Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Christmas in July



I really can't imagine winter right now with our heat wave in full swing!  However, I can make a Christmas card anytime as that's my favorite reason to make cards.  Merry Monday is a month long "anything goes" challenge--right up my alley!  
Today's card uses all Impression Obsession stamps.  The poinsettia was black embossed on 2 shades of blue cardstock.  Then I clear embossed them with the Cover-A-Card screen stamp & brushed on Shimmer Spritz.  The light blue flower was cut apart & glued to the dark blue flower which is mounted with foam tape to the silver Spellbinder die cut.  Love the font of this sentiment stamp which is silver embossed.  I also sponged some silver ink on the card edges & tied on a silver bow. Now I just need to start stamping the insides of the holiday cards I've made & decide who I want to be the recipient so that part isn't left until the last minute.  This will also be my July card for SCS Christmas Card Challenge & thanks to Dawn's reminder I'm entering the Die Cut Diva's flower challenge. Hazel invited me to also enter my card into her Christmas challenge

Happy news today when I saw my card was awarded Top 3 at A Passion for Papertrey--a first for me! 

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Enjoy the rest of your week. 

23 comments:

  1. I like the shimmer on your layered poinsettia Greta, lovely card!

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  2. there's something about a blue poinsettia that I love, makes me want to pull out my Christmas stamps. thanks for the inspiration and keep cool :)

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  3. The blue and silver look incredibly elegant together Greta. Your flower is stunning. Our challenge over at Die Cut Divas is to use a flower.. would love to have you join us.

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  4. Oh my glittery gorgeous, Greta!! LOVE this big blue poinsettia!

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  5. Oh I do love the sparkle and shine on this, and your blue layered poinsettia is amazing!

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  6. Shimmery blue poinsettia with silver embossing: winning combination! Absolutely stunning, Greta! Whoever opens up this beauty come Christmas time will be thrilled!! Hmmmm...I should start thinking about Christmas cards, too!! Have a great Wednesday; hope the temperatures start to cool down for you!
    c

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  7. The shimmery flower is gorgeous! Love how you used the blue/silver colors instead of red/green.

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  8. I really like how you pieced the poinsettia together and that you did it in blue! Very cool!

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  9. This is just beautiful Greta. I love the flower in that shimmery color....really elegant looking. Congratulations on your Papertrey shout out....isn't it nice to get recognition?

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  10. Oh WOW!Beautiful card!!!I love poinsettias,this is Awesome!Yes I do believe we have a lot in common.lol!Have a Great 4th!!!

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  11. Oh my...this is one stunner of a card! So much amazing detail and your Poinsettia is incredible. Love it!

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  12. Very creative and lovely, Greta. Thanks for letting me know!!

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  13. That flower is fabulous, such a striking blue, love all the shimmer, beautiful card Greta!!

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  14. Incredible card. Love the shades and depth of color. Beautifully done.

    Happy to see you on the Die Cut Divas challenge too.

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  15. Congratulations on your win! I think your cards are awesome! Love this blue poinsettia! And the sentiment is so pretty embossed in silver! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  16. Beautiful card Greta, I love these colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  17. Absolutely stunning card, Greta! Wow, love the blue hues and the shimmer on your poinsettia. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  18. Lovely colors and embossing...such a pretty creation! Thanks for playing the "Anything Goes" Merry Monday challenge this month!

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  19. Wow! Gorgeous flower, Greta! I love the pretty shades of blue and how you added a shimmery effect to it! Love your silver embossed sentiment, too...so pretty!

    Congrats to you on Top 3 at A Passion for Papertrey!!!

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  20. Congratulations on making the top three. This is such a beautiful card & I love the colours you have used. Thank you for playing along with us at Die Cut Divas.

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  21. I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  22. Thanks for linking for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon. x

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  23. What a beautiful blue poinsettia!! :)

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