Saturday, December 7, 2013

Not a Christmas Card

I have more Christmas cards to make, but took a break to make my ODBD Shining The Light challenge entry using dry & wet embossing. Love the Tim Holtz evergreen trees folder & it looks great used on this pretty green shimmer paper. Isn't it the perfect background for the wonderful Robert Frost quote? The stamp set is Quote Collection 1 by ODBD.  I used an old Satin Bronze embossing powder I haven't used in ages. 
You may have heard about the wintery weather in much of the United States. We woke up to snow Friday morning--the light, powdery kind.  We don't even get snow every winter & when we do it's usually dense & wet, so this is very unusual. 3-4 inches is nothing to many of you, but around here it's a big deal.  Here's a picture I snapped at a golf course 1/2 mile from our house.  Hope you're warm & enjoying the weekend.  Thanks for your visit.
Edited to Add: Also entering CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  I wasn't sure this would qualify as CAS, but doesn't hurt to enter--thanks for the suggestion, Carol.
  

21 comments:

Lisa said...

Your card is so pretty and peaceful Greta!! And the snowy photo you posted goes with it perfectly! Our temps dropped to 28 and a light dusting of snow. No ice thank goodness! Have a great weekend ;)

Nancy said...

Love your card. The trees are great. I also appreciate the photo. I am in Florida and it is hot and humid so your photo helps me remember that it really is December :-) Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Greta, what a beautiful card! I love your use of the double embossing and really love that embossing powder color! What a wonderful masculine card too! So glad you joined us once again for this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs, sweet friend…and keep warm!

joy said...

Hi, Greta! You are really creating some luscious cards these days. I have to say that this one is even prettier than the last one and that one was beautiful!

Your snowy scenery is such a serene setting! Thanks for sharing your photo.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta
Snow never falls in Auckland, the snow always looks pretty, it always invokes memories of when I was growing up in Wales......many years ago now.
Your card is lovely.
Smiles:)
Snow

walchowDesign said...

Love bronze embossing on the metallic background, Greta! Likewise over here when it snows it's quite exceptional to have a thick layer. Take care and keep warm, my friend!

Emily Keaton said...

Your snow looks so PRETTY!! We woke up to a quarter inch or so today, but it melted quickly. We haven't really had a tracking snow yet this season. Your photo has me dreaming of SNOW!!! Love your pretty card, too. How elegant!

Rosemary said...

stunning card, greta! love how you showcased that quote!! thankfully we didn't get any snow up here, but it sure has been cold!

Kim Heggins said...

Greta, what a stunning and beautiful card. I love the embossed trees and your sentiment is fabulous.

Martha said...

Greta, this card is FABULOUS! Love the quote with the embossed background!
Beautifully done!

WOW, that's a lovely photo of the snow!
OH, my dear husband would really enjoy living 1/2 a mile from a golf course.

Dawn Turley said...

so very elegant Greta. Your photo of the snow is lovely. It doesn't snow here in Auckland so it's beautiful looking to me.

cm said...

Gorgeous, elegant card; the trees paired with the Robert Frost poem (shared with many, many students...always a favourite), is perfect! Before I forget: CAS-ual Fridays challenge is 'trees,' so my dear friend, do share it there as well! Such a pretty card needs to be showcased everywhere! The snow on the golf course really is stunning, although I know exactly what you mean about the cold temperatures! My husband checks the forecast in Bend, daily (which succeeds in making me "homesick" for our little vacation city!), and he's reported chilly weather...that might have an impact on some bike races (his #1 topic!). Stay warm, and keep those works of arts coming! Hugs~c

~Tammy~ said...

This is so so pretty! I love the design and the elegant colors! Beautiful job!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous card Greta!! I just love the embossed trees and your sentiment panel. Gorgeous design and card!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge. I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your beautiful creations!!
blessings,
Chris

Jessi Fogan said...

This is stunning! That glimmer paper is perfect, and I love the embossed trees :)
Being from Vancouver I totally get you on the snow - it's a strange sight, especially when it's not wet & clumpy! Hopefully it doesn't wreak too much havoc for you!

Marybeth said...

Greta....this is stunning! What a beautiful peaceful card like your beautiful snow covered golf course. I was going to tell you to enter this one for CASual Friday. I have one that I will post tomorrow for it. Love the embossed tree,think it's the first time I saw that one. Take care!

alexandra s.m. said...

I immediately thought of you when I heard about the heavy snow precipitation in your area!
It's beautiful! and so is your card. Classy and very CAS indeed. You have inspired me to get my "old" embossing folders out! Thank You Greta!

Trinh said...

Oh that snow is so pretty! Elisia would love to play in that. Your card is lovely!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love how the trees are embossed in the background! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful embossed trees Greta-I love this. I came here from your featured card at Our Daily Bread~Customer Card of the Day. Congratulations~your creation is so pretty!

Amy Kolling said...

O, O, O, Christmas tree!!! I love those embossed trees!!! Perfect!!! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!!!