Thursday, January 16, 2020

Flowers x 3

I have 3 cards to show you, starting with one I entered via IG & Flickr for several challenges.  SSS Heart of Flowers die was cut from thin acetate to make a stencil.
I added Versamark ink with a sponge dauber & clear embossed the images.  Then I brushed on DO candied apple in the center & blended with worn lipstick on the edges.  Hard to tell, but the heart was spritzed with shimmer mist before being mounted with fun foam.
The SSS die doesn't cut an outside edge, so I used Memory Box Grand Heart to cut the heart shape.  The sentiment is a very old Art Impressions stamp that's made with the curve which fits around the top of a heart.  The 3 little strips were a white scrap I inked with DI candied apple.  I'm entering The Snippets Playground.
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Next is another Valentine which is my entry for the January Memory Box Friendship Challenge.  I pulled out a paper pad given to me some time ago by my sweet friend, Cat.
I used the pink glitter paper for the solid piece of the MB Arianna Sprig die & for the panel behind the Loopy Rectangle Gina Marie die cut.  This time I remembered to cut out the center of the panel that doesn't show.  In fact, I did it for the printed paper panel, too.
The sentiment is the main reason I got the Poppystamps Friends & Flowers set.  I just wasn't happy with the stark white panel, so added some DO picked raspberry splatters--just what it needed in my eyes.
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Hubby wanted to send a card to a cousin who just had a knee replacement.  She's doing really well, so he decided on the uplifting Sugar Pea sentiment which I stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist.  I've been wanting to use my new Pinkfresh Dainty Blossoms dies & this was the perfect occasion.  I'm entering the PF January Challenge with inspiration from the 2019 March Florals Challenge.
I used watercolor paper for the die cuts & watercolored with DI victorian velvet, fossilized amber, blueprint sketch & twisted citron.  I used a Stamplorations stencil & lightly brushed blueprint sketch for the background.
The bouquet elements were all attached with liquid glue giving nice dimension where they overlap--no foam tape needed.  I finished off with clear Pico Embellisher dots & rounded the corners.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.

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21 comments:

  1. All three cards are beautiful Greta. I love the soft pastels of the last card with the gorgeous die cuts.

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  2. Each one so different but equally lovely Greta, the middle one in particular appeals to me.

    B x

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  3. Greta so happy to see you back in blogland. I've been missing your sweet cards. These three are all lovely and perfect examples of your touch to the paper craft. Hard to pick a favorite, and I am glad that paper came in handy.

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  4. three delightful cards, Greta but the bouquet is my absolute fave!!

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  5. Three beauties, Greta! Especially love your bouquet on card three but my fave is card two with the heart flower and yummy scalloped frame!! Great sentiment too!

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  6. Three beautiful cards, Greta. And I love the tip that you used a die to make a stencil. Thank you for the inspiration. Kisses, my friend.

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  7. What a lovely collection of cards, Greta and and I love how different each one looks. I love how you pay attention to the fine details which make such a difference.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  8. Always fun to make your own stencils out of die cuts. Great cards, all of them and particularly love the delicacy of the third one x.

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  9. All three are so very gorgeous. Wonderful designs.

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  10. Hey sweet friend, I've missed you! I see you've been busy though with this trio of loveliness! The shimmer on the first one is marvelous!

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  11. SO pretty. Your card has the look of being embroidered. TFS

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  12. What a great idea to make a stencil with the die and I love the results. The delicate border of the middle card is so elegant and the delicate blooms on the last card are very pretty. All inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Ooh, how pretty Greta! I love your first card with the die being a stencil! CLEVER! and then your elegant 2nd card with the pretty delicate flower. And then I just love all the layering you did on your 3rd card with the foliage! so pretty!

    Theresa

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  14. Love the first with it's die stencil, now that is clever thinking and a wonderful result. Love your border and splashes on the second, with its gorgeous frame. The third is so delicate with it's layered flowers. All are Gorgeous cards Greta.
    Faith x

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  15. what a lovely set of cards, greta! I really like how you used the SSS die to create that gorgeous heart on the first card!

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  16. Three very pretty cards and love how you made the die cut into a stencil Greta x.

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  17. Love your sweet trio of beautiful floral cards....so pretty!

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  18. You've been busy girlie and what beautiful cards!! I love those pretty wild flowers... So delicate!

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  19. Wonderful cards Greta! Each one is perfect. Love your snippets heart one - clever to use a die for the outline from a different set and manufacturer - works brilliantly!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  20. A beautiful trio of cards! Love the card you created for the Memory Box friendship challenge!

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  21. Lovely cards! I especially love your use of those delicate floral dies! Thanks so much for joining the Pinkfresh Studio January Challenge!

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