Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Purple and Teal

I wanted to combine JUGsSSS Flickr #125 & Die Cut Divas challenges, so started by ink blending a panel of white cardstock using Altenew purple inks.  Hopefully you can see that I blended light, medium & dark shades from the center out.


My sweet friend, Betty, sent me some of the HA floral die cuts.  I covered one with shimmer & glued it to the panel.  SSS Painted Happy Birthday was stacked several high & the top one was inked with purple & covered with Nuvo Glaze.


The shadow layer was inked with the lightest purple.  Beautiful shimmer & shine in person.
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I actually "ruined" my first stacked Happy Birthday die cuts.  I covered them with Stickles that turned out to have teal flecks as well as clear & I didn't like it on my blended panel.


So, I made a new panel by stamping images from SSS Sketch Ranunculus in Encore Ultimate Metallic Purple & Teal inks I've had for many, many years & they are still great.


I finished off with Pico Embellisher Wedding Dress dots.  I'll add this one to Die Cut Divas & Inkspirational.
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My final card began by ink blending stripes of the purple & teal inks while they were still on my table.  Then I stamped the smaller circle image from SSS Sketch Ranunculus (I've had since 2016) in Versafine Clair Morning Mist--a nice gray ink.  The gray frame is made with Poppystamps Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle frames.
 
I stacked SSS Painted hugs & sponged the top one with the teal ink & the shadow with the purple ink.  The top layer was also heat embossed with Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder.  The little branch from Sketch Ranunculus was stamped on the matching die cut in Morning Mist & embossed with clear ep. 


I brushed the die cut lightly with the teal ink since the white cardstock was too stark.  Finished with a bit of stickles on each berry & attached it behind the word.  I'm entering SSS Flickr #125 & Retro Rubber.
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23 comments:

  1. Super inking and blending Greta and yes you can see the graduation perfectly on your photo. The last card is I think my favourite as I love the purple and teal together - a combo I use quite often using my fav oxides wilted violet and pistachio.

    B x

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  2. Fantastic cards Greta. Love them all. Thanks for adding your card to our challenge at Die Cut Divas this month.

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  3. Greta, both are FABULOUS!!!!!!! Oh, I really love your elegant style! Kisses, my dear friend.

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  4. lovely cards, Greta - beautiful use of the die cut i sent you - great idea to spray it with shimmer - the pale outline of the flower on the purple and teal card is so pretty

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  5. You've been busy! Lots of purple prettiness today Greta. Your design on the last card is just wonderful!

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  6. I see you've been busy and two birthday cards done! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our "Celebrate the Birthdays" challenge this June.

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  7. Greta, this combination of colors is absolutely gorgeous, it's my favorite and you did a wonderful job sponging the panel with them, love the raised sentiment too.
    Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
    Hugs.

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  8. Wonderful blending Greta and what beautiful cards. The floral die cut and the way you did the sentiment on your first card look amazing x.

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  9. They are ALL so Pretty Greta! I love the blending on your first card and the beautiful stamps colored in the purple and teal on your second card... then your 3rd card has that WOW factor - I love the stripes you blended and the neat subtle circles.. Fabulous creations!

    Theresa

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  10. Gorgeous colors used that way and I love the shimmer on some of your sentiments. The blending of the colors is awesome too. I just love to blend lately myself.

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  11. Very pretty cards, Greta!! Wonderful stamping and dimension with the glaze! My eyes popped on the last card with the aqua and purple stripes! Lovely subtle background flowers! And, fab scalloped frame! One of my favs...love it!!

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  12. your cards are so pretty in the teal and purple combos, greta! great save on the second card! the ink blending on the third card is amazing!

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  13. Mistake or that you don't like! I don't care! as they are ALL Beautiful, love the glaze and the dies.
    Faith x

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  14. Yes, I can see the graduating colours - well done and I love the gorgeous shimmer on the Happy Birthday. I don't see the mistake, just an opportunity to create an additional card!. The delicate little Ranucs are so pretty and the stipey effect is "the bomb", as my Grandies would say.

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  15. Greta, I’ve just returned from vacation and this morning I scrolled through your posts while I was away.

    Your birthday card is sweet with the ombre shades and the pop of white blooms. The second card with the leafy stems in purple and teal is so light and airy. Your hugs card is a stunner with the stripes of bold color.

    Congratulations on your GD at CKS. You are really rocking that stencil turn-about technique.

    Your bold blue butterfly has a wonderful shine to it. Love the tiny spatters too.

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  16. I love the big and glossy sentiment .perfect for the card. I like the last card very much too. Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. Just love that color combo and you created some beauties with it, Greta!! Especially love the glossy birthday sentiment!

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  18. What amazing cards!! I love the colours and each one is so pretty!

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  19. Pretty cards and lovely sponging! I love the details on the "hugs" card especially! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Retro Rubber!

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  20. Gorgeous cards, Greta! I'm especially taken with the one you shared in the Ink gallery...ever soooo pretty!
    hugs~c

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  21. Wow...these are so beautiful. Love the wonderful colors you used!

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