Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Couple Cards

I love a lot of Reverse Confetti products, but don't have many in my stash yet.  I'll be entering all the monthly challenges I can & luckily the June Stock Your Stash theme is Hello/Just Because.  Next to Christmas cards, they're my favorite to make.  Tall Blooms is the beautiful stamp set in my stash & it happens to include a sentiment perfect for the challenge.


I have a whole drawer of embossing powders as I loved heat embossing the first time I was introduced to it.  Most of the bottles are nearly full & still work great.  I pulled out 2 from JudiKins:  Malachite & Metallic Bronze.  First I stamped on white cardstock, but the powder didn't show up very well using these outline images.  I switched to kraft & that made all the difference.


Originally I planned to put a sentiment strip over the images, but I really didn't want to cover up any of that beautiful heat embossing.  Ended up with a traditional layout that always seems to work.

Next is my entry for AAA Cards Challenge: One Layer with Optional Twist only Black & White.  I had lots of ideas running through my head & this wasn't one of them--haha!  However, I pulled out Winnie & Walter's In A Word: Thanks stamp set--one of my newest & a favorite.


I decided to just stamp the sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.  I used my Mini MISTI, but one inking is all it took.  Sure sign of the quality of the stamps & inks.  This set includes 4 large words, companion words & 5 small images.  I took out the little branch & thought it would be fun to add it to one of the letters.  Wasn't sure I could make it work, but it's only paper.  I held my breath & stamped.  Gotta say--I love the result!  Both of these cards are already in the mail & I hope the recipients enjoy them.
Edited to add: Also entering Virginia's Show & Share.

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19 comments:

  1. It's another really elgant creation Greta, well they both are. Judinkins Malachite has always been a favourite of mine and fortunately there is still one company in the UK who stock their products and I just happen to design for them so have a good stock!

    B x

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  2. the heat embossing on the kraft is fantastic, Greta and your elegant thank you card is perfect with the added leaf on the "t" - such a great creative idea!

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  3. Love those sweet foliage images embossed on kraft, Greta. The black and white card is stunning too! I will have to take a look at that set. By the way congrats on your win at Simons...I hope that was you.

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  4. Both cards are amazing, Greta. I love their elegant style! Hugs, my dear friend.

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  5. great set of cards, greta! love how versatile the designs are!

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  6. So beautiful!!!! I hope all is well :-)

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  7. Your cards are so well designed and very elegant looking. I love the embossing on the first one and the second is so classy looking in the black and white.

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  8. Both cards are elegant in their simplicity and I just love the colour of the malachite embossing powder. It's perfect for the leaves and combines beautifully with the Metallic bronze. I have a few embossing powders and your card has encouraged me to get them out. The addition of the leaf on the T is an inspired choice. Beautiful.

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  9. Two beautiful designs Greta! Your embossing looks fantastic and I love the simplicity of your second card!

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  10. Two simply sweet card Greta...love that second card, so striking and I love it with those pens!

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  11. Ooh, I LOVE the kraft with that TEAL embossing.. so PRETTY!! and your second card is a wonderful CAS design.. very pretty!

    Theresa

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  12. Well your design certainly works for me. I love the embossed images. I have a box full of unused embossing powders that I need to use . Thanks for the prompt. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. I don't have many EPs but that green looks fantastic and I loe the simplicity and elegance of the second card. Have a beautiful day!

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  14. Two wonderful cards, Greta! Love the pretty embossed leaves on the first card! And, your thank you card has a lovely sentiment! Well done! Have a great weekend, hugs!!

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  15. Both are beautiful, if only I could do stamping like this. Love the embossing colour of the first and the leaf on the b&w card is inspired.
    Faith x

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  16. Beautiful card,love the twirl from the sentiment. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  17. Wow those marvellous embossing powders sure look stunning on the kraft card and what a classy and striking card x. A perfect and classy CAS second card x.

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  18. Beautiful, simple design. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

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