Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Christmas and Anniversary

I'm feeling almost back to my old self.  Thanks so much for all the well-wishes.  Our weather has finally turned wintry--at least as far as the temps go.  We may even get a little snow tonight, which would actually be fun since Fritz would enjoy running around in it.
I've had an idea for a card to enter in the W&W Four Challenge & finally gave it a try.  You know how I love making Christmas cards, so I'm a happy camper! 
The flower from W&W In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals was stamped in Memento Rhubard Stalk & the branches from the same set were stamped in SSS Stone.  I used my extra fine white Sharpie on the flower centers to make them stand out a bit more.  Haven't done the camouflage die cut technique for awhile & this might be my favorite so far!  The Wink of Stella on the word is so beautiful & I used PPP Sparkling Clear Confetti for embellishment. 
I do love splatters, so couldn't resist adding tiny ones of the Rhubarb Stalk.  Told myself to open the card before die cutting the word, but would you believe I didn't?!  Where there's a will there's a way & sure enough, I saved it.  Just used lots of double sided tape to tape it shut & then attached it to a card.  Whew!  My card has several fours: flowers, branches, letters in the word & die cut word layers.  I'm also entering HLS Christmas challenge & WAW.
Edited to add: Almost forgot to enter W&W Die Challenge.
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Next is an anniversary card I'm entering at Die Cut Divas & Poppystamps.  I recently won the new PS die called Triple Heart Twirl & had to try it out. 
Using simple partial die cutting I got a row of 5 hearts which I backed with a very sparkly silver glitter paper scrap laying on my table. 
I mounted it with foam tape to a card front covered with blue cardstock.  The sentiment is from a very old well-loved Hero Arts stamp set called Find Joy.  I really like the look of clear embossing powder over Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink.  Three PPP Sparkling Clear sequins were added for embellishment.  I'm also entering The Snippets Playground & Stamplorations.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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32 comments:

  1. good you're feeling better and making lovely cards - the christmas card is gorgeous - glad you were able to save it!!

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  2. the Christmas is just gorgeous, greta!! love the pretty sparkle from the wink of stella!! love the blue/white/silver combo on the second card... so pretty!!

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  3. Two wonderful creations, love the sparkle and great color choices!

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  4. Another pair of beautiful cards Greta! I'm in love with that Christmas card. Your design is just wonderful and so is the sparkle. So glad you're feeling better. The hubs and Fritz must be taking good care of you ;)

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  5. How cool are those cards? Love that noel card with the raisied die-cuts and your heart card is fabulous. Not sure I would have tried to get 5 across a row...brilliant thinking.

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  6. Hi Greta glad you are feeling better,love both your cards,well done my friend xx

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  7. Good design using 5 boxes of hearts in a staggered design. Lovely card and great for a friend or a guy. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  8. Great combinations of colour and texture Greta, make for two lovely creations.

    B x

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  9. Fabulous first card, love the hidden die cut sentiment and the bling on it. That die on the second card looks fabulous and congratulations on the win. So glad you are feeling on the mend x

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  10. Gorgeous cards Greta!! That Christmas card is so cool!

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  11. Your first card has such a great design. Love how the words match the stamp underneath...creating a seamless look of under and over!

    Congrats on winning that die...as the second card looks great!

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  12. Two beauties, Greta! Especially love the poinsettias on the NOEL & the row of hearts!!

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  13. Glad you feeling better, I am loving your sweet creations!!!

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  14. Both cards are so very lovely and I am so glad you are mending now.

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  15. Good to hear your are feeling better. Love the shimmery Christmas card with that clever under/over stamping. I wouldn't know where to start with that technique, but I shall look our for it on you tube. Congrats on winning the sweet heart die and making such good use of it.

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  16. Happy to hear you are feeling better! Your Christmas card is gorgeous with the die and stamping! Your second card is very pretty, too! Love the royal blue and the sweet heart die along with the silver shine!

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  17. Glad to hear your feeling better Greta!! And I gotta tell ya... I LOVE both cards - the Christmas card is so elegant and pretty and the second card is fabulous with that sparkle... neat die too!

    Theresa

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  18. Happy that your on the mend Greta! Both of your cards are so pretty! Love all the shimmer and shine!

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  19. Your Noel card is beautiful, especially like that WOS!!! Feel for you on forgetting to open it before the die cut. You try to so many clever techniques; it's inspiring. Nice to be home but we're on the road Saturday to PDX for Jim's next bird watching trip to Vietnam.

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  20. I'm so happy you are doing so much better. I love the look of those raised glittery letters on the Noel card with all the detail. You really made good use of the die you won at PS. That is a gorgeous card. I think it is time you visited your cousin. I'm sure they are missing you terribly and you should not deprive them of a visit.

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  21. Great cards Brenda! Love the cute lil stitched hearts..adorable card!

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  22. Love both these cards Greta! The Christmas card is really lovely and of course I adore your snippets card. Wonderful how you used those hearts - I think you did something clever to extend the die cut?

    Gald to hear you're feeling better and it's lovely to see you in the Playground!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  23. What a relief to read you got everything OK with your Noel card. both are really gorgeous.
    Faith
    x

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  24. Two lovely cards Greta! I am glad to hear you are feeling well, nothing worse than not feeling well in the winter. I received you beautiful thank you card the other day. Hope Fritz got some snow to play in, we have had a mild spell this week and about half of our snow is gone--but we still have plenty left!

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  25. Glad to hear you are better Greta..two wonderful cards you have created.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

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  26. Great save on your card, Greta. I love the sparkle on your word die cut. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

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  27. WOW! I love how the inscription emerges from this beautiful background.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.
    Regards,
    BożenA DT HLS

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  28. Gorgeous Christmas card - love the shimmer! The heart die looks spectacular with the glitter paper in the back!

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  29. Beautiful clean cards! I love the silver on the one with the hearts - its so elegant!

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  30. Both cards are gorgeous, Greta! Loving the silver paper behind the open hearts card along with the blue! Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge!

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  31. Such a lovely Noel Christmas card
    and a sweet anniversary card.

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