Monday, April 8, 2019

More Easter Cards

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Thanks for the concern & well wishes for Fritz.  Still not himself, but doing much better.  I'm still working on Easter cards that need to be mailed soon.  Here are a couple more, starting with the other Poppystamps Powell Butterfly made when I created THIS CARD.  Really can't say I like one better than the other.  The textured gray pieces inlaid into the pink metallic outline do give a striking, elegant look which I love.  This time I used some very old wire in my stash to wrap around the body & form into the antenna.


I die cut the 2 Frantic Stamper banners & temporarily adhered the small one in place.  Then I did the dry embossing with the sweet floral folder (thank you, Lisa!).  I took them apart & embossed them separately to get a deeper impression.  A gray ink was lightly sponged on the edges & both pieces were sprayed with Shimmer Spritz.  I never tire of that look!


The small banner was backed with fun foam & attached in place.  I lightly bent up the butterfly wings & attached it with foam tape in the center.  The card is made from Soft Stone cardstock & the sentiment is Inkadinkado.  I'm entering Poppystamps,  DRU, Country View Challenges Easter/Spring & Time Out.
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Next is my entry for PTI LFF.  This time the challenge is to create a project from a favorite inspiration source.  Often the challenges I enter provide the inspiration & I don't spend time going through magazines or Pinterest very often.  However, I have made cards based on items in my home including a dress, flannel sheets & a pot holder.  A few days ago I opened a new paper towel package & was immediately inspired to make a card!


I wanted a background of pink & orange with butterflies on top of it, so I started with a smooshed background of DI picked raspberry & ripe persimmon.  I did multiple layers of each color--drying in between.  Then I die cut PTI Butterfly Hope cover plate from white cardstock.  It was not the look I had in mind, so I finally opened my jar of Mother of Pearl Nuvo Mousse & spread it over the die cut with a cloth.  The sheen is beautiful & the soft goldish look works for Easter, I think.


The sentiment is made with words from W&W Big, Bold Seasons stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne.  The waterproof ink allowed me to then smoosh the sentiment strips in the same inks to match the background.  The words are matted with black & popped up with foam tape.  I added tiny black pearls to the antenna to tie in with the sentiment.  Not the usual Easter card, but I like it & hopefully the recipient will, too.  I'm also entering WAW.
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23 comments:

  1. Beautiful butterfly cards. It is amazing the ways we find inspiration! You certainly captured a great look with the paper towel inspiration!

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  2. More of that pretty gray and pink! I like the way you've layered this one Greta and the wire butterfly body is a great touch. Your paper towel inspired card is lovely too!

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  3. Both your cards are so very beautiful Greta, but I am especially fond of that fabulous smooshed background, with the butterflies! Would you believe that I did a smooshed background yesterday, it had been so long since I had done the technique and I really enjoyed it... even for someone who doesn't like to make a mess lol.

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  4. Two stunning cards. Love the inspiration of from the paper towels. I've done that too...in the past. Your first card is amazing as well. The embossing gives a lot of texture.

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  5. LOVE your first card with the butterfly and embossing... so pretty! And I love that you were inspired by the paper towels! CUTE... and the card is lovely.. I love pink & yellow together.... always makes such a pretty combo!

    Theresa

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  6. I love that grey CS... the sheen is wonderful and the butterfly is gorgeous! Lovely smooshed BG in your second card too... You have been very busy!

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  7. Love your gray and pink color scheme on the first card and that bold background on the second!

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  8. two lovely cards, Greta - the gray and pink with the arched background for your butterfly is wonderful - and love the smooshed background for your second card!

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  9. Inspiration comes from so many different avenues Greta, sadly the kitchen towel on my desk just has orange and lemon segments but it's lovely to see where it took you with your pretty cards.

    B x

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  10. Oh, love those butterfly cards with wonderful shine, Greta, so pretty! Awesome last card, too! The background has amazing color and fun big butterflies! Wonderful Easter cards!!

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  11. So very pretty Greta! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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  12. Love the same shape layers on your card and the grey and pink. Your inspirational butterfly paper card is inspirational!. Love it.
    Faith x

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  13. Wonderful butterfly post, Greta. The first is stunning in side the pink frame and I am loving the background of the last one. Pink and orange together is such a satisfying combination...maybe early childhood memories of sherbet?

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  14. Love the embossed layers in the first and the bright colours in the second. Two wonderful cards Greta as always!!

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  15. a gorgeous set of cards, greta! love the elegance of the butterfly on the first one. the second one is so bright and cheerful!

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  16. Another couple of butterfly cards - so pretty; I never tire of them. How clever are you to be inspired by the paper towel and create that stunning background. Lovely work Greta.

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  17. Love the shimmer on your first beautiful card and the colour combination looks fabulous. Loving the mixed media look of your second non traditional Easter card, which I love x Both cards are fabulous Greta x.

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  18. These are absolutely beautiful Greta! Love your sweet butterflies.

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  19. What a lovely fluttery duo, Greta! The crisp white against the smooshy background is so fresh and delicious ... and how elegant is the grey and pink with all that yummy texture, it's gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. Beautiful card, Greta. Congratulations on your win over in the Dies R Us Challenge. xx

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  21. Lovely card- thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts challenge.

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  22. Beautiful butterflies Greta! Love the pop of color on the first!

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  23. 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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