Sunday, June 27, 2021

Poppystamps, Memory Box & a Christmas Card

So why can't weathermen be wrong when you want them to be?!  This time they were right--record breaking heat!  Thankfully, we've been able to keep our house comfortable in spite of it.  The good thing is we will soon be back to the usual summer temps & now they'll seem cool--haha!
My card for Poppystamps June challenge was inspired by Tracey McNeely & Lin Brandyberry.  I used Birch Tree Grace dies Layer A, B & C--just the wreath part.  The flower is Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio die cut from a white scrap.  
I inked the largest & smallest with Brilliance Rocket Red & Mediterranean Blue.  Then I covered all of them in Versamark & embossed with Hero Arts Sparkle ep.  
The sentiment from Poppystamps Friends and Flowers was stamped in the same inks.  I embossed dots of the ep on the card front, but doesn't show in the pictures.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & The Snippets Playground.


Next is my card for the June Memory Box challenge.  I don't know why it doesn't show, but the watercolor panel has a wash of Distress Ink tumbled glass behind the butterflies.  
I used the technique of smooshing the ink on a piece of acetate, spritzing with water & touching it to the paper--pretty in person.  Memory Box Moonlight Butterfly was die cut from 3 shades of blue cardstock & Kaleidoscope Butterfly was die cut from vellum.  The bodies were die cut from a white scrap & are covered in Star Dust Stickles.  
The layers are only attached in the centers & the butterflies are attached to the panel only at the centers.  The sentiment from Poppystamps Grateful Heart was stamped in Delicata Sapphire Blue & the panel die cut with AJVD pierced rectangle was attached to a white card.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.


Finally is my entry for Rudolph Days.  I used a GK Snowflake stencil, Poppystamps tag die & Winnie & Walter word die.  I white heat embossed the snowflake on a kraft panel & then die cut the tag & popped it up back in place.
Can't tell from the picture, but the word is covered in Nuvo Glaze, so it's beautifully shiny.  The little bows are PPP.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.


22 comments:

  1. Elegant cards as always Greta, beautiful Butterflies and loving the lacy effect on the first.

    B x

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  2. What stunners Greta. The first one is so elegant looking with the circle die cut and the flowers. Love the butterflies on your second card. Lovely looking butterflies. And the pop of red of the sentiment on the white embossing and the kraft card is perfect. Plus the eclispse tag is great.

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  3. Three wonderful cards, Greta. My favourite is the first one, lovely design and a great sentiment. xx

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  4. There fantastic cards Greta. I love the combination of the Kraft card and the red of the Christmas card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Rudolph days this month.

    Sue xx

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  5. three wonderful cards - especially love the Christmas card - glad you're surviving the heat!

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  6. Three beauties, Greta - love them all but especially the trio of butterflies!

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  7. All three are just beautiful, can't pick a favourite xx

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  8. Beautiful cards Greta..
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps Challenge blog.
    Pam x

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  9. Three beautiful cards, Greta!! Lovely dies in pretty color on your first card! Very pretty butterfly card! I can see a bit of blue behind the butterflies! And, the last card is quite the beauty in red and craft! And, the snowflake stencil is so awesome along with the tag! A very eye catching interesting design! Oh, what a delight coming to your blog today...well done!!

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  10. Three wonderful cards, Greta! Your layered blooms are super sweet. I've been thinking of you and wondering about the heat in your area. Bet Fritz doesn't like it! We've been at a humid 90 for a couple of days and have another to get through. Crazy weather for June around here. These are August temps!

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  11. Another fabulous set of cards, Greta! The Christmas card is so eye-catching with the tag die cut from the center and then popped up! Loving the pretty butterflies on the second one and that sweet flower on the first card!

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  12. Three great cards, Greta. A fun red, white and blue sparkly card and the butterflies are so pretty. I like smooshing on acetate to put the color where you want it. That Gina K. snowflake is lovely with white embossing. Red, white and kraft is always stunning. I'm glad you are keeping cool. Your heat wave is smothering. It was 97 with high humidity yesterday here with more of the same today. Heat index of 103 so you are not alone, but you win for temps!

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  13. What a gorgeous selection of cards Greta - perfect as always. Love your snippets card - such a pretty colour combination. And I cane see the background 'wash' on the butterfly card - faint but it's there alright! And such an elegant Christmas card. Hope you're coping in the current high temperatures over there.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  14. Your first card is beautiful, I love the shaped centre and the reds, white and blue. There's me thinking I was seeing a blur? and I wasn't there is a blue frame around your butterflies, they are beautiful as is your card. The Kraft, white and red are a fabulous combination as is your design Greta, gorgeous cards.
    Faith x

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  15. All are wonderful card designs. You always make such great ones.

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  16. Beautiful cards Greta! I love your style! The red white and blue bloom is genius!

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  17. These are all great cards, Greta. I LOVE that Rudolph entry card. What a brilliant idea to stencil the snowflake on the tag too and overlay it. This looks so eye catching!

    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  18. Another set of fabulous cards, Greta. Loving the dies.

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  19. Three perfectly created cards Greta. I love the red, white and blue theme on the top card. My favourite is the blue butterflies and the Festive card is so elegant. Thanks for sharing. Sorry you've been having a heat wave!

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  20. Lovely! My fave is the last one, so crisp!

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  21. Fabulous colors and designs Greta. Gosh I am glad that heat wave is over.

    Hugs diane

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  22. These are so beautiful. Love your gorgeous butterflies, the soft sweet colors are perfect!

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