Thursday, March 19, 2020

Friendship, Birthday, Easter

How are you doing?  Thank goodness for crafting--one thing that's normal!
I have 3 cards to share & the first one is my entry for the Altenew March Inspiration challenge.  I love the soft, soothing colors which I interpreted with DI milled lavender, tumbled glass & bundled sage.
The free shipping sales often get me since it's a chance to just buy a single inexpensive item--like the Altenew Bursting Dahlia stencil.  After blending on the inks, I applied Versamark & embossed with HA Sparkle ep.
The Altenew Fancy Hello die cut was also embossed with that ep & attached to a dark gray shadow.  Hard to see, but there are splatters of the 3 inks.  I didn't want anything flashy, so added Pico Embellisher shimmer dots.  I'm also entering Virginia's Show & Share & SSS Monday.
Edited to add: Also entering CAS Stencil--thanks, Cat!

Next is another card using SSS Spring Flowers.  This time I added color to the gold embossed die cuts with Zigs & spritzed with water.
The dots & sentiment are PTI.  I embellished with gold Pico Embellisher.

And finally another Easter card.  A long time ago a friend sent me a gorgeous card with multicolored flowers & leaves.  She was kind enough to explain it was made with acrylic paints.  I found a set of 4 paints in colors I love.  They were still unopened until the other day, sad to say.  My friend, Betty, is GD for Cas Mix Up & the challenge just happens to be Acrylic Paint!  So glad I finally gave the technique a try.  I also used stamping & die cuts. 
I randomly applied the colors (much deeper & prettier in real life) next to each other on a panel of watercolor paper.  Then I stamped MFT Fantasy Florals images multiple times using Versafine Clair Nocturne.  I had a different design in mind, but ended up liking them arranged closely together across the top of a card covered with black & white striped paper.  I added some white gauche splatters--hard to see.  The IO black sentiment die cut was stacked 2 high & covered in Nuvo Glaze.  It didn't look right directly on the stripes, so I first attached a doubled strip of vellum.  The dots are black Pico Embellisher.  I'm also entering WAW.
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32 comments:

  1. Greta. Such pretty cards. I really love the soft colours on your first card. The second one is beautiful with the pink peeking through the holes. The bright colours on your Easter card are perfect.

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  2. Thank goodness for crafting indeed! Your cards are so pretty, and full of inspiration. So many little extra touches that I will try, thanks for sharing xxx

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  3. Indeed Greta because not much else is normal. Three lovely creation, of course the Tulips jump right out at me but I do like the smart black and white stripes.

    B x

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  4. your creative juices are really running well, Greta - three fantastic cards!! the dahlia is gorgeous in those soft colors (winner, winner); colors and design wonderful on the tulip card; the acrylics turned out beautifully on the last card!!

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  5. Greta you are on a roll! Your first card probably qualifies for CAS Stencil if you are interested, it is fabulous. Your pink blooms look nice with the kraft and your multi hued blooms look fab with the stripes.

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  6. Gorgeous CAS Card, Greta! Love your use of subtle colors! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS! Glad to see your lovely work. I appreciate your support!

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  7. A trio of marvelous cards Greta! I especially like the first one, beautifully done!

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  8. gorgeous set of cards, greta! absolutely love the soft ink blending on the first one!

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  9. Your three cards are so well designed and beautiful. A great tribute to Spring and in fantastic colors.

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  10. Greta today's' post is fabulous...I love the three cards. The first one is so delicate and pretty, with a wonderful colour combination and I love the clear embossing on that fabulous dahlia stencil x. Such vibrancy on your second amazing card and a unique and glorious third one x. You have spoilt us today x.

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  11. A trio of pretty cards to brighten the day. I adore the soft tones and elegant design of the first card. I too, am tempted to buy when offered free postage. The fushia tones and the pretty border are stunning on the Birthday Card and the stripes add an elegant touch to your Easter Card. Thanks for sharing Greta and keep well.

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  12. These three are really stunning, Greta, but I am especially swooning over that first one! The coloring you achieved is so soft and dreamy! WOW! The die you chose is perfection!! Take care and be safe! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Three gorgeous cards, Greta. I loved your stenciled heat embossed dahlia and was so pleased you joined us at CAS Stencil. Loved your pretty flowers on kraft paper with the die cut frame. Your beautifully Zig w/C flowers on the 3rd card was stunning, too. TFS all 3 of of your beauties. Hugs..Nancy

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  14. Three amazing cards Greta!! I love the stenciled dahlia with those gorgeous colour combination. I have to remember those!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil. I love the hot pink watercoloured flowers on the kraft base. The dotty framing with more pink peeking through is just the perfect accent on your beautiful card. And another beauty with the spray of flowers at the top. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  15. OH! Greta, what joyous cards, love the gentleness of the first the vibrancy of the second and the glorious flowers of the third.
    Faith x

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  16. Gorgeous cards Greta. Loving the Dahlia and am so happy you put it in our gallery at CAS Stencil! x

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  17. I saw your stencilled card on the Altenew blog, Greta, it’s so beautiful, i love the softness and the layout! Your other cards are equally pretty with vivid colours.

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  18. Hi Greta! I'm back from my Spring Break and so grateful to have internet again! :) Your cards are so lovely! I love the floral designs on each card and the awesome word dies... those fonts are beautiful!

    Theresa

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  19. Gorgeous cards, Greta! Especially love the first one with the soft flower behind the die!!

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  20. Oh Greta, I am swooning over your first card... It's stunning!!! Then you bold pink flowers in contrast, and... you had time to play along with another fabulous creation at The CAS Mix Up! Thanks so much... sending hugs

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  21. I love that vibrant pink with the cool frame and your card with watercolor flowers is gorgeous. BUT, that Dahlia card made me catch my breath. The soft blend of colors is so beautiful and the corner design is so lovely. It is a stunner! Be safe, my friend.

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  22. All beautiful cards Greta. Hope you are staying well with all that is going on right now. xo

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  23. Three stunning cards. Such a special acrylic bloom arrangement.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

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  24. Fabulous selection of cards Greta thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up!

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  25. Beautiful cards ..... I love the stenciled dahlia, such pretty colours. Thank you for playing along with the CAS Stencil challenge xx

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  26. I just love the soft green and clear embossing on your beautiful stenciled flower Greta SO pretty with the die cut sentiment over it - thanks for sharing ith us at CAS Stencil! xx

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  27. Congrats on your win at CAS stencil this month and I have to say it was wonderful to open my card chain challenge card from you for April and to find this card inside. It is even better in real life. I can now enjoy the sparkle and the background splatters xx

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  28. Many congratulations with the win over at CAS Stencil Greta with your stunning, delicate and fabulous card x.

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  29. CONGRATS on your well-deserved win at CAS Stencil, Greta! Your sparkly Dahlia is gorgeous and I love how you paired it with the lovely scripty sentiment! Thank you so much for plying along with us for the March challenge...I hope you'll be joining us as GD very soon ~ Barb xx

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  30. Your gorgeous card caught my attention immediately and I had ro come by to congratulate you on the win at CAS Stencil! Love everything about it and a well deserved win!

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  31. All three cards are beautiful but I am especially captivated by the soft colours and sparkle of the first one - it is absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us at Time Out! Jill

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