Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Holly Stamp

I'm one of those people who takes forever to use a gift certificate.  I'm always afraid I'll wish I'd gotten something else.  However, I did take advantage of the recent Impression Obsession sale & here's my first card with one of my new stamps--Holly, G2000. 
I was immediately drawn to it on-line & oh my goodness--it is so beautiful!  I used a mask I'd previously made from acetate with a circle die.  The Distress Inks are peeled paint, shabby shutters & frayed burlap.  The holly is gold embossed, as is the strip of cardstock. 
I splattered with Distress Stain Tarnished Bronze & stamped the IO sentiment, B5518, in frayed burlap.  No buyers remorse this time!  I'm entering the Impression Obsession challenge, Country View Challenges, SSS Monday, SSS Christmas Card Day & Stamplorations Theme & Sketch.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by in this busy holiday season.
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23 comments:

I am said...

Hi Greta wow this card is amazing ,i love it,well done my friend xx

pam said...

Beautiful CAS card Greta, love the way you focused that gorgeous gold holly spray.
Hugs Pam x

Mac Mable said...

Wow that stamp is so pretty and so much detail x The stencilled circle draws your eyes right into it...Gorgeous card x

Jerrie said...

I like the gold holly against the wonderful background. I am like you, when I spend my GC I have to look at everything a few times to make sure I spend it right! Looks like you made great choices! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch challenge and hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Scrapper69 said...

OMHECK! It's BEAUTIFUL Greta! I LOVE the gold embossing... what a great choice in a stamp... Have a great weekend!

Theresa

Rosemary said...

super pretty card, greta!! can see why you wanted that stamp... it is beautiful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

It's beautiful! I can see why you wanted that stamp. It works great on your card design.

Jeanne H said...

A really, really lovely card, Greta.

Marina said...

The holly stamp was a great choice and your fabulous design really shows it off.

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Greta! Love the beautifully embossed holly! I'm one of those people too! Sometimes I hang on them for so long that the store goes out of business! :) LOL

Brenda in IN said...

This is a lovely card. The gold embossing really shows off your new die and it is so pretty.

Jane said...

A lovely stamp you chose and a super card made. Thanks so much for joining in with our Christmas challenge over at Country View Challenges xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous! Love the colros too ;-)
Hugs~

Helen Wallace said...

I'm glad you don't get buyers remorse too Greta, because your card is beautifully elegant in the green and gold. Lovely sentiment too.

Cat Craig said...

Greta, this is so lovely. I am glad you got it and that you have shared such a beauty with us.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Ha, ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one that stresses myself out about gift card usage! But you made an excellent choice and I love what you've done with this. The metallic touches are so elegant and I love the scrolls and curls within the leaves. Happy holidays to you and yours and thanks so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Lisa Elton said...

This card oozes elegance Greta, it's so PRETTY!!

Darnell said...

WOW, I can see why you love this holly, Greta! Your card is stunning! I'll bet the company will see an up-surge in sales because of you!! Merry Christmas, my friend, and thank you for the beautiful card! What a fun way to use a flourish stamp ~ thank you for the inspiration, too!! Happy Holiday hugs, Darnell

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful stamp Greta and your card is gorgeous!

Barb said...

A lovely stamp Greta. I like the way it curves. The colours of your card are so rich and I love the design too. Barbxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Such a lovely card ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Vicki G said...

So beautiful!

Mia said...

Just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!