Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Joy

As soon as I saw the MFT Color Challenge I knew I wanted to use my MFT Poinsettia die. How to work in the blue color sort of threw me until I saw Erin & Veronica's DT cards using it as the background.  
I die cut a Lawn Fawn white stitched circle & dry embossed it with a Tim Holtz woodgrain folder.  I die cut the circle from the blue textured panel & inlaid the white circle.  The poinsettia is covered with Wink of Stella for lots of shimmer.  I layered several Penny Black "Joy" die cuts & clear embossed the top one a couple times to give a shiny finish.  The leaves & top petals were lightly bent up for some dimension & I added a tiny white sequin. Have to say, I love the classic look of this Christmas card.  I'm also entering at City Crafter Challenge Blog, Addicted to Stamps (used the red, white & Christmas theme) & Virginia's View.

26 comments:

  1. Wonderful card for our challenge Greta! Love it!! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!!!

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  2. You made a goo call there, Greta! What a great card, Jo x

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  3. Wow, the blue is a beautiful backdrop for the flower, Greta! Wonderful card!

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  4. The poinsettia is beautiful. I love that color combination of the dark blue and red. It is very elegant.

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  5. Brilliant use of the colour scheme. Great idea for the blue as thee background as it really makes the poinsettia pop out. Very classy looking. I have been chucked out of my normal room for crafting as thee decorator is busy putting up the new coving. Can't craft so taking the opportunity of catching up on everyone in blogland. Hugs Mrs A.

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  6. A beautiful card Greta. I also like the background colour very much and the Joy looks great.Barbxx

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  7. Ahhhh..... so pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  8. So pretty!! I love the colors in the poinsettia, and the embossed circle!!

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  9. What a beautiful use of the colors! Fantastic balance and dimension, texture and sparkle!

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  10. Wow, you really brought those colors together Greta, the layout/design is fabulous and just perfectly put together.

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  11. Greta, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love the woodgrain texture, that fabulous poinsettia, and all of the sparkle!!

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  12. WOW, Greta, this is striking and beautiful.

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  13. beautiful and I love the contrasts!
    xx

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  14. Greta....this is so beautiful. I love your gorgeous poinsettia with all the sparkle.

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  15. Beautiful card and poinsettia, the blue is a great background to set it off. Take care, xx

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  16. What a pretty card Greta!! Your poinsettias marvelous, love the sparkle!!

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  17. Gorgeous card Greta. Love the poinsettia.

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  18. That shimmer is sooooo pretty :)

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  19. Your card looks so classy and beautiful, Greta...perfect! Love the gorgeous poinsettia!

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  20. Ooooh, I love all the shimmer on your Poinsettia and your die cut sentiment is gorgeous! Beautiful take on the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  21. Love your pretty poinsettia on that embossed circle. Lovely card!

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  22. Love your poinsettia, it is so lovely, thanks for joining us at ATSM.

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  23. Greta it is always a pleasure to your submission. A lovely christmas card and spot on our theme! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

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  24. A stunning poinsettia card, Greta and cheering your use of the colour scheme! Why, oh why do I not own a poinsettia die?
    Hugs~c

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