Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Christmas in July

Thanks for the well wishes for my guys.  Both are doing better today, so life is getting back to normal.  As normal as it can be until hubby gets back to doing the shopping & errands--haha!
I did finally finish a card just in time for Impression Obsession Christmas in July.  Being that Christmas cards are my favorite, I couldn't miss this challenge! 
The IO branch (DIE021-N) was cut from watercolor paper I smooshed with DI evergreen bough, pine needles & iced spruce.  For sparkle I used my Gelly Roll Clear Star pen & added some silver & clear sequins. 
I tied on silver thread before attaching it to the panel stamped with the sentiment from IO Vintage Ornaments in Delicata Silvery Shimmer.  Fun foam was used for dimension before mounting the panel to a white card.  I like this basic design & want to try something similar with some of my stamps.  I'm also entering HLS Christmas & WAW.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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20 comments:

Scrapper69 said...

I love the simplicity of your card and yet it gives off an elegant vibe! So pretty! Happy to hear your guys are doing well! Big HUGS!

Theresa

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous card Greta. The bough looks like it has just a touch of frost on it. Very festive. Good to read both your guys are doing better.

Betty said...

gorgeous - so elegant and the sequins and glitter are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hi Great so glad to hear your guys are feeling better. Oh i love your Christmas card,its beautiful,well done my friend xx

Lisa Elton said...

What a lovely color on your pine branch! This is just dreamy Greta. Glad to hear the guys are doing better ;)

Rosemary said...

simply stunning, greta! clean, simple and super elegant!

scrappymo! said...

This is so beautiful. I love the inky branch and the tied threads at the top look really good.
I would like to try this design too///It would lend well to inking and then die cutting up a slew of branches and then having a batch baking session!

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such an elegant branch with all the glitter and the silver threads, Greta! Just love this one!!

Linda said...

Such a beautiful branch, Greta and lovely card. Glad to hear both of your guys are doing better.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and elegant and it looks so very like sparkly snow on the pine bough.

Maria said...

A beautiful branch for your lovely Christmas card, Greta!! Happy to hear that your guys are feeling better!

Vikki H said...

So glad to hear the ailing are recovering well. Your card is incredibly beautiful! I need that die!

Helen Wallace said...

Simple and oh so elegant Greta - love the smooshed colours and the shimmery finish. Glad to hear the household is returning to normal.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! this is STUNNING Greta, love the little bow and the colours.
Faith
x

Lise Mariann said...

Wow! This card is just beautiful!

Brenda in IN said...

A beautiful, crisp Christmas card, Greta. I love the simplicity and the design. Can't believe it is August already and time to start thinking about those cards. I'm getting ready for Halloween mode!

Mac Mable said...

So glad that your guys are on the mend. What an elegant and CAS perfection Christmas card...You can see you clearly enjoy making them x

Ros Crawford said...

Queen of elegance without a doubt! this is beautiful! I love the design and that branch is gorgeous Greta! Happy to hear things are improving for your family... Sending hugs

Inkyfingers said...

What a classy and elegant card Greta. Your smooshed and sparkly sprig is so beautiful. I'm pleased to hear your guys are on the mend!
Hugs
Carol x

Sue - said...

Very elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge