Thursday, July 6, 2017

Birthday & Christmas

I've had the rest of my DI rainbow panel sitting on my table since I made my card for Poppystamps last month.  Decided to use about 1/2 of what was left for the new Just Bling It challenge.  
My sweet friend, Brenda, sent me lots of Poppystamps Stitched Butterflies die cuts, so I pulled out vellum & cardstock in different sizes to layer.  Hopefully my one beautiful bling dot will qualify, as it really seemed like all that was needed.  I added some little black splatters & the sentiment from Poppystamps Hope and Thanks.  I'm also entering DRU, HLS CAS, Paru's Card Making Challenges, The Playground & SSS Wednesday.
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Next is my PTI MIM entry.  Honestly, I did not see Kim's card until mine was already done--as they say, great minds think alike!  This was a really fun technique--check out the video if you haven't.  
I made an acrylic circle stencil using a die & saved packaging.  DI pine needles was sponged for an ombre effect going from lower right to upper left.  The masks were made with a die cut berry image from PTI Spruce & Sprigs.  Then with the masks removed & the stencil left in place, I stamped the berry image in DI festive berries & added Christmas Stickles. The sentiment from PTI Snowflake Flurries was stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black--a bit softer than black. I sponged the edges of the card front to match & attached the panel with foam tape.  Couldn't find an embellishment with the right colors in my stash, so decided to just use a bow made with a beautiful textured ribbon.  
Thought it still needed something, so covered the bow with painter's tape & sprayed with Perfect Pearls--just love that shimmer!  I'm also entering Christmas Card ChallengesDie Cut Divas & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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32 comments:

  1. Love the rainbow of color under the pretty layered butterfly! And your Christmas card is perfection ~ SWOON!!

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  2. Both of these are beautiful! Love the stenciling on the Christmas card#

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  3. Beautiful cards - love the ink blended background on the Christmas card and inky rainbow panel on the butterfly card.

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  4. That is one gorgeous rainbow card Greta! What a great use of you left over! And your Christmas card is beautiful with that blending and the shimmer... Looks like you had a very successful day!

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  5. Love your rainbow snippets card Greta - what stunning butterflies as well. And the Christmas card is a beauty too!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  6. Love the rainbow creation Greta but think the second has to be my favourite as adore the design and colours.

    B x

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  7. Yes looked at the PTI video and its such an effective technique. Love how you interpreted it and absolutely gorgeous using the round stencil. Great blending and absolutely love the CAS effect x

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    1. Meant to say....Unique and lovely rainbow card and love the 'little' bit of bling, just perfect. Didn't want you to think that I had a favourite!!! x

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  8. both cards are so pretty, Greta - love the christmas card - must take a look at that video.

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  9. I love how you layered the butterfly and added the bling. So pretty. The Christmas card is lovely. I love the simple look of it but the perfect pearls really made it elegant. Have a great day.

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  10. So pretty! I love the Christmas card! Perfect stenciling and masking!

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  11. Great job in the MIM card. Love that you made a Christmas card with this technique and it turned out beautifully!!

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  12. another fabulous set of cards, greta!! the first one is just so beautiful with the layered butterfly and the second is a perfect take on the MIM challenge!!

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  13. Fabulous, pretty and super elegant cards here. I can't resist a rainbow so that first one is a winner with me and your delicate die-cut butterfly works a treat with the rainbow. Thanks for joining us at HLS CAS challenge this week.

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  14. CONGRATS on your win at Winnie & Walter...Lucky Girl!!!
    Two gorgeous cards, Greta! I love how you layered the butterflies and your rainbow border is perfect! Your stenciling is really beautiful on your MIM card, too! I love the ombre' effect with all that lovely shimmer on this card...so pretty!

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  15. Gorgeous white butterfly, Greta, and I love your inked circle design!!

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  16. WOW! Both cards are beautiful! Love how you made the rainbow panel with the 'flying' butterfly! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Layers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  17. Two simply fabulous cards Miss Greta...love your sweet rainbow card, so clever! And your PTI MIM card is wonderful...love your choice of stamps, this really is a festive holiday card!

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  18. Wonderful cards Greta! lovin that left over bit of rainbow, and your ornament is stunning. You're rockin it hon.

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  19. Your Christmas card is GORGEOUS!! I love the color combo, and your ombre and masking and stamping are wonderful!!!
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  20. Inspirational creating again Greta. I adore the stitched butterfly with the soft vellum underneath and the Christmas card is striking. I'm going to have a look at the video so I can increase my card making skills. TFS

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  21. Oh, I can really see the shimmer on your MIM card - it's so pretty! Like your butterfly card too.

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  22. Such a pretty birthday card with a lovely rainbow border, Greta! And, second card is just as lovely! Beautiful aqua color, berries, and wonderful shine! Have a great weekend!

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  23. Beautiful card. Love the sponging and the ribbon is perfect for this card. I was thinking - oooh a beautiful Christmas globe or ornament. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  24. Hi Greta!
    What a fabulous card. I love the berry sprigs and the sweet touches. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. It's always a treat to have you play along, and I hope you'll join us again soon.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. I'd love to have you stop by my blog to say hello.
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  25. What a fab way to use the swiped panel ! It works so well with the gorgeous butterfly.
    I absolutely love your Christmas card, your inking is perfect and the colours work perfectly.
    I hope you are having a nice weekend lovely x

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  26. Two beautiful cards Greta, love these stitched butterflies you have used and wonderful festive card.
    Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps Challenge blog.
    Pam x

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  27. Two lovely, lovely cards Greta! I love your rainbow/butterfly card and your MIM card is absolutely GORGEOUS! :0)

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  28. You are the queen of challenges, Greta, and both cards are simply delightful. Who doesn't love a rainbow and butterflies. Your MIM card is a classy Christmas card, too.

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  29. Beautiful cards! Such pretty designs!! Great work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  30. Love the sweet butterfly and the rainbow panel, Greta! And the masked circle is so pretty with the red berries!

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  31. I LOVE this colorful butterfly card! It is so cheerful and bright and looks amazing! Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps this month!
    Take care!
    Michele

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