Friday, January 10, 2014

First Christmas card of 2014



I love making Christmas cards all year & now that I've found Merry Monday, it will be weekly.  I love this gorgeous Penny Black poinsettia script stamp, but didn't get a card made with it last year. Needed to use my Distress Paints so inked up the stamp with spun sugar & fired brick, spritzed & stamped on watercolor paper. Then I
overstamped using Delicata Golden Glitz, sponged the edges with the gold & Distress Ink gathered twigs & dry embossed it. The effect of the gold is amazing in real life.  The strip is colored with the same paints & inks before the Stampendous! sentiment is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia & the piece is dry embossed. The kraft card is also sponged with gathered twigs. 

Hope you're having a great weekend. I'm really happy you came by.

18 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful/ I loved the effect of the Delicata Golden Glitz so much I googled where to find it. Have put it on my Shopping list for my next trip down to America. I can get it at Joanne's which is about 40 minutes away from me as I live quite close tot he American border.

    Gorgeous card.

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  2. Wow, what a gorgeous, rich background. I love your inking techniques.

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  3. What a beautiful card Greta and love all the layered stamping you have done...looks stunning!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  4. WOW is right! Whay a gorgeous and elegant card! The stamping is amazing!

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  5. Stunning Greta!! Love the beautiful rich colors and the shimmery bow, very elegant card!

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  6. Wow....this is just gorgeous!!! I love what you did and those colors are stunning!

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  7. Beautiful card Greta! Love the gorgeous background!

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  8. Greta, this card is so amazing! I love the poisettia stamping and the colors are beautiful!

    The wind we had last night was a bit startling, wasn't it? See you on the hop tomorrow!

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  9. WOW Greta. This is totally stunning.

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  10. Mixing spun sugar & fired brick - you genius! Must try that. And WOW does the gold ever have an impact! Love this :)

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  11. Happy New year Greta. Lovely card ....... the colours are stunning and I love the PB stamp.
    Thanks to you I'm now joining in with this challenge, it looks like fun! xx

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  12. Oh, my goodness, Greta! This is gorgeous! What a wonderful stamp and you've used it to perfection! The ribbon is the perfect accent! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  13. stunning card, greta!! the multi-layered stamping is gorgeous!!

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  14. Sweet card, love those warm colors that are not quite traditional. I will have to check out this challenge.

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  15. Beautiful Christmas card, pretty image and colours and I love the Gold ribbon. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  16. Gorgeous card, I love that poinsettia & script image. Love your colour combination. Take care, Shirleyx

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  17. My computer has been acting strangely - again - but here I am, applauding the beauty of your card! Warm colours and amazing stamping. Fabulous start to the Christmas stash!
    Hugs~c

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  18. This is so beautiful. Thank you for explaining how you made it.

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