Saturday, June 20, 2015

Embossed Trees

The One Layer Christmas Card Challenge is helping me make cards I can afford to mail this year!  When I saw the challenge twist of green, I decided to use the little Tim Holtz Three Trees embossing folder. My first thought was to emboss on off-white & sponge the trees with green ink, but I changed my mind.  I have several 12x12 card packs I got for just a few dollars & one includes this pretty textured green. The card edges are distressed & brushed with Picket Fence Distress Paint.  I also brushed a bit of the paint on the trees before covering them with 2 different Stickles. SSS Falling Snow stencil was used with white pigment ink--love the soft effect. These Heidi Swapp stickers are a great size for cards & I didn't have to worry about getting a good impression stamping on the textured cardstock.  
Pretty simple design, but I like it & could make some more if I need them at the last minute. I'm also entering the SSS Flickr challenge to use embossing. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
Almost forgot--Fritz is 2 yrs old today! He was such a challenging puppy, but has turned into the best dog & we sure do love him.  Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.

24 comments:

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Love the embossed trees and their texture is really great too. I'd be pretty happy with these one layer cards too. Postage can be pretty spendy.

Shery said...

Wonderful texture on your card, Greta! I, too, will be mainly sending one layer Christmas cards this year to save on postage. Thanks so much for playing at OLCCC! It's always wonderful to see your one layer wonders there! Hugs!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card my Friend!
"Timeless Elegance" is your middle name
Hugs~

walchowDesign said...

Wonderful texture on your one layer card, Greta! Happy Birthday to Fritz!

Ros Crawford said...

I love this card Greta ... The tress are fabulous and it's got such dimension even though it's only one layer ... I love your photo too! Happy Birthday to Fritz... mwah!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Happy birthdayFritz, Papi would be 2 next month too!
I love your awesome card with lovely trees!

Cat Craig said...

Frohe Geburstag Fritz! The card is amazing Greta, I love the look of it, and the kinda old distressed feel of it.

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is just lovely! I love the rich shade of green and those trees are super. Love the distressed feeling x

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Greta! The embossed trees look wonderful! Great photo of you and Fritz! He sure is darling! Bet he would have fun romping with my Westies :)

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love your paper!!!Awesome picture,take care,hope to get back,so much going on!!!

Rosemary said...

fantastic one layer card, greta!! love the frosty look you created on the trees with the stickles! fritz sure is a handsome fella!!

Kim Heggins said...

Happy Birthday to Fritz!!! What a sweet looking dog. Your card is amazing too, love that it is only one layer but those tress are so fabulous.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great use of that card pack, Greta!! This is really fabulous! Happy Birthday to Fritz! It's hard to believe he is two already when it seems like just last year you got him! I'm glad he worked out for you so well! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa said...

Oh goodness I love this, those tall pine trees are fabulous!! My grandfather used to talk to friends on his CB radio from his little garage workshop. His handle was Tall Pine!! The Happiest of Birthday wishes to Fritz!!!

Nat said...

hi Miss Greta, I love your design! :) So soft and beautiful this card will be cherished at Christmas. So glad to hear your dog was worked out well. Love seeing this beautiful picture of you :) Hugs, Nat

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is such a handsome card! I love the textured background and the distressing. As nifty as this looks here I'll bet it is even more so in real life with the Stickles on the trees.

Kim M said...

This is awesome! Love the distressed look of the edges and the snow falling is great. Nice to see you again over at OLCCC! :-)

Bonnie said...

Love these sparkling trees, Greta! So perfect on that textured green cardstock!

Martha said...

OH Greta, it may be simple, but I sure love it!
Fabulous green/white combination, sparkling trees, alphabet sentiment, & distressing!
Beautifully done!

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, those trees are beautiful! I like the soft snow falling. Give Fritz a happy birthday hug from Molly. Pets are such a part of the family. We didn't particularily want a dog but our DIL kept saying she had just the dog for us. Now, I can't imagine our lives without her. I heard hubby tell her the other day he loved her. I was so touched.

cm said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Fritz! Already two...how time flies! Your card: simple and stunning! Those white trees...oh my!
Hugs~c

Jessi Fogan said...

The pop of texture is perfect for this simple card - and mail-friendly? Woot!
Happy birthday to dear Fritz!

Susan Joyce said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Greta, love the trees and glitter on your card. Thanks for sharing at OLCCC.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Congrats on being top pick, Greta - great card, love the grunge!