Monday, May 18, 2020

Birthday & Christmas

I discovered Tic Tac Toe Challenge when my friend, Betty, was the GD.  The current board has an option that inspired this card:  Twine, Patterned Paper, Masculine.
I have lots of single sheets of 12x12 patterned paper & used 2 of them.  Luckily, I had the right shade of orange textured cardstock for the sentiment strip.  Above & below the strip I glued 2 pieces of brown twine & the strip was attached with foam tape.  The solid MFT leaves were die cut from cork sheets & the outline layers from black cardstock.  I stamped the Penny Black sentiment in Versafine Clair Pinecone--a very dark brown.
 
Next is another card for the Pinkfresh Studio May Monthly Challenge.  This card was inspired by Heather's Varigated Stamping video.  However, I used 3 embossing powders instead of 3 ink colors.
The wreath from PFS Delicate Wreath was stamped in Versamark on kraft & embossed in gold, silver & liquid platinum powders.  I added splatters with a brown Zig.
The panel was attached to a vanilla card & I die cut the MFT Joy from a scrap of the same cardstock.  Hard to tell, but the word was brushed with shimmer & covered in Nuvo Glaze.  Not a typical Christmas color combo, but I really like it.  I'm also entering Christmas Kickstart, ABC Christmas & The Snippets Playground.
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23 comments:

  1. i'm so glad you entered the TTT challenge with that great card - looks like a winner - such great colors and a perfect guy card. and your wreath is gorgeous.

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  2. Beautiful post and great colours on these interesting cards...lovely.xx

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  3. Two beautiful designs Greta.

    Hugs diane

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  4. Love your use of the PP for your masculine card, it's terrific! I have this PFS wreath set on order and can't wait to play after seeing your lovely card!

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  5. Beautiful cards and I love the background on the first one.

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  6. Two great cards, Greta! Just love the texture on your masculine bday card and your gorgeous embossed wreath!!

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  7. I love these, Greta! Great colors on your manly card and I love how you added the twine above and below the sediment panel! And thank you for the reminder to use more than one color of e/p to emboss an image. WHY can't I remember that?! I'd put up a sticky note, but since they are covering all the walls of the Playhouse, I'd have to take one down to put it up!! Oy! Too many super techniques, too few hours! Hope you three are still doing well! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  8. Another lovely display of creation Great, especially like the first as I'm always fond of Autumnal crafting.

    B x

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  9. Two beautiful cards, Greta! I love the card with the wreath and your embossing looks gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining Robyn and I at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

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  10. Love your masculine card and the orange, it looks great. Love your "ombre" wreath, fabulous cards Greta.
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

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  11. Beautiful cards Greta! I love the cork embellishments and DSP on your first card. Thanks for playing along over at TicTacToe this week!

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  12. Your man card is perfect...and I think I have that patterned paper in one of my scrapbooks...lol. Your variegated wreath is stunning.

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  13. the masculine card is wonderful, greta! that embossed wreath is just gorgeous!

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  14. Greta, great color combo and perfect masculine card. I love the detail on the leaves and the clever idea on the twine. So happy you found us and decided to play along with us over at Tic Tac Toe challenge.

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  15. Beautiful cards! The wreath for your Joy card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

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  16. Two stunners Greta. Love that masculine card. The colours are amazing. And what an elegant wreath. It is incredible.

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  17. The bloke's card is wonderful Greta. I really like the colour combo you used. The patterned paper is perfectly balanced with the dark Grey border. The shimmery wreath is lovely and I love the use of three embossing colours. Note to self. Try that next time.

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  18. The masculine card looks fabulous with great patterned paper and love the cork die cut leaves. Your wreath card with the different embossing powders looks beautiful x.

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  19. Those cork leaves look lovely Greta and such an elegant and pretty wreath too!

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  20. Ha, I thought you'd been cutting and sticking little strips of paper on your first card Greta! :) It's love. And of course I love your snippets card, I'm with Darnell on the different embossing powders - a lovely result!

    I did laugh about Fritz running to his Dad for protection when you put 'that' shirt on and tie your hair back! They really are such clever little creatures aren't they.

    Stay safe.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  21. A gorgeous wreath card Greta, love that you used non Christmas colours and the three embossing powders look amazing... thanks for sharing with Christmas Kickstart, Robyn

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  22. Beautiful cards - I love your multicoloured embossing!
    Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  23. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with our May challenge!

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