Monday, April 13, 2020

ITP Project Reach Out

I made 2 very different cards for the ITP challenges.  First up is my entry for Sending Hugs & Rainbow Cheer.  I used an old favorite design: stamp a solid image, mask a strip & ink blend.
For this card I brown embossed a blossom & stem from ITP Bold Blooms.  Then I blended a rainbow of Distress Inks candied apple, carved pumpkin, scattered straw, lucky clover & mermaid lagoon.  SSS Painted Hugs was die cut from the panel & put back in place after adding 2 dark brown layers for dimension.
The little sentiment from PTI Simple Stems was also brown embossed.  I tied on the crochet thread & added white sequins with a dot a Stickles.  I like the contrast with the dark brown mat.  I'm also entering JUGs, Stamping Sensations & Time Out.
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Here's my entry for ITP Reaching Out: Missing You.  I went for soft & feminine which turned out very difficult to photograph.

I started by white embossing PTI Cover Up Diamonds & then did a watercolor wash of Amethyst Allure, Aqua Mist & Lovely Lady.  I stamped an old script stamp in Aqua Mist on a panel of Soft Stone & added the diamonds panel.  Images from ITP Bold Blooms & a sentiment from PTI Butterfly Hope were stamped on a die cut oval which I matted with one cut from vellum.
I dotted Frosted Lace Stickles on the little blooms, attached crochet thread & added Marshmallow sequins.  Think I'll surprise my first college roommate & send this to her.

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24 comments:

  1. WOW - what beautiful creations Greta. Both cards are stunning. Particularly drawn to your second one. The soft colours are so pretty

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  2. What a beautiful rainbow... Such a lovely card and design...Your soft and stunning miss you card is gorgeous!

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  3. A lovely stylish rainbow card with a nice CAS design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations this month.
    Your soft and pastel card looks beautiful too. Marlies

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  4. 2 lovely but very different cards. I like the boldness of your flower and rainbow card and the subtleness of your miss you card. Can't choose between them xx

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  5. I like the contrast of your dark and light cards today! That rainbow strip on the first is a real pick me up and the camouflaged sentiment is fun. Your second is extra feminine. Both fabulous!

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  6. Two beautiful cards, Greta. Loving the rainbow card. The black ink design pops against the cheery background.
    Your second card is lovely and arty and very creative looking.

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  7. YOur ink block first card is bright and eye catching. I love that you gave a close up of the second card. That embossed background, is lovely and I'll bet the softness is so pretty.

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  8. Gorgeous cards Greta. Love the bright colourful background for those pretty flowers and the raised hugs die cuts. Thanks for sharing at JUGS this week.

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  9. love the way you added the sentiment on you first card and wonderful colors too - and your second card is so soft and pretty!

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  10. another lovely set of cards, greta! your inking on the first one is fabulous! love the soft, subtle look of the second one!

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  11. Both cards are so very beautiful. I love the colors.

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  12. Your pastel missing you card is so dreamy, Greta ... soft, subtle and wonderfully gentle! Love the rainbow of colour behind your garden of sweet blooms ... that inset hugs sentiment is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  13. One vibrant one delicate, but both so very beautiful Greta.
    Keep safe and well.
    Faith x

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  14. Oh what gorgeous cards. Adore the rainbow strip and the lovely arrangement of these flowers. Thanks for joining Time Out x

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  15. Really lovely cards Greta! I had to read how you made the top one several times before I understood how you'd made it (think I need more sleep!) and it's so clever! Love the ethereal looking 'miss you' card too. Vicky x

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  16. Very pretty cards, Greta! Love the design on your first card! Wonderful silhouette flowers, rainbow color and fab arrangement with the sentiments...great card! And, second card is so soft and pretty!

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  17. Two pretty cards Greta, the second so soft and delicate and the first such a lovely CAS design, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Rainbow' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge this month. Hope you are keeping safe and well.

    B x

    B x

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  18. Very pretty and tyle. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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  19. Such lovely cards! Hope all is well with you, Jo x

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  20. What a lovely card! I the black flowers popping against the cheerful blend color stripe. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

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  21. Soft and gentle second card and a colourful and vibrant first one. Both cards are fabulous Greta x.

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  22. Two very different cards, each offering something unique. I love the vibrance of the first one with the added texture from the title and the buttons. Equally beautiful and almost ethereal is the soft and delicate missing you card. As always, so inspiring to see what you've been creating.

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  23. I love the rainbow design in your first card and the Pop up of the sentiment but the second card is so pretty with that soft subtle color - elegant for sure!

    Theresa

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  24. Such pretty cards! I love the silhouette stamping and the inlaid hugs with the black outline, on the first card, it's so striking!! I have to remember this! Thank you for taking time out to join our inspired by words challenge. Hugs ~ Ishani

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