Saturday, January 30, 2016

My Two Favorite Holidays

My favorite reason to make cards is Christmas & right behind is Valentine's Day.  For today's post I made one of each with very old stamps & they both turned out one layer!
The Christmas card is one of my favorite DeNami stamps which I embossed in gold. Then I wet the inside of the trees, lightly sprinkled on Ken Oliver Pthalo Green Color Burst & lightly misted with more water.  When dry, I added Stickles Frosted Lace to give a glistening, snowy look. Finished off with  splatters of Distress Stain Tarnished Brass.  I'm entering the new Tic-Tac-Toe challenge (top row), One Layer Christmas Card challenge, SSS WednesdayATSM Holiday & Merry Monday
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Next up is the Valentine made with this wonderful Hero Arts stamp.  I embossed it with JudiKins Black Diamond powder & watercolored the large heart with Distress Ink Festive Berries.  I colored the hearts with the same ink full strength.  The sentiment is by A Muse & is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black. 
The big heart & all the white hearts are covered in Wink of Stella.  Finished off with black gems around the big heart & a few tiny red ones. Kind of makes me think of the adult coloring books you see everywhere right now.  I'm entering these challenges: a2z Scrapbooking, Chouxchoux, SSS Monday & Word Art Wednesday.  Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog.
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36 comments:

  1. Just love both cards, Greta! Your watercolored gold embossed trees look amazing on card 1 and I love the pink heart with all the outlines around it!

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  2. Your trees are absolutely gorgeous, Greta! I love the effect of the Crystals and how you added sparkle to achieve a snowy scene! Your watercolored heart is also beautiful! I love how the color pops against your lovely background! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  3. Love the modern artsy look of your trees Greta, awesome card! Your valentine is just as pretty as can be. It reminds me of the popular adult coloring books that are all the rage!!

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  4. Love your cards! The trees are awesome...love the Most!

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  5. Both so beautifully done Greta! The Valentine card is very lovely! Thanks for playing with us at a2z!!

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  6. Wow! I am loving these trees. So unique. They are amazing with the gold outline.
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  7. Beautiful cards Greta!
    You do "artsy" so perfectly!!
    Hugs~

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  8. Both cards are so pretty Greta! Love the shimmery gold trees and fancy heart!

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  9. Two great cards Greta, I have a good few really old DeNami stamps, lovely wood mounted one which I much prefer - call be old fashioned - but not sure they are still running, or just may be not here in the UK any more.

    B x

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  10. love your artsy trees - thanks for sharing your project at ATSM

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  11. Two lovely cards Greta. I especially love the festive one. xxx

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  12. Two beautiful cards Greta....just love the what you done with the tree one....Joolsx

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  13. What a clever use of those Color Bursts Greta! Love the gold outline too and that valentine card is fabulous! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx
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  14. Holy Moly!! Those trees are amazing! That stamp is perfect for your technique and the card is stunning! Gorgeous Valentine card too ... Beautifully done!

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  15. Greta, you rocked both of those cards. Your trees are gorgeous and your heart is fabulous.

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  16. Your Merry Monday card is so impressive with all that shimmery goodness. Love the trees, of course, but love the color and golden accents that enhance them so beautifully.

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  17. Love all these cards!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp!
    Hugs Zoey

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  18. What a lovely valentine heart.

    So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  19. Very clever to get a head start and I love that stamp on the V'day card, so pretty!

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  20. Greta, these are two simply beautiful cards.
    The gold-embossing is gorgeous with the darling trees.

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  21. I love those elegant trees and the burst of color in each one! A beautiful Valentine too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  22. These are both very nifty! I remember that DeNami stamp. I enjoy seeing these blasts from the past. Your Hero Art stamp is way cool! I love how you did it up. You are right that it reminds one of the adult coloring books.

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  23. fabulous set of one layer cards, greta!! love that denami design stamp!!

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  24. Lovely one layer cards!! Love the gold embossing on your first card! So pretty!
    Thank you for joining us at Stamping Smile Designs Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!

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  25. Beautiful tree card! Thank you for sharing with us at OLCCC.

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  26. the whimsical trees are just great!

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  27. Beautiful cards Greta. Love them both.

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  28. Two absolutely fabulous cards Greta...love that beautiful heart, as sweet as can be.

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  29. I love, love, love that Christmas card. What a great idea to fill the center with powdered ink. Your Valentine is a fun one. It does look like a coloring book page but the red heart against the black and white is so outstanding.

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  30. Congrats on the second HM at MM.

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  31. The ultimate one layers cards; I LOVE that christmas card. It's a stunner; the artsy look is amazing! But your Valentine is also a handmade gem. Wow!

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  32. congrats on your 2 HM's on Merry Monday - well deserved - especially love this one

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  33. I LOVE the gold embossing on your card. Love your card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge!
    Gayatri xx

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  34. Beatufiul cards, thanks for sharing with a2z Scrapbooking!

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  35. YOur cards are very beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!
    Ginny M

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