Sunday, May 16, 2021

ITP PTI Challenge Cards

We had fun yesterday with family visiting.  So wonderful to have that freedom with all of us vaccinated.  Here's a picture of one of my favorite roses, Chicago Peace.
ITP PTI has frequent challenges which I love to enter.  Thought I'd catch you up on some cards I haven't posted here.  First is a gratitude card made with the Bold Borders: Foliage die cut which I ink blended with a couple shades of green.  
The blooms are from Gathered Garden & the sentiment is from Counting my Blessings.  
Next is my entry for the challenge to leave the negative pieces in a border die. I colored Bold Borders: Yuletide using a Fantastix tool & Distress Oxides for my messy coloring.  
Then I used a waterbrush & Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Yellow Gold to color the negative areas.  The sentiment that comes with the border die was stacked 3 high & brushed with the gold paint--beautiful shimmer in person.  
I dry embossed the center area behind the sentiment & blended it with DO rustic wilderness.
It was challenging for me to make a layered sympathy card, as I generally make them pretty simple & often one layer.  
I kept my card monochromatic using 2 PTI printed papers a friend gave me along with Fine Linen, Vintage Cream & vellum.  The background panel is die cut with Scalloped Stackers: Small & behind the sentiment is Shape Shifters: Circle 3.  The sentiment from Through the Trees was stamped in Cocoa Bean on vellum backed with a strip of  Vintage Cream & embellished with Garden Gild die cuts & a KaiserCraft Chino pearl which goes perfectly with Fine Linen.  Finished by wrapping twine & tying a bow.   
My final card also uses Bold Borders: Yuletide, but looks entirely different than the card above.  This one is for another challenge to use embossing powder accents.  
I saw the white die cut on my table & thought it'd be fun to just add touches of color with embossing powder.  Worked great to use a Quickie Glue pen, which has a fine tip.  The embossing powders are glittery red & glittery gold.  I tried several card colors, but kept coming back to the white.  
The sentiment was cut from white & gold metallic cardstock with the white used for dimension & the shadow.  I kept the embellishments subtle, using PPP Marshmallow sequins.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.


19 comments:

  1. You've been designing away again, Greta. What a lovely set of cards.

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  2. Stunningly beautiful cards, especially the first and fourth!!!

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  3. Totally awesome cards Greta. Just love the first one. It is gorgeous! But then all of them are!

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  4. Yay for you having family fun! Beautiful cards and that last one is pure elegance! Have a great week

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  5. These are all so pretty! Your gratitude card is my favorite and the sympathy card is wonderful! So happy you had some family time. We're looking forward to more of that this summer!

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  6. I love those framed cards, Greta, they are gorgeous. The Fine Linen vintage cream card are the colors that are so perfect for sympathy and it is just lovely. Your roses are so pretty. Glad the deer haven't got them! I feel that freedom too, since having my shots.

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  7. Love all the borders and frames and your amazing rose. Thanks for sharing xx

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  8. Such a pretty rose and such beautiful cards. The framing die cuts look extra pretty Greta x.

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  9. Well all of the creations you made are so well designed and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them.

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  10. Wonderful collection of beautiful designs Greta.

    Hugs diane

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  11. Love the rose, such pretty colours. Your cards are just gorgeous Greta, beautiful designs and dies and lovely papers and details. Love them all.
    Faith x

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  12. Love your set of cards, Greta. The Chicago Peace rose is so pretty. Happy you can entertain friends and family again.

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  13. Happy to hear that you had some family fun!! I went to a great niece’s bridal shower last weekend. It was so great to see a lot of family!! Such beautiful cards!! Pure elegance shine through on all the cards! And, your Chicago Peace rose is very pretty!!

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  14. Happy to hear that you had some family fun!! I went to a great niece’s bridal shower last weekend. It was so great to see a lot of family!! Such beautiful cards!! Pure elegance shine through on all the cards! And, your Chicago Peace rose is very pretty!!

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  15. How wonderful to get out and about and connect with family again. Love all the cards you've created Greta. I couldn't choose a favorite from them, as the each offer something special. TFS

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  16. Four beauties, Greta - you've been busy!! Love the rose photo too! So glad you could gather with family!!

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  17. beautiful set of cards, greta! that rose is so pretty, too!

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  18. Greta all of your cards are stunning. You are so talented my friend!

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  19. Another super collection of designs, the first is my favourite in the fresh zingy colours.

    B x

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