Thursday, May 9, 2019

Coffee Plus

I hadn't planned to enter the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop this time, but then I saw my cute Stamplorations set called Coffee For All Seasons.


I stamped the Spring image in Versafine Clair Morning Mist on a scrap of watercolor paper.  Then I added watered down Distress Inks tumbled glass, milled lavender & bundled sage using a piece of acetate.  I hadn't done smooshing this way before & it does give you more control for placement of the colors.  The cup, saucer & word Spring were colored with a Sakura Clear Star gel pen--so pretty in person.  The gray cardstocks are PTI Weathervane & Soft Stone.  Love the sweet floral embossing folder from my friend, Lisa.  The sentiment is from the same set & I popped up the focal point.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday (card for a sweet blogging friend) & Virginia's Show & Share.  Edited to add:  Also entering Stamplorations Anything Goes.

Next is my entry for PTI LFF: Tags.  I don't have many tag dies, but my friend, Vikki, die cut a bunch for me.  The large image from What the Doodle: Snowflake was white embossed on Tag Sale #4.


Then I brushed on Enchanted Evening & Blueberry Sky.  I splattered water & randomly stamped the tiny snowflake from the same set.  I love Tiny Tags, which I do have, so added the round one for the sentiment.  I may end up adding this to a card as I think it'd be a lovely focal point.

Last is my entry for the May Pinkfresh Challenge.  I was looking for my Pinkfresh Christmas paper pack when I spotted the Pinkfresh Felicity collection I won several years ago.  I'd totally forgotten about it--papers, chipboard, sentiments, embellishments, Washi strips & puffy stickers.  It even includes a stamp set which I didn't use here.


Gotta say--it was really fun trying various combinations, but ended up pretty much where I started.  I was really proud of myself to incorporate a couple of the Washi strips as I almost never manage to use Washi tape on my cards.


The only thing I added was Stickles Star Dust & a yellow gem to the flower.  Luckily, I recently got a sheet of cardstock in just the peachy pink shade I needed for the card front.  Fun to make a card so outside my comfort zone--very modern with lots of elements.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.


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25 comments:

  1. Beautiful card for the coffee hop. Wonderful design and colors.

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  2. love the soft colors you achieved with smooshing and your tag is so pretty

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  3. Such a pretty tea card, Greta....I love the embossed background! Your snowflake tag is cute too, and I LOVE that sweet bird card!

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  4. You are feeling better, look at all of the pretty projects you've been cranking out! I love the soft colors on your coffee themed card. Your snowflake tag is perfectly frosty and how sweet is that little bird perched on the sentiment on your final card. Wonderful, all of them1

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  5. You must be feeling much better. So many pretty cards and tags, here. All with your special touch Greta! Fabulous.

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  6. Oh Greta:
    I really enjoy your wonderful art. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Karen

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  7. Love all your pretty card, the coffee one is my FAV.

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  8. They are all so pretty Greta! So glad you found your coffee stamp and made a sweet card with it! :)

    Theresa

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  9. Love the coffee one, all are so beautiful!

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  10. All three are beautiful. Love your soft colors.
    And yes, it's always a good time for coffee!

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  11. I love the colors of the card for the coffee lovers. Great look

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  12. Great technique on your first pretty card....Wonderful creations, all three of them x

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  13. Great cards Greta. I didn't get time to make a card for the coffee hop this time around.

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  14. not one, not two, but three fabulous cards, greta! love the soft colors of your coffee inspired card, the tag is so pretty with that icy blue background and love the way you layered and arranged all those fun stickers!

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  15. Love each one of these projects, Greta! Good luck in the challenges!!

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  16. Your first two projects are a delight in texture and color! But the third card I had to check to see if this was Greta!!! Fun and so different for you - bravo!

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  17. Fabulous creations, Greta! Love your coffee card! So sweet! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL!

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  18. How varied these are, yet all so pretty and creative.

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  19. A great card for the coffee lovers. Soft colors and a beautiful embossing folder. The tag is so cute and great for a card or package. Lots of details and dimension on the last card with soft colors.

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  20. Greta, your tag is very sweet! Love the snowflake and blue background. Your cards are very pretty! Love the design and the cute bird on your last card.

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  21. What a set of pretty cards.

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  22. Oh my goodness what beauties! You have been busy my friend and they are all so pretty! Thank you so much for my card too! I meant to say that I like your photos... The backgrounds you use and the little added extras...

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  23. You always offer such a variety of styles to inspire us Greta. From the muted coffee card, so the pretty snowflake tag and finally for something completely different, a colourful Birdie with puffy elements and washi. Wonderful - all of them. x

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