Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cool Winter Wishes

Quick post as I'm late to bed, but didn't want to miss the Merry Monday & Freshly Made Sketches challenges. Finally cut into this beautiful pink snowflake paper I've had for years & used my MFT snowflake dies & Nightshift Blue felt for the first time, as well as the Inkadinkado flourish stamp. I added Stickles to the larger snowflake & the dots on the printed paper.  
The stitching is provided by Lil' Inkers dies & the sentiment is by Rubber Soul.  The 2 strips are stamped in Distress Ink chipped sapphire, as is the sentiment. The dot stamp is by Hero Arts.  I don't use a lot of buttons, but I do like this pearly one in the center of the snowflakes. Fortunately, Merry Monday allows twine or ribbon to be used. The dark blue is really pretty in person, even though it looks black in the picture.  
Christmas are my favorite cards to make & I had fun putting this one together.  I'll also enter at the City Crafter Blog where the theme is Christmas in July. Thanks so much for stopping by.

26 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful card! So elegant! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Dotty Jo x said...

What a great way to use the sketch - lovely card, Jo x

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, greta!! the color combo is just stunning!!

Estelle TBT said...

Gorgeous card Greta, so elegant and pretty!
Love all those delicate details and the lovely color combo you chose.
Hugs

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful combination for the challenges, Greta. Love that stitched detailing on the outer portion.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love the papers you used and your snowflake is so pretty. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Sue said...

Hello Greta,
Christmas is my favourite time to make cards as well and I have begun.
This card is a change from the traditional palette, but I am loving the soft effect you have created, plus it is so very feminine.
Smiles:)
Sue

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Lovely winter card though I am not ready for it!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Greta! Looks like a winter wonderland!

Evelyn S. said...

I do love the unusual color combo for a Christmas card! It's a beauty.

Bonnie said...

This is such pretty paper, Greta! I can see why you waited a while to cut into it! Pretty snowflake and cute sentiment! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Linda Callahan said...

Love that pink snowflake paper! Made for one pretty card! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! Love the non-traditional colours! The black and pink look great together! Love that black snowflake! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

alexandra s.m. said...

Sensational card and color combo!
I think that dark snowflake is both bold and so elegant, it brings everything together so perfectly!

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely card Greta, such pretty colours. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Dawn Turley said...

Lovely card Greta. You must have a few Christmas cards now.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty Christams card. Love the PINK! My favorite color!

Charlene said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card Greta. Especially love the snowflake, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful Greta...I love the pink and deep blue color pairing, creates a classy look. And your button...simply perfect for the center of your snowflake.

laurie said...

I love pink Christmas cards, it's so striking!

Jessi Fogan said...

I love the glitter! And pink & navy together make for a fun & elegant Christmas combo :)

~Tammy~ said...

Such a sweet card with pretty colors!

Martha said...

OH, how sweet is this!!?
I love it, Greta!

Deepti said...

Superb design :) love the BG along with the snowflake !!

cm said...

Okay, you have seriously knocked me off my feet with this stunning pink snowflake card, Greta! Gorgeous - and the pop of black - adds such a dramatic impact! Another shift in the Top 5 with this gem! WOW, WOW and WOW! I going to dust myself off and copy this into my *Cards I Love* Evernote file. Beautiful...
Hugs~c