Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Great Day

This is another card I made for this weeks challenge at Joan's Touch.

I began with a base card in green (GKD's Christmas Pine) card stock and layered it with white. Next, using Marianne Creatables Anja's Squares die, I cut a frame in green and adhered it to my card.

I cut a panel of white card stock slightly larger then the green frame and I randomly stamped leaf branches from GKD's Signs of Spring stamp set in GKD's Green Grass ink. Next, I cut this panel using another die from the same Marianne Creatables die set. Finally, I embossed it with a Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder and adhered it to the green frame.

The sentiment is from GKD's Stately Flowers 7. I stamped in on white card stock with black ink and then die cut and embossed it with a Marianne Craftable Passe-Partout Oval die. Without removing it from the die, I sponged it with GKD's Grass Green ink, removed it from the die and then popped it on my card as the final step.

Thanks for stopping by and please visit often!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Joan's Touch  -  Challenge #3
Word Art Wednesday  - Challenge #122 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
Mod Squad  -  Spring Palette Challenge
Challenges 4 Everyone  -  Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #13
Loves Rubber Stamps  - Challenge #93 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #47 - Anything Goes
The Outlawz  -  Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes


Maureen R said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at SACC this week. Good luck!
Maureen, DT member

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is so pretty, the embossed cardstock looks like cross stitch at first glance, The green with white is super. Thank you for sharing this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday today. Blessings, Carole DT

Gail said...

You've been busy, and your cards are lovely!

Gail said...

You've been busy, and your cards are lovely!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely that texture you used on this card. I looks like a cross stitch fabric.

Joan Feicker said...

Olga, this card is beautiful. I love how you used the Marianne die and how your distributed the colors.
Great job.
Thanks for again joining us at Joan's Touch for this week's challenge.

Angelica Schmidt said...

Beautiful card Olga! Love the dies you used and how you embossed the paper! So springy! Have a Blessed day!

ursula Uphof said...

Love your cards Olga, just had a look at several. Love the elegant simplicity of them. Tried to become a follower, but it isn't working. Will try and come back later.
Hugs, Ursula

Lee said...

So gorgeous and absolutely elegant with that fabulous texture!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mod Squad!

Barbara Thompson said...

Olga, Really beautiful card, well designed! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

PaperDaisies said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colour combo. Very effective. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Ginny B. said...

So beautiful, Olga. Love how you used the EF to emboss the die cut frame. Genius work!


Ginny B

Athina said...

Love all the design elements of this beauty! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Jo Ann said...

What a wonderful creation...Love how your embossed the die-cut as it works perfectly. We are so blessed that you joined us at our challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you join us again at our new Challenge starting today. Leaving you with inspiration from Galatians 5:1 which says, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Hugs and blessings...


Helen said...

Beautiful - such an elegant card.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x