stamp is a stunner and looks beautiful stamped brown. Such stylish simplicity. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  32. Three gorgeous cards Greta, each with something special to offer. I absolutely love the first one with the purpler and green. I'm always a fan of Kraft and the stamp you used looks lovely on the raised panel. As for the last one! Wow! Love the scalloped die and the beautiful blooms in the jar. Your work is so inspiring.

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  33. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Die Cut Divas and I hope to see many more of your beautiful creations soon :)

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  34. congrats for being our winner and Top at Taking Time Out-see blog for details to be a Guest Desinger x

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