Sunday, February 21, 2021

Memory Box, Poppystamps, Pinkfresh Studio

Three cards for February monthly challenges.  First up is Memory Box where the theme is Pretty Purples.  I pulled out some older MB dies to make a square friendship card using 2 shades of purple textured cardstock. 
The dies are Jasmine Frame, Moonlight Butterfly & Kaleidoscope Butterfly.  The top butterfly wings were cut from silver glitter tape & the body from a black scrap.  I added a few clear Pico Embellisher dots to the frame & stamped the sentiment from Poppystamps Grateful Heart.  I'm also entering SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday (die cutting glitter tape) & DRU.
Next is a card for hubby which I can use for our anniversary or as a Valentine, thanks to Poppystamps theme of I Love You.  
I've always liked the color combo red, white & gray.  I had just enough of the gray cardstock to cover the card front & I used one of my million white scraps to die cut Poppystamps Triple Heart Twirl.  
I backed it with a piece of red metallic cardstock I've been hoarding & white embossed the sentiment from Poppystamps Grateful Heart.  Love the little heart embellishments from Gina K & thought the white one was just right for this card.  I'm also entering The Snippets Playground & Double D.
Finally, here's my entry for Pinkfresh Studio's Alphas/Words challenge.  I love PFS Classic Holiday Words dies & Delicate Wreath.  Decided to try coloring directly on the wreath with 2 green Altenew watercolor markers.  
I put the wreath in my Misti, colored random parts of the wreath, spritzed with water & stamped.  I repeated the process multiple times until I was happy.  Gotta say, the markers worked great for the technique!  The panel was dry embossed with Spellbinders Floral embossing folder & spritzed with gold glimmer mist--so beautiful in person!  
I die cut the sentiment from Tim Holtz red glitter cardstock & the shadow from vellum stacked 2 high.  Finished off with gold adhesive dots & a green mat.  This was really fun to make & I love how it turned it!  
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27 comments:

papierelle said...

I am always amazed at your diversity, every card is different, every card is beautiful and special in its own way.

Brenda in IN said...

Three great cards! I love that soft purple card and the Valentine or anniversary card is so pretty. Great job on coloring that wreath too.

Betty said...

three extra special cards,Greta - love the soft purples on the first card and the watercolored wreath is so lovely!!

brenda said...

Such a pretty designs Greta.

B x

Diane said...

What a lovely selection of designs Greta.

Hugs diane

Mrs A. said...

I love thee die frme on the butterfly card which I of course adore. Hugs Mrs A.

Verna Angerhofer said...

All your cards are wonderful and so well designed.

Suze said...

Three lovely cards Greta.

Lisa Elton said...

What a lovely variety you've shared today, Greta! The first is my favorite, but your wreath card is extra pretty too!

Dawn T said...

Awesome cards Greta. Love all the different looks.

Rosemary said...

Another swt of lovely cards, Greta! The first one is so delicate, the second is perfect for your hubby and the third is just charming!

Darlene said...

Fabulous creations Greta! Love that heart design ... perfect for our challenge! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Anything with a Heart’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
Darlene
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Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty purple card and so delicate. Great colour combination and a fabulous heart die cut on your second card. What a stunning third card with the prettiest of wreaths, wonderful texture from the embossing folder and a great way to 'colour' the wreath....so pretty Greta x.

Lea Lawson said...

Lovely Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with our February challenge!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Always such very beautiful designs and cards Greta, I was going to say exactly the same as Mac Mable, so I echo her comment. Gorgeous cards.
Faith x

Maria said...

All very lovely cards, Greta! A very pretty first card with beautiful butterfly and delicate frame! Second card is perfect for Valentine or anniversary! Love the heart die! And, last card has awesome color for the wreath and gorgeous embossed background! Well done as always! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three gorgeous cards, Greta! Especially love the wreath over the embossing!!

Judy Woodland said...

Such wonderful creations here! I love the clean and simple look of your card with the hearts. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
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Helen Wallace said...

Your output is amazing Greta. I love the Memory Box card in soft purples. The Love you always card is crisp and modern looking. Finally the wreath, which looks fresh and delicate against the embossed background. Inspiring, as always.

HilaryJane said...

What a great collection of cards Greta, all very different and all stunning. You are right about the red, white and grey, it looks stunning and I bet the shine from the metallic red is very special in real life. Love the soft inking of your wreath too xx

Cat Craig said...

Super cards Greta. I love the hearts and that they are fluttering. Your wreath is lovely in the two tones and that square purple card is just darling.

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the frame on your butterfly card, the heart die is beautiful (and I love your colour combo) and then a pretty wreath which you are so good at.

Jeanne J. said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the crisp clean lines on the frame with the butterfly, and the foil on the trio of hearts, but the wreath takes my breath away! The greens and sparkle and shine and embossing too? Gorgeous!

pam said...

Beautiful cards Greta,
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Kim S said...

I love them all! The glittery butterfly is beautiful on that frame. And I love the red mirror paper behind the hearts! Thank you for playing along with us at Poppystamps.

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful cards, Greta! You always make the most beautifully feminine cards, Jo x

Di said...

Gorgeous card Greta - I love all of them - the gray, red etc. on your card for hubby is so eye catching! Dudley has had just four nails clipped by us as a team today - he puts up a jolly good fight for an 8 kg little dog! Tomorrow we're going to try 'wrangling' in a gentle way. Get him on his back lying down my tummy and thighs as I sit on a sofa and see if that helps.

Hugs

Di xx