Friday, April 11, 2014

Joy, Peace, Love


I love snowmen, so couldn't miss the Merry Monday challenge this week.  As soon as I saw the sketch at FMS, I knew which snowman stamp I was going to use. It's an old one by Hero Arts that I bought many years ago to make bookmarks, but think I only ended up making one. Decided to try paper piecing it with my favorite pad by MME (should have bought 2).  I use every bit of each sheet & discovered the best way to line up a scrap: 
1)Lay the inked stamp face up 
2)Lay the scrap over the area you want
3)Cover with scrap paper 
4)Use an acrylic block to apply even pressure.  
I added Stardust Stickles to the birdie & Frosted Lace to the snowman and spread Glossy Accents with a toothpick on the carrot nose.  I used my stamp positioner to be sure the Amuse Artstamps sentiment would look right & to get it in the right spot as this is my last sheet of those dots.  
Tim Holtz snowflakes were embossed in opposite corners on the card front.  I'm adding it to Pixies Snippets Playground.  This is one of those cards 
that was just plain fun to put together & I hope it will bring a smile to the recipient & maybe to you!  Enjoy your weekend.

30 comments:

  1. The layers are fabulous and the snowman looks perfectly frosty. I really like pink Christmas cards. Hope you have a good weekend, Greta!

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  2. This is such a fabulous card! I love the non-traditional colors you've used and that snowman is adorable. Thanks so much for joining us at both Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches.

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  3. This is an adorable image. You have made such a lovely card with it!

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  4. Fabulous card Greta ..... I love your snowman. The non-tradtional colours look great too. xx

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  5. Absolutely brilliant Greta! Great tip for stamping onto snippets for paper piecing too!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  6. Beautiful card and love the partial embossing on the corners, Greta! Love the glittered snowman and those pp are great choice! Have a great weekend!

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  7. WOW! Amazing card,Greta!! I love...love the colors and the glitter on the snowman!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!!

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  8. What a lovely shimmery cute snowman, Greta! Love the design and colors, too!

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  9. So creative, Greta! I love all the sweet details, the glitter the corner embossing, and everything. You are going to be sooo ready to enjoy December when you have all these beautiful Christmas cards ready to go!

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  10. One of my favorites of your Christmas cards so far, Greta! Love that cute snowman and the pink. And, the snowflakes embossed in the corners - genius!

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  11. Fantastic Christmas design. Finally our snow has melted and we can't build any snowman, thank heavens. Cheers, Shirleyx

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  12. Greta, love your creation! The sparkling snowman and colors are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  13. This is THE cutest snowman Greta! Love the sparkle and colors of your DP and see why you like it so much! Have a great weekend ;)

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  14. Sweet, sweet card and this is really the cutest snowman on the block!

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  15. What a delightful card Greta, I am loving the deign and how you have put it all together, the papers look great, I should start some Christmas cards as last year I did not have enough!
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  16. I'm glad that this card was fun to put together because it's just plain fun to look out! Love these playful colors and that paper pieced snowman! Thanks, Greta, for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  17. I love this non traditional colors card. Your sparklie snowman is so cute.

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  18. what a fun card, greta! that snowman is just soo cute!! love all the sparkle!

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  19. I love this card! Your snowman is perfect for this sketch, and the colors, details and embellishments are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  20. What a lovely card! Love your patterns and colors and that snowman image, too :) Thanks for joining in this week at Merry Monday!

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  21. Beautiful card with a very sweet snowman! Love the colors and all the shimmer...

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  22. I love your card. Your paper and color choices are fantastic. Love your added touch of shine and stickles.

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  23. Very cute card, the colours and papers are fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday.

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  24. So cute! I love that you have gone Christmas with this sketch and I love that sparkly snowman! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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  25. That sparkly guy is just adorable! Love the embossed corners too :)

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  26. What a delightful snowman card!! I've always loved that MME Christmas pad. The colors are just so happy and fun!!! It looks like you had a blast creating this card. It sure brought a smile to *my* face!!

    Just wanted to say thank you for all of the sweet comments you've left for me lately and to apologize for not getting around to your blog sooner!! We had houseguests all last week and spent almost the whole week before that getting ready for them to arrive (things were a mess around here . . . .) I'm just now starting to get caught back up with everything that had to slide in the meantime. I'm enjoying seeing all of the fabulous creations you've been making!!

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  27. I LOVE your card and CONGRATS on your win! I love snowmen, too, but don't like cold weather! LOL! XX

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  28. Hello, my sweet friend! My commenting is slow coming because we have internet issues in our area that are 'supposed' to be resolved, but...Anyway, like the others noted before me, this is a Greta Great! Your snowman is simply stunning, with his sparkly body and fabulous scarf (I would SO wear one like that)! Background papers, layout, details...love x love x love this!! WOW!! Hugs~c

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  29. Great snowman card! I love that he is glittery. The paper pieced hat is a nice touch. You were right to use the stamp positioner to get the greeting straight. I finally bought me a little one so I'm more likely to use it (I don't have to clear the desk to make space for it) and I often break it out for greetings. It is so worth it!

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