Monday, March 30, 2020

Fun Making Cards

Hope you're all staying home & staying safe.  We're staying out of buildings & so far I've done 2 grocery pick ups.  Neither order had everything I ordered, but we're not going to starve.  Seriously, we are more grateful than ever to be in a fairly unpopulated area.  Our neighborhood is quiet even with kids out of school.  Guess the parents really are making them study at home during school hours.  We're also grateful our Governor ordered everyone to stay home 3 weeks ago, except for essential services.  Hopefully it will pay off here.  I'm just sorry so many people in this country continue to behave irresponsibly.  OK--off my soapbox & onto cards!
The MFT Cross Stitch tag I showed you here did indeed make it onto a card.  I dry embossed a blue panel & added the cute bunny from Spellbinders March Small Die of the Month.
I was lucky to win a gift certificate last month at Stamplorations.  Usually it takes me forever to spend a gc, but I knew immediately what I wanted.  I loved every card made with the Layered Vase stamp set during the February release.  Here's my first card using VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit & Oasis Green along with Delicata Golden Glitz.
The sentiment is from an old TPC Studio set.  I love overstamping in the gold which has a beautiful shimmer in real life.  I added splatters & decided against any embellishments.  As you can see in the close up, the image & sentiment are gold embossed.  Most of the time I use white cardstock, but this time I used cream.  Think it was a good choice with these colors.
I'm entering Stamplorations Theme, Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes & SSS Wednesday.

Next is a notecard I'm sending to Darnell's 95 year old friend, Verna.  I made one last entry for the Gina K March Monthly Mix challenge where the theme is rainbow.
The design is one of my favorites--simple & effective, I think.  After masking the strip in the center of the card, I brushed on DI festive berries, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, mowed lawn & salty ocean.  Then I stamped the Gina K/Hero Arts Friendship Blooms image in Versafine Clair Nocturne.  I decided against a sentiment & just added some black Pico Embellisher dots.  I'll write a note inside & include a picture of Darnell & me.  Thought Verna might get a kick out of that.  I'm also entering WAW.
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  1. three fantastic cards, Greta - the bunny is so cute with your cross stitched egg, the flower vase is so elegant and the rainbow card is so unique and classy (winner????)

  2. I love all three of these, Greta. The tag made a great card and I like that navy embossed background for it. I've looked at that Layered Vase so many times and just haven't gotten it but this card is so pretty. Verna will love this colorful card. Great technique and I may have to copy it.

  3. Wow Greta, the incredible cards! That bunny looks exceptionally proud next to that fun egg!

  4. Awesome cards my friend. I love each one of them.

  5. Two beautiful CAS designed cards, Greta. Love your soft tulip colors design with the gold accents. Loved your artsy black and white flowers with a rainbow stripe down the middle too. TFS We live up Coos River on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast surrounded by old growth forest and plenty of gardening chores, etc. A beautiful place to be distancing no complaints. We have done the ordering online at FM and then drove to town to pick up. Works great! Denny has picked up our groceries, so I got to stay home:-) Take care, Greta. Hugs..Nancy

  6. How lovely to see the cross stitched tag on a navy background with the cute Bunny. I can understand why you chose the Layered Vase stamp set; it looks so pretty and Springlike. The final card is a knockout for me, love the coloured panel which highlights that gorgeous floral stamp. Lovely work Greta.

  7. Such lovely cards, Greta! Love the stitched egg and darling bunny! Second card is very pretty with the vase and flower! And, last card is very classy with gorgeous color! Take care, hugs!!

  8. Another set of wonderful card, you have so many great ideas that you do so beautifully. Love these Greta.
    Keep well and safe.
    Faith x

  9. Glad the stitched tag made it onto your card and it looks fabulous and a wonderful Easter card. I so love the card for verna, which is contemporary and stunning x. I am so glad you are staying safe and well Greta x. Many congratulations on your win at Stamplorations and what a wonderful card you made with your win and yes I like that stamp set too x.

  10. The stitched tag looks great on a card! and I really like that layered Vase stamp in the gold - so pretty and OMGOSH! I love rainbows, so your last card is my fav! :) Very pretty! - Glad you and your hubby are doing well, our pick up service is too far behind for me to order online, so I have to brave the store.... I went in today as I am really getting low on Toilet Paper and of course none to be found - I do have some baby wipes, so I guess that will be my next plan since I can't find TP anywhere - UGH!

    Stay Safe!

  11. GORGEOUS artwork, Greta. Thanks so much for sharing your talents in our challenge. I'm super excited to have you Guest Design for us (thanks for the cards). Hope all is well with you and your family.
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