Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Using Small Images

The challenge at AAA is Maxi White Space with optional twist metallic.  They suggest using smaller images & sentiments.   I recently got Gina K's Sketched Wreath builder stamp set & used the branch & dot for my wreath. 
The sentiment, also fairly small, is from the HA/GK Collaboration set called Friendship Blooms.  I used the GK Tiny Wreath Builder template & stamped the branch in Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme.  For the dots I used an acrylic block & stamped in threes using Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate.  The sentiment is stamped in Encore Ultimate Metallic Satin Rose.  All the inks I used have shimmer--so pretty in person!  I popped the square up on a white A2 card.  Now that's a lot of white space--fresh & clean for Spring!

My entry for the Gina K March Monthly Mix challenge uses the same 2 stamp sets.  The theme is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" so I pulled out 5 beautiful VersaMagic ink pads (Red Magic, Persimmon, Thatched Straw, Oasis Green & Sea Breeze) for my tulips & stamped the stems in Memento Cottage Green.
I used my Mini MISTI to be sure I got them evenly spaced--first stamping the stems & then the blooms.  The sentiment was stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate.  I added a tiny gem to each flower & tied on white crochet thread.  The dry embossing on the kraft card was done with a TH distressed stripes folder turned horizontally.  I rounded the top corners & attached the panel with fun foam.  Another springy looking little card ready to pop in the mail.

My last card is for Just us GirlsSSS Flickr #144.  I had a leftover SSS Peeking Daisy die cut on my table which I thought would be great to use for the JUGs inlay die cuts challenge. 
I seldom use my colored glitter markers, but it was fun coloring the die cut with them.  I colored the daisy red, the inlay background silver & the square clear.  Oh what beautiful sparkle in the light! 
The sentiment from SSS/PPP Collaboration set called Damask Greetings was white embossed on a black panel.  Decided the only embellishment needed was a black Rain Dot in the flower center.

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23 comments:

  1. I love these minimalistic designs, Greta. Beautiful cards, my friend.

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  2. three lovely designs, but the first one has my heart!

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  3. I agree with Betty, the first is my favorite, but they're all absolutely lovely!!

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  4. They are all lovely CAS designs Greta! I love that last one because you got to color it up with your sparkle pens! I don't use mine enough and I like the idea of making a design and coloring with them! I can see all the sparkle! :)

    Theresa

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  5. Beautiful cards Greta. Love the little wreath on your first one and all the others are awesome as well.

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  6. Beautifully, dainty cards, Greta! Jo x

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  7. Lovely cards Greta. I think the second one is my favourite. Love that embossed background and the clean flower panel. Hugz

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  8. I like these little designs because I have a hard time with little. All three cards are lovely and I like the glitter and shine on the last one. Give Fritz a big hug!

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  9. Fabulous set of cards, Greta! You used all those small images to perfection!

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  10. Lovely Cas set of cards. you do them so beautifully. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. Great cards Greta! However, I am very intrigued by the glittery markers. Well done! Thanks for joining the girls and I over at Just Us Girls!

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  12. Three wonderful cards, Greta!! Especially love the little wreath - so delicate!

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  13. All three cards are so pretty, Greta! Wonderful CAS designs! I am drawn to the last card with the color and shine!

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  14. Beautiful cards Greta. I love your CAS designs.

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  15. The small is beautiful approach works so well on this trio of cards. I'm a big fan of the wreath, love the sentiment on the middle card and the dramatic shimmer on the last one. Your output is amazing. I've been MIA, but hope to get back into crafting this weekend.

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  16. Greta, you've created another lovely trio of cards. Loving all the cas-ness.

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  17. Sweet and pretty little wreath, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

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  18. Oh! Greta what inspiration to use small stamps, these cards are so beautiful.
    Faith x

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  19. Great set of cards, love them all. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards

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  20. Adorable and sweet cards, which are so very pretty x

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  21. Very pretty card. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards.

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  22. You rocked all of those challenges... Fabulous cards!

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  23. Thanks for playing along in this month's MMC over at Gina K. Designs. Very sweet and simple design!

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