Thursday, March 5, 2015

Red & Green Christmas

Sketch by Alexandra
Finally getting a card entered at Merry Monday, so maybe now I'll be back on track to do it every week.  As soon as I saw this sketch by Alexandra, I had an idea & it worked!  The Penny Black poinsettia script stamp is white embossed on watercolor paper & then sprayed with Tattered Angels Candy Apple Red & English Ivy.  I added Stickles to the flower centers.  The sentiment is also Penny Black--yuletide greetings--& is stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black.  
A very flat card for mailing & actually I don't think it needs any other embellishments.  I do love making Christmas cards! Work tomorrow & we visit hubby's daughter Saturday, so I may be a little slow getting to your blogs. Thanks so much for stopping by.

26 comments:

Karren said...

I have got this Penny Black poinsettia stamp and have never been able to make it look good. This card, however, proves it can look amazing! Love this!

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie, love the colours too, hugs Pops x

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Greta. What a stunning card. It is amazing

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Oh, my gosh this is gorgeous! The poinsettia flowers look so pretty embossed. And I love that script background. I just love everything about this card! Beautifully done, Greta!

Brenda in IN said...

I am in awe that this card was sprayed! It is another stunning card and so beautiful.

alexandra s.m. said...

OH My! You've outdone yourself Greta!
What a Beauty!
Thank You so much, I'm honored!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Stunning! Love everything about your card Greta!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful Greta. You were right that stamp and that sketch marry well together.

Kath said...

A fabulous card - very stylish.
Kath x

cm said...

Greta, my dear friend, I've fallen 13 (yes, THIRTEEN) posts behind with commenting, but not with gazing and admiring in delight and awe at your wonderful creations. You know that everything you make - and especially the stunning poinsetta card here - sets my heart pitter-pattering...love them all immensely! Always so much innovation and inspiration! I need to get myself organized...work is *not fun* right now *grin*
Hugs~c

Notes by Nina said...

So pretty Greta, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Sue said...

Hello Greta,
This is a most beautiful Card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Maria said...

Oh, my! What a gorgeous Christmas card! So elegant are those lovely poinsettias with all the white embossing. Wonderful red/green background, too!:-)

Kim Heggins said...

Greta...this is just one beautiful card. I love your fabulous design and what a wonderful background too, just stunning. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Greta! Quite elegant!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card Greta! Love the white poinsettias on the sprayed background, TFS

Rosemary said...

this is absolutely GORGEOUS, greta... absolutely GORGEOUS!

Marcia HIll said...

I am in awe of this card...it is absolutely beautiful! The muted reds and greens behind the lovely white poinsettia's are just perfect together...love it! :0)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Lovely!

Lisa said...

I agree with you Greta, this doesn't need another thing...it's GORGEOUS just the way it is!! Beautifully done, I love this!!

Ros Crawford said...

This is gorgeous!! It's really made me want to get out my paints and embossing powders ... Beautiful work!

Bonnie said...

This is GORGEOUS, Greta! Love the poinsettias with the script and you're right, it doesn't need anything else! Perfect as is and even better that it will mail beautifully! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great style, great card, great design!

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful Greta, you did an amazing job with your stamp. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Jessi Fogan said...

WOW! The mists are perfect, and so is this card. Love the angled sentiment!

Martha said...

What a beauty this is, Greta!
I love it!