Monday, December 5, 2016

Visions of Sugarplums--Day 3

Hope you've enjoyed the first 2 days--now it's Visions of Sugarplums, Day 3. Lots of inspiration & wonderful sponsors/prizes!  Don't forget to start each day with a comment at Chouxchoux Paper Art & then each additional comment along the way gives you another entry for the random drawings. All the details are on Lori's blog.
Greta Hess--that's me!
I saved my favorite project for the final day.  It began with a smooshed panel die cut with AJVD Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop.  
When it was completely dry, I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the beautiful Stampendous nativity in Versamark & embossed with Zing Denim embossing powder.  I repeated several times to get a very thick, shiny image. Thought the background needed some stars, but didn't want to detract from the nativity so I used white ink with a heidi swapp stencil & embossed with clear embossing powder.  
The sentiment from the AJVD set called Christmas Star is silver embossed & I used a bit of silver Stickles on the star & halo.  This one is going to my sister & brother-in-law. 


You can also join me in entering the Visions of Sugarplums Christmas/Winter challenge for a chance at the $25 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn.  
I'm also entering Always Use Rubber, Christmas Card Challenges, Dies R Us & SSS Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

51 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

This is so sweet! Love the images!

Zoechaos said...

A wonderful background perfect for the Festival scene so simply depicted. A lovely card, thank you for sharing with us in our still new guise of Always Use Rubber. XOXO

Unknown said...

BEAUTIFUL

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, I love the background and the thick embossing. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

brenda said...

A beautiful traditional card Greta.

B x

Lisa said...

So beautiful! Love your smooshed background!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Greta! Such a beautiful card! So serene and peaceful! The background looks fantastic!

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful!

Becca Yahrling said...

This is just gorgeous! And the perfect Christmas card
since Jesus is the reason. Merry Christmas and thanks
for sharing.

Rosemary said...

what a way to finish off the visions of sugarplums hop, greta!! gorgeous background which perfectly highlights that beautifully stamped image!!

Maria said...

So gorgeous, Greta!! It is one project deserving of a frame and displayed every Christmas...so beautiful!!! The background and embossed nativity scene is amazing!! It was so great hopping with you for the VOSP this year!!

Stella said...

Your nativity scene is jaw dropping gorgeous!

Tracy said...

Beautiful design. I really like the effect you got with the embossing layers on the image. Thanks for sharing!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh I love this card Greta! Beautiful nativity scene... love that background too!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a fantastic day!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Mary Holshouser said...

Silhouettes made such great cards.
Love this one. the coloring in the
background is beautiful.
thanks for sharing.

Regina Easter said...

what a beautiful card..

Lori said...

Wow. Greta, this is beautiful! Love the silhouettes and that pretty blue background. So happy you've been a part of Visions of Sugarplums!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful Nativity scene card! The background is so pretty!
Happy Holidays!
Michele

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful card Greta! You made such good design choices completing this. From layout to color selection it couldn't be more perfect.

mandysea said...

what a beautiful scene! Love the gorgeous blue background.. it oozes serenity and peacefulness

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing scene of Nativity!! Fab background and diecuts!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card...love the smooched background, the blue is perfect for your sweet scene!

laurie said...

Love that awesome background! Such an elegant card..love the embossing too!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty card and gorgeous background! Beautiful embossing!

Virginia L. said...

Beautifully done, Greta! I love the background that you created! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful Greta...love the stunning look you created!

Carol from La Crosse said...

VERY Beautiful nativity card!! Love the water coloring and the silver stickles you used for the star and halo that added something really special to the card.

Thank you for being a part of the Visions of Sugarplums blog hop. I am always so inspired by all the talent.

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous nativity, Greta - just love the background you created!!

McStamper said...

Wonderful card. Love the beautiful background you created.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the nativity scene!!!
Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!!
Debbie (CCC DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Lisa Elton said...

This is a lovely nativity scene, so peaceful. Wonderful card Greta, beautifully done!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely, Greta!

Helen Wallace said...

The essence of Christmas on a card.....perfection :D

Aileen said...

Beautiful watercolour panel Greta.

Brenda in IN said...

So beautiful! I love the sky background and the extra embossing really makes the scene stand out. The sparkle and shine is lovely over Baby Jesus.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

THe stickles on the halo is such a nice touch as are those very subtle embossed stars. Very, very nice!

Darlene said...

Absolutely beautiful Greta! Love that background! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a beautiful and serene Christmas card.

Karen Letchworth said...

Your nativity scene card is stunning, Greta. I can't thank you enough for sharing your talents and inspiring us all on the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop. I've really enjoyed myself and can't wait to see more.
Blessings,
Karen L
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

MaryH said...

Splendid use of your smooshed background, and of course I love this wonderful nativity image. Really liked the treatment you've given it on this design with the repeated layers of the dark embossing. It really shows up so beautifully on the blues in the sky background. TFS

MaryH said...

FYI, thought I was already following, but didn't see 'me' in your list, so tried to join again, and Blogger let me! Either I got lost, or I wasn't following earlier!!!

2amscrapper said...

this is a stunning card!

Jane Willis said...

What a gorgeous background, perfect for this lovely image, and the touch of sparkle is inspired. Thanks for sharing at Always use rubber
Jane

Mandy LaCroix said...

Beautifully done! :)
Thanks for sharing over at the Christmas Card Challenge!

cm said...

Your Nativity is gorgeous. Just absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs~c

Mrs A. said...

That is an amazing background you've created for the nativity scene. Stars would have definitely spoilt it I think. Hugs Mrs A.

Marie Bingaman said...

This card is perfect! :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Barbara
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

this is so beautiful!

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges and good luck!
Monica - CCC DT

Dawn T said...

fabulous Greta. The background is stunning