Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Card with Non-Christmas Stamps

I really wanted to play along with the Christmas challenge at ODBD. They have gorgeous holiday stamps, but I don't yet own any of them.  I pulled out 2 retired stamps:  Sweet William-Small & Vintage Border Background.  My color inspiration came from the current Merry Monday challenge & I used red for the 4th color.  I started by white embossing the background stamp.  Two flowers were stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz & one in Silvery Shimmer.  I sponged on more ink after they were die cut with the matching Spellbinders Blossoms Three.  I've been hoarding these beautiful Sparklers & the red velvet ribbon which help make this look like a Christmas card, I think.  
The sentiment is one of the words in the flowers set & is stamped in Golden Glitz.  Needed something, so I added the tiny gold sticker dots. What do you think? OK for a Christmas card? I've never played with The Paper Players, so this will be my first entry.


Happy day in Oregon as our wonderful Marcus was awarded the Heisman trophy.  I so love when one of the "good guys" gets recognition.  
Thanks for your visit--I know everyone is super busy with the holidays upon us.  

29 comments:

  1. beautifully done Greta. Awesome card

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  2. Definitely ok!! This is chic and elegant!

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  3. Yes, it truly looks Christmas-y to me, Greta! Love your clever use of non-Christmas stamps.

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  4. The velvet ribbon, does it's job bringing this card a holiday feel (literally?) No matter it is a beautiful card either way!

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  5. beautifully done, greta! love how you used a non-traditional stamp to make a lovely Christmas card!

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  6. Hi Greta
    Fabulous card...
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  7. Ok, I love that ribbon! I just want to reach thought the screen and touch it! Beautiful card!

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  8. Love that bold flower! Gorgeous design work.

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  9. I love how your gilded flower hangs off the page, the white background embossing and that gorgeous red velvet ribbon! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  10. So beautiful, Greta! The layered flower really stands out! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  11. So pretty Greta! That blossom is gorgeous!

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  12. Very pretty...love the flower!

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  13. Oh, Greta! This is gorgeous, and I just love how you've used the Sweet William images to make a Christmas "flower" for your beautiful card! I love it! I love the elegance with the embossed background and the wonderful velvet ribbon and gems! Truly a stunning card! So glad you were able to join us for this ODBD Shining the Light challenge, sweet friend! You continue to delight with your beautiful work! Warm hugs and love!

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  14. Very pretty Greta! I know the photo doesn't do this beauty justice using Delicata ink!! Love that ink! Love the textures too! Thanks so much for creating with us at ODBD! Have a very Merry Christmas Greta!

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  15. Oh my this is PRETTY!! I love the beautiful velvet ribbon and embossing!!

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  16. What a beautiful card Greta!! I just love the embossing on the bottom and your beautiful flower Greta!! So textured and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week!! I always enjoy seeing your creations!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  17. HI Greta, I think you've created a beautiful christmas card. Isn't it wonderful that we can use other flowers (than poinsettias) in Christmas designs. Enjoy the festive season, Shirleyxx

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  18. Greta - this is really beautiful. So clean and classy. I love the white embossing at the base - a perfect highlight for the gorgeous focal point. Thanks for playing along with this week's Merry Monday Challenge.

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  19. This is lovely. The silver and gold and set off by that gorgeous red velvet ribbon. I love the shiny flower center and added ones below. Such a pretty card. I thought of you when I heard the Heisman winner was from OR. Great recognition for him.

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  20. Fabulous card!! Love the non-traditional stamp for a Christmas, great idea!

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  21. What a great idea! and your cards is beautiful of course ;)
    TFS Greta~

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  22. really love this one--the red makes it pop!

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  23. Such a cool way to use a non-Christmas stamp for a Christmas card! Those sparklers & the ribbon are so very Christmasy - and I want to pet the ribbon!

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  24. hi Greta, I love this challenge, your design is beautifully created. Awesome!! :)

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  25. You make beauties all the time :) love the embossing !

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  26. Oh Greta, I LOVE the embossing! So elegant and classy! The pop of red is gorgeous, too! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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  27. "Okay" for a Christmas card? Nope...PERFECT! Colours, images, design...simply, totally and completely festive. And fabulous. And innovative. And I love it!
    Hugs~c

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