Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Pastel Christmas

There's something so soothing about pastels & I love them so had to join in the current challenge at Merry Monday.  I added color to the embossed Penny Black image using Gelatos with a water brush.  The image was partially die cut (trimmed the holly & kept it on top of the die) with a circle.  One of the best bargains I've ever found were these beautiful Spellbinder dies on close-out & I finally opened the package.  The top 2 layers are attached with foam tape & I used Authentique stickers for the sentiment. Decided against embellishments except for the gold & red Stickles. Have to say, this is one of my favorite cards & it probably can be mailed with 1 stamp as long as I don't use a square envelope.  I'm also entering SSS Monday--Make a Plan (plan to spend less on mailing costs for Christmas cards), Anything Goes at Simply Create TooStamplorations August theme of stamps & watercolor & Die Cut Divas favorite holiday. Thanks so much for your patience as I catch up on your blogs.
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30 comments:

  1. Really beautiful card Greta! Love the technique of cutting overlapping the circle.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. stunning Greta. A beautiful colour on the background.

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  3. Lovely card and colors. I like the mat and the larger frame to match. It takes a while to catch up after being away even a short time. I don't want to miss a card or post!

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  4. This is my favorite Christmas card from you ever Greta and you know I love your work!! I adore the soft colors. It's a lovely peaceful card. Beautifully done!!

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  5. Isn't that a lovely card?! Love the monochromatic feel, yet there are splashes of color. So glad to have found you through Simon Says Stamp's challenge blog.

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  6. This is so elegant with the beautiful framing! I love the candles and how you've cut the holly out of the circle! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  7. your card is just stunning, greta!! love the soft pastel colors and the die cut panels are gorgeous!!

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  8. Fabulous card Greta, love that beautiful frame.

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  9. So beautiful.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  10. beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  11. Very beautiful with the die cut and the colors-thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Holiday challenges!

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  12. What a gorgeous Christmas card. Love the soft colors. Glad you were able to get those great Spellbinders dies on close-out, they are so pretty on your card. I need to use mine more also.

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  13. Wow! What a lovely soft Christmas card! Beautiful Spellbinder dies and great that you got them on close out! Simple elegance at it's finest...so pretty!:-)

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  14. STUNNING Greta!
    One of my favorites of yours for sure!
    xx

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  15. Your card is so pretty Greta, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  16. Gorgeous card Greta...I love your sweet candle and your beautifully detailed background, just amazing!

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  17. Gorgeous card Greta! Love the soft color palette!

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  18. Gorgeous card, Greta! Love the soft mint color and the pretty image! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  19. This is a beautiful image, Greta, and you've made such an elegant and peaceful card. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  20. Totally delightful Greta, such a wonderful Christmas card. I love every detail! Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

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  21. Really stunning design Greta!! I love the soft colors to go with the soft glow of the candle image! Very stunning! So glad you were able to join in the fun with us at Merry Monday!! ;)

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  22. congrats on your HM at merry Monday, greta!! so very well deserved!

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  23. Such a beautiful, "peaceful" card. I love the soft colors. Gorgeous dies, too. I enjoyed seeing your creation over at Die Cut Divas!

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  24. I love this card. its so soft and lovely. the colors you chose are just delicious. I love the dies. I was surprised that the candle was painted with gelatoes. I don't think of gelatoes being so soothing. it really does glow. thanks for sharing it with us

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  25. Beautiful, so peaceful and calm. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations August Challenge, hope to see you in September too.

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  26. The framing and the lovely candle convey 'peace' most beautifully, The mint and your delicate colouring: gorgeous!
    hugs~c

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  27. What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations!!

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