Thursday, January 28, 2016

First Christmas Cards of 2016!

I haven't made a Christmas card this year & it's almost February!  Decided to take a break from Valentines & participate in these challenges: SSS Flickr, Merry Monday & One Layer Christmas Card.  
This is actually take 2. The tree is a very old wooden stamp & I tried to skip using my stamp positioner--bad idea!  I did salvage the tree & used it for my second card.  The tree is embossed with Zing Green Metallic powder & the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Tiny Trees (used my gc from Tracey's Tags challenge) is gold embossed. I used the SSS Falling Snow stencil with embossing paste & Rock Candy Distress Glitter. Love how this turned out & it's flat for mailing! 
Decided to immediately make use of the tree I cut out of the messed up card with a Spellbinders oval. It's backed with fun foam & attached to a Spellbinders scalloped oval.  I used a piece of Washi (only 2 miles more to go--haha!) & added the Savvy Stamps sentiment. I rounded all the corners & decided to keep it very CAS with no embellishments.  For some reason, I like it that way.  I'm entering SSS Wednesday, The PlaygroundRudolph DaysStamping Sensations & SSS Work It Wednesday (new Washi Tape).  Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
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32 comments:

  1. Both so beautifully done! Your one layer design is wonderful!

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  2. Awesome card, Greta!! I love the snow coming down!!

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  3. Great save on the tree Greta, these are both fantastic! I'm with you on the Washi, miles to go...but it looks pretty in a jar LOL!!!

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  4. These are both lovely cards! That is a wonderful tree die...something I never seem to have enough of...

    Your designs are great and that was a great save on the first one!

    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  5. Beautiful Christmas card Greta inside and out! That tree is gorgeous!

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  6. Awesome cards, Greta. The tree is wonderful.

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  7. You are really getting a head start girl, I might have to run fast comes November, LOL!
    Sweet Christmas card!

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  8. Two lovely cards to start this years Christmas stash with Greta! Lovely CAS designs! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  9. Two for one can't be bad. Two very pretty Christmas cards Greta. Barbxx

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  10. Two beautiful cards....great start to your christmas cards....Joolsx

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  11. Two real beauties Greta and well done on rescuing the first image and using it.

    Many thanks for joining us again at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  12. Two lovely festive cards for Rudolph Day xxx

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  13. You are off to a great start on your Christmas cards. I love the textured look of the first card. The green tree is really pretty. The second card is a beautiful rescue card.

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  14. Two really lovely Christmas cards! And the tree die is a real keeper! Much like our favourite EF really :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  15. This is just lovely, thank you so much for entering it for the current Rudolph Day challenge

    Kathyk
    Guest Design Team Member - ScrapsofLife

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  16. I like the cut out! And flat for mailing is good!

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  17. Greta, both cards are fabulous. You've done a wonderful job with the trees.

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  18. Great way to turn a one-layered card to looking like a multi-layered card! Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week!

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  19. Only two miles of washi?! You need to step it up. You don't have enough until you can circle the globe. Twice. Love your one layer card! Now that is a one layer card I can respect and maybe even make. One layer cards just feel so naked to me! I'm working on one now that may just get tossed because that is all it might be good for. The second card is great too but I'm excited about the possibilities your one layer card shows me.

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  20. Two fabulous cards, I love both of them, glad you were able to re-use the first tree.

    Kath x

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  21. love your one layer card, greta... great design!! so glad you were able to save the first try and make another great Christmas card with it!!

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  22. Beautiful cards!!!Love them,I did a couple myself!!!Have a good weekend!!!

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  23. Beautiful Christmas cards! Those trees are so pretty! Good for you getting some Christmas cards done! If I were smart, I'd get some made, too!

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  24. I love your tree peeking out of the aperture, Greta! I love the second card too! Great save! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  25. Very pretty, Greta! Love the tree peeking out of the aperture. So creative. Thank you for joining us!

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  26. Both cards are just lovely Greta. Great start for Christmas.

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  27. Good bit of salvaging. So much so that I rather like the 2nd card the best. Hugs Mrs A. (following u following me).

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  28. I don't know what happened to my original note...You have created two really beautiful Christmas cards, Greta! The first one is so elegant, and I love how you added the red and white striped Washi! Only 2 more miles to go, eh? Great save on the tree, too :)

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  29. Such elegant cards!! Love that tree you have used!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT

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  30. Congrats on both your HM's over at MM! Whoo hoo!

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  31. loving both of your cards :) thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

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  32. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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