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:

  1. This is so sweet! Love the images!

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  2. 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

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

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  4. A beautiful traditional card Greta.

    B x

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  5. So beautiful! Love your smooshed background!

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

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

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

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  9. 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!!

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  10. Your nativity scene is jaw dropping gorgeous!

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

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  12. 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 ♥

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

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

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

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

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

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  18. Amazing scene of Nativity!! Fab background and diecuts!

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

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

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  21. Very pretty card and gorgeous background! Beautiful embossing!

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  22. 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!

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

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  24. 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.

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

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  26. Wonderful card. Love the beautiful background you created.

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  27. 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

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

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

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  30. Beautiful watercolour panel Greta.

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  31. 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.

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

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  33. 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.

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  34. What a beautiful and serene Christmas card.

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  35. 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

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  36. 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

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  37. 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!!!

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

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

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

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

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  42. 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

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

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  44. fabulous Greta. The background is stunning

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