Sunday, March 15, 2020

Easter Cards

I had a sick day, but not respiratory, thankfully.  Yesterday we had quite the Spring day with snow, rain, sun, hail, sun, rain!  Now we're back to Spring with lots of sun, cool wind & cold nights.  Life seems like a sci fi movie these days, but we all have to take it seriously to protect ourselves & others.  Sure glad I have cardmaking to give me something else to think about.
I'm working on Easter cards & this one was inspired by the Pinkfresh March challenge.  I decided to do sort of a color block design with the inspiration colors, except for the dark rose. 
The inks I used are Brilliance Pearlescent inks:  Coral (a soft pink), Jade, Blue & Yellow.  I framed the sentiment from PFS Delicate Wreath which was stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black.  The foliage is PFS Dainty Blossoms--love that die set!  If you look close, you might be able to see the Delicate Wreath clear embossed in the background & the white gauche splatters.  I'll put an Easter greeting on the inside.  I'm also entering DCD.
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Talk about totally different--here's my second card using SSS Spring Flowers & Poppystamps sentiment die.  Don't think I've ever used a black background for an Easter card, but I love how it makes the focal point & sentiment pop.
I found a pack of black chevron embossed cardstock I'd totally forgotten I had & now I can't wait to use it again!  The bloom & leaves were embossed in SSS Antique Gold & then colored with Altenew watercolor markers using Erum's technique.  I just dabbed with the markers & sprized with water.  When they were dry I added gold splatters to the background & the die cuts.
The die cut sentiment was cut apart so I could arrange the 2 words which I colored with a Spellbinders Golden Age pen.  I tied on black twine recycled from something (can't remember what), slightly bent the leaves & attached the bloom with foam at the top only.  I'm entering JUGs, SSS Flickr, Kathy's 30 Day Coloring ChallengeVirginia's Show & Share.

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23 comments:

  1. Amazing Easter cards, Greta! Thank you for the inspiration, my friend. Hugs!!!

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  2. Fabulously festive cards Greta. I think I have two...I need to start...soon.

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  3. glad you have recovered from the sick day and made these two wonderful card - love that chevron background with the yellow!!

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  4. Wonderful Easter cards Greta! The black background for your tulips is striking. So sorry you were under the weather. Hope your feeling 100% soon!

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  5. Two beauties, Greta!! Especially love the tulip atop the textured background but the pink with blue looks amazing too! Hope you feel better soon!!

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  6. A really striking set of cards, Greta! The flowers really pop against that dramatic background on the second card!

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  7. A beautifully soft and delicate feel to the first card Greta and the Tulip on the second is so striking with the deep background. Hope your feeling better.

    B x

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  8. It is like a sci fi movie huh? Over 70's are gong to be asked to stay in for months here in the UK which means I'll have to nail DH to the floor Lol! He can't even watch sport anymore...
    Beautiful cards Greta and that chevron effect is so cool! Say safe my lovely and thank goodness we have a great community of bloggers!

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  9. The world is topsy turvy right now and a great time to stay in and craft. These are two outstanding cards. I love that bright turquoise frame and flowers. The black is awesome for showing off your gorgeous flower. This is really beautiful.

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  10. Lovely cards, especially the tulip Easter card. I'll have to try that technique.

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  11. Glad to hear your sick day was not due to respiratory issues. I agree, the world seems to be chaos, but luckily we have our craft to keep us happy and confined for the duration. Your cards are so pretty and I'm keen to try that method of colouring - it looks super easy and so effective. Keep well.

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  12. Fantastic cards and I am glad you are well enough to make and share them. Continue to feel better too.

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  13. Aw, the joys of Oregon weather. Glad you're on your feet again and could share your two beauties. I love the simplicity of the first and reminder of PFS's challenge. Your orange flower against the dark herringbone is striking.

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  14. Beautiful cards Greta...love your pretty orange flower.

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  15. Such beautiful cards, the gentle and the impact, - Fabulous.
    Hope you're better Greta, you're in the front line, take care and keep well.
    Faith x

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  16. That black paper came in handy for our challenge, Greta, and makes a great background for your lovely tulip. With the gold sentiment it works beautifully for an Easter card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls.

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  17. Wonderful cards. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our challenge this month.

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  18. Two lovely Easter cards, Greta. Hope all is well with you and your family.

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  19. These are so different Greta! I think you've been very successful at creating an Easter feel with those beautiful tulips against the dramatic embossed background! Vicky x

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  20. Love your sense of style and design, Greta! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS! Glad to see your lovely work. I appreciate your support! ps: don't forget to claim your Altenew GC announced yesterday over the card blog!

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  21. The pink card stock on your first card looks so pretty and love the cute frame. Stunning second card with a wonderful colour combination and what a striking design x.

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  22. Hope you are feeling better and stay safe ? x.

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  23. Beautiful cards! Love that fresh spring color combo on the first one - So glad you played along with the Pinkfresh Studio March Challenge!

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