Friday, January 24, 2014

Joy



Christmas cards are my favorite to make & I work on them throughout the year.  Last year I discovered the Merry Monday Challenge Blog--made for me--LOL!  So far this year I've pulled out stamps that didn't get used last year.  Today's card is made with Art Impressions wreath stamped in VersaMagic Jumbo Java on cream cardstock.  I used my neglected Liquid Pearls for the berries.  Something seemed to be missing when I laid the red Penny Black die cut Joy on the card.  The cream die cut was on my table & the red one landed on it when I took it off-- ah-ha--just what I needed!  
Don't you love the color combo for the current challenge?  
FESTIVE FRIDAY 
I also love the inspiration photo at Festive Friday & am entering that challenge as well as Pixies Snippets Playground.  Love having you visit my blog--thank you so much.

29 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Greta what a fabulous Christmas card and perfect for both challenges!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Greta...this is so Beautiful!!! I adore the wreath stamp image..so pretty :)

Lisa said...

This is so pretty Greta and I ADORE the layered 'Joy' !! Perfect for both challenges ;)

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness...this card is gorgeous, but the two-layer sentiment sends it into orbit ! LOVE that technique! Thanks so much for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Karen D said...

A gorgeous card Greta. The wreath is beautifully stamped and embellished, and the double joy is so perfect on the card. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Merry Monday.

Natalie said...

Definitely love that color combo!! Very pretty card, super pretty embossing background and lovely wreath!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Greta! And the other commenters are right - that shadow sentiment is brilliant and really packs a punch. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Kristie Goulet said...

Stunning card, Greta! Love the shadow sentiment, that is what stuck out at me in the gallery. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

Rosemary said...

Beautifully done, Greta! Absolutely love how you paired up the die cuts!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I can definitely see the inspiration photos in your card! Love those colors and the pretty wreath. I'd like to try out layering the sentiment - that is so cool!

Lesley Croghan said...

Such a lovely Christmas card! So happy you joined us at Merry Monday!

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE this, Greta!!! That wreath with the liquid pearl berries is just beautiful! And your story about how you came to layer the cream and red "joy" die-cuts is great!! Looks fantastic! So funny when things like that happen! Gotta love it!

Dawn Turley said...

beautiful Greta. Love the layers on the Joy sentiment.

Di said...

Gorgeous card Greta! And wow, what a fabby idea with the word Joy - it's perfect!

Hugs, Di xx

Martha said...

Hi, Greta! What a LOVELY Christmas card! Yes, I love the color combo.
You are SO wise to begin early on your Christmas cards.

Robin K. said...

LOVE how this turned out Greta! CASEing this design for sure! I hope I have time to play along with this challenge- love this color combo for Christmas:)

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Greta! Love the gorgeous wreath!

Trinh said...

Beautiful, Greta! Love how you created the shadow on the sentiment.

Linda said...

Lovely card Greta, the wreath looks really pretty and I love layered 'Joy' xx

KayM said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! I love the textured background and that wreath is so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

cm said...

Your red, kraft, vanilla and chocolate card is absolutely deliciously decadently beautiful! Textured background, pretty wreath, special-touch bow, red pearls and a shadowed Joy: a combination that's a treat for the eyes, indeed. LOVE this!! Hugs~c (and yes, calling winner, winner on this one too!)

Bonnie said...

Don't you love it when things just "fall" into place! The perfect way to show off the joy! Love the embossed card, the pretty wreath and sweet berries! Thank you, Greta, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Kailash said...

So pretty Greta, love the shadow look on the Joy die, looks great!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Card serendipity! I love it :) Gorgeous embossing & I love the LP on the berries!

♥Gemma♥ said...

oooo...this is Gorjuss hun!! I really do like the colour combo too!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, I love the wreath and background texture.Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

How clever to layer your sentiment like that - it gives so much dimension and interest! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

carol (krillsister) said...

Pretty. Like the way you did the die cut joy

Rebecca Luminarias said...

What a lovely card, Greta! The wreath is so pretty with those red berries and don't you just love when those "happy accidents" like your layered "Joy" happen? Thanks for playing along with Festive Friday this week!