Sunday, May 22, 2022

More Cards

Here are some of my recent cards.  I love kraft & red for Christmas, so thought I'd enter ABC Christmas Challenge.  I spread light molding paste through GKD Stellar Snowflake stencil & heat embossed with Zing red glitter ep.  
Such a beautiful sparkle in the light!  The little tags are PTI & the sentiment from GKD Festive Flowers was stamped in Versafine Clair Acorn & embossed with WOW Ultra High Clear ep. 
Probably not needed, but I added a few clear gems.  I'm also entering GKD Monthly Mix challenge & SSS Monday (via IG).
I've always liked black & white with a pop of color.  But this time I used scraps to make a card that's kraft & white with a pop of pink.  It's one of my favorite color combos & great for Spring, I think.  
I rubbed over the panel embossed with SSS Vine Canopy using PTI Classic Kraft ink cube.  I get much better results using direct to paper with a light touch, rather than trying to use blending brushes.  The little white rectangle was a left over PFS Blanket Stitch Rectangle die cut.  I used a kraft scrap behind the Memory Box Hello Friend Posh Script die cut sentiment that has also been laying on my table for awhile.  I die cut SSS Cosmos Stem twice & trimmed off the stem before layering them.  
The top layer was colored with Copics & I added shimmer to the center & the sentiment.  The sentiment rectangle is attached to a couple layers of cardstock scraps to help it stand out & be level on top of the embossing.  I'm entering SSS Flickr, Flickr Love Handmade Cards & SSS Wednesday.
My last card is for the Pinkfresh Studio May challenge. I chose to just use the theme: Spring.
PFS Lush Vines was white embossed on watercolor paper & then heavily spritzed with Tattered Angels Meadow Green & Forest Green Glimmer Mists.  
After air drying, I just wiped the embossing with a paper towel. The shimmer is so beautiful in person! I die cut the panel with a rectangle die to fit on the white panel die cut with the largest Blanket Stitch Rectangle. The vellum was die cut with a smaller rectangle in the set. Dainty Blossoms die cut stems were brushed with shimmer & tied together with crochet thread. 
The sentiment from Sweet Friend Floral was stamped in DO rustic wilderness & mounted with foam tape.  I tried a bunch of different embellishments, but really only liked the softness of PPP Marshmallow sequins.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday via IG.

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22 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Wow the sparkle on your first card is incredible, what a beauty! LOVE the 'hello friend' card to bits. That little pop of pink is just perfect. The last card is fresh and airy, lovely too! All amazing, Greta!

brenda said...

A great trio of cards Greta, but that first is stunning with the sparkle and texture.

B x

Dawn T said...

Wonderful cards Greta. The sparkle of your Christmas card is stunning, but your middle card just blew me away. It's such an awesome design and the flower looks stunning. Love the spring look with the leaves and green. Really fabulous set.

Brenda in IN said...

These two cards are gorgeous, Greta. I love the pink and kraft and the Dainty Blossom card is so pretty. Embossing folders give dimension and interest to backgrounds and both of these are perfect.

Rosemary said...

super pretty set of cards, greta. the embossed medallion on the first card is so elegant. love the pop of pink on the second card and the third is so soft and serene.

HilaryJane said...

All three of these cards are brilliant, but I think I am going to pick the second one as my favourite. You are right those colours are amazing. I tried using a brayer the other day to add ink to raised embossing and it worked well at keeping the ink away from the lower bits xx

Cat Craig said...

Your cards are immediately recognizable - they evoke such feelings of love. These are no exception. Lovely.

Vikki H said...

Beautiful trio and very much your style, Greta! So clean, shimmery, and well designed.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three gorgeous cards, Greta - just love the embossing paste snowflake with all the shimmery on card one! The neutrals on the dry embossing look beautiful on card two and I love the vine background on card three with the pretty die cuts atop!!

Betty said...

all gorgeous as usual - but am in love with the kraft and white with the the pop of pink - so so pretty!!

Viv said...

Such pretty cards here Greta! sorry I am so late returning comments too....health issues alas, Viv xx

Jeanne H said...

Oh my, super well done cards. Beautiful, all of them. tfs

Helen Wallace said...

Oh my! Three beauties this week. I love the sparkle on your first card. Pink on Kraft always looks great. Like you, I achieve better results with ink direct to paper rather than blending brushes. If forced to choose a favourite it would be the soft green with vellum. So fresh and delicate.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! These are Gorgeous Greta, love the pink sparkle and love the addition of the gems. The subtlety of colour in your second is so very pretty and understated. Your green and white is so fresh and I love the die with the beautiful background.
Faith x

Kim S said...

What a beautiful group of cards! I love all of the sparkle. Then the soft colors and sweet flowers on the others. Gorgeous!

Ros Crawford said...

Hello my friend sorry I've been missing ... Oh what beautiful cards today, I especially love that 2nd card... Stunning. Sending hugs your way

Dotty Jo said...

Such stunning cards, Greta! You always make such beautiful creations, Jo x

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful trio of beautiful cards. Love all the sparkles on your Christmas card, stunning.

Fabiola said...

oh c'est une très jolie carte Greta, merci de jouer avec nous chez ABC, biz

Tracey McNeely said...

Greta you are so busy! Everyday you posts more and more lovely designs!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness Greta these are all so beautiful! The glitter is spectacular! Hope you are enjoying the warmer weather! xo

Diana Moriel said...

All your cards are gorgeous, but the ifrst one is so elegant and beautiful!