Thursday, July 2, 2020

Friendship Cards

The first slimline card I made was sent to Linda for the June CCC.  I used my new PFS Braided Circles slimline die & the Spellbinders Feb 2020 Small Die of the Month kit.
I purposely used purple since Linda & I were both born in February which has a birthstone of amethyst.  My first idea did not include using the Spellbinders dies, which were still unopened.  So glad I discovered they were just the right size circles.  Took some trial & error to come up with which paper to use for which layer. 
The PTI sentiment word was cut from the teal paper with vellum for the shadow.  I didn't add embellishments, but did use a shimmer pen on the foliage & Pico Embellisher on the word.  Glad Linda likes it.  I'm entering NBUS 16 & SSS Wednesday.
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My next card combines 3 challenges:  ABNH, ModSquad & Retro Rubber.  I began by smooshing DI pumice stone & scattered straw using a piece of acetate.  Then I used an old JudiKins ep called Malachite for the leaves from HA Leaf Prints which  is a 2010 stamp set I still really like.  It also has a great selection of small sentiments. 
But the challenge at ABNH is to combine old & new, so I used a sentiment from the 2019 HA/GK collaboration set called Friendship Blooms.  I didn't want a bold sentiment, so I stamped in pumice stone on vellum & clear embossed.  That didn't show up enough, so I added another layer of vellum plus the same kraft I used for the narrow mat.
I also added an oval die cut from the same green I used on the card front & attached it to show only across the bottom.  The sentiment oval was attached with foam tape & I added some light brown sequins.  This could be for Thanksgiving if I don't mail it before then.
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22 comments:

  1. Stunning cards Greta ...fabulous colours...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  2. Gorgeous card and lovely images, fantastic colours as well...Have a lovely weekend my friend.. ♥

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  3. Gorgeous as always, Greta! Jo x

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  4. Gorgeous colours and design. Love those circle dies. Hugz

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  5. Two beautiful cards, Greta! Just love the tall card with all the die cuts - lucky me to have been the recipient!! And your leafy card is gorgeous too!!

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  6. fab cards Greta. I am itching to get some slimline dies...wonder if I'll make it through the weekend with out snatching up a set. Hugs.

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  7. That's a great slimline care and those colors are so pretty together. Those braided circles are very cool and different. The embossing on the leaves is gorgeous.

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  8. Two gorgeous colors and designs Greta.

    Hugs diane

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  9. Two beautiful cards but your CCC card this month is something very special. I love those delicate circle dies and your chosen colours are just stunning, well done xx

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  10. Lovely treatment of those leaves! And I do like your subtle sentiment on vellum, backed with some colour. Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

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  11. Your cards are wonderful and so well designed.

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  12. Lovely cards today Greta!! Happy 4th of July to you and yours XO

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  13. Simply sweet and beautiful cards Greta...wishing you and your family a Happy 4th of July!

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  14. The triple circle die makes an outstanding slim line card and I love your colour combo. The thankful card looks so versatile, perfect for any occasion. TFS

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  15. Superb cards Greta. Love the purple slim card. It is stunning. And your gorgeous leaves card is fabulous.

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  16. Both are gorgeous cards Greta, love the layering colours of your first card, such pretty colours also. Your second I love the technique and texture.
    Take care
    Faith x

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  17. Both are lovely but you know I'm a leaf loving girl... That's stunning!

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  18. Gorgeous colour and design layout on your first fabulous card and loving the pretty leaves on the second Greta x.

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  19. These are both fantastic, Greta! I love the detailed circles on your slimline card and the schparkly leaves and smooched background on your thank you card. Great vellum sediment oval, too! Keep well and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. I really love the slimline card. And that sentiment stamped onto the vellum oval, is wonderful. I love vellum. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

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  21. Beautiful cards, I love them both. I belong to the Small Die of the Month Club, and have not used that die set yet. Thanks for the inspiration. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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  22. I LOVE how you've combined the PFS and SB dies here! And how wonderful to incorporate Amethyst..Love the colors, and the layers so so so much!!

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