Monday, May 11, 2015

Another One Layer Christmas Card

I'm making an effort to decrease the cost of postage for Christmas cards now that I've made so many card-making friends.  I did keep to one layer, but couldn't resist adding a bow with this beautiful shimmery ribbon.  My inspiration came from the PTI MIM technique using Gelatos over stamped images and the first challenge at Muse: Christmas Visions.  
Muse Inspiration Card
I love poinsettia images & color combos with gold. The stamps are PTI Year of Flowers Collection & Peaceful Poinsettia.  I rubbed a gold Gelato over the flowers, but wasn't happy with the look. That led to rubbing the gold Gelato over much of the card--now I like it!  I added splotches of red & gold along with gold Stickles for sparkle & interest.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday (use a sentiment) & One Layer Christmas Card Challenge
Thanks for all the sweet comments on yesterday's post. I'm so blessed to have caring friends--most of whom I'll never get to meet in person.  Enjoy your week.
Edited to Add: Thanks to Ardyth, I'm also entering a new to me challenge called One-Layer Simplicity.

33 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful Greta!!!!

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  2. I think the addition of your shimmery gold bow was a perfect idea!! This is gorgeous Greta!!

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  3. Lovely one layer, and so beautiful a design! Thanks for joining us at the Maiden MUSE Christmas Visions Challenge!!!

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  4. Oh Greta,
    Did you have to remind me that Christmas cards need to be thought about already, isn't the Year passing quickly?
    Poinsettias always look good on any type of design and his looks wonderful, as a one layer.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  5. Stunning Greta. Just love the results you got. You are getting well ahead with your Christmas cards

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  6. This is soooo pretty!! A perfect take on the muse Greta!

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  7. So pretty :) love the colors and soft inking !

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  8. Hi Greta! The gold really lends your design such class and elegance! The shimmery bow is the perfect accent!

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  9. Beautiful and classic, Greta! So glad you joined us at our first MCV challenge!

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  10. Hey Greta - this works at One Layer SImplicity, too - the challenge there is blossom! Hope you can join us!

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  11. Gorgeous Christmas cards with the beautiful poinsettias! Such a pretty effect with the gelato color over the flowers! And, love the pretty shimmery bow!:-0

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  12. Simply gorgeous, that ribbon is beautiful - I can see how it would be hard to resist adding it to a card...especially this lovely creation.

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  13. So very pretty Greta! Love the shimmery bow!

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  14. Both cards are gorgeous. but the blue poinsettias captured my heart. Stunning!!

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  15. Gorgeous one layer card! I love your take on Kimberly's card and that bow is scrumptious !
    Thanks so much for joining in at the Muse Christmas Visions challenge!

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  16. beautiful one layer card, greta... love the bow!!

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  17. Gorgeous card Greta! So elegant and pretty and I love the beautiful bow.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  18. Such a beautiful card Greta!
    Thank You~

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  19. Delightful One Layer Card Greta, thanks for sharing at OLCCC.

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  20. Those touches of gold are so very pretty.

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  21. Beautiful one layer card with that special touch of the shimmery ribbon!

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  22. Gorgeous one layer design! Love that bow! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

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  23. This is a gorgeous layout with the poinsettias leading the eye across the card; lovely colour choices too.

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  24. What a darling card, Greta!

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  25. Greta...Love your card, it is simply gorgeous! This has to be my favorite of all your cards made so far, it is so beautiful.

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  26. This is so pretty. The gold gives the card the softest shimmer and makes the flowers glow. The ribbon is gorgeous.

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  27. Very beautiful Greta! I think I couldn't have resisted adding that stunning ribbon either. :) Thanks for joining us at One Layer Christmas Cards!

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  28. I absolutely love the layout - and that ribbon!

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  29. Gorgeous Christmas card, I love the colour and the bow! Cheers, Shirleyxx

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  30. Love the spray of pretty poinsettias, Greta! The embossed sentiment and sheer bow are so elegant!

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  31. And the shuffling of favourites happens once again! Your card is divine...love those beautiful poinsettias...and the gold...Oh my...
    Hugs~c

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