Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Totally Different Cards

Lots of new items listed in my sale pages, in case you're looking for a bargain.
I have several C&9 Turnabout Stamp Alignment Guides I don't need & am happy to pass on to you at no cost.  Contact me to see if I have what you want.

I love heat & dry embossing, so didn't want to miss the May Memory Box Challenge.  One of my older dies is the MB Woodland Branch.  I haven't used it very much, although I really like it.  Decided to try dry embossing it on a kraft panel & just love the look.


I already have another card idea in mind.  I sponged the edges & over the branch with Distress Ink vintage photo.  The sentiment from Poppystamps Hope and Thanks was stamped in Versafine Clair Acorn.  I used a Zig to add brown splatters.  MB Kaleidoscope Butterfly was die cut 3 times, colored with Distress Marker picked raspberry & heat embossed with Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder.


I attached the butterflies just in the center & gently bent the wings up.  Finished by matting the panel with brown cardstock close to the color of the sentiment & glued on brown sequins.  I'm also entering JUGs & SSS Wednesday
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A craft store not too far from me had a big sale last weekend & it included pearl Alcohol Inks.  Even though I've barely used the AIs I have, couldn't resist getting a rainbow of colors.  Here's my first attempt using them on a piece of Yupo paper sent to me long ago by a friend.


I swiped with a green & a blue.  Really do need to practice, but at least there was enough usable for the background of the SSS Sweet Tulip die which I layered 3 high.  The sentiment from SSS Sketch Ranunculus was stamped in Brilliance Gamma Green & trimmed into a little flag.


The shine from the pearl ink is so pretty in person & changes depending on the light.  I didn't add any embellishments yet as I think this could even go to a guy who likes gardening.  I'm entering SSS Flickr Challenge 122, SSS Wednesday & Flickr Love Handmade Cards Challenge 41.

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20 comments:

  1. Both cards are stunning, Greta!!!!!!!!

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  2. Oh Greta -- that embossed branch is gorgeous...and I love the pink butterflies! Gorgeous green background for your second card, you did a great job with the Yupo paper!

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  3. What pretty butterflies! These are all wonderful Greta!

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  4. I have that branch, too, Greta - what a good idea to use it to emboss a place for your pretty butterflies to land on! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  5. Gorgeous, Cards Greta. I love that debossed branch. I think I might have something similar. YOur pearl AI are gorgeous. I may have to invest in a handful or so. Love what you're doing with that tulip die.

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  6. Beautiful card with a butterflies and the flower really pops on your second card!

    Theresa

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  7. Stunning cards Greta. Love the idea of dry embossing the branch. And the butterflies are really pretty. I love the second one too. The AI look amazing.

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  8. those sparkly butterflies on the branch and the kraft background are brilliant, Greta - love the soft greens and the design of your second card too!

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  9. Love your cards, Greta! the butterfly one is particularly pretty!!

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  10. The butterflies sparkle and the flower card is so pretty. I don't have pearl AI but seeing your card makes me think I should have them!

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  11. lovely set of cards, greta! the alcohol ink background on the second one is so pretty!

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  12. Both pretty but love especially the Butterfly one and the pink and sepia together.

    B x

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  13. Thank you for the reminder about using die cuts for dry embossing....I always forget to do that. I think your first card is stunning Greta. I love the design, the technique and those very pretty butterflies....a favourite for me x Beautiful CAS second card, love the green tones and the pearl effect from the inks x

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  14. I have that branch die and it's still one of my favourites and I love how you dry embossed it on your card... Gorgeous second card too... Not that I am buying anymore alcohol inks when I can get a great result using baby wipes now Lol!

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  15. What beautiful cards, Greta! Love them both, Jo x

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  16. Those are both such gorgeous CAS card designs. Very elegant in their simplicity.

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  17. Very lovely cards, Greta! Wonderful first card with the dry embossing and the pretty butterflies! Second card with the flower die cut really stands out in white against the amazing background, so pretty!

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  18. Both are so beautiful Greta, love the CAS style and colours of both.
    Faith x

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  19. These are both beautiful, Greta! The butterflies on your first card are positively darling! And the pearl alcohol ink panel is soooo gorgeous!!! Love both of these so much :)

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  20. Two gorgeous cards Greta. I smiled about the acquisition of new supplies, even if older ones were under utilized! Something I do all the time!. Love the butterflies on the branch and the stacked Tulip is sensational. xo

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