Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Three Cards

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I've really being having fun making cards while I can't spend too much time on the computer.  My last post has the second card I made inspired by Jennifer's video & here's my first attempt.

 
So glad I finally used the sweet floral image in RC Tall Blooms--worked great!  I just clear heat embossed the flower on kraft cardstock & ran it through the laminator with pink sparkle foil. 


I added a little color with pencils, but you do have to be really careful not to touch the foil.  The sentiment is from the same set & I added brown splatters.  Finished by rounding the corners & adding brown cord.  I'm entering Allsorts 10th BD celebration & RC May Challenge.

When I saw the theme for Inkspirational was gold dipped, I had to play along.  Several ideas ran through my head, but I settled on dipping the large Winnie & Walter noel word die cut. 


Before stacking, I gold embossed the red layer multiple times until it was very smooth.  A piece of purple tape gave me the straight edge.  The card front was also heat embossed with the same gold ink & powder, but only once giving the textured look.  The frame is my new Poppystamps Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frames dies which I LOVE!  Again I used the same gold ink but this time I used Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder for yet another gold look.  I stacked it to be the highest element of my card.  The hardest thing was deciding what to have behind the word.  Luckily I remembered my Tim Holtz poinsettia embossing folder which I used on a cream colored panel.


I wanted some gold there, too, so brushed on gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water--so pretty in person.  Finished off with little red (not black like they look in the photo) sparkle gems I've had forever.  I'm also entering Double D.

Last but not least is my card for the Winnie & Walter May Color Combo.  The inspiration photo is beautiful & I used Heather's Distress Ink colors of fossilized amber, ripe persimmon & seedless preserves to ink blend a panel.  Then I die cut W&W The Leaf Effect cover plate & used only the leaves on a white panel. 


I still have the negative which might end up on a card, too.  I spritzed with gold shimmer spray before mounting the panel to black cardstock die cut with the largest die in W&W Tilda Cutaways. 


The die cut word is from W&W The Big, the Bold & the Happy.  Tried out my new Sticky Specks to stack the word & to attach it to the leaf panel.  Verna mentioned using them just when I won a Dies R Us gc, so I ordered them.  They are very sticky, so it's a bit tricky peeling off a word like this.  Need to use them some more before I decide if they'll replace liquid adhesive for intricate die cuts.  I'm just not a fan of spray adhesive, but I know it's a good option for some people.  The little stamped word is from W&W The Big, the Bold & the Happy stamp set.  I'm also entering WAW.
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21 comments:

  1. So much inspiration and particularly love how your first card turned out with that wonderful technique x.

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  2. I really like the flower on your first card. It really pops from the kraft card. Love that idea of the dipped look on the second card too. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. fabulous set of cards, greta! the gold embossing on the second card is absolutely amazing!!

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  4. wonderful cards, Greta - love the color combo on your leaf card - must remember it 'cause it gorgeous!

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  5. I love, love your cards Greta! Your first one is so lovely and delicate with that pretty pink foiling and then your second screams holidays so beautifully! I love the smooth gold with a hint of red! And then your last card as such pretty shading and I love the leaves... Beautiful work!

    Theresa

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  6. You have been busy! These are all as lovely as they can be. I like the sweet simplicity of the first, the holiday pizzaz of the second and the wonderful colored leaves on the last!

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  7. Those cards are all so wonderful and well designed. I am glad you are having a fun time while the computer time is limited. Take care and keep on having fun!

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  8. All so lovely Greta, the leaves are really striking, the Christmas card very stylish and the first with the soft pink on kraft a real stunner.

    B x

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  9. Good job I popped back Greta as I had a feeling I forgot to thank you for joining in our 10th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  10. So many beautiful cards! I love how you gold dipped the die-what a creative die to use the tape to make the straight line...a tip I will remember. And using that poinsettia embossing folder gives a lovely subtle background to the 'drama' of all that gorgeous gold-fab to see you at Ink

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  11. All so different, using different methods, BUT ALL so very Beautiful Greta.
    Faith x

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  12. Wow, maybe you should leave that laptop at the shop...just kidding. Fabulous array of cards. I love the soft pink of the first, the rich gold texture on the second and the bold colors on your third.

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  13. Fabulous cards! LOVE the NOEL card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Frames’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  14. Oh, wow! An amazing collection of cards, Greta! Lovely soft pink foil on your first card with the pretty flower! Second card is perfect and so elegant in the gold....love it!! And, third card is full of fun color with a wonderful black frame!

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  15. Three very different cards Greta, each offering something special and unique. I love the soft pink on Kraft, although I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to tackle the technique you describe. The many shades of gold pack a punch on your Christmas card and I'm in love with the vibrant colours of the Hello friend card. In fact, I must make a card for my Sister's Birthday and I'm going to try something like that. x

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  16. You have been having fun Greta. Lovely cards. Each is so special. Your first foiled card is very elegant. Love the two tone Noel sentiment and your final card is so pretty and colourful

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  17. Frames always add a touch of class to our crafting and I love this, it's stunning….and many thanks for joining in our USE FRAMES challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
    {aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

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  18. LOVE your Christmas card! Heat Embossing in gold, half of your die cut sentiment looks so beautiful and makes it all POP! The gold front panel looks just as elegant too and I adore all of those pretty red gems! Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Frames Challenge, Donna DT Member.

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  19. I like how you partially gold embossed the Christmas sentiment, having a crisp edge - thanks for the tip of using tape! It’s a stylish design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

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  20. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  21. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for celebrating Allsorts birthday challenge;-))m

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