Tuesday, August 11, 2020

ITP & PFS

Always glad to see another ITP Challenge.  This time Melissa's Fab Friday calls for a Wishing You project.  I love CAS(E) this Sketch #384, so combined the challenges.

I used my MISTI to stamp each leafy branch from ITP Bold Blooms one at a time in opposite corners of the card.  That way they're identical.  After all the images were white embossed, I brushed over them with DI Peeled Paint.  Never tire of emboss resist!  The sentiment from PTI Through the Trees was cut in 2 & stamped in Versafine Clair Acorn.  I added peeled paint splatters & PPP Marshmallow sequins.  I'm also entering CAS on FridaySSS Wednesday challenge (favorite tool is the MISTI.)
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My first PFS die purchase was Hello with a Bouquet.  I haven't used it for some time & thought it'd be perfect for the PFS August Challenge.  I used the floral theme & as close as I could get to the color combo.
I began by ink blending a white panel with DO spun sugar, picked raspberry, abandoned coral, peeled paint & fossilized amber.  The panel didn't look that great, but I just love how it die cut! A scrap of fun foam was used to cut the letters a second time.  I brushed the letters with a shimmer pen & covered them in Nuvo Glaze.  The card front was dry embossed with an Echo Park dotted folder & I rounded the corners.  These pretty colors make me smile & I hope you like them, too.
I'm also entering SSS Wednesday (favorite tool die cutting machine) & The Snippets Playground.
Edited to add: Also entering Virginia's Show & Share.
Snippets Playground Badge
Fritz was found to have a heart murmur months ago.  Before his cardiac consult could happen, the Vet School closed due to the pandemic.  They reopened weeks ago, but were backed up with all the cancellations.  Finally, his name got to the top of the list & Thursday is the big day.  We won't be allowed to go in the building with him, so all the discussion will be done by phone.  At least he's asymptomatic, so the work up should be pretty straightforward.  We'll be glad to know if there are any precautions needed.  For now, our vet just said not to exercise him in the heat.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.


20 comments:

  1. Two beautiful cards Greta! I love the softness of your first one and the wonderful colors on your second! Hope you get good news on Fritz. Our son is operating his clinic that way as well. Pets only, everything done via the phone... no humans in the building!!

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  2. I like the classy look of the first card and the pretty pink colours of the second card so two perfect cards. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. both cards are so pretty, greta! love the soft ink blending on the first one! love the way you used the color palette on the second one.

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  4. Two beautiful cards, Greta! Especially love what you did with the PFS colors on your hello card! Good luck with Fritz's appt. My sister's dog had ACL surgery last week and it's been hard to keep him calm!

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  5. That birthday card is so pretty and the resist technique looks fabulous Greta x. The hello card is stunning with the prettiest of colours and that die cut is fabulous x.
    Thinking of Fritz and hope all goes well on Thursday? x.

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  6. Those white embossed leaves with the peeled paint are beautiful. Such a simple design and so gorgeous. I like the soft palate on the second card. I hope Fritz comes through his exam with flying colors. It sounds like he is doing well. Give him a pat from Daisy.

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  7. Greta, your cards are lovely in the soft subtle way you create so well. Wishing Fritz well with his upcoming exam. Stay cool, Stay safe. Hugs.

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  8. Two beautiful cards. I really like the emboss resist look!

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  9. Thanks for posting your emboss resist card today! I got busy creating mine. That die cut behind the hello is gorgeous. I love the colors and the size. Hoping you three get a good night's rest and Fritz has a good exam. Stay safe.

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  10. Two simply beautiful cards! I love your stenciling on the first one, so elegant!!!

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  11. Two delightful cards Greta. I love embossed resist and love the soft green that you achieved on your first card. And that beautiful bright background and words on your second one is amazing.

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  12. Lovely work Greta - I'm a fan of the resist emboss too. Your card is crisp, clean and perfect for male or female. Love the sentiment. I'm not that clever at finding good sentiment stamps. I'm in awe of the colouring on your Hello card - oh so pretty. That would be a great die to have in one's stash. Hope all goes well for Fritz.

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  13. Love the tip on turning your card Greta, thank you. It's a beautiful CAS card, love the colours on your second, the die and the great Hello. Good to hear that the vet is "open", but it's not the same as it is for them to see them. I'm in the same dilemma with our son. a talk cannot see the patient and help diagnose? At least you have heard from them.
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

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  14. Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining us on CAS on Friday!

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  15. Oh I do hope Fritz is well Greta... I know how worried you must be... Fingers crossed for you. Beautiful cards once again and the first one again has captured my heart. Enjoy your upcoming weekend.. It's been so hot here and at last it's cooling (a little).

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  16. Two wonderful designs Greta. I hope everything works out fine with Fritz.

    Hugs diane

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  17. Love these 2, you are right emboss resist is such a good technique and one I haven't used for ages, must put that right. Love those leaves with the blended ink background. Your second card is gorgeous too. It is wonderful how a mediocre background can look stunning when it is die-cut. It is such a good way to use up things that got rejected. that is such an amazing die xx

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  18. Two gorgeous cards Greta! Love the elegance of your first card and your snippets entry is so, so pretty! Lovely choice of colours there. Hope all goes well for Fritz - as you know, with your background, heart murmurs can be due to so many things. And best to know in good time too.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  19. I am always delighted to see your entries, this is no exception. Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS! Glad to see your lovely work. I appreciate your support!

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