Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Friendship Cards

Color Hues is remembering their teammate, Lindsey, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer.  I didn't know her, but I know the sorrow of loosing loved ones to cancer.  Here's the card I made to join in honoring Lindsey using her chosen colors of Blue & Purple for a CAS card.  
I recently got the Altenew Nesting Ovals in a sale with the idea of making a rainbow which I saw someone do months ago.  I added glitter to my old blue & purple ep.  The middle arch is embossed in Hero Arts Sparkle ep after covering it in white pigment ink.  The sparkle is so pretty in person.  
I die cut & embossed light gray cardstock with a Spellbinders square die.  The GKD sentiment was stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist.
Poppystamps August challenge is to let the sentiment take center stage.  I decided to do that with a white on white background & a colored sentiment.  
I started by using Memory Box Texture Distressed Grid stencil with light molding paste not totally covering the stencil. Really love the look! Then I attached Poppystamps Flower Field Corner diecuts in opposite corners. I trimmed the large bloom from 2 more diecuts so I could add it on top for dimension. Poppystamps Luscious Script Hello is one of my favorite dies. I cut a couple shadows & a couple words from white cardstock scraps. The word was embossed in WOW BEE Kind & Spring Breeze powders--beautiful sparkle in person!
I used a Quickie Glue Pen to add the same powders to the blooms.  The secondary sentiment is Tim Holtz stickers on cardstock mounted with foam tape.  I added tiny gems to tie in the black.  
My final card is for JUGS Butterfly challenge.  I had several leftover diecuts I didn't want to store or throw away & now I have one of my favorite cards ready to send to a friend!  
The PFS gold embossed Small Butterflies were stenciled in Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers & Peach Fuzz.  The background is made with Poppystamps Lattice Small Curve Border 2 high covered in Poppystamps Flower Field Corner diecuts--2 complete ones plus pieces left from the last card.  
Everything was attached to a beautiful Bazzill textured pink panel which I splattered with gold & white metallic watercolors. Love the font of the Mama Elephant sentiment which I stacked 3 high. I'm also entering SSS Monday.
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14 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Your rainbow card is fantastic, Greta! I didn't know Lindsey either, but I think she would have liked this. I like the simplicity of your hello card and don't even get me started on your PRETTY butterfly card! I'm so happy to have you playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Brenda in IN said...

A lovely card tribute to Lindsey in her favorite colors. I love the butterfly card. Peach is not a color I see used very often and it is so pretty. I like the sparkly hello. That font is great!

Cat Craig said...

Greta you have some glittery goodness to share to day along with those sweet butterflies that are my faves.

Rosemary said...

sweet set of friendship cards, greta. so clever to use the oval dies to create your pretty rainbow. love all the sparkle on all three cards and the delicate look of cards two and three!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful CAS Card! Love the rainbow! Thank you so much for playing along with our Special Tribute Challenge to our dear teammate at the Color Hues Challenge!

brenda said...

A lovely tribute to the lady, each card so different as well.

B x

Dawn T said...

Fantastic cards Greta. That glittery blue, white and purple card is delightful (lovely tribute to Lindsey) - and the soft colour of your second card's sentiment looks stunning with the subtle texture of the background. And finally those golden butterflies are awesome. Three stunning cards.

HilaryJane said...

Lovely cards Greta, that’s such a good idea to use oval dies for a rainbow. I have never thought of that but once you know it seems obvious. Perhaps I am just a bit dense! Xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning cards Greta, love the blue rainbow on an angle, just perfect. The CAS Hello is so very pretty, love those flowers and the texture. Your butterflies and die are so very pretty, love how you used the die shape.
Faith x

Tracey McNeely said...

Greta your cards are so gorgeous, the glittery rainbow is super unexpected--so perfectly CAS! Thank you for sharing with us at the Color Hues!

Ros Crawford said...

Hey there... It's been awhile and I'm so sorry to hear about that lady - Life can be cruel...
Beautiful cards Greta and always elegannt. Stay well, hugs to you

Vicky Hayes said...

Such beautiful cards Greta! Love the sparkle you added to your embossing and I really like the paste through the stencil. The butterfly card is made in my current favourite colour palette and is absolutely stunning! Vicky x

Tiny Paper Blossom said...

Love ALL your cards, but the aqua Hello card is my favorite. So elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at the Poppystamps Monthly challenge.

Jeanne J. said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that so soft and glittery "Hello" so elegant!