Sunday, May 31, 2020

Catching Up

I've been making lots of cards, but not getting blog posts written.  Part of the problem is getting pictures that my photo editing program says are a good quality.  On IG they look fine to me & it only takes a minute to do the editing.  Anyway, thought I'd share some.
First is the card I entered for ITP Project Reach Out: Dear to My Heart.  Lately I've seen random stamping of images with some overlapping & really love the look.
My version is done with ITP Bold Blooms stamped in Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss & Limeade Ice.  Took awhile, but I finally found the stamps I needed for the sentiment.  The little words are from Little Yellow Bicycle & the big ones from Concord & 9th.  I used a black Zig for splatters & a piece of Limeade Ice cardstock for the mat.  A little busier than I usually make for sympathy cards, but it's in the mail.

Next is my entry for ITP Project Reach Out: Birthday.  A cardmaker on IG posted a request for people to send cards to her son who is turning 17 in about a week.  Because of the virus he won't be able to celebrate with his friends.  His sister is high risk & Johnny helps his parents without complaining.  That gave me just the inspiration I needed. 
I love using leaves for masculine cards, so pulled out my favorite PTI Turning a New Leaf.  The inks are Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss & Prairie Grass.  The sentiment from PTI Boutique Borders: Birthday was stamped in Versafine Clair Acorn & I added splatters with a brown Zig.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.

Next is the card I entered in the Gina K May Monthly Mix challenge.
The gold embossed floral image from GK/HA Friendship Blooms was watercolored with Altenew watercolor markers.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I also entered SSS Wednesday.

Finally is another entry for the May Pinkfresh challenge.  I was inspired by TaeEun Yoo's green card with white outline leaves.  My card began by smooshing 3 green Distress Inks on a watercolor panel.
I also sponged ink on the edges & added gold paint splatters.  The white die cut leaves are PFS Dainty Blossoms.
The sentiment from PFS Delicate Wreath was stamped on a double vellum circle in green.  Another flat card ready to mail.  I'm also entering The Snippets Playground as both the leaves & the vellum circles were die cut from scraps.
Snippets Playground Badge
I don't even know what to say about the horrible situation in the US with the virus & the riots.  Just when you think things can only get better, they get worse.  I'm grateful for all the blessings in my life, including friendships around the world through my hobby.



19 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards and extra loving the second card with the wonderful leaf stamping and love how you did the matching envelope on card number four x. Thinking of you in the USA and sending hugs x.

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  2. Beautiful makes Greta, all are just spectacular and love the envelope.xxx

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  3. Oh Greta, great cards! I'm loving every one and glad you are keeping busy with crafting. The unrest is terrible and we are under curfew, which has helped. We all need to pray for peace in our country.

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  4. WOW! all such beautiful cards! love the leafy one - must get that stamp set out again and make use of it - love the overall stamping you did on your first card - i'm terrible at that - your Gina K. with the envelope is so soft and lovely - the green and white so striking on the last one. all the unrest here makes me so sad - we are under curfew here for the second night.

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  5. My goodness...you have been busy. I love the soft looks you acheive on your cards. they all show your signature. I swear I could pick yours out in a line up. Beautiful.

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  6. A wonderful pink and green posting today, Greta! Those leaves are great for a fellow. I think your 3rd card flew by on SS Instagram stories the other day. It's a beauty!!

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  7. You always make such wonderful cards. I love all of these.

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  8. Lovely soft cards and one with a pop of fresh green! Lots of fabulous here Greta!

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  9. You have been very busy creating some fabulous cards, Greta! Love that bold green background on the last one!

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  10. Beautiful creations and even a gorgeous envelope there! I'm sure that young man will be trilled to get his card... I can't even remember my 17th Lol!

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  11. Gorgeous creations Greta!!!! Fabulous way to end the month! Love your green card, those leaves are stunnig!

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  12. OH! My goodness Greta, what a Superb set of cards, such great designs, colours, images.
    Take care
    Faith x

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  13. Your cards are all very beautiful, Greta! For some reason I'm very drawn to your last card with the bright green! Love those white die cut leaves, specks of gold, and the sentiment on the vellum! Well done on all your wonderful creations, so pretty!!

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  14. Such a great post with so many cards! My favourite is the leaf happy birthday one. Beautiful!

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  15. Ah a lovely long post, so I popped out to make a cuppa to add to the enjoyment. The vibrant green and white reminds me of Ireland, the country of my ancestors and a beautiful place to visit. Love the delicate pink blooms and the quote - "You've been on my mind" that would be so useful in a card makers stash. The leaves are perfect for a masculine card and the Sympathy card is lovely with the splashes of colour. TFS

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  16. Wow! A whole lot of loveliness here Greta! My favorite is the last one...the white against the vibrant green is so striking!
    Thank you for continuing to inspire and uplift others through your creations in these sad times.

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  17. What a gorgeous set of cards!!! The stamped florals and greenery look fabulous and the watercolored bouquet in the soft colors is so pretty! The bold green background of the last card makes the white die cut leaves pop! Love all of them, Greta! Thanks for mentioning my card and for playing along at Pinkfresh Studio May challenge!

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  18. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with our May challenge!

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  19. Wonderful cards Greta! Naturally I love your snippets card - but the overstamping looks such a fun and pretty technique to try out as well. I hope things calm down for you in the USA - these are scary times for sure.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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