Here's the card I made before surgery for the January CCC exchange. I love The Stamp Market Layered chrysanthemum die set--totally different than any other florals I have.
This time I inked the blooms with DO aged mahogany, kitsch flamingo & spun sugar. I can't remember what gray ink I used for the stem & leaves, but think it was PTI Weathervane. Poppystamps Playful Hugs & the flower tips are coated in Distress Rock Candy glitter. I die cut Pigment Craft Company's Dashed Diamonds cover plate from PTI Soft Stone cardstock. I was in a hurry to get everything done before surgery. The card was ready & hubby was about to go to the post office. I hurried up & addressed the envelope & totally forgot to sign the card! Luckily, it just made Marianne laugh.
BD card challenge. No way I was missing this, so it became my next project. I've always admired Bev's talent & ability to run a one woman business while also being wife & mom. I have a fair number of her products, including my unused Flower Power #8 stencil.
I blended Pigment Craft Company Tajine in the center & Blush on the ends fading out to almost no color. Gotta say, a beautiful image really doesn't need much, so I just added a Spellbinders gold dot. The Simply Said Blocks sentiment was stamped in Tajine, trimmed & matted with a gold embossed strip & mounted with thin foam tape.Seize the Birthday without the topping.
YAY, I'm so happy for you Greta and proud of you for doing your exercises! Now if I could just get my mom & dad to do the things their doctor tells them to do ~ OY!! Too funny about not signing the card. I've addressed envelopes upside down and even forgotten the postage stamp! Ahhh, the joys of aging LOL! Beautiful cards today. I've never seen that chrysanthemum die, it's terrific!ReplyDelete
Love the simplicity of your Uniko birthday card and the monochrome colour choice. The gem in the centre adds a little flair too! Wishing you luck with your recovery. My sister broke her ankle 7 months ago and is only just embarking on lots of physio to get her mobile again. Thanks for joining in the the birthday celebrations at Uniko. XReplyDelete
two stunning cards Greta, That chrysanthemum die is incredible.ReplyDelete
Pleased to hear the rehab is going well Greta, it's easy to ease off when you think things are improving so pleased you are sticking with it. Two lovely cards and the dies on the first are so effective.ReplyDelete
I am really glad to see you feel better, Greta!!!!! Good for you, my friend.ReplyDelete
As for the cards, they are gorgeous, as always!!!
Your card is stunning and I like the soft colours!!! All the best to you as well.ReplyDelete
What a spectacular die cut flower for your CCC card, it looks fabulous! Your Uniko card is absolutely gorgeous, it will make somebody very happy to receive it! Good to hear rehab is going well and you can feel your gait improving, hope the weather cooperates so you can get outside for little walks, feeling the fresh air can make such a difference, can’t it?ReplyDelete
I'm so glad your recovery is going well. Those exercises are so important. I got lazy about it in rehabbing my broken wrist and it is truly shocking how much ground I lost in recovery. Your cards are stunning. That die is stunning. And I am in awe of the beautiful card you created with that simple stencil!ReplyDelete
WOW! The blending on your birthday card is so pretty! It is gorgeous, Greta! Sounds like you are progressing wonderfully! YAY! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Seize the Birthday!ReplyDelete
beautiful set of cards, greta. really like the first one with the gorgeous chrysanthemum. and you know how happy i am for the progress you are making!ReplyDelete
That is a glorious exotic looking bloom in the pink and gray Greta -what a beauty and lovely against that cover die cut background (one of my favs!) The white die cut hugs is the perfect sentiment for it. Wishing you the best in your quick recovery from hip replacement! Julia xxReplyDelete
You CCC card this month is truly stunning and what amazing colours, love it. also love the stencilled Uniko card. I hope I am able to get round to entering their birthday challenge too as I also have quite a collection now and they haven't been used for a while. Time to dig them out I think. Hope all is still going well for you xxReplyDelete
So glad to hear you're out and about! Too cold here for that--3° last time I looked. I LOVE both cards, and think I might need some Pigment Craft ink pads. The florals are stunning, and your ink blending is perfection!ReplyDelete
So good to hear you've been "out" walking, bet the fresh air was good too hahaha. As for your cards, your first is definitely a WOW card, what unusual layers in the die. Love it. Your second delicate and stencilled card is very beautiful.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, I especially love the stencilled one, such a gorgeous colour and delicate looking stencil, hope your recovery continues speedily, and thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy xReplyDelete
Good to hear that you are on the mend, Greta. Both cards are lovely. The first one looks so elegant with the different die cuts. Glad that i found the CCC and i am happy that i joining the fun.ReplyDelete
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You've made this surgery look so easy and I know it isn't. I'm so glad to see you doing so well and already off the walker. You haven't lost your cardmaking touch either. This Uniko card is gorgeous and the color is amazing. Uniko is new to me so I will go visit there. The Stamp Market card is also gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Glad the recovery is going so well, Greta!! Love that flower - so gorgeous!! And what a pretty stenciled flower!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, Greta. So glad to hear you are doing well in recovery of your hip replacement.ReplyDelete
sorry I lost touch for a while and wasn't aware you had hip surgery! I'm glad your recovery is going well and it's great to see two gorgeous cards! That first one is amazing with those beautiful pastel colors and a wonderful design! Love the stenciled flower too. Keep up the great work with therapy and card-making :) I had both hips replaced some time ago and felt better from day 1!ReplyDelete
Greta, your blended floral is so soft and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday. Glad to hear your recovery is going well.ReplyDelete
WOW Greta - I can certainly see why you wanted that beautiful flower die. You’ve made a STUNNING card with it.ReplyDelete
The very pretty stencilled CAS card is also beautifully done - with a delicate touch to the inking.
Love both cards and I’m ever so pleased to hear your rehab is going well. I’ve bought along the cookies and hot chocolate to help!!!! X
What a beautiful card our first one here is. I love the soothing colours of it. Pleased to hear that you are doing so well after your op. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
Two gorgeous cards, Greta. So sorry to hear of all your struggles but sounds like things are going well. I adore your card for the Uniko challenge, the blush and gold is a dreamy combo, I must make a mental note to use those colours. Thanks so much for playing along at the Uniko challenge, Anita xReplyDelete
Love both cards, Greta. I put you CCC card on display in my home office, but our 8-month old kitty kept getting it down, so I have moved it to a safer place. Your Uniko card is a stunner as well. Love the soft ink blending. Congrats on winning one of the surprise runner up prizes, along with Hilary!ReplyDelete