Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A Few Cards

Uniko just had a stencil release & I really want to get the layered butterfly & the rose.  Decided to make a card for the May June Challenge using their Gerbera stencil.  Helps justify buying new ones if I've used what I have--haha!  
I began by inking a white panel with Distress Inks squeezed lemonade, candied apple & abandoned coral.  Then I started playing by adding more ink through the stencil & spreading a thin layer of white Liquid Pearls.  Nothing was turning out like I wanted, but I didn't want to start over.  I die cut the panel with the SSS thin frame, taped the pieces in place on the back & removed the frame.  Then I inked through the stencil with Versamark & embossed with Hero Arts Sparkle ep.  That was what it needed!  
The sentiment from Uniko Simply Said Blocks was matted & popped up.  I can't get most Nuvo Drops to make round drops, but recently I discovered that the Jewel Drops work fine for me.  The Limoncello drops were the perfect finishing touch.  I'm also entering WAW
Next is the card I sent for May CCC.  I had such fun using the Tim Holtz wreath dies & the little daisies that were included in a card I received previously from a CCC partner.  
The sentiment is from HA/GK Friendship Blooms & I used white gouache for the splatters.  Hard to tell, but the flower centers are covered in Stickles.
Here's the card I made for the ITP PTI challenge to use cardstock scraps.  I save even very small scraps of my PTI cardstock & it's amazing how often I am able to die cut from them.  For this card I die cut scraps of Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Weathervane & Smokey Shadow.  
The products are Feathered Friends 8, Twig Wreath, Harvest Berries (flower centers), Bold Blooms & Essential Sentiments.  The card base is Soft Stone & I stamped the leaves in Weathervane, the flowers in Soft Stone & the flower centers in Tropical Teal.  I added Smokey Shadow splatters, Star Dust Stickles (flower centers) & Hero Arts Blue Ombre sequins.  Amazing the difference with just rounding the corners!  I'm also entering The Snippets Playground.
I'll finish with a card for the June GK Monthly Mix Challenge.  It's been a long time since I used Karen Dunbrook's acrylic paint technique & it's always fun to see how the background turns out.  
The sentiment from GK A Big Hello was stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne.  The die cut butterfly from the set was heat embossed with JudiKins Black Diamond ep.  
Finished off with a strip of printed paper, black & white splatters and black & white Pico Embellisher dots.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.


18 comments:

  1. Your Gerbera Daisy is gorgeous and I like those pretty little wreaths! Fantastic cards, Greta!

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  2. Really fabulous set of cards, Greta! Love that beautiful swirled background on the last card, as well as that amazing inked daisy!

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  3. All very lovely cards, Greta!! Gorgeous first card in fab color! Beautiful soft embossing on the daisy! Your second one is so pretty with the wreath! Love the sentiment! Perfect bird and butterfly cards, too! The color and design is so eye catching! Well done, Greta!!

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  4. A great selection of cards, Greta. The Uniko stencil seems very interesting. And I LOVE the acrylic paint technique. Kisses, my friend.

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  5. Ha ha, absolutely love your logic about using what you have to justify buying new…I’m definitely using this one! (And the new stencils are fabulous btw!). I absolutely love your card too and although you say it wasn’t going well, it ended magnificently! Thanks for playing along with Uniko. X

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  6. WOW! Greta more absolutely gorgeous cards, I love each one even though they are so different, gorgeous colours, images and sentiments.
    Faith x

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  7. These are all brilliant card but I especially like the Gerbera. I have that stencil so thanks for the inspiration. It doesn't matter that you had problems with it to start with because the end result is stunning. Adding that black frame was a genius touch xx

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  8. They are all gorgeous! Wonderful variety of beautiful cards.

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  9. Another great post, Greta! I can't get over how beautiful that gerbera daisy is! I hope to try something similar using your tips.

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  10. Where to start Greta, well I love the soft subtle embossing on the sunny colour on the first, both the floral wreath and the birdie really showcase the dies and the artistry of the last is so effective.

    B x

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  11. It's always a delight to see your posts and this one is no exception. All the cards are charming and my favourite is the one with the poetry by Proust. Beautifully done Greta.

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  12. All cards are so beautiful and special in their kind.

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  13. all wonderful cards, Greta - the sparkle you added to the gerbera daisy really did the trick - love love the bird card - such a pretty color combo!

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  14. Four beauties, Greta! Was wondering when I'd see the CCC card - so pretty! And I love the swirly paint card with the butterfly - looks amazing!!

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  15. What wonderful cards Greta... The acrylic paint, the die cuts and that glorious Gerbera, which is my favourite. Amazing creations!

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  16. Gorgeous cards Greta - I absolutely adore your snippets one, just perfect and as you say, the rounded corners add that extra something!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  17. You’ve. Been busy again . The genera is fabulous, its a stunning card. You are rocking the stencils. I love the greens/teals running through the remaining cards. Lovely collection.

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  18. Wow. - such a lot of fantastic projects on this post. Congrats on being showcased at the snippets playground xxx

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