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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

FRAMED

New stamps, new challenge from Merry Monday - I had a fun time creating the last few days.  




The theme this week at MM is "frame it" and I used MFT's stitched rectangle frame on both cards.  On my first card I layered the HA tree with various distress inks and using an aqua brush blended the colors.  When it was dry, used the cool grey Zig brush and some water to blend out a little shadowing.  The peace sentiment is from Julie Ebersole's Cozy Christmas (cut the stamp apart).  Little gold star on top - done.

My second card uses PTI new set Spruce and Sprigs.  Stamped the various leaves and sprigs in shades of green on a single layer 5.5 x 4.25 card - then cut out the frame - layered it back together on the card base - added the little HA red gems and the joy die cut - done.  Am also entering this card in Paper Players "leaves" challenge.

Can't decide which one I like better - both were fun to make although the second one was more of challenge (getting the stamps layered the way I wanted).

With the leaves and berries and colors fitting PTI's October Blog Hop, it also works for that challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today and love reading your kind comments.  Betty 

58 comments:

  1. 2 beauties for the holidays, Betty! Love your beautiful natural tree, and am so pleased to see your 2nd card, too - those new stamps are on my wishlist, and you've nudged me closer!

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  2. beautiful!! love the second card so much!

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  3. Betty, your cards are gorgeous! I love both of them but, the second one is perfect for our challenge. The leaves and sprigs are so pretty and I love the sentiment! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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  4. Wow, Betty! I can't decide which I like best either! The watercolor tree is gorgeous and so is the greenery! It's amazing how you put that together! Thanks for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

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  5. The Christmas tree is simple, elegant and stunning! I have to tell you that you are one of my favorite cardmakers....I just love your style...

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  6. Those are both fantastic cards! That tree is gorgeous and the second one - love the stamping!! Thanks for playing along!

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  7. Beautiful and atmospheric. I'd put it on my mantlepiece and admire it until Easter, hehe. : ) Good luck with the Merry Monday challenge and hugs from Germany, *Cori

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  8. Great creations Betty! Isn't it great when you have time to 'play', clever stamping in the second one! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

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  9. Awesome cards Betty, I love both of them. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  10. Both cards are stunning, Thanks for joining us for Merry Monday

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  11. Both cards are beautiful, but I absolutely love the second one! The way you stamped, then cut the frame and placed it back, popping it up, is fabulous! I'm anxiously waiting for this set to arrive. Happy stamping! Sue (suen)

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  12. Awesome cards Betty, I just love your designs.

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  13. A pretty pair of cards Betty! So in love with the second one. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players!

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  14. Beautiful cards, Betty! Love how you framed both of them but especially how the stamping trails over the frame on the second. Such a great look! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

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  15. I love them both Betty - very clever layering of the frame. Can't wait for my stamps to arrive!

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  16. Wowza, these are GORGEOUS! Great takes on the challenges....but that second one steals the show, IMO! So happy that you shared this with us! They are stunning!

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  17. just got here from Merry Monday, love both the cards but must say the stamped frame is amazing.

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  18. This is great use of a frame and a beautiful card!

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  19. Oh, your JOY card is so stunning, Betty!!

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  20. Loving the framed look, Betty. Both beauties!

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  21. Great cards, Betty, but I especially love the one with the stamping running off the frame! So dramatic with the deep red die cut!

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  22. Totally amazing. I love the trees done this way and your second card is fabulous.

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  23. Really GORGEOUS cards, Betty! I love how you added dimension to the tree with your ink blending, and your raised frame on the 2nd card is just beautiful! Love the die cut sentiment on this card, too!

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  24. Wow - both cards are absolutely gorgeous, Betty!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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  25. Ooooo, lovely, Betty. I especially love the second one!

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  26. Love both of your cards, but that pretty layered Hero Arts tree really caught my eye. It's gorgeous and so real looking!

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  27. super pretty! Love both versions!

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  28. Love the spruce and sprig card...so fresh looking.

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  29. Both are STUNNING!!! I love that tree !!! You second card is simply beautiful and very elegant , Betty!

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  30. Both cards are lovely! I came here by way of the PTI Blog Hop - so glad I did!

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  31. Great cards, Betty! Very clever framing on your second card...forgot about that technique but love the results.

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  32. Beautiful card, Betty. My abolsutely favorite is the second one. Stunning !

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  33. Both absolutely stunning Betty! My favourite would be the second card - it is so striking.

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  34. Fabulous! Don't you just love Spruce & Springs? I love how you used the frame technique with it.

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  35. Great job on the PTI Spruce and Sprigs, I'll have to give that one a try.

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  36. Two gorgeous cards. The frames are great. I really like the winter sprigs card so much.

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  37. Two gorgeous cards. The frames are great. I really like the winter sprigs card so much.

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  38. Both of your cards are absolutely stunning Betty! Can't even pick a favorite as they're both so pretty! I think you win!! :0)

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  39. Gorgeous cards! I love the tree on the first card and the sprigs on the second card with the simple sentiments!

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  40. Gorgeous! I'm visiting my daughter, but Spruce and Sprigs is waiting for me when I get home. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. Wow! These are both just stunning!! Gorgeous card!

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  42. Beautiful cards Betty! So fun and festive! Happy hopping!

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  43. Both are beautiful, but that second one? I literally took at deep breath when I saw it. Amazing. Your work is so, so lovely.

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  44. What a unique technique stamping over the frame with the greenery. I would like to see a video. I'm probably over thinking the process. They are lovely.

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  45. Your Spruce & Sprigs card is gorgeous (makes me glad I ordered the set!!) - love how you "framed" it, yet kept the image intact.

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  46. I saw you were the winner at Merry Monday and had to come take a closer look at your beautiful card, Betty. I've thought about the Spruce and Sprigs set and this may have clinched it. That tree is wonderful, too.

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  47. I saw you were the winner at Merry Monday and had to come take a closer look at your beautiful card, Betty. I've thought about the Spruce and Sprigs set and this may have clinched it. That tree is wonderful, too.

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  48. Beautiful cards - I really adore the second one with the stamped elements flowing over the frame!

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  49. OMG! That second card made my heart sing! I would love to see a video on how you make this type of card. Please let me know if you do a future video! Thanks for starting my day out with a HUGE smile ^_^

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  50. Both gorgeous, Betty ... but I LOve the second... surely brings joy to my eyes!
    =]

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  51. Congrats on your well deserved win for your gorgeous card, Betty! I'm so happy for you...and so pleased to see so many visitors at your blog, too ~ You really hit it out of the park this time!


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  52. These are both so pretty! Great choices for your masterpieces!

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  53. Very pretty, I love the joy card!
    Happy SAF!

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