Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Wish for Peace



As soon as I saw the Merry Monday color challenge, I knew this week I had to get a card made. Classic & gorgeous--just what I like! 
Christmas is my favorite reason to make cards & therefore I have hundreds of stamps (probably not an exaggeration!), but that didn't stop me from getting new Penny Black stamps. I used christmas wishes (30-196) & christmas harmony (30-194) for my card.  The embossing folder is an old one by Cuttlebug that I often end up using. The holly images are colored with markers (Memento Bamboo Leaves & New Sprout and Distress barn door & worn lipstick) and I used a small, wet paintbrush to blend the greens.  The area around the images was watercolored with worn lipstick & I added some Stickles to the berries.  Versafine is a great ink to use with clear stamps & I love being able to dry emboss after stamping a sentiment.  
I thought ribbon would be included, but it just didn't work.  Rain Dots in pink & red did the trick. The matted panel is popped up for dimension, but this will still be pretty flat for mailing.  I really like the look of this card. Don't you love when that happens?! Now it's back to Fall cards.  Our change in the weather has me wanting to pull out the felt & burlap--how about you?
  

25 comments:

  1. Greta this is so beautiful and festive!

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  2. Beautiful embossed panel with those pretty holiday images Greta!!

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  3. Greta, that embossing really mirrors the look of your images! Lovely card.

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  4. I LOVE this card, Greta! What a fantastic use of the colors right down to the pretty rhinestones! So glad you joined us at Merry Monday this week!

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  5. This is fabulous, Greta, my favorite in this challenge so far! I LOVE the way you used the colors - I intensely dislike pink but you made it look GOOD!

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  6. This is a great design for Christmas cards- just enough dimension without costing a bundle in postage:). I really love your watercolored images paired with the dry embossing- that particular folder always reminds me of swirling snow!

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  7. So pretty. Love how you used the colors of the challenge and the embossing. Great Christmas card.

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  8. I like the whimsical holly stamp Greta! Your card is adorable, the gems were the perfect finishing touch! It might be autumn but we had weather in the upper 70's today, 80 tomorrow!!
    I haven't had to retire my flip flops yet LOL ;)

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  9. Greta, this is such a lovely christmas card - I like the holly stamped in different directions and the embossing is awesome. I am so over the rain. It is too early in the season for this much rain and last night I had a dream that we were finally moving to texas. I have texas dreams every winter. I am hoping to do more crafting this weekend. Hope you have a good one!

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  10. what a lovely card Greta. I love its colours and the embossing really makes it shine.

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  11. Stunning! I love the soft colours & that's one of my favourite embossing folders ever :)

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  12. This is such a lovely clean and simple design that really stands out! Your coloring is perfect on the little holly squares. I like the use of the rhinestones too!

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  13. This is beautiful, Greta. Lovely embossing and colouring of the holly panel.

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  14. Beautiful card with the three panels, Greta! It's getting cold over here and we have already switched our heating system!

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  15. Okay, THIS is now my newest Favourite Cards by Greta! Beautiful! the holly panel, with its delicate colouring, contrasted to the white embossed panel is so eye-catching! The raindots = perfect special touch. Festive and gorgeous! I'm with you - fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween - those are on my radar...Christmas will come later (soon, but later :) ) Hugs,
    c

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  16. Ok, this card is just about as beautiful as they come. Love your design and embossing. A winner in my book!

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  17. Very pretty card Greta, I love this the holly and all that texture. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  18. I love the repeat stamping of the holly image Greta. The panel looks fabulous on that gorgeous embossed background. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  19. I love this sweet card, Great, in both the design and the coloring, especially the way it is more pink than red. It's unexpected and fresh!!

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  20. I just saw this card on flickr and wanted to take another look :). It's absolutely beautiful, Greta!

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  21. Love it Greta!
    The gems echo the images so beautifully, like tiny candy drops ;)
    Beautiful coloring as well!
    TFS~

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  22. Beautiful design! Love how you colored the images.

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  23. What a great job using the colours in the Merry Monday challenge! Lovely pink shading around your squares!

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  24. Gorgeous pretty design, just lovely. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

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  25. gorgeous! i love the stamped sentiment on the embossed background...love it.

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