Friday, December 1, 2017

Beginning and Ending

Life is full of beginnings and endings.  Today marks both for me as I post my last DT card for PBSC and my first card for VOSP 2018.  
Penny Black Saturday Challenge
I've enjoyed trying to inspire fellow bloggers every month at PBSC, but felt it was time to step down from the DT.  Lori is so sweet to once again ask me to be on her team for VOSP--I'm so honored.  I don't make many cards with no stamping, but the beautiful PB Winter Wreath die can stand alone. 

I began by embossing the die on a panel of kraft cardstock & then I cut it from another piece.  I added a bit of Stickles & glued it into place, leaving the ends free except for the holly leaves at the top.  I layered 2 red sequins & filled the center with more Stickles. 
Red, kraft & white is a favorite color combo for the holidays and it's great to make use of this beautiful candy cane paper.  I added Stickles to the narrow red lines & it really does make a difference in person.  I'd love to see your holiday PB cards in the PBSC gallery this month.  There are prizes to be won for leaving comments on the VOSP blogs & you can enter cards for the VOSP Challenge.  You need to follow Lori's instructions HERE to be in the running.  You must leave a comment on Lori's blog stating you want to be included in the prize drawing.  Enjoy all the inspiration on both blogs & good luck with the drawings!

VOSP Day 1 Blog Hop
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43 comments:

brenda said...

I know they will miss you Greta and you have a unique style using PB's, but as my MIL always said, "one door closes and another one opens". It's a gorgeous card using the seasonal foliage die.

B x

Scrapper69 said...

It's so pretty... Love the layer on layer...

Theresa

Cat Craig said...

YOu're sure to be missed by the team, but your blog followers will still see your fabulous cards. This one is lovely with the bits of glitz on the kraft.

Betty Keefe said...

wow - your red & kraft card is fantastic - love how you designed it - and so fun to see you in this blog hop!!

Brenda in IN said...

Your PB card is lovely. I like the way you only glued down the top. I look forward to your creations for VOSP and congratulations on being on the DT.

Tracy Freeman said...

So beautiful, the red striped paper works perfectly with the rest of the card. I shall miss seeing your PB creations. I hope you are having a good weekend so far my lovely xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Greta
Hugs Sylvie xx

cm said...

I've fallen behind in commenting, but will address that soon! Popping in here to say that you'll be very much missed at PB, but other doors will certainly open for you (Happy Little Stampers may have DT calls soon...hint, hint). Your wreath, in kraft, paired with the red/white paper, is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE this!
Hugs~c

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Greta! So beautiful! Love the shimmery detail! Hope you have a great weekend!

Jean Chaney said...

I love how simple and pretty this is. Also adding that I would love to win one of the prizes!

Debbie said...

So pretty, Greta! Love the sparkle and candy cane striped paper!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thank you for sharing you lovely card. Really unique colors with that kraft card. Enjoy new adventures along the way.

Rosemary said...

Wonderful card, Greta!! That die cut looks so pretty in kraft and the added glimmer from the stickles!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so wonderful and I love the dimension of the design. It looks so great framed with the striped pattern paper too.

Lori said...

Hi, Greta! Love the kraft with the peppermint paper. Love the stickles and red sequin. Beautiful Christmas card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very prett card! I always enjoy red with kraft, especially during the holidays!

egier said...

Love the colors, nice card.

Arlene said...

Congratulations on becoming New DT for VOSP. Such a nice card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Regina Easter said...

what a lovely card....simply beautiful

Maria said...

Such a lovely Christmas card, Greta! CAS perfection!!

Norma Pechir-Holland said...

Simple beautiful!

Charlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous Greta! I sure miss doing visions of sugarplums this year but I'll be back next year I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful creations and thank you so much for the beautiful card of all your gorgeous trees!! Merry Christmas my friend

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s such a gorgeous holiday card ! And yes I’d be glad to win ! margessw@icloud.com

Sue from Oregon said...

Gongrats Greta but sad to have you leave the team...It was nice to have PB neighbor! Enjoy your new "gig"! ♥ Sue Kment

Helen Wallace said...

Love the red, craft combo with hints of glimmer and that lovely die cut.

Dawn Turley said...

What a great card Greta. Love your idea of embossing and then adding the die cut over top.

Donna Espiritu said...

Lovely card! Thank you for sharing!

Tracey said...

Such a beautiful card..very elegant, love the touch of shimmer!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love how elegant the tone on tone is with a touch of added sparkle!

Debbie Johnson said...

Thank you for sharing this pretty card!

Mia said...

Wow, Greta! What a beauty!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh how PRETTY! Love the peppermint stripe background and the delicate die cut. Love this Greta!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your beautiful card in the pretty Christmas colors! It feels like the holidays have arrived!

Esther Asbury said...

Greta, I love the layered look you created by embossing and then die cutting! So pretty!

Mac Mable said...

What a great effect with the technique. Great colour way and sorry to hear you are stepping down...you'll be missed x

Karen Letchworth said...

Another fabulous project, Greta. Thanks so much for sharing in the Visions of Sugarplums and for giving us a peek at your Christmas crafts. What a treat!
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

Melissa L. said...

This is beautiful, Greta. I love the Kraft on Kraft die cut. Thanks for the fun hop. Lovely embossing.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Christmas card and what a great idea too.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
luv
Debby

Pam Sebring said...

This is awesome! Simple and yet stunning. Happy holidays!

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on being on the team and this card is terrific! LOVE that technique Greta!

Annette Allen said...

pretty card..

Teresa said...

A simple yet effective technique - love your classic Christmas colours. Thanks so much for entering at Country View Challenges - good luck and hope to see you again! Teresa DT xx

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

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