Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Light Bulb Moment

Off to work today, but finished my card for Merry Monday last night.  I love my old wood mounted stamps, but since I got the Mini MISTI I've been wishing I could use it with all my stamps. I do have an old fashioned stamp positioner, but I've always used it just to figure out where to stamp the image on the panel. Then I line up the stamp & move the T-bar.  For some reason it hit me last night that I should leave the T-bar in place so I can stamp multiple times, which I did for both the wreath & the sentiment.  It isn't as easy as the MISTI, but it worked!  
Fun to emboss with the Spellbinder die--seldom do that.  The wreath is Penny Black, the sentiment is Impression Obsession & the bow is Pretty Pink Posh.  The red ink is Brilliance Rocket Red & the sentiment is heat embossed.  
I added Stickles to a few of the berries & the bow. Finished off with rounded corners & a red pearl.  Red & white always looks festive to me. I'm also entering Word Art Wednesday.
Edited to add: Also entering ATSM.
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25 comments:

  1. Good idea stamping with the t-bar and embossing withe the die, which I alwasy forget about to. Such a clean, fresh and pretty card today x

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  2. lovely card Greta - especially like the embossing around the wreath! i've taken the stamp off of lots of my wood stamps and made it into a cling stamp which then works with the misti. let me know if you want my method.

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  3. Oh, so lovely! Great idea with the stamp positioning. Love the embossing with the scallop die - I forget about that too!

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  4. Greta, this is so pretty. Love it and isn't it great when you discover something that helps so much.

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  5. I have a place in my heart for wreaths and yours is gorgeous. I love the berries and that embossed background. Clever use of your dies!

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  6. Your scalloped circle that is dry embossed works perfectly to surround the lovely wreath, Greta! It is one lovely Christmas card...so pretty!

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  7. Very elegant. Love that colour red. So classy looking. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. clean and simple perfection, greta!!

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  9. OMG Greta...this is definitely CAS perfection! I'm a big fan of red and white, and this card is SOOOOOO beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

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  10. Oh my - this is simply gorgeous. Love the wreath and the embossing. It's a winner for me :D

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  11. Gorgeous wreath, Greta - love the Spellbinders embossing! Perfect CAS for MM!!

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  12. Oh goodness is this ever pretty Greta! I have many wood mounted stamps that I love too. The stamp positioner isn't as easy as the Misti, but it works ok in a pinch. The bossing framing your wreath is a wonderful part of this design. Your are so creative and always inspire me with your marvelous work!! Thanks for the darling Valentine. I will most definitely pass those kisses on to Sweet P tomorrow!!

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  13. So lovely Greta! Have a great day!

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  14. This really is a beautiful CAS card Greta. The wreath is a lovely stamp and I love the way you've framed it. Barbxx

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  15. So pretty Greta! I love how you framed that beautiful wreath! So creative!

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  16. What a great card. I love the wreath and that bright red ink. Such a cute little bow and I like the embossing around the wreath. I love the tip about not moving the t-bar and stamping again. Sometimes the most obvious thing is the one we don't think of until someone points it out.

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  17. Love your stamped wreath within the embossed wreath. Really pretty!

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  18. Fabulous card Greta, I so love that white and crisp red together. So very festive.

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  19. Your right, It was a wonderful sunny weekend! I drove up to the dam on Saturday and the spillway was open, gorgeous! But I'm so sad for the people of Oroville, they have evacuated the whole town, I think about 16,000 people!

    You have showcased Winnie and Walter wonderfully Greta!!

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  20. Beautiful and sweet CAS Christmas card. LOVE the wreath, Greta. THANK YOU for playing with ATSM Challenge!

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  21. An elegant CAS card - I love this style. Thank you for joining us at ATSM Challenge!

    Emma - DT

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  22. Just don't jostle the T-bar! Great card, crisp and clean. Red and white rock for holiday cards, especially with a spot of glitter on them.

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