Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time for a Christmas Card

I planned to include my entry for SSS Flickr Challenge 91 & Rudolph Days in my last post, but I just wasn't happy with it. 
Original Version
I purposely didn't make a watercolor frame, but this morning I decided to see if that was what it needed.  I carefully removed the tree & used the same blue Zig I used to color the tree on the frame die cut from Bristol paper. 
So much better, but decided it could also use a little something.  I added a very old HA white felt snowflake & a gem.  Now I can actually send it to someone this year--yah!  The tree die cut is SSS Color Me Trees cut from Bristol paper & colored with blue & green Zigs blended with a waterbrush. 

I added Frosted Lace Stickles & pounced it with my finger so there aren't any lines.  The frame is SSS Holiday Frames & the embossing folder is Taylored Expressions Snowfall.  I'm also entering CCCB.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.


  1. Just love your blue & green tree, Greta! So pretty with the embossed dots and the blue frame! Like both versions but the softer blue frame looks amazing with the added snowflake!

  2. These are lovely, Greta. I love the frames and trees cut from the inky paper.

    Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge.

  3. Hi Greta. Gorgeous blue and green tree with sparkles! Looks amazing on your watercoloured frame. The snowflake is a beautiful accent.

  4. Oh, I like your watercolored frame too! It really brings out the delightful blue in the tree. The sparkle is so pretty Greta, this is wonderful!

  5. I like the design of this one Greta... I may have to CAS(E) it from you... Great Holiday card!


  6. Beautiful cards Greta! Those Christmas trees look fabulous! Love the embossed backgrounds!

  7. Fabulous card Greta... Love that SSS Die...
    Hugs Sylvie x

  8. wowza you really amped it up on your retry...and it is fabulous.

  9. Looking at the first card I didn't think you could improve it. What do I know? You have cracked it, it really lovely.

  10. the watercolored frame is perfect for your pretty blue/green tree, Greta - i love it when i can figure out a way to make a card more to my satisfaction

  11. Hi greta,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    what very lovely cards and their designs are brilliant.
    Love how you have created the super colours on the trees.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  12. the first card was very pretty, greta! but your remake is beautiful!!

  13. I like your changes. The first card is nice but it lacks the pizazz of the second. Plus your frame color is wonderful with the watercoloring on the tree. I really like that frame die too!

  14. I love this Greta, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  15. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at City Crafter, good luck!!! Amy DT


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