Monday, January 4, 2016

Winter Hello

Winter hit us with a vengeance yesterday--freezing rain!  Glad I had hubby drive me to & from work.  We passed 4 cars in the ditch on our way home!  Slightly warmer today & the sheet of ice is gone. I won't miss commuting in bad weather!  
I was lucky to win a gift certificate to Alleystamp for a win at Twofers challenge. I'd recommend you check them both out. Gave me a chance to order some Ken Oliver Color Burst powders! You sprinkle the powders & then spritz with water or the other way around--so fun! Here's my first background using Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Green & Violet.  I also used my new SSS Snowflake Block die & SSS Hello Friends stamp set.  I used the die with self-adhesive Fun Foam--surprise, surprise, I know--haha! Discovered something new--using foam lets you reshape the die cut, so I glued it kind of wonky. Elizabeth Craft glitter provides a lot of sparkle. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black & I heat embossed a pewter snowflake brad to match. One of hubby's new-found cousins says our Christmas card never arrived, so hubby sent this one to them. Also want to let everyone know how great SSS Customer Service is.  A promo code wouldn't work like it was supposed to, so they made it right plus covered my shipping costs. Can't beat that!  I'm entering these challenges: SSS Flickr, Curtain CallSSS Monday & CropStop. So glad you stopped by.  
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25 comments:

  1. Wowza Greta, what a gorgeous background!! Love that you made the die cut wonky, looks terrific!!

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  2. what a beautiful background you created, greta... gorgeous card! thinking I need some color burst powders now...

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  3. Brilliant card Greta, love how you bkground turned out. I am sooooo tempted to get some of these burst powders, only thing stopping me is the miles of paints, H2O's, silks powers etc etc. I totally love how you used the snowflake die, I have it and have only used the once but love the idea of using wonky, broadens the use.

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  4. This is such a pretty card! Love those fun colors!
    I have no experience driving in cold weather too, I was so afraid when we were at Yosemite National Park this December!

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  5. A fantastic card Greta. Love the background you've made. I've got Brushos but haven't done a lot with them yet. I think you've inspired me. Barbxx

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  6. Wow! What an amazing background, Greta! Love how it looks with the Snowflake Block die! So glad you played in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge! Thank you!

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  7. Such a stunning background Greta, it's a fabulous card. Glad to hear that you had a safe ride home.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  8. Oh, my goodness! The background you created using the Color Burst powders is amazing, Greta...LOVE!!! I'm going to have to check them out! Your card is just gorgeous with the pretty snowflakes, too! And, so happy to hear you getting to and from work safely in the freezing rain!

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  9. Great background,awesome!!Love the colors,never try anything new yet,but I will.Be careful,we are finlly getting some cold down here.Have a good evening!!

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  10. Your background is AMAZING, Greta! I love how you blended the colors, and how perfectly they work with your snowflakes!
    Are your color burst powders 'Brushos'? Just to let you know that your link to the store doesn't work ~ Awesome card!

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  11. OH, Greta, the white snowflake die-cut works beautifully against the striking background. Love the design and colors.

    Be safe on those icy roads.

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  12. Oh Greta, this is so pretty. Love that background you have created and the wonky die---it works beautifully!

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  13. Such vivid background colors. Those powders sound interesting. I really liked the wonkiness of the snowflake die cut and then I go find out that you are the one who wonked it. Very clever! So whimsical. Awesome card!

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  14. Such a cool card Greta!
    Love how artsy it looks and that background is fabulous!!
    Hugs~

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  15. Such a pretty card Greta. Love that background! Working with color burst looks fun! The white frame die-cut looks amazing on the dark background. Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

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  16. Brilliant idea to cut the die using sticky backed foam and make the shape go wonky. Your background is gorgeous too. I have some of these powders but not really experimented with thm enough. Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. Hello Greta, I am IN LOVE with the way you created the background!!!
    Awesome card!

    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange!
    xxx Zoey

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  18. Greta, glad you got home safely. Love the color bursts, and your background is just gorgeous. It is the perfect backdrop to the white snowflake die.Thanks for joining our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

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  19. I've been wanting to get some color bursts! This card is spectacular Greta!!! Love the wonky snowflake die too!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. This is gorgeous! I love your take on the inspiration photo!

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  21. Oh those colors... Love it, I also like the what u did to that die cut :)

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  22. Beautiful rich colours and a wonderful die! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

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  23. Greta...love your card. That die is amazing and wow, what a fabulous background!

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  24. Time for a catch up...not sure how the days get away from me so quickly! Your background is AH-MAZING! Gorgeous colours perfect for setting off the pretty snowflakes!
    Hugs`c

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