Tuesday, December 22, 2015

First Card for Next Year!

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Those of you who know me are not surprised I made another Christmas card.  They're my favorite & I make them all year. Today's card was inspired by the beautiful board for the Ellen Hutson Pin Sights Challenge.  I took advantage of her latest sale to add another EH product to my stash, so now I have 2!  Lots more on my wishlist, so I'll be entering as many of the EH challenges as I can hoping Mr. Random finds me--haha! I'm still hooked on foiling (or glittering) self adhesive fun foam & this card started with that technique using the EH Bold Blossom die.  
It truly is breathtaking in person & such an easy technique!  As you can see I used the colors in the photo & Distress Rock Candy Glitter on the leaves gives a bit of the snowy effect, I think. The sentiment is my new purchase--EH Merry & Bright dies.  I love that some of the words can be used year round & the font is so beautiful.  The blue cardstock is shimmery & was in my scrap bin.  I used a Copic marker to color the pearl for the dot over the "i". 

Sometimes cards made earlier in the year no longer appeal to me when it's time to send them, but I don't think that will happen with this one.  I love how it came out!  I used the wonderful sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, so will enter there and all but the card itself were scraps, so I'm off to The Playground.  The glittery leaves let me also join in the last challenge at Virginia's View.
Wishing everyone a lovely, peaceful Christmas.
Pixies Crafty WorkshopDecember Challenge: All about Glitter

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Greta! I love those dies and the font of the sentiment. TFS

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  2. Love those colours together. The blossom die looks awesome. Wishing you a Merry Christmas
    And a great New Year. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. Beautiful card! I love the shimmer on your flower and leaves! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  4. The shimmer on your rose is beautiful Greta!! This is a wonderful CAS card!!

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  5. Greta what a wonderful creation. Love the colours you chose, they just work perfectly together. No way you could change your mind on this card, its perfect.

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  6. Greta, this is a stunning card and so full of shimmer and sparkle!! I love making Christmas cards too...and I better make more this year I ran out and was scrambling a the last minute to whip up more!! I wish you and very Merry Christmas and the best New Year EVER!!

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  7. Wonderful card Greta - I just love the colours and also how it's so shimmery. And well done on getting ahead for next year too :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  8. beautiful card, greta... love all the shimmer and sparkle!!

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  9. Beautiful card Greta!!! I love the shimmer on the rose!! Merry Christmas!!

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  10. Greta...what a beautiful Christmas card. I love your wonderful shimmer rose, just gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

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  11. So pretty Greta! Love all the die cuts! The shimmery flower is beautiful! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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  12. Beautiful card Greta!!!!Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!!!

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  13. So gorgeous, Greta! Those dies really make a statement in all their glitter...so pretty! Take care and Merry Christmas!:-)

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  14. That is such a wonderful flower die - makes a beautiful focal point! Pretty Christmas card for sure! So glad you joined us at FMS!

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  15. OH, Greta, what a beautiful Christmas card.
    I love the pretty colors you used.
    Beautifully done!

    Have a Merry Christmas.

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  16. Beautiful, love the glittery rose. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and fantastic and creative 2016! All the best, Shirleyxx

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  17. Beautiful Greta! Those were my first two EH branded purchases too. I love that you dotted the I in red!

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  18. Such a pretty Christmas card with your glittery rose! The i dotted in red adds such a sweet touch!
    hugs~c

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  19. This is gorgeous! Love that red dotted i! I have to make cards early this year. Last year was too hectic. Last year, heck... that was just LAST MONTH!

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