Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Merry Christmas

Dec-Sketch2
It's time for the Flourishes December release & that means a challenge with the prize of winning the entire release! The sketches didn't look complicated, but still took me awhile to come up with something. I started by sponging cardstock I cut at angles using Distress Ink festive berries & evergreen bough. Then I randomly stamped the holly from Flourishes Peace & Joy using silver Brilliance, dry embossed it with dots & sprayed it with Glimmer Mist. 
The ornament from the same set was black embossed on vellum & colored on the back using an applicator & the same inks. The sentiment is from another of their sets called A Gift for You. The close up
gives you an idea of the pretty shimmer. This is pretty flat, so will be good to mail. So glad you took time to come by. 


17 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Your BG is lovely Greta. The shine, dry embossing and the stamping make it very rich.

joy said...

Love the beautiful colors you have used! Good luck in their challenge, Greta!

Lisa said...

Great trendy design Greta! Your ornament looks so pretty on the vellum!! Another fabulous card ;)

Martha said...

WOW, this is STRIKING, Greta! So many lovely details!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta
Wow, how wonderful the colour palette and shimmer mist looks on this card, Your flower just compliments your design beautifully.
Smiles:)
Sue

Allison Cope said...

Oh my Greta! It's so shimmery and festive! I love all the vellum details too! So beautiful done. Great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along with our "Flip It Sketch Challenge" over at Flourishes!

Rosemary said...

fabulous take on the sketch, greta! the ornament embossed on the vellum looks amazing!

Silke Ledlow said...

Greta, your card turned out beautiful! Love distressed look and design! Thank you for joining us...~S~

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning card Greta...love all the beautiful shimmer, a technique I have not tried and after seeing you card, I am inspired to.

ChristineCreations said...

Lovely touches of shimmer and softness in this design Greta! The vellum layers are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes this month!

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Greta. The colours are gorgeous and the shimmer quite amazing

Jessi Fogan said...

Gorgeous, Greta! Looking at it you'd never know it didn't come easily - it's lovely. The vellum is a fabulous idea!

cm said...

Rich, trendy, artsy - what a beautiful card! The vellum wreath, shimmer, colours: another WOW WOW and WOW! As I've said many times, a visit to your blog is a guarantee of day-brightening creativity and amazing inspiration! Hugs~c

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another beautiful card with wonderful elements to delight the recipient!! Thank you for the inspiration, Great!! Hugs, Darnell

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I love how beautiful your sponged cardstock looks! I haven't embossed in years. Your ornament is so pretty. This is a great card! Merry Christmas, Greta!

Trinh said...

Creative take on the sketch, Greta! The sponged background looks cool.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very beautiful, love the background. The ornament on Vellum is so pretty. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx