Sunday, June 4, 2017

Coordinating Card Pair

I've been slowly working on my card pair for PTI MIM the last few days. We've enjoyed watching the U of O Women's Softball team as they made it to the World Series.  Unfortunately, they lost today & are now out, but we're proud of the year they had. Brought back memories of watching my niece who got a college scholarship for softball.  Anyway, did finally finish & photograph my 2 cards using the same products for different looks.  I chose Snowflake Flurries stamps & dies, Enchanted Evening ink & cardstock, Delicata Silvery Shimmer, silver embossing powder & white cardstock.  
The first card is all stamping with a heat embossed sentiment.  I inked the edges of the card front with the Enchanted Evening for a perfect match.  I'm also entering CAS on Sunday, HLS Christmas Challenge, Penny Black & More, SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.  
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The second card is very CAS.  One of the matching dies was cut from Enchanted Evening cardstock, stamped & heat embossed in silver & mounted to the larger silver embossed die cut.  A thin strip of Enchanted Evening cardstock is attached to the left side.  Really fun to see how the same products can be used for very different looks.  May end up adding some sort of bling or splatters before they get mailed--still debating, although I do like them as is.  I haven't put my supplies away yet, as I have another idea to try.  Maybe it'll be my Rudolph Days entry this month.  I'm also entering ATSM, Christmas Card Challenges & SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

34 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two fab cards, Greta - just love how you used the same image multiple ways!!

Liz said...

Two gorgeous CAS cards, Greta. My favourite is the first one, but I love them both. x

Lisa Elton said...

Silver and blue is such a classic Christmas combination! Pretty pair of cards Greta! Sorry about the softball team losing. Our Cleveland Cavaliers are going for a win tonight!!

Kathy Mc said...

What a great pair of cards, Greta...perfect for the Winter season and/or holidays! Silver and dark blue are real classy together. Eager to see your other idea also.

brenda said...

You really are the Queen of elegance Greta, you make the most beautifully stylish cards. Many thanks for joining us at penny Black and More challenge again.

B x

Ros Crawford said...

So elegant!! Greta these are really wonderful and I love the silver embossing!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Greta. Love both of them.

Skrater said...

What beautiful cards and you have two ready for Christmas! I need to do some Christmas in July cards to get ahead! I really like those flurries.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Greta, your CAS Christmas cards are beautiful. I had to zoom in as it looked like Spirelli on the bottom card. When I first started making cards in 2006, I was using Dutch techniques: paper folding, embroidery on paper and Spirelli. I still have some supplies, but stamping took over :) Great to get started on Christmas. Take care, Shirley xx

Brenda in IN said...

Two great cards with one stamp. The first one is a fun design and lovely sparkle. The added cardstock on the second one really makes the design pop. I love that and the silver embossing powder is beautiful.

Rosemary said...

what a fabulous set of cards, greta... you really knocked the MIM challenge out of the park!!

stempelbavaria said...

Wonderful christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
x Daniela (DT)

Stella said...

This is a fab set of cards abut I am in awe of your second card. Love the CAS design; less is definitely more. Wow!

Mac Mable said...

So classy and I would leave them just as they are...perfect x

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Aw, you used one of our favorite old sets! Your second card would be fun & quick for making Xmas cards! Nicely done.

Susanne Vargas said...

What a serene pair of holiday cards! Looks like you are well under way! I should start thinking about what to do for mine but my mind is too busy with end-of-school year things and preparation for our trip...

Cat Craig said...

Gosh...these are wonderfully designed card Greta. Love the dark blue tones and the peacefulness of the cards. A+++

Susan Renshaw said...

Great cards! Love the second CAS one!
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Maria said...

So gorgeous and elegant, Greta! Very pretty with the dark blue and silver! Both cards are perfect, so lovely!!

Helen Wallace said...

Two crisp and classy cards for Christmas. You have a great knack of using white space to advantage and utilising the less is more principle. I especially like the strip of blue just down one side of the card; I might have to use that idea in the future. Thanks for the inspiration.

samantha's cards said...

Wonderful cards, thanks for joining us at CCC.

Colleen said...

Awesome stamp set to use for that challenge Greta! I love that you can get two cards while you have the stamp set out...I think I need to do that more often!! Have a great week friend!

scrappymo! said...

Great, modern take on snowflakes. Your two takes on their use look fab

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are great CAS cards. I like that your snowflakes aren't traditional looking. They remind me of spirograph art in a way.

Kim Heggins said...

Love this stamp set....both of your cards are so sweet!

Virginia Lu said...

Your CAS cards pack a punch!! Really original and awesome, Greta! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Lori said...

Wonderful job on using the same supplies but creating a different look for each card. They are both so pretty with that silver and dark blue combo. Beautiful Christmas csrds!

Darnell said...

I just love the pure crisp look of these cards, Greta, especially that last one! I'm for keeping them clean, but I'm sure they will also look stunning with some splatters! Can't go wrong with these! Hugs, Darnell

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love these!

Anja Curvers said...

Great, great. Thank you for joining us over at CAS on Sunday.

Barb Ghig said...

Two really gorgeous cards, Greta! Your CAS design on both cards has such a crisp, clean look and I love that you chose blue as your accent color!

Susan Powell said...

Both of your cards are beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linda said...

Gorgeous cards Greta .... beautifully CAS. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge xx