Saturday, April 3, 2021

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a lovely Easter.  We've had plenty of sunshine already, so the neighborhood has lots of budding trees & flowers.  Here's a picture of my sister & me from a few years ago--haha!  Love the hair decorations & surprised to see I'm wearing gloves!
I've seen some cards with embossed crosses & decided to make one without having a die.  I just cut 2 strips of white cardstock & embossed them with an old Cuttlebug folder.  
I trimmed the pieces until I thought it looked good.  The center of the card front was lightly brushed with DO speckled egg.  MFT Blue Skies wool felt is a pretty good match.  I die cut 3 flowers from PTI Gathered Garden & 3 circles for each center.  The Impression Obsession sentiment was stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist.  This one went to my sister & I'm entering SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.
Next is my entry for the current ITP PTI What Do I Do With This challenge to use embossing powder.  My good friend, Rosemary, made a gorgeous card with pink cardstock & Rose Gold foil.  That gave me the idea to stamp & emboss with SSS Rose Gold ep on PTI Friendly Flowers die cut from Sweet Blush cardstock.  Just love the look!  
The leaves were die cut from Weathervane cardstock & stamped in Smokey Shadow.  The background is ITP Herringbone cover plate & the sentiment from ITP Just Sentiments: Hugs was die cut with 2 PTI banner dies.  
The top flower was attached with foam & I added PPP Rose Gold sequins.  I'm also entering The Snippets Playground (the blooms were all cut from scraps of Sweet Blush cardstock) & SSS Wednesday via IG.
Edited to add: Also entering Time Out Challenges

Last is my entry for the current ITP PTI The Great Cover-Up challenge.  I've been wanting to make a pastel rainbow, so that's what I did by lightly brushing on Distress Oxides kitsch flamingo, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, cracked pistachio, speckled egg & shaded lilac.  
I die cut the panel with the inside die from PTI Scalloped Stackers: Small, rounded the corners & splattered with HS white Color Shine.  When it was dry I white embossed the flower from PTI Wildflower Garden & stamped the sentiment in Weathervane.  
I added some pink & white sequins for embellishment.  I'm also entering Retro Rubber (stamp set I've had at least 2 years) SSS Wednesday via IG & WAW.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.




27 comments:

  1. Happy Easter! I hope you have a wonderful day! Your cards are such a delight... The Easter card is stunning and I love the second card... so unique and beautiful!

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  2. What a creative way to do the first card with the embossed cross Greta. Gorgeous colour combination and embossing on the second and such a pretty pastel rainbow third card. Happy Easter Greta x.

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  3. A lovely selection of cards Greta.

    Happy Easter to you. I've hopped over from the Snippets Playground xxx

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  4. The cross you made is beautiful and that rose gold card is awesome. Your rainbow is so soft and pretty. Happy Easter to you, my sweet friend.

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  5. three lovely cards -but your Easter card has my heart!!!

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  6. Happy Easter, lovely cards- Greta. Enjoy your day.

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  7. What a pretty, subtle rainbow! It suits the white embossed image. I like all your cards, especially the second one. Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge. Happy Easter!

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  8. Your cards are so gorgeous and well designed. I also love the picture of you and your sister all dressed up in your Easter refinery. I remember when I was young we wore hats also with our new dress for Easter.

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  9. aww... the photo of you and your sister is so sweet, greta! love your cards... especially the one with the rose gold embossing! so very pretty!

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  10. Thanks for sharing the precious photo of you and your Sister. I recall being dressed like that for church, especially the gloves. All your cards are inspiring. Love the soft colour behind the cross on the first card. The middle one is outstanding with all the different layers and textures. You round out the collection with a gorgeous spring card, so pretty with the pastel rainbow. x

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  11. Lovely memories for you Greta, I'm an only one but always longed for siblings. A super array of creations today, probably my favourite the rainbow background with the resist stamping.

    B x

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  12. wow you have been creative Greta and all amazing cards. Love the design of your Time Out card. Like that geometric background mixed with the pretty flower. The colours are fab and wow to layering these so perfectly. Thanks for joining Time Out x

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  13. Love your piccie Greta, yes! hats and gloves were the norm when growing up especially on special occasions. Your Easter cross is beautiful and elegant. Your black and gold card is gorgeous and very sophisticated and love the soft rainbow colours in your last card.
    Faith x

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  14. Lots of pretty cards today, Greta, but the picture of you and your sister is the best!! So sweet!!

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  15. Three gorgeous cards, Greta, and I love your Easter photo!! I have a similar one with my siblings and yes, gloves!!

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  16. So so beautiful and I love that photo of you and your sister, so sweet!!!

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  17. Your hand cut cross looks beautiful. I love the shade of green you have selecteed to go with it. Weather is so changable. Just had a flurry of snow here in the Uk and it is bitterly cold. Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. So different cards and all so beautiful. I like the CAS design!!

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  19. Simply beautiful card Greta...Love your gorgeous colors too! Thank you so much for taking the time to play along with us at Time Out!

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  20. Wonderful family picture. All the card designs are awesome.

    Hugs diane

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  21. Thanks for sharing the picture of you and your sister, how cute you both look. Three pretty special cards here but the one that is most special for me is your second, I think it is absolutely stunning, well done. Brilliant ink blending on your last card too xx

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  22. What a wonderful way to interpret the colours! Love your gorgeous blending. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

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  23. Love your card. The soft rainbow colors are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

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  24. Beautiful cards Greta! I really love your nippets one - very striking. And what a sweet photo - I also had white gloves and a pretty hat for Easter. In fact, thinking about it they were sort of fine crochet, and I also had grey ones. Winter meant kid gloves in grey or tan. You stirred up some memories there!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  25. Oh, forgive me for being behind! What a sweet lovely Easter photo of you with your sis! Yes, I do remember wearing white gloves and Easter hats! Those were the days, lol! And, three gorgeous cards...fab design and wonderful color!

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