Tuesday, November 19, 2013

JOY

Christmas cards are my very favorite, so it's not surprising I have a lot of images in my collection. This card is made with Impression Obsession stamps Holly Branch, F8786 & Joy, C8790.  I'm entering these challenges: 

Impression Obsession 

CAS-ual Fridays
Curtain Call
Simon Says Stamp Monday


The branch stamp was colored with Distress markers bundled sage & peeled paint & was stamped onto Vintage Cream cardstock.  Then I inked the stamp with Delicata Golden Glitz & overstamped.  The sentiment is stamped in the greens, gold & then Vintage Sepia using my stamp positioner (that's my mystery for SSS--how to salvage a card when you don't like the ink you used for the sentiment--stamp over with the positioner).  I scored the frame & mounted the panel to a gold shimmer mat.
  
I've always loved stationary stores & can spend hours in them. I was going for the classic look of a Crane note card--not exact, but I'm happy with how this turned out. Thanks for stopping by & leaving me a comment.


25 comments:

  1. I agree Holiday Cards are so Magical to make and I LOVE making them for the Special People on my Holiday Card Giving List!! =) I LOVE your card!! Such a Clean and Simple Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  2. So simple, yet so elegant! The scoring is a beautiful frame!

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  3. Awesome card! Love the Joy script and the scoring too. I used to buy crane and co. holiday cards every year (we have/had a store in one of our malls). Love letterpress! But I have not bought any more sets since I have started stamping. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  4. Classic, Greta! I never think to use my score board.........thanks for the little nudge!

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  5. Very elegant Greta and the scored frame looks super!

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  6. absolutely stunning! so glad you could join us at the Curtain Call!

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  7. This is very beautiful and elegant Greta, I love it!

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  8. so beautiful and elegant indeed Greta!
    Thank You~

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  9. very elegant looking Greta. A beautiful card

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  10. Beautiful Greta! Thanks for playing the IO Challenge!

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  11. Instead of classic, why not elegant! Wow, Greta, I had to look closer. I thought you had embossed the branch and that the Joy was a die cut!!!

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  12. I agree with Shirley! Elegance would be the word! Love it Greta! Thanks for playing in the IO challenge!

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  13. I love the overstamping! Very pretty, Greta!

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  14. Wow, that last paragraph threw me for a loop because I had just thought how much this reminded me of that classic note card before I read the words below, so I would say you very much succeeded, Great! That was spooky. This could be framed, it so lovely! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Your last comment brought back memories of my own stationery store visits. before I started stamping 13 years ago! I used to write letters to pen pals with an ink pen and peacock ink.
    Your card is just beautiful!

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  16. Well, first of all you can give Crane a run for their money with your amazing note card, this is about as perfect as they come. I love the clean and classy look!

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  17. Such a classic, regal, beauty, Greta! The over stamping adds so much depth to this lovely design!

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  18. Gorgeous Greta! Looks like something I could buy at the stationary store. Very classic and elegant!

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  19. This is absolutely gorgeous, Greta! Stunning in its simplicity and perfectly elegant.

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  20. What a beautifully elegant, sophisticated card! Love the colours, the leaves, the simple,yet stunning layout...yes, your card does bring JOY!! Fabulous!!
    c

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  21. This is really quite pretty! I love the design! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  22. absolutely beautiful!! Love how you scored the frame and the design is perfect!

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  23. Simply stunning Greta! Thank you so much for joining us at the Curtain Call!

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  24. Beautiful card! The embossing is perfect here and the debossed lines in the paper add such a nice touch. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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