Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Easter

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.  Matthew 28:6

Wishing everyone a happy Easter.  Here are a few more cards I sent this year.
As you know, I've been having fun doing some cross stitch.  Still need to finish the Oregon sampler I was working on before I started making cards.  It's in the closet somewhere--haha!  I found a free DMC pattern & thought I could use it with my Altenew Pegboard Canvas die.


I knew it was a little too big, but turned out it was WAY too big.  This is the first time I've altered a pattern--other than changing colors.  I was too far along to scrap it, so went with 1 flower & did the best I could to make the grass look OK.  The pattern called for 1/2 stitches to get the angles on the cross--first time for that, too.


I didn't have much room, so decided on a simple white cross stitch frame.  My sister & brother-in-law love it, so that's what matters.  I'm entering Country View Challenges Easter/Spring, Viriginia's Show & Share & WAW.
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Next is the card I made from the light version of the monoprint technique I did to make THIS CARD.  Love these Distress Inks together: mowed lawn, lucky clover & twisted citron.


I dry embossed the panel for added interest & attached white leaves & silver thread behind the IO sentiment done with the same inks. 


Finished off with Pico Embellisher drops & a PTI frame.  I'm entering Time Out .

One of my sweet blogging friends passed on to me some goodies that were given to her.  I used the wonderful Taylored Expressions My Redeemer Lives set of stamps, dies & an embossing folder.


I began by inking a panel with distress Oxide inks fossilized amber, spiced marmalade & abandoned coral after noting where the embossed design would be.  After dry embossing, I added some water splatters.  I gold embossed one of the crosses, used the matching die & blended the edges with fossilized amber.  The panel was mounted to a vanilla card whose edges were also blended with fossilized amber.  I used a single gold adhesive dot for embellishment & put the sentiment on the inside. 
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26 comments:

  1. Happy Easter Greta. What beautiful cards

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  2. A gorgeous set of cards. Happy Easter.
    Faith x

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  3. What special cards for Easter, Greta - beautiful!

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  4. Happy Easter, my friend! I'm woefully behind in commenting yet, as always, your cards are seen and loved. I'm especially thrilled that you've embarked on cross-stitching! Isn't it fun! LOVE your beautiful cards here and especially the stitched one! I've not modified any patterns yet (aside from colours), so I'm impressed with what you've done. I, too, have various cross-stitch projects on the go; need to do those betwixt and between card-making! Hope Fritz is doing well! Lily keeps us hopping. She's feisty and energetic, but timid when it comes to the big world. Lots of barking! She's still a puppy; hopefully, she'll become less nervous as time goes on.
    Have a wonderful day! Sun is shining here at my mom's, where we're spending the weekend...
    hugs~c

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  5. Your cross stitched makes are just beautiful Greta. My late Mum used to do these and made some beautiful pieces which I will always treasure. Your cards are absolutely stunning too. Love the techniques. Hope you are having a lovely Easter.

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  6. all lovely cards, Greta - and I was lucky enough to receive the second one - the last one with the distress inked background is especially pretty. happy easter!!

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  7. Greta, what a beautiful bunch of cards. You outdid yourself with the cross stitching. YOur monoprint card is lovely and serene. That last card is awesome use of the dies and folder. Fabulous. Hoping you are having a lovely Easter.

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  8. Well done you with the cross stitching...something I have never tried x Striking second card with such beautiful and delicate colours. Fabulous third card and absolutely stunning x Thank you for sharing these beauties Greta and Happy Easter x

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  9. You adapted the cross-stitch pattern perfectly greta and created a beautiful card! The second one is so serene and of course I really love the third one! Happy Easter, my friend!

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  10. Beautiful Easter designs. I hope your Easter is going great for you too. He is Risen!

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  11. Wonderful cards, Greta! Especially love your monoprint with the leaves. Happy Easter wishes to you!!

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  12. I lllllllove your cross stitch, Greta. Beautiful cards, too. Happy Easter, my friend.

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  13. Greta the cross stitch is gorgeous! Happy Easter my friend!!

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  14. Gorgeous cross stitching, Greta! Very artsy Raster card with the leaves, so pretty! And, last card is so pretty! Wonderful colors! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  15. Oops, meant to say very artsy Easter card with the leaves, so pretty!

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  16. Happy Easter! Your cross stitch is amazing, so beautiful! Love your sweet Easter cards too. Hope you had a wonderful day.

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  17. All three are gems, Greta! You're rocking that cross-stitching die and putting it on my wish list. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be hard but the last one is stunning!

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  18. Beautiful cards, Greta. That was a great job of adapting the cross stitch pattern and it made a fantastic card. The mono is so pretty and the embossing folder on the last card is a great one. That is a beautiful card.

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  19. What a fabulous collection of cards Greta! All are beautiful but the the cross stitched card has me in awe - a definite keeper on the mantelpiece OMHO!!!
    I hope you had a wonderful Easter.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  20. Happy Easter Greta! All of your cards are fabulous. I think the second is my favorite with the fresh Spring green and delicate design!

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  21. Lovely project. Thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts Challenge.

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  22. Playing catch up as I had an unexpected trip to Hospital; home now and taking things slowly. Where to start with all these glorious cards? Love the stitched one, they are always special. The Easter Joy card has a lovely font and looks fresh and crisp. It would be difficult to choose a favourite, but that last one with the glorious sky, is truly something special. x

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  23. What an inspiring post! each one is a GEM, Greta! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL!

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  24. I love the soft water colours combined with the thread and the white embellishments - such beautiful texture and a wonderful design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

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  25. WOW! So pretty! Totally love the watercolor card!

    Theresa

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  26. Thankyou for joining in the Spring/Easter challenge at Country View Challenges - good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT xx

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