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:

  1. 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!

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  2. Gorgeous sweetie, love the colours too, hugs Pops x

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  3. WOW Greta. What a stunning card. It is amazing

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  4. 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!

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

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

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

    Deanne :)

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

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  9. A fabulous card - very stylish.
    Kath x

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  10. 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

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

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

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. Such a pretty card Greta! Quite elegant!

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

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

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  18. 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)

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

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

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  21. 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!

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  22. Great style, great card, great design!

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

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

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

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