Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Joy


I'm so happy to be Jo's Guest Elf at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  The theme is right up my alley:  Glitter, Sparkle & Shine!   I began by using Jennifer McGuire's stencil wreath technique.


The MFT stencil reminded me of retro Christmas ornaments.  I used Distress Inks barn door & worn lipstick through the stencil & blended on a scrap I die cut with a circle.  Fell in love with the MFT Joy die when a friend used it on the Christmas card she sent to me.  I've actually had it in my stash for over a year & finally used it!


I stacked several die cuts & then covered the top one with Nuvo Silver Moondust Glitter Drops.  I can't seem to make drops with this product, but it works great used like Stickles & has tons of sparkle.  The little sentiment strip is from Winnie & Walter's In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals.  Hope you'll head over to the challenge blog & see what inspiration Jo has for you.  Why not add a Christmas card to your stash & join in the challenge?



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20 comments:

  1. WOW Greta. Such sparkle. Great card. I must try the stencils with the wreath, but seem to have misplaced my wreath template. Looked everywhere but can't find it anywhere. The colours are perfect for Christmas

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  2. you're really becoming the expert on Jennifer's technique and such a gorgeous card you designed - and congrats on being the "guest elf"!!

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  3. Beautiful card, Greta. Great stencil and lovely sparkling sentiment. Kisses, my friend.

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  4. Hi Greta! I came for the Joy, and found that AND a gorgeous butterfly, too! Congratulations on your Guest Designer gig at Christmas Kickstart!
    =] Michele

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  5. Love your card so much, Greta - thanks for being my guest elf, Jo x

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  6. Beautiful! So cool how you used the wreath technique to create your retro look Christmas card. Congrats on being a guest elf!

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  7. So PRETTY! LOVE the sparkle on the sentiment! Have a great day!

    Theresa

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  8. congrats on your guest designer spot, greta! your card is fabulous! the stencil design does look a lot like retro ornaments!

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  9. Beautiful design, Greta, I love the added sparkle. Congratulation on being a Guest Elf. xx

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  10. And: Congrats for your GDT, Greta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Wow! This is a gorgeous design and I love all the sparkle. And, congratulations on the guest designer position!

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  12. Oh, how pretty! Wonderful design for your Christmas card! Love the sparkly sentiment! And, congrats on your GD spot!

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  13. And a better guest she could not have chosen! Your card is beautiful Greta. I love the font on the die cut word and all of that glorious sparkle!

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  14. Congrats on being a guest designer at Christmas Kick Start Challenge, this is so sweet!

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  15. Oh! this is lovely, great pattern and colour and I agree the "joy" is beautiful, a Lovely card Greta.
    Faith x

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  16. Congrats on guest DT, Greta! Just love the shimmery JOY in the stenciled background!!

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  17. A lovely, shimmery card in gorgeous colours Greta. Congratulations on your Guest Spot. It's almost the shortest day of the year here and time for me to start thinking about Christmas cards. I hope I can get a bit more organised by your inspiring card. x

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  18. Ooh, love that shimmery joy on top of your stenciling!

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  19. Oh my Greta! Love love that wreath-stenciled background! You always so such BEAUTIFUL work!! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS!

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  20. So gorgeous!! Your stenciling is terrific!

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