Monday, November 21, 2016

Winnie & Walter and Concord & 9th

I made 2 cards over the weekend using stamps/dies from a couple companies that have recently been added to my list of favorites: Winnie & Walter and Concord & 9th.
First is my entry for W&W Rerun #16 using Lydia's wreath card for inspiration.  My wreath is made with by stamping the tiny leaf & blossom from W&W Big, Bold, Seasons using Memento Pistachio & Rhubarb Stalk. The sentiment is from the same set & I gold embossed "winter" & stamped "bliss" in Versafine Vintage Sepia. Gold stickles was added to the centers of the blossoms & the panel was liberally spritzed with gold Perfect Pearls. I'll probably use it for a winter birthday card.  I'm also entering AAA Cards & Double D.
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Next is my Sparkle & Shine card for Where Creativity Meets C9.  I really love the Layering Leaves dies & my sweet friend Betty sent me several die cuts.  
I really like the look of leaving some of the pieces in place & it also allows more color to show. I watercolored with Zigs & added Stickles after they dried. Using Perfect Paper Adhesive (dries invisible) I attached the leaves to ones still on the sheet Betty used to send them to me.  The scrap of kraft was on my table & I thought it was perfect for the background.  Using my Mini MISTI I stamped the sentiment from C&9 Love You, Mean It stamp set using Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate. The trim with gold metallic threads was $1 at Target--so pretty. I'm also entering CropStop & The Playground.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

21 comments:

Cat Craig said...

That wreath is lovely Greta, and the sentiment inside is perfect. Your second card is another stunner. Love that you left some bits in the die cut, makes for interesting texture. Fabulousness here.

Betty Keefe said...

love your cards Greta and so glad you have found use for the leaves i sent - i really like leaving the bits in place too and glad they all arrived safely in place. that gold metallic on the card is perfect accent!

Lisa said...

What a lovely wreath Greta! I like the fancy gold sentiment. Leaving those little bits in your die cuts and that pretty gold threaded trim adds wonderful texture. Another fabulous pair of cards!

Rosemary said...

fabulous set of cards, greta!! love the wreath... it is beautiful!!

alexandra s.m. said...

How beautiful Greta! My! That is the most beautiful gold embossing I have ever seen!
Both cards are beautifully executed! Love them!
xx

Helen Wallace said...

A beautiful wreath, so nicely enhanced with the shimmery gold lettering. The smile card looks fab on the Kraft background with the gold ribbon. Lovely work. TFS

brenda said...

Both are lovely Greta but think the winter wreath is my favourite today.

B x

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful cards Greta. The wreath one is stunning. love the gold embossing of the winter. And the leaves are so pretty.

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards both are very beautiful!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful cards Greta!! There are so many lovely things out there right now, it's hard to know what to buy isn't it ... Thank you for playing along at Double D too!

Di said...

I love both cards Greta - the wreath is gorgeous! And your snippets card is a beauty, wonderful die cut leaves and I do like the layering idea. That trim was a real bargain from Target! Well done!

Hugs

Di xx

Melissa said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the sparkle and shine on the C&9th leaves. Thank you for joining us in the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge!

Darlene said...

Your cards are both just beautiful Greta! Love your traditional colored wreath ... perfect! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Traditional Christmas Colors’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Pretty wreath card, Greta, and I love the smile card too!!

Maria said...

Oh, such a pretty wreath, Greta! Love the touch of gold and pretty tiny flowers!! Second card is just as lovely with the amazing leaves and shine!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your winter wreath is so pretty and those leave dies are on my wish list! Love the sparkly treatment you gave them! Fabulous cards!
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabulous and beautiful cards Greta...just love that gorgeous wreath! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Great cards. Love that wreath and the bold gold embossing the middle. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards Challenge!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That leaf card really tickles my fancy. Great heat embossing job on the first card. Fun stuff!

cm said...

A duo of delight! Your wreath is wonderfully pretty and your shimmery leaves...oh my stars! LOVE these!
Hugs~c

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Ooh I love your sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Where Creativity Meets C9! -Jess