Saturday, October 26, 2013

Christmas Carol

I love to play along in the Merry Monday challenges & this week the theme is music or a Christmas carol.
I had several ideas, but ended up using 2 of my older Penny Black stamps: good will to men, 2758J & snow scroll, 3892K. The background is made with silver embossing snow scroll, sponging on Distress tumbled glass & then dry embossing the dots. The carol is stamped in VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea with Memento Lulu Lavender sponged around the edge. 
I matted it with a vellum scalloped oval die cut & mounted it with foam tape. This will be my last entry for the Penny Black & More challenge. Thanks to Sandie's suggestion, I'm also entering the challenge at Let's Get Inky. Edited to add: This is my first entry for a challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
Thanks so much for stopping by.


26 comments:

  1. Hi Greta, this is a fab Xmas card-I love the carol as centre stage. This would be a great card to link up to Nonni's Xmas card challenge here
    http://korttikarkuri.blogspot.fi/2013/10/lets-get-inky-stamp-happy-christmas.html
    Love you to join us x

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  2. thanks for linking up Greta and thanks for visiting me and leaving such lovely comments x

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  3. Sigh...I just love this Greta. Those sweet embossed polka dots, silvery flourishes and petty song verse just make me happy!!

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  4. Greta I love that carol and your card is fabulous with the polka dot embossing and the soft sponging.

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  5. What a great card! I love the corners, it looks beautiful with swirls in other opposite corners and rounded edges in others! Very cool design element and very inspiring. Thank you so much for linking your card to my x mas stamping challenge!

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  6. Hello Greta
    What wonderful musical words Longfellow wrote, it makes one feel all warm inside, The card looks wonderful and your turquoise palette is engaging.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  7. What a lovely way to showcase the sentiment, Greta! I love the background that you created! That touch of glitter/embossing is lovely!

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  8. So sweet...I love that song and you did an amazing job of showcasing it and your background, wow, just stunning.

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  9. What a beautiful font on that sentiment and I love the words to this song! Such a gorgeous background, Greta! I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  10. ooh, I love the silver swirls, the sponging and the embossing. thank you so much for sharing another of your lovely creations with us this month at penny black and more.
    Linda

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  11. So very pretty, Greta! What a beautiful sentiment!

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  12. Hi Greta. Love your soft blue sponged background and the silver snow flourishes. The verse is perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday. Loll

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  13. hi Greta, I think you have the nicest quotes and sentiments. love this meaningful card!!! :)

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  14. I love the background with your sentiment being the focus, very pretty!!

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  15. This is beautiful!! Love that the words of the carol are center stage!!

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  16. Oh, I love those old Penny Black sentiment stamps with the gorgeous font! I have a few myself! You've done justice to this beautiful stamp with your stunning yet soft background. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  17. Great embossing techniques, lovely card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  18. I love this song...and I cannot actually say that I realized it was penned by Longfellow! You've created a lovely card...the background is beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Merry Monday challenge!

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  19. Love this song turned into a stamp/sentiment! BEAUTIFUL!

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  20. Love that you made the sentiment the star of your card! The bg is lovely!

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  21. Beautiful card, Greta. Love the background and the lovely sentiment. :-)

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  22. Hello Greta! I love your name (Greta is a family name for me and very endearing). I also LOVE the pictures of sweet schnauzer. I am sorry she's no longer with you. Our little Belle is almost 4 now and SO dear to our hearts. I'm SO glad you've found your way to our challenge blog, and I sincerely hope that you will continue to play along with us and share our fellowship. It's such a blessing to have you join us!
    Have a very blessed week!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  23. Wow, Greta, this is too lovely for words. Your BG technique is really stunning and perfect for the sentiment too!

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  24. Ever so lovely; it's parachuted to the Top 5 list of cards created by you! The soft sponging, flourishes and colours are the perfect backdrop for this lovely carol. Striking, gorgeous and all around festive. Yes, indeed, definitely a favourite!!
    c

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  25. A gorgeous combination of colors, and I really like the vellum scallpoed oval...it adds just the right touch to me! :)

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  26. Love the vellum scallop, great idea.

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