Sunday, May 5, 2019

Birthday Flowers

I have a couple birthday cards to post today.  My pictures don't capture them very well, despite several efforts.
First is an entry for the Altenew May Inspiration Challenge.  I used a gray stamped watercolor panel & Altenew Painted Stripes die cut--both sent to me by friends.


The die cut had gotten damaged on one end, so I just trimmed off the border on all 4 sides.  The bloom & leaves are Altenew Layered Floral Elements.  I used the scribble, spritz, dry, repeat technique for the coloring.  The leaves were done with 2 green Distress Markers.  It's difficult to spritz enough to move the color without washing it away, so I did many layers.  The bloom was done with Zigs--much easier for this technique.  The layers are meant to line up, but I liked the look of them slightly offset.  I mounted the bloom with foam tape & added several sizes of pearls for embellishment.  The white double embossed sentiment is made by cutting apart happy birthday & cheer up in the Altenew Pained Greetings set.  This card is really pretty in person--not at all washed out.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.
  
I don't usually play along at CTD, but I couldn't resist the gorgeous color combo!


I used a white rectangle scrap laying on my table & stamped a wildflower image from SSS Warm Wishes using Versafine Clair inks Nocturne at the bottom & Acorn at the top which allowed me to add clear embossing powder.  I used my $9 make up brushes (that look exactly like the $50 ones) to add Memento Angel Pink ink to the edges blending it to very light in the center.


The sentiment from SSS Sketch Ranunculus was stamped in the Nocturne ink & I added black splatters at the bottom & brown at the top.  I'm really happy with how this turned out.  Clearly, I like simple.  The pink is not at all hard to see in person.  I did originally try using a different image in the set along with black & brown embossing powders, but after several attempts gave it up.  So, the end result is simple, but not necessarily the process--haha!  I'm also entering SSS Flickr Challenge 122 & SSS Wednesday.

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18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards, Greta! I especially like the background on that first one!

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  2. both cards are so perfect for these challenges - and both so pretty!

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  3. Beautiful cards for your challenges, Greta and they'll make your recipients very happy.

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  4. Beautiful Cards Greta! I LOVE the light grey on your first card!

    Theresa

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  5. LOVE these both Greta. Two amazing cards.

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  6. The pink and gray are a lovely color combination and produced a lovely card. I really like that wildflower stamp and the pink shows up just fine.

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  7. Beautiful creation Greta and the first really is my fav - just.

    B x

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  8. Beautiful cards! Love the background and the gorgeous flower on the first. The soft ink blending on the second card is wonderful!

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  9. another amazing set of cards, greta! love your pretty take on the altenew inspiration!

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  10. Both the cards are so well designed and beautiful!

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  11. Lovely cards, Greta! Love the bright pink flower on the first card and pretty background! Second card is soft and subtle, love the pink background....perfect CAS!

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  12. Beautiful cards Greta, love the first with the dies, both such lovely cards with marvellous details.
    Faith x

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  13. So glad you decided to join us at CTD! Your CAS design is lovely in the throwdown colors!

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  14. I just love both of these, Greta! I'm smitten with the pink rose in the first card, it's so striking against the soft background! And your second card is so sweet and serene...And elegant! Love them both so much :)

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  15. Love both cards and especially the simple lines of the wild flower!

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  16. Wow, love your first card, it's gorgeous Greta! The second is fabulously CAS!

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  17. Love how you trimmed off the frame from the die cut on your first card and what a beautiful crisp and striking CAS card...so very pretty x. Yes I know what you mean about the process not always being simple...Wonderful CAS second card and love the subtle pink and the brown inked silhouette flower looks so striking x.

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  18. Your cards always offer a wide variety of techniques to inspire and delight. Love both of these, the first for the background, and the classic simplicity of the second.

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