Saturday, May 14, 2016

Christmas & Birthday

The Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge is with Savvy Stamps this time.  I only have 2 Savvy stamps & they're both Christmas sentiments that I use every year. Merry Monday is calling for Woodgrain, Kraft & White which inspired my card using EH Bold Blossom for a sparkly, white Christmas rose.
Again I used self adhesive fun foam & Elizabeth Craft glitter.  The frame is Sizzix, embossing folder is Tim Holtz & ink is VersaMagic Jumbo Java. I'm also playing along with Alexandra's challenge for ScrapRDV "Chez Nous"-Frame ItSSS Monday & SSS Work It Wednesday.
Edited picture of card as it really needed a bigger cluster of flowers & leaves.
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I've always loved gold & pastels, but in the last few years I discovered how beautiful they are together.
The new CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to make a feminine birthday card in celebration of CFS 5th birthday.  I gold embossed an image from CFS Casual Elegance, my first CFS stamp set.  I masked around the image & blended VersaMagic Pixie Dust & Spring Pansy.  The leaves were colored by brushing on gold Shimmer Spritz & Delicata Golden Glitz ink.  
The left over mixture was splattered over the panel & I brushed the inked area with Perfect Pearls.  The sentiment from the same set was also gold embossed, as were the panel edges. May have to make more of these in different colors & with different sentiments.  I'm also entering CAS Mix Up, CCCB (Pixie Dust ink & the image reminds me of Jack in the Beanstock--yes, a stretch--haha!) & Double D. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

32 comments:

  1. beautiful card Greta...love your embossed background and the white on kraft makes your die cut flower pop...thanks for sharing at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge..hugs kath xxx

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  2. Two fantastic cards Greta. Love the texture of the background panel on your framed Christmas card. And the fun foam rose is beautiful coated with glitter. Have not tried that.

    Love the soft colours of your feminine birthday card. Gold and pink are so perfect together. Love the shimmer from the perfect pearls. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. Your fist card is so very striking with the woodgrain and white against the Kraft, the second so very soft and delicate Greta.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

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  4. Oh it's so soft and pretty Greta! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  5. Love that rustic look holiday card! The frame is amazing and the craft and white is wonderful together!

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  6. A sweet wow card! I love the gold embossing and the gold around the edge makes this card so elegant. You do elegant so well my sweet friend.

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  7. Both your cards are beautiful! I love the simple rustic look of your first one!

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  8. two wonderful cards Greta - the MM card is especially great - so different for a christmas card - looks like a winner to me!

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  9. Love both your cards Greta! Your MM card really grabbed me though...it is so simple but SO striking...love it!! :0)

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  10. Beautiful! So soft and pretty Greta, I love it!

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  11. Absolutely lovely! Kraft and white is always a great combination, I love that shimmering, sweet 2nd card too!

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  12. Beautiful cards especially the top one, I love the layers of frame and embossing. The white die cut flowers compliment it very well. Thank you for your kinds words at my blog, :) xx

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  13. Your Christmas card is so lovely. And I love the birthday card too.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  14. greta yoru cards are lovely and your take on our themis so soft and pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! It's a;ways good to see you!

    Yes I loved your card; and to thank you for that I sent a card your way. (Last week; I hope it will arrive soon!)
    X

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  15. I don't know what rock I live under but, I have not ever seen glitter foam how cool is that, your cards are gorgeous :)

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  16. Oh boy oh boy is your Christmas card ever PRETTY!! Love your sparkly Christmas flowers on the terrific kraft background!! I love pink and gold too and this card is so sweet!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend ;)

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  17. Pretty and delicate. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

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  18. beautiful set of cards, my friend! especially the Christmas card!! amazing!

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  19. I love your corner bouquet of glittery blossoms, Greta! They are so pretty on the kraft frame! And a perfect sentiment! The gold and pastel birthday card is so feminine and pretty! Love the perfect pearls brushed on. I know the camera won't show it well, but it is so pretty IRL! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday and CAS Mix Up!

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  20. OH WOW ... this card is so, so pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Mother’s Day / Birthday’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  21. Pretty white blooms with the framed woodgrain, Greta!!

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  22. Lots of wonderful texture on your first card with lovely flowers, Greta! And, I can see why you love gold and pastels together...so pretty! Thanks so much for the awesome inspiration!

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  23. Two very different designs here Greta and both fabulous! I love the textures and the white on kraft of the first and the beautiful pastels and sparkle of the second! Have a very lovely week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  24. So amazingly different designs in each of these pretty cards. Love all the kraft & white, with the scribble foam roses (I keep forgetting to check for the sticky back foam!) It certainly added such dimension to those flowers. Like all the texture & the pretty design on this chunkier card. The delicacy of the pink & gold on #2 is just so feminine. Love the gold petals and leaves...looks beautiful with the pastel pink. TFS & Have a grant week.

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  25. The shine and glitter are so pretty Greta on your gold and pink card. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  26. Love the glitzy cards Greta. there is just something fun about glitter.

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  27. LOVE it LOVE it LOVE it!
    Thank you so much for playing along my Friend!
    What a great way to use a frame indeed!!
    xx

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  28. OH, Greta, you used the kraft/white & pink/gold SO beautifully.
    Gorgeous cards.

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  29. Greta, another two stunning cards, I love how you have put both together. Beautiful

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  30. So elegant! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-Fridays challenge

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  31. Two awesome cards, Greta! I love all the texture on the first one, and your soft pink and gold on the 2nd card is just beautiful!

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  32. These are so pretty...I love those white flowers on your craft card, just so beautiful.

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