Sunday, December 23, 2018

Variety of Cards

I've been meaning to get a post written, but my brain seemed to need a break--haha!  First is a card I posted on Flickr & it's one of my favorites this year. 
My sweet friend, Susanne, sent me a couple SSS Bare Tree Oval Collage die cuts.  I started by adding Nuvo Glimmer Paste through the SSS Falling Snow stencil.  Then I blended a couple Distress Inks on a panel of textured white cardstock for the background.  The sentiment from AJVD (thank you, Rosemary) was stamped in Versafine Clair brown & the little wooden star was silver embossed.  I entered SSS Flickr, Flickr Love Handmade Cards & SSS Christmas Card Day.
Next is my entry for PTI MIM Ombre Sentiments.  I've hardly used Splits: Just a Note, but really love it. 
This time I kept it very simple & white embossed the image on a Soft Stone panel.  The sentiment was then stamped in Smokey Shadow & Weathervane for the ombre.  Gotta say, think I'll use that more often for sentiments.  My order with Pierced Feature Frames dies just arrived & I cut the large one from Smokey Shadow.  I didn't want to add color to the image, so just used Pico Embellisher Shimmer. 
Love the super fine applicator tip the Pico Embellishers have.  I'm also entering AAA (3 words).

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My last card is one of few multiples I did for Christmas this year.  I make a one layer card for hubby's 13 cousins we've only known a few years.  Most of them live near each other, so wouldn't want anyone to feel they didn't get as nice a card--haha! 
I stamped the 2009 Hero Arts Big Pine Bough in green on each card & then switched to gold & overstamped each one.  It didn't have to be exact, so a great way to use a wood mounted stamp for multiple cards.  The HA 2007 wood mounted sentiment from Traditional Messages was stamped using a well-inked red pad, so no second stamping needed.  These were so easy to complete, I decided to add Christmas Red Stickles for some berries.  I'm entering ABNH, CAS on Friday & PB & More.  
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20 comments:

  1. all wonderful cards,Greta - the second one is so classy and elegant and love the simplicity of your pine bough card - thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero for our winter challenge.

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  2. What beautiful creations Greta. Your cards are simply amazing.

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  3. Gretha I discovered your blog and I like your way of making CAScards. I think it's one of the most difficult techniques. I will follow you!
    Lia xx

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  4. Very pretty cards, simple looking but with lovely details. Happy Christmas xxx

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  5. Three lovely cards Greta. YOur first is such a sweet scene. YOur second card I spied over at IG, and I love it. Reminds me of New Years somehow...maybe the art deco feel of it. I have that stamp and you've inspired me to play with it. YOur last card is fabulous. I love the overstamping. Its so graceful and elegant with a wonderful sentiment. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend.

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  6. This is a great variety of cards and all are beautiful. I love the one in the middle with it's softness. Have a wonderful day tomorrow and wishing you the very best in 2019.

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  7. Absolutely love what you did with the tree die! Thank you for the inspiration! I haven't even used it myself yet... The second card looks very classy in black, grey, and white! And your OLC card is beautiful!

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  8. amazing set of cards, greta! love, love, love the second card! clean, simple and absolutely gorgeous!

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  9. They are three lovely cards Greta and I especially like the first with the tree. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas. Barbxx

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  10. Beautiful collection of cards Greta and you just reminded me I have that PTI Just a Note stamp and havent used it. Time to ink it up, it looks so elegant embossed on the grey cardstock. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas xx Aileen

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  11. They are all so pretty Greta! Have a very Merry Christmas!

    Theresa

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  12. All cards are very lovely, Greta! i’m drawn to the last two cards. Very elegant and so pretty!

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  13. A trio of CAS prettiness Greta, just wonderful!

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  14. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more with your lovely cards.
    Happy New Year;-))m

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  15. An array of beautiful cards Greta!

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  16. Wow, so much beauty here, Greta! I'm especially loving seeing the Pico close up - I will definitely have to check it out! And I looove your first card! I can see why it's a favorite :)

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  17. Love your beautiful cards and the simple pine branch is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  18. I must say I was wondering what your 'three of something' was! What a clever take on our theme to use three words! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  19. This is Karen Bull, a design team member with A Blog Named Hero. This is a wonderful creation - thank you for playing along this month!

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