Saturday, March 25, 2023

Two Cards & a Tag

Need to get some cards entered into challenges.  I'll start with my entry for Woodblock Wednesday & Rudolph Days.  I used Penny Black's 2003 stamp called The Sound of Snow. 
I love the scene, but have had trouble using it for a card.  This time I stamped in Versafine Clair Acorn on an ivory scrap & it worked well.  I trimmed the panel down to fit inside the AJVD pierced rectangle die cut from SSS Matte gold cardstock.  I cut a frame to fit & popped it up. 
The Altenew sentiment from a mini stamp set was stamped in the same ink.  This reminds me of the old scenic Christmas cards, except for the red mat which is a beautiful rich color in person.  I'm also entering The Snippets Playground since I used ivory & gold scraps.
Next is my entry for the Memory Box March Floral Favorites challenge.  I used the gorgeous MB Blooming 3D folder which is definitely one of my favorites!  
I inked the raised edges & embossed with WOW Bee Kind powder--so beautiful in person!  Poppystamps Happy Easter Curve was stacked 6 high with a black layer on the bottom to help it stand out just a little more.  I embossed the top layer in WOW Clear Braille Ultra High which gives incredible gloss.  But I decided it really need the color, so I reinked & embossed with the Bee Kind powder.  That gave it a unique metallic look--almost a patina effect.   I'll definitely do that again. 
The corners were rounded & I added a couple cardstock layers before attaching the panel to the card.  
I'm always happy to see a new PTI Challenge & this time we are to make a BD Tag.  A friend die cut a bunch of PTI tags for me a few years ago & I still have quite a few to use.  I love the design of this one which she cut from watercolor paper. I masked off the top before stamping images from Bold Blooms.  The inks are Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist & Hawaiian Shores.  I spritzed the inked stamps & repeated until I liked the depth of color.  I brushed the top with Aqua Mist & used a fineliner pen for the black dots.  
Couldn't figure out how to add a sentiment that wouldn't cover up too much of the stamping.  Finally decided to stamp these 3 from PTI Scripted--different, but I like it!  Luckily I got the Berry Sorbet ribbon from my friend, Rosemary, a long time ago. 
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  1. Fabulous cards and what a cute tag Greta. Love the vintage look to your first card and the second one is so elegant looking.

  2. Super collection as always Greta and no fav this time although the first does prompt me to dig out that PB stamp again.

    B x

  3. Both cards are wonderful and so is the tag. I love the scene on the first card as well as that pretty Easter card with all that great embossing! Well done.

  4. Hi Greta,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    Your cards and tag look brilliant and I love the stamped scene on your Rudolf one.
    The vintage scene looks wonderfulk against the pink card stock.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  5. wonderful scene, Greta and I love the inking on your embossed piece.

  6. You have spoiled us today with these beauties. Love that wintry scene that you have made extra special with the framing and that great Easter card. I am always very stumped by Easter cards, thankfully I only make 2, so I just might pinch your idea. Thank you. Your little tag is so cute too xx

  7. Your card has a lovely vintage feel. That stamped image is so pretty and is perfect on the ivory card. This card brings back memories of old cards I received long, long ago!

    Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

  8. Isn't it funny how changing up the paper used makes all the difference in how the stamped image looks? Your snowy scene looks wonderful Greta and so do those MB flowers! But you sweet little tag wins my heart tonight!

  9. I love the vintage feel to you Christmas card this month Greta. Thank you for joining in the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

    Sue xx

  10. I stopped by to see your pretty floral BD Tag and seeing your two cards on this post was an added bonus! Great old-time Christmas scene and lovely Easter card, Greta.

  11. You really are so creative, more beautiful cards.


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