Tuesday, January 17, 2017

NBUS

I've been trying to make my card for Ellen Hutson Mix it Up with Avery Elle for the last 3 days.  Couldn't get it to work, so went ahead with another idea.  Unfortunately, I discovered that VersaMagic goes through micropore tape, so that card had to be cut down leaving no room for my EH sentiment. Turned out with a card I like that will only need 1 stamp, so that's good. I'll show it to you next, but here's my EH card using AE Winter Wreath.  
Every time I saw it used on a card I was drawn to it, so finally got the stamps & dies last year.  Have no idea why I didn't use them for any 2016 cards, but now it's going to be hard to put them away!  The wreath is stamped first in Brilliance Thyme & then in Pearlescent Olive which gives a beautiful goldish sheen. The bow & berries are stamped in VersaMagic Red Magic & Diamond Glaze is added to the berries.  I splattered the 2 green inks before attaching the EH sentiment made with dies from the Merry & Bright set.  You can't see in the photo, but they have sparkle from a Spectrum Noir clear pen.  I'll use this for a winter birthday card, so I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday.

Here's the first card I made.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set & is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia.  I used a PTI balloon string to stamp the red lines.  
Here's a close up showing the wreath colors--same for both cards.
I'm entering the Flickr Love GroupChristmas Card Challenges & HLS Christmas Challenge.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

21 comments:

  1. How different the wreath looks with the bow turned the other way on each card. Love the clear colours. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. This is so cool to see the same stamps used two different ways.
    I like both of your cards...they are both so lovely!

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  3. Beautifully stamped and I love your use of die, Greta! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Winter Birthday” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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  4. These are both ever so pretty Greta! That is a sweet wreath and bow! Marvelous cards!

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  5. WOW the wreath looks so beautiful no wonder you couldnt resist it
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  6. Beautiful elegant card, the happy wishes die cut is fabulous! Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  7. what a pretty set of cards, greta!! love how you used that sweet little wreath!

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  8. So pretty Greta! That wreath is so elegant looking!

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  9. Beautiful cards Greta. Love that wreath.

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  10. You do wreaths like no other my dear Greta ;-)
    Beautiful cards!!

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  11. Both cards are different but also gorgeous. Your first card looks a bit more CAS . But CAS doesn't mean less work; most of the times even harder to create:) I love the design of your 2nd card; that striped border "ties it all together"

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  12. Just love both cards, Greta - such a fun wreath!!

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  13. Both of your cards are beautiful ... You really have that elegant touch in your creations and I love how you used the stamps to make 2 different looks.

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  14. Love both of your cards Greta....your wreath is so beautiful.

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  15. Gorgeous Christmas cards, Greta! I love how you played with this wreath...in fact, you've convinced me to order it...thanks!

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  16. Beautiful card. I love that its simple and classic! Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges. - Amanda DT

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  17. Wonderful cards Greta...a wreath stamp is such a necessity!

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  18. Two quite different looks from the same stamp, both equalling appealing. Gosh, I's love to see your stamp stash Greta, you must have quite a few, as I keep seeing different ones every time I visit your blog. TFS

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  19. I have that stamp set and have never thought to turn the wreath on the side - I LOVE that look. I'll have to give it a try. :) Both your cards are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  20. What a gorgeous wreath Susan, and I love your raised berries. I love 'one stamp, two ways' posts and it's great to have a versatile Christmas stamp that can be used for other occasions like this!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  21. Lovely classic Christmas card! Love the bit of red and white stripes along the bottom to add extra interest. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

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