Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Trip to the Beach & Hubby's Card

My friend, Stacy, could work for the Chamber of Commerce! She takes wonderful pictures, often of places in our state I've never seen. When I saw THIS POST of the holiday lights at Shore Acres Botanical Garden, I determined to go see the display & hubby agreed.  Turned out my day off yesterday was "perfect" Oregon beach weather.  For those of you who don't live here, that means no rain or heavy fog & we actually had sunshine much of the day!  I love Christmas lights (my dad always drove the family around town to see them) so it was really special for me. 


Today I got hubby's Christmas card done using Penny Black's holly berries die, 51-019 & stamps flourish holly, 4339K & the wonder, 30-040. The holly is stamped in the upper corner using Distress Ink antique linen & the edges are sponged with the same ink & a bit of vintage photo.  The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia & the embossing folder is Tim Holtz.  I used watercolor paper for the die cut & then colored it with Gelatos blended with a damp finger. Stickles are added to the berries.  
I'm entering the challenge at Through The Purple Haze where the prize is 3 new Penny Black stamp sets! Since I used a scrap of wc paper, I'm also entering at Pixies Snippets Playground & the stamping qualifies for SSS Monday & the Stickles qualifies for SSS Wednesday.
I know you're busy--thank you so much for visiting my blog.
Edited to Add: Entering Paper Crafts December Gallery Challenge.

22 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful pics and the card is fabulous!

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  2. I am in love with the lighthouse photo Greta and that ship all lit up is pretty nifty! Your hubby's card is wonderful, what a great holly branch!!

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  3. Beautiful card you made for the hubby!! He will love it!! I really enjoyed looking at your Oregon pictures!! Especially the second one. What great photography..... a woman of many talents!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!
    Darcy

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  4. That is a gorgeous photo of the lighthouse ~ it is crisp and clear (my photo has a bit of fog) ~ and I love that the marine layer in the photo stayed off shore! I am so glad you had a wonderful time! Thank you for your kind words. I think your husband will enjoy this card! The holly berries die is so delicate but beautiful embellished and the vintage photo effect was done very well. It is beautiful!

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  5. Amazing card for you hubby.................its beautifully simple yet very effective....i love it..

    fiona DT
    TTPH
    Have a wonderful Christmas

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  6. Fabulous photos Greta - love the scenery ones and the ship has me mesmerised!

    Beautiful card for your Hubby - which reminds me I have yet to make one for Len, I could be sat sitting here at midnight on Christmas Eve throwing dies and stamps around!!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  7. Simply GORGEOUS card. Stunning photo's too. TFS xxx

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  8. Beautiful card Greta, the photos look stunning too, Cathy x

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  9. wow. Just by turning the diamond embossing folder sideways you have given a totally different appearance to it. I think it now looks like ribbon delicately woven in and out across the page. Beautiful . Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. Really lovely card! Love the holly berries! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  11. Beautiful photos Greta and stunning card! Love the embossed background and pretty little berries!

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  12. the card you made for your hubby is beautiful, greta!!

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  13. Gorgeous card Greta and fabulous photos.

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  14. Beautiful scenery & card, Greta! I love what you did with the holly.

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  15. Gorgeous card and photos, Greta! I love the embossed card base and glittery berries. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bling It On!

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  16. Gorgeous card, your hubby will love it. I'd like to wish you & yours a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for joining us at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

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  17. Your drive to see Christmas lights looks spectacular! My dad used to take us to see lights as well, but hasn't for quite a while now, as he's no longer driving (for the time being). Perhaps we'll be able to persuade him to come for a drive. Fingers crossed. You've kindled warm, wonderful memories! Your card for your husband: gorgeous (or rather, "handsome and striking - my attempt at "manly" descriptors).He will love it because YOU made it specially for him! Such a wonderful post...big sighhh...feeling festive! Hugs~c

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  18. What beautiful scenery! And a wonderfully handsome card for your DH!

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  19. Wow!! LOVE the BEAUTIFUL Pictures what a SIGHT!! ;) I LOVE the sweet card design for your husband!! The embossing and the little touches of color really add to it!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Holiday Season!! ;)

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  20. Love love your post Greta!
    and your card is a dream ;)
    TFS~

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