Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cards for Friends

My favorite cards to make are Christmas, but next to that are cards going to blog friends when they don't expect it.  That's why I got the Lawn Fawn sentiment die many, many months ago.  So glad the July Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge is with Lawn Fawn, which got me to finally make a card with it!  
I began with a white panel & the foam stamp I made from EH Bold Blossom small die.  The inks are DI tumbled glass & cracked pistachio.  I sponged the edges with worn lipstick & didn't like it, but just kept going--I'll spare you the details--haha!  The next day I tried using a vellum panel over most of it & decided it was OK.  I inked a scrap with cracked pistachio & cut a strip plus the 2 Bold Blossom leaves which I covered in Wink of Stella.  
The sentiment is stacked 3 high & covered in Crystal Lacquer. Finished off with a few black Pico Embellisher dots.  I'm also entering CropStop, Stamping Sensations & Word Art Wednesday

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I loved The Play Date Cafe challenges--especially black & white with a splash of color.  So I was really happy to see that's the current theme for SSS Flickr #75.  I know you'll be shocked to see I chose a splash of pink--haha!  
I used SSS Falling Snow stencil with white ink on a scrap of black paper & also stamped a leaf cluster from SSS Sketch Ranunculus.  The blossom from the same set was stamped in black on a white scrap, as well as another leaf cluster & one blossom which I die cut.  The sentiment from Hero Arts Leaf prints was white embossed & trimmed into the little banner.  A piece of black ribbon covers the intersection of the 2 panels & the single blossom is partially matted with black & popped up.  The pink splash of color comes from Nuvo Rosewater Jewel drops.  I'm also entering The Playground  & Word Art Wednesday.  Hope you're staying safe with all the fires & flooding.  We're having one cloudy day in the midst of many full of sun, so spent the morning working in the yard.  I'll catch up with you soon.
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22 comments:

Di said...

Two lovely cards Greta and I especially love the elegant drama of your snippets card, very smart indeed! The pop of pink is perfect - but then you knew I'd say that didn't you - I always love pink on cards!

Think I did say that your prize was posted off to you and should be there quite soon.

Hugs

Di xx

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply beautiful cards Miss Greta....love the soft sweet colors of your first card and those gorgeous black swirls on the second one, such a classy look.

Esther Asbury said...

Love your stacked sentiment and the extra touch the vellum adds! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop - lovely to have you play along each month!!

Maria said...

Oh, wonderful cards, Greta!! First card is so pretty with the flowers and vellum! And, awesome die cut sentiment! Second card with more beautiful flowers and great design! Fab cards!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Greta - especially love the falling snow with the ranunculus!!

Mia said...

Two beautiful cards, Greta. I love the background of the first one and the great colour contrast of the second one!

Rosemary said...

both cards are pretty awesome, greta, but there is something a little extra special about the second one!!

Mac Mable said...

Good idea to make the stamp out of the cute die on the first card. Very pretty colours, loving the vellum and the strip of cracked pistachio with the bold black die cut sentiment on it. Very contemporary and striking second card. Great layout and what a surprise with the pop of pink!!! xx

Marina said...

Two beautiful cards and I love that you made your own stamp.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh lovely cards! I especially love that Black and white one and I too miss the Playdate Cafe... There was always so much inspiration.

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so glad you saved the first card because it is so pretty. The black and white one is a beautiful contrast and the pink is perfect. Have a terrific weekend.

Betty Keefe said...

two fantastic cards, Greta - love that little bit of pink on your black and white card!

Cat Craig said...

two fab cards, and I am in love with that black and white one.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards Greta!
Play date cafe, wow, that was one of the earliest card challenge site I played with when I started card making!

Dawn Turley said...

Two wonderful cards Greta. Really like the soft feminine look you achieved on the first one and that little pop of pink.

Helen Wallace said...

It's always fun to visit your blog and see the variety of styles you use. Love that "Thinking about you" die and the sheer elegance of the black and white card. Thanks for the inspiration.

brenda said...

Two really super creations for our July Flowers theme, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Barb said...

Two fantastic cards Greta. I really like the effect of the vellum on the first and the colours are lovely. The second is super stylish. Barbxx

Marlies said...

Beautiful elegant cards Greta. Thanks for joining our challegne at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Claire said...

Very pretty cards, that sentiment on your first one looks amazing stacked and on the green strip, really jumps off the card x

Di said...

Oh I fell for this one, hook, line and sinker didn't I! Your beautiful snippets card arrived here today - thank you so, so much! I'm delighted :)

Hugs

Di xx

Dora said...

two beautiful cards. first very soft of tones of colour. the second beautiful design.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.