Sunday, March 19, 2017

Two Green Cards

I blame it on snowstorm Stella and the resulting 30 inches of white stuff outside that made me create with the color green in the last few days, hehe...






Stamps: Sentiment (Altenew)
Dies: Stitched Rectangle (SSS), Foliage (Memory Box)
Inks: Distress Inks, Delicata Gold, LuminArte Gold

I had lots of fun smooshing a darker panel (for the foliage) and a lighter panel (for the background) using different shades of Distress Inks.

Challenges (click on the links for more information and lots of inspiration from the DTs and the galleries) - graphics at the end:


They are celebrating already one year of fun - Happy Birthday!
My choices are die-cutting, stitching, vellum, gold splatters
This card won "Outstanding Design"!



This card was "Top Pick"!



AAA Cards CAS Game #86 "Die Cuts"



Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Bit O' Green"


Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday "Green"
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Stamps: Flower and Sentiment (Essentials by Ellen)
Other: Washi Tape (Stampin' Up)


I made this next card in my mind while driving to pick up my kids from school after I saw the gorgeous inspiration board of the current Pin-Sight challenge...

Essentials by Ellen March Pin-Sight Challenge



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Be well,


31 comments:

  1. Hi Susanne, making these beautiful cards is a great way to get through 30 inches of snow! My goodness! I love your framed, smooshed greenery and your large stacked flower is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up!

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  2. These are gorgeous, Susanne! Your ink smooshing looks fabulous!

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  3. You can create with green any day, Susanne! These are stunning! And way to rock a bunch of challenges!! I hope the white stuff melts soon and the green stuff starts pushing through!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. LOVE your beautiful watercolour leaves and background. It really does look like spring on your blog, even if you're dealing with 30" of snow (that's TOO MUCH!). :) Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

    Lovely second card too ... white, green and gold .. beautiful combination! xx

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  5. Did you hear that thud?! Oh boy are these stunning, Susanne! I adore the smooshing & design of the first one & that EH bloom is fabulous embossed in gold & love the Washi! The snow certainly inspired you--haha!

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  6. two beautiful cards - I especially love the foliage one :)

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  7. Your first card just speaks to me of spring - those lovely fresh greens and the leaves. Beautiful smooshing - love the idea of using the light greens and the dark greens to contrast the background with the leaves. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour.

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  8. 2 gorgeous cards Susanne, love the green and gold together. Your smooshed background and foliage look fantastic, Cathy x

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  9. Oh la la, comme c'est beau ! Le vert te va très bien ! Du moins sur les cartes c'est magnifique ! Et ce combo vert/or/vellum est carrément magique ! Ça a du bon d'aller chercher ses enfants à l'école ! Combien de cartes ai-je faites en m'endormant le soir...bon pour certaines j'ai oublié le lendemain !😄
    Deux cartes gagnantes, c'est sûr !
    Bises
    Izzy Scrap

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  10. Ich will auch so viel Schnee, wenn man dadurch zu solch' traumhaft schönen Karten inspiriert wird. Bin hin und weg. Die Gestaltung der Zweige ist genial schön!!!
    LG Gundi

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  11. Both fabulous makes Susanne! Love the gold with the green an the vellum leaves behind the darker green 'smooshed' leaves to add extra interest! Have a great week! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  12. Tolle Karten, liebe Susanne! Wobei mir die erste noch einen Ticken besser gefällt :)))
    Herzliche Grüße aus dem schneefreien Hamburg
    Christine

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  13. Total schön, alle beide, aber die erste gefällt mir besonders gut - toll gesmooshed! Und natürlich die Gold Spritzer - die machen echt was her!

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  14. OMG Susanne, your smooshed, die cut design is absolutely Stunning. I love your colors. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix UP and CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

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  15. Oh WOW!! Both of these cards are stunning!! LOVE the first one with the pretty smooshing and the layered leaves. The second one is fabulous as well!! Great take on all those challenges!!

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the subtle touches of gold!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  17. Beautiful cards and I love your splashes of gold
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  18. 2 fantastically elegant cards. Stunning use of your dies on both and lots of striking yet CAS elements that make both cards pop. Thanks for playing with us at AAA cards this week.

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  19. Just saw your first card on IG (I need to focus more on blogs than IG and will, once I get some 'disorganization' dealt with!) and came dashing here to share my comment: Absolutely love this! Smooshing spectacular background and those leaves...sensational! Hope you're running this beauty over to Inkspirational Challenges. I'll be waiting for you (nudge, nudge...). Just as I caught my breath, your second card came into view and...THUD! Another jaw-dropping beauty! Your layered flower, paired with the green background and perfect spicing of gold, is a WOW! In awe! I'm kind of glad that snow fall happened *grin* (not really...but it sure sparked some outstanding cards!)
    Hugs~c (remember: Inspirational Challenge...)

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  20. I'll echo everything Carol said, and add a few words of my own about your cards. Glorious smooshing and the deep greens on that leaf are so rich and beautiful. The lighter green panel is the perfect background for them. That flower on your second card...Ohmygoshgorgeous! While we didn't get 30", we did get 28" but I don't think I was nearly as brilliantly creative as you were! Fabulous cards!! Bev

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  21. What a delicious duo, Susanne ... hope you stayed warm amid all that snow! That gold embossed bloom is beautiful against the strong green ... and that leafy sprig with the touches of gold is fantastic with the smooshed panel ... so gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  22. Both cards are wonderful but your first card is just amazing!! I love it! Thanks so much for joining us over at Inkspirational!

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  23. beautiful cards :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says wednesday challenge! We avoided the high snow numbers on the cape- so that was nice ;)

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  24. Two lovely cards in green! love the gold splatter and the layered stems on your CAS Mix Up challenge card - thanks for joining us! Julia xx

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  25. Popping back to congratulate you on the well-deserved recognition from CAS Mix-Up for your very pretty card, Susanne!! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

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  26. Hurray--enjoy the goodie bag from SSS Work It Wed!

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  27. Love both the cards & so well deserved wins! I struggle with green colors ...you have used it very effectively!

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  28. Congratulations for all your wins ! You really deserved it ! I told you they were winner cards ! Have a great WE !

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  29. Congratulations! And what a lovely way to celebrate your snow with all this gorgeous greenery. Love the shades you've achieved on these leaves, and it looks wonderful with the white underlayer. Gosh, this is a beautiful card! Then I scroll down to see the golden & white blossom, and it's another beauty. Maybe you should enjoy storms a lot, because it certainly sparked so much creativity this time! LOL. I really like the composition & design on each card very much. TFS & Hugs

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  30. both beautiful card...love how you layered the first one, really adds such interest yet keeping it look so fresh and clean.
    Hope you have a great wknd.
    xx Karen

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  31. Zwei wunderschöne Karten! Die erste gefällt mir besonders gut! Die feinen Zweige, das schöne grün, der gesprenkelte Hintergrund, die goldenen Spritzer ....einfach herrlich anzusehen! Aber auch die zweite ist nicht ohne Charm, mit der grossen transparenten Blume und den Gold Akzenten! Bin echt begeistert!

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