Saturday, April 22, 2017

Birthday & Hello

I really love my blogging friend, Stella's style & she has a wonderful card that we're to case for CCCB Birthday Case #3. I took inspiration from her use of polka dots, a balloon & the layout.  
The balloon dies are Penny Black, the square is Spellbinders & the card is PTI.  The darling sentiment is from my blogging friend, Lisa's PRS Stamp Set called Sweet Pea.  The green glitter is Heidi Swapp tape attached to cardstock & the dotted paper was a little scrap in my stash.  So fun to add some loops to the twine I used for strings.  Might end up giving this BD card to an adorable little girl in our neighborhood who's about to turn 3. I'm also entering Seize the Birthday.
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Next are 2 cards I made after thinking for days about W&W The Gossip Column No 7.  The challenge is to use the look of letterpress/typography. I knew I wanted to use the fun foam stamp I made a long time ago from the W&W Hello die. It's time to make a new one, but the look from the worn one is actually close to some of the examples.  
I used Brilliance Mediterranean Blue & Rocket Red for the word from C&9th.  I really wanted to add something, but didn't think that would be very Alan Kitching like.  

Instead, I made a second card with some blue splatters & my new PPP clear confetti which looks like sequins without holes.

After cutting down the panel I attached it to a card sponged with the same blue ink.  Gotta say, I would never have made these cards without the challenge & it was really fun creating way outside the box--haha!  I'm entering Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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21 comments:

  1. Yes I love Stella's cards too and you've made a great job of CASEing her card x Thanks for the reminder to make your own stamps out of die cuts. Great arrangement on the second card x

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  2. Gorgeous, love the balloons :) I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

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  3. oh that birthday card is just too adorable, greta... definitely perfect for a little girl turning three!! really fun design on the second two cards!!

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  4. That glittery balloon card is so cute and I love that frame you made with your die cut foam stamp - really brilliant and perfect for that challenge!

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  5. What fun balloons, Greta! And your hello cards are lots of fun! I am impressed with the stamping on those!

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  6. beautiful creations! love them sooooo much!!! :)

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  7. The polka dot balloon and sparkle make this card festive and happy! Your little 3 year old neighbor will like this one for sure! What a fun design on your second card. I need to remember that one!!

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  8. Such a sweet Birthday card - I'm sure the three year old will love it. I like the effect of the washi strip mounted on card. Going to file that idea away in my useful box. Blue in any shade is my favourite colour, so the next two card are simple and stunning. TFS

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  9. Love the polka dot and glittery balloon, Greta!! Great case on Stella's card! Your second card is so awesome in design! Love how your arranged the hello sentiment stamp! Both versions are perfect! Love them in the pretty blue and touch of red!!

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  10. That is a cute birthday card. I love the polka dot balloon and the sparkle. Your neighbor girl would love it too. The hello card is a fun design too. Have a great week.

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  11. Darling birthday card Greta...and the hello card...I love the simplicity of it...and yet it is so bold too. SUper!

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  12. Love them Greta! and the Hello cards are so cleverly done!
    Hugs~

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  13. Love both of your fun cards! That green glitter tape is so pretty and the hello card is super creative. I really want to try to do something similar!

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  14. Greta this is perfection! I LOVE your balloons! That heart shaped balloon is brilliant! You sure know how to nail and CASE a card. Wow! I am so happy that you joined us this week at City Crafter; thank you so much!

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  15. Love the glittery happiness of the birthday card. The hello card is really wonderful too and you totally captured the letterpress feel.

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  16. Fabulous cards! I love your CASE of Stella's card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  17. What a sweet one! Thanks for the card in the mail too!

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  18. Two fabulous cards...love your sweet balloons and that hello card is so clever and wonderful.

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  19. Two gtreat cards. I am loving that first one...cuz I am in the market for a balloon die and really like yours!
    The design of this card is lovely too..
    The second card is a bold hello...I like that!

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  20. Greta, what fun cards!
    Beautifully stamped & designed.

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  21. I love that frame you created with the hello stamp! Great colour combo too - definitely Alan Kitching like! Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w's The Gossip Column!

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