Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hubby's Christmas Card


I always end up making hubby's card at the last minute.  I'm still trying to get all the cards I've made signed & sent, but last night I took a break.  As soon as I saw the Impression Obsession Cabin stamp, I knew I had to buy it.  Our dream is a cabin in the forest & I knew this would be the perfect image to use on cards I make for Steve.  I began by stamping Screen Cover-a-Card in VersaMark Dazzle frost on brown cardstock.  Then I stamped Crochet Snowflake 2 using Vintage Cream in 2 corners.  The cabin is stamped in VersaMark & embossed in Zing! Chestnut ep & trimmed out.  I used spray adhesive to cover the entire image in Art Institute Angel Dust glitter & used the same brown cardstock for a small mat.  The sentiment is embossed with the same powder, trimmed into a tag & edged with the glitter using a glue stick.  I twisted some hemp & attached it to the background before adding the cabin & sentiment using foam tape.  The finishing touch for a little color is provided by the 3 green buttons.  I love how this turned out--always a plus when you're making lots of cards!  I'm entering the Celebrating the Holidays challenge as all stamps are by Impression Obsession: Cabin, cling--H1830, Crochet Snowflake 2, cling--E13064, Screen Cover-a-Card--CC049, Christmas Magic--B3585.  Thanks to Lai-Yoke I just discovered Stamping Sensations Blog, so I'm also entering this card into their December challenge.   I so appreciate your taking time to come by.  Wishing you peace & joy at this holiday season.

17 comments:

  1. Perfect card for your DH, Greta! Love how your cabin with covered with zing and looks so sparkly on the darker bg!

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  2. What a really warm and beautiful card, Greta! I know he will love it! I really like what you did with the snowflake for the BG and the layout is wonderful! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!!

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  3. This is a beautiful card for your husband Greta. I love the sparkles and snowflakes as well as the rustic cabin. We would love a cabin in the woods too. (Only it has to be on a good swimming lake)!

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  4. oh my goodness... what a gorgeous masculine card, greta!! your hubby is going to absolutely LOVE IT!!

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  5. OH, Greta, this pure BEAUTY! I absolutely love it, & I think it's one of my favorites you've made. Every detail is just perfect. Looks like a cabin I would enjoy walking into, and staying a while. Your husband will love it!

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  6. Really beautiful card! This is a great stamp (which I don't have, yet!). Thank you for describing what you did, I learned a few new tricks! Love the screen stamp for the background, I have this one but I never thought of using it that way. And I love your snowflake stamping at the corners. Great design. Thank you for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  7. Wow Greta! This is gorgeous. I love that only 3 colors are used and I love that you "glittered" the panel.....just stunning.

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  8. Stunning card, Greta! I love the shine/glitter and the extra steps that you took to achieve this beautiful effect! It is made with such LOVE and CARE! Your hubby is going to love it!

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  9. my dear Greta,
    oh my.. I love to found you here in the blog land, since I am not active in flickr :)
    and how great that I can enjoy your stunning design again..

    miss you!
    Yulis

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  10. What a gorgeous card, perfect for a man ! Great idea to use spray adhesive to glitter the whole panel. Glad you explained how you used the screen CAC for the background, as I assumed it must be textured cardstock !

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  11. Gorgeous Christmas card Greta and the spray finish you have given it looks wonderful.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge month.

    B x

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  12. so elegant Greta. Your hubby is going to love this one.

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  13. A magically masculine design Greta. The glitter has a beautiful snowy effect and I love how you tied the theme of the card into the dream that you and your husband have. So much meaning and creativity in this design.

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  14. I am sure he will love it Greta, its gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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  15. Perfect card for a man, Greta! Just the right amount of sparkle! Great design!

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  16. beautiful, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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