Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Christmas in July

When I was a kid at camp I loved decorating our cabin for Christmas & most of you probably know I love making Christmas cards.  I made 2 using the SSS Falling Snow stencil.  
The first one was inspired by the Christmas in July challenge at One Layer Simplicity.  I heavily inked a card front with Distress Ink chipped sapphire & then stamped Penny Black "before the snow" in Memento Luxe Wedding Dress & blended with my finger. The PB sentiment from "winter wonders" was white embossed & masked with temporary tape before I stenciled with Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  I'm also entering SSS Flickr Challenge #48 & SSS Monday.
OLSSimon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
Next is another card for SSS Flickr #48 & a2z Scrapbooking.  I stamped a tree & sentiment from Hero Arts & then used the same SSS stencil & FC glitter gel.  It was a bit too plain to suit me, so I sprayed with 2 blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists & added green Stickles to the tree.  I cut down the panel & matted it to a navy blue one & then the white card.  I think this will work great for a guy, so I'm also entering A Blog Named Hero. 2 flat cards for mailing--yah! Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

32 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

These are gorgeous!

maria f. said...

Wow Greta. Your sparkly green tree is so pretty. But I'm even more impressed by your snowy finger-smeared scene! Gorgeous.

brenda said...

As always lovely cards Greta and perfect choice of colour.

B x

lostinpaper said...

Your Christmas cards are so wonderful, love the look of that glitter gel, its so sparkly!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful cards Greta ... I guess Christmas will be upon us before we know it ... We're still waiting for summer! Have a lovely day!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Christmas creations...fabulous design and just stunning work. I love to make these cards too so you are not alone there.xx{aNNie}

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous cards Greta. Great to build up your supply of Christmas cards.

Brenda in IN said...

Both of these are great Christmas cards. With blue being my favorite color, I have to say I love the first card best. It is so soothing and reminds me of a soft snow falling outside my craft window where I can see the trees on the land next door.

Betty said...

two wonderful cards Greta - love the falling snow on your first one and the little tree with blue shimmer is so elegant - perfect for a guy - thanks for joining A Blog Named Hero masculine challenge - and good luck.

Cat Craig said...

Love love these cards Greta,that stencil is fabulous and really provides a sweet backdrop for both your cards.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are both great. I love the silent and serene feel to the first card but that glittery green tree really calls to me on the second.

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful Greta...this is a gorgeous scene and fabulous sentiment.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two darling cards, Greta - especially love the tree card!

Lisa Elton said...

Playing catch up after vacation!! These are both wonderful Greta. The first one is so peaceful!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How sweet!

Darnell said...

Beautiful cards, Greta! What fantastic texture and interest on your OLC Christmas scene!! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

Both are gorgeous Greta! Love the snowy blue card! I bet your cabin looked beautiful!

Mona Pendleton said...

Thanks for keeping my family in your thoughts Greta, that means so much :) your cards are so pretty! love the beautiful winter wonderland scene and pretty shimmery tree!

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful Christmas cards!! Thanks for playing with us at a2z.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow-wow-wow! What a treat to see not one, but TWO tantalizing tree creations! I'd be hard-pressed to pick a fave, but I love how they have such different styles! The first one is oozing elegance and misty-beauty and the second one is also peaceful-feeling, but with a whimsical pop of green! Both cards have a stunning background and you really nailed SNOW! It was a treat to see cool winter-themed cards among all the summer scorchers! Thank you for sharing your incredible talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Macimbalo said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining the a2z challenge!

Chark said...

love! Can't pick a favorite but glad you linked up at a2z!

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love that first card with the dark background and shimmery trees and falling snow! And the little, green glittery tree is adorable! Love the falling snow there too!

Dawn T said...

PS... so pleased that you played with us at A2Z with this one.

Heather said...

Ooh I love the look of the Memento luxe on your blue background; it's so wintery and beautiful.

cm said...

GORGEOUS! Applauding your head-start on Christmas cards. I'm still lolly-gagging...maybe I have two done! Yikes!
hugs~c

Monica Maier said...

Beautiful cards Greta as always! Thanks for joining us at a2z!

Arlene said...

Both cards are LOVELY. WOW.

So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

Ilina Crouse said...

Lovely! Thanks for playing along with the A2Z challenge

Kristina B. said...

Beautiful! I have to get started on my holidays cards! Thanks for linking up at a2z scrap booking!

Ali said...

Very nice cards! Thank you for joining our challenge at A Blog Named Hero and good luck!

Helen Gullett said...

That is sooo beautiful, Greta! Love the trees!
Thank You for playing along wiith our a2z Scrapbooking July Challenge!