Monday, October 31, 2022

Goodbye October

Here we are again at the end of a month.  I'm behind on sharing cards, so here are 3 of my latest makes.
First is one of my favorites & no surprise, it's a Christmas card!  I had diecut a variety of foliage from green scraps awhile ago with the idea of making a wreath.  However, picking them up to move to my table gave me this design idea instead.  
The HA Paper Layering Poinsettia was cut from a watercolor paper scrap.  The color was done with Crimson Color Burst & Magenta Lindy's Magicals powders, one at a time.  Each powder was spread by spritzing with water.  The final result is really beautiful in person.  I had an extra middle layer diecut which I cut apart to place those petals in the back where I wanted them.  The foliage dies are Impression Obsession & Poppystamps.  
I silver embossed one of my favorite background stamps, SSS Poinsettia Background, along with the flower center.  The sentiment from GKD was separated from the panel with a strip of black, shiny Washi tape.  I'm just making it before the deadline at Christmas Kickstart.  I also entered Stay Crafty with Hero & SSS Wednesday via IG.
My first thought when the calendar says November is my brother, as that's his birthday month.  This is the 2nd year he's been gone on his birthday & we all miss him so much.  I like to send a card to my sister-in-law around that time.  She was glad to be done with all the firsts, but not sure how much easier the 2nd anniversaries are.  Can't say that it's better for me.  Anyway, I went back to one of my favorite designs which is masking an area for ink blending.  I went with a Fall color scheme using Distress Oxides fossilized amber, spiced marmalade & crackling campfire.  
I die cut Pinkfresh Studio Dainty Blossoms images from a scrap I inked up with Distress Oxide vintage photo.  Then I brushed them with copper shimmer mist--so pretty in person.  I stamped the sentiment from PFS Sweet Friend Floral in Versafine Clair Acorn & clear embossed.  
In case you haven't tried them, I highly recommend SSS Micro Adhesive Dot sheets which I used to adhere the die cuts.  I'm adding this to PFS October ChallengeThe Snippets Playground & SSS Wednesday.
My last card uses one of the card fronts offered by Stamplorations.  I thought the colors of this one were nice for a Fall card.  
All I did was black emboss the TE sentiment, color the flower bases with a black glaze pen (made a HUGE difference), add a bit of gold foil to the leaf veins using a Quickie Glue pen & tie on black twine.  
Most of the time I like to use my inks, stamps & die cuts, but it sure is handy to have products like this for a quick card.
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. Greta, 3 beautiful cards. Love all three.

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  2. Three gorgeous cards, Greta. xx

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  3. These are all incredible Greta! Love the pretty poinsettia and the thoughtful card for your sister-in-law. The final card is fantastic. The pre-made card front is wonderful. I'll bet you could work your magic and replicate that with your stamps and inks! Thanks fro the well wishes ;)

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  4. all three cards are beautiful, greta. but you know i'm partial to that first one... love poinsettias!

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  5. Simply amazing card Greta. Love them all, but like Rosemary...the poinsettia one grabbed my attention. It's stunning.

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  6. Three lovely cards here Greta. The middle card for your SiL is very poignant and a nice thought. Thanks for submitting it as homework in the Snippets Playground and for joining in with the optional theme.

    Hope you enjoyed the Playground Hallowe’en Party last night xxx

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  7. Three more lovely creations Greta and a beautiful Poinsettia. I've just been back to the last couple of posts as I knew they hadn't appeared on my reading list, even went back there to double check. It's happened with a few of the blogs I follow, another Blogger glitch I'm sure.

    B x

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  8. OH! What amazing and beautiful cards Greta. My thoughts go out to you and your SiL at this time. Mine has gone 8 years, it still hurts I'm sorry to say. Hugs to you both.

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  9. Three beauties, Greta - especially love the silver embossed background behind your gorgeous poinsettia swag!! Hoping your beautiful memories bring comfort when you thinking of your dear brother!! Hugs!!

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  10. Thanks for sharing these beauties Greta and for your recent visits to me. Of course you will always miss your brother, it is just more noticeable at certain times xx

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  11. Beautiful cards Greta. Love the foiling, the poinsettia and that sweet die cut on the inked panel.

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  12. Such beautiful cards Greta! I love the bold poinsettia on that textured background, and the beautiful ink blend on your second card with the coordinating sequins, and the pretty card front that you added those lovely details to. Vicky x

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  13. An excellent bunch of cards. Love the poinsettia one the most.:-)

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  14. Even in the photograph, it's easy to tell how beautiful that poinsettia is! The card is gorgeous, and all three cards are wonderful.

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  15. The shine on the poinsettia is just gorgeous. It really stands out. How thoughtful to send your SIL a card on the anniversary so she knows she's not alone. Beautifully blended colors on it. Sometimes we just need quick and easy and this paper is perfect for that.

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  16. all such lovely cards, Greta - can't choose a favorite - but love the simplicity of the last one and those pretty soft colors - I always do extra layers with te HA poinsettia - gives it such nice extra dimension - and masking like you did in your second card is one of my favorite techniques too!

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  17. Lovely cards, but the poinsettia one is stunning!

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