Monday, July 10, 2017

Summer Hello

When I saw the new Winnie & Walter Gossip Column Summer Fruits post it took awhile before I could tear myself away from that gorgeous citrus print dress--not that I could wear it! Taheerah actually found lots of incredible inspiration & her cards are just brilliant!  However, I thought this might be one challenge I'd have to sit out.  A few hours later it dawned on me that I have the Love Jar Hero Arts stamp set that includes a citrus image I've never used.

 
I've been wanting to use printed paper with my W&W hello die, so thought maybe I could make my own.  I started by sponging DI dried marigold on a white scrap & then stamped in Orange Zest.  Such a fun summery look, I think.  I mounted the die cut 3 high using Orange Zest cardstock for a slight shadow.  I also wanted the card to work for the floral theme at ABNH who is collaborating with W&W this month.  The daisy from the set worked perfectly for the look I wanted--just curved the stem in my mini MISTI to the right angle.  I kept the citrus theme using lemon yellow & lime green markers. Each color had to be stamped several times--so great having the stamp positioner!  I masked the flower & used a stencil brush with DI pumice stone & tumbled glass for a light background, but it needed something.  Just love the change I got by partially embossing the Echo Park dots folder using a small hammer.  
The word is covered in Wink of Stella, every other petal is covered in yellow Stickles & the sides of the panel are die cut with Paper Smooches dots.  I mounted it to a kraft card & tied some twine for embellishment. I'm also entering a2z ScrapbookingHLS Anything Goes with Dies, SSS Wednesday, SSS Work it WednesdayStamplorations Theme & Virginia's Summer Blog Party.
Edited to add: Anything Goes for Paper Smooches this month, so I'm adding my card to their challenge.
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33 comments:

  1. Very cleverly done Greta. Lovely card

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  2. Gorgeous card!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. Well not only did you find inspiration to match Taheerah but you managed to enter 6 more challenges with your beautiful card! You go girl!

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  4. This has so much lovely sparkle and shine to it. I am cracking up because you used a hammer to emboss! Whatever works!

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  5. Beautiful Summer card, the touch of sparkle makes me remember the hot summer days. Although its raining here in the UK.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  6. Love your citrus colored card! You're right the dots embossed into the background are just the right touch. Your flower is so pretty with the glittery petals!

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  7. what a fun cheery card Greta - i can see why you were inspired by all the wonderful inspiration on Taheerah's post and you did it so well!

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  8. Fun cheerful card. Love the die cut edges. Excellent summer card.

    Hugs
    Jim

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  9. Gorgeous card, Greta, great design and I love the bright 'Hello'. xx

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  10. Really pretty love the colors and that HELLO is great! Thanks for sharing this beauty at a2z!!!

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  11. You are so clever and truly made this your own. Summer on a card x

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  12. what a fun summery card, greta!! love the bright citrus colors!!

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  13. Such a cheerful and sunny card! Summer for sure!

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  14. What a pretty card with lovely color! Awesome sentiment in orange and beautiful flower! Great touch with the embossed background, too!

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  15. I really love it..great take for the challenges

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  16. Just love the orange slices on your HELLO, Greta!!

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  17. Very fun card! I love the citrus stamping on the Hello diecut! Thank you for sharing your card at A Blog Named Hero.

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  18. Love the vibrant, retro look to this card. The flower is perfect with it's shimmery petals and I like the little tie around the stem.

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  19. CRE-A-TIVE, Greta. What a clean and summery result.

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  20. LOVE it my Dear Greta!
    And look at all that shimmery goodness ;-)
    Hugs~

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  21. Greta, another beautiful card. Thanks again for joining A Blog Named Hero.

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  22. Fabulous card...love those colors and all that wonderful sparkle!

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  23. Fabulous summer card Greta, great colors and shimmer for sure.

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  24. Gorgeous card! Love the colors you used and the shimmer as well. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with dies!

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  25. This is such a fun, sweet, summery card, Greta! I want to try this as soon as my mind clears a bit. We arrived in Portland late Thursday evening to beautiful summer weather. Nice to be home again in southern Oregon.

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  26. Lovely card. So glad you joined us at A3Z Scrapbooking

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  27. Hello, Greta!
    What an absolutely darling card this is!
    I love the fun stamping, colors, and fabulous design.

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  28. What a cute card, the pattern die cut "hello" looks wonderful! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at a2z.

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  29. Such a summery card, love the homemade DP on the die cut.
    Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations. :)

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  30. I love this fun and bright card! Thanks for joining us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  31. Lovely! What a unique treatment of that huge die cut! So bright and cheerful! Thanks so much for joining us over at A Blog Named Hero!

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