Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Christmas in July plus Friendship

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I do love Christmas in July, so I have 2 more cards to show you today.  First up is a CAS gold & white card using Penny Black's flourish holly & ornately merry--2013 & 2014 stamps I still love. 

The holly branch & sentiment were gold embossed & the panel was die cut with W&W Essentials: Tilda Cutaways.  I added a couple cardstock layers for slight dimension & used gold Pico Embellisher dots on the berries.  I'm entering AAA, Allsorts, VOSP in July & PBSC.
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The HA Flickr group used to regularly have 90 minute scrambles which I participated in as often as possible.  Today Cindy is reviving the challenge with Scramble 162 with the theme to make a long card.  You have until noon PT on 7/19 to join in.  I continued with Christmas in July & made a one layer emboss resist card.


The HA stamp set is Happy Holly Days--a prize I won long ago in a Scramble.  I gold embossed the holly branch & sentiment on a 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 white card.  Then I blended Evergreen Bough Distress Ink letting it fade out to white.  I added some little water spots & blotted with a paper towel.  They didn't show up enough, so I splattered some gold perfect pearls mixed with water--beautiful sheen in person.

Christmas Red Stickles were added to the berries.  It's funny how long cards usually take me to finish & yet the ones I make for Scrambles are often some of my favorites.  I'm entering ABNHa2z Scrapbooking & Stamplorations CAS challenge.
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My last card is for Altenew's July Inspiration Challenge.  I wanted to try again stamping Majestic Bloom--a flower with 4 layers. 
I used Classic Kraft for the outline image, so you really can't see it.  The other layers are Sweet Blush, Pale Peony & Berry Sorbet.  For some reason I was able to line up the layers pretty easily, so guess practice does help--haha!


The center & little leafy branches were stamped in Summer Sunrise & the sentiment from Painted Greetings was stamped in Versafine Clair Acorn.  I lightly brushed the bottom & right edges with Summer Sunrise.  I die cut the PTI rectangle of little holes & then used the Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die--love the look!  The mats are Berry Sorbet & Summer Sunrise cardstock & I added a few sequins for embellishment.  I'm also entering PB&MStamping Sensations & Die Cut Divas.
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37 comments:

  1. A perfect CAS creation and very elegant Greta, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week. Your other cards as lovely as well.

    B x

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  2. And I failed to say thank you for sharing the one with the lovely bloom with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More.

    B x

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  3. Your two Christmas cards are so pretty Greta and love the CAS design and the elegance of both of them. The landscape design looks great on card number two and love the delicate first Christmas card and the stamped image is beautiful x. Wonderful combination of the stamping on card number three, love the fabulous bloom and the colours....great design two x.

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  4. Oh Greta, these are so beautiful. I've scrolled back and love all of your cards. You have been busy and I'm trying to catch up. The Penny Black card is a wonderful Christmas card.

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  5. Love all your cards - they are so elegant! Your holly cards are beautiful. So glad you linked to my Visions of Sugarplums challenge!

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  6. Such beautiful cards, Greta! I did the whole 'open mouth' gasp thing when I saw them, Jo x

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  7. GOrgeous cards Greta, I'll have to hop over to Flickr, and try to play along thanks for the reminder. With the heat my brain is not very cooperative. The Holly is fabulous, love how delicate it is and just the right amount of color. Your second card is a stunner. Love that pierced background.

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  8. They are ALL so Beautiful Greta! I LOVE the gold on the white card stock. it gives it such an elegant feel!

    Theresa

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  9. A really beautiful and perfect CAS card. Thank you for joining our CAS challenge this week at Allsorts.
    Another lovely creation with a super image and colours. Thank you for joining our 'Summer Colours' challenge at Penny Black and More.

    Kath x

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  10. All your cards are so very gorgeous and elegant looking.

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  11. Just love your long Christmas card, Greta - so pretty with gold/red combo! Love, love, love the hello card too - that corner flower looks amazing!!

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  12. The Christmas cards are outstanding, Greta! Clean, simple and absolutely elegant! The friendship card is amazing! I love the stamped and embossed card front!

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  13. So... much... prettiness!! I love the simplicity and elegance of the first two and the last one is dreamy!

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  14. WOW, practice really does make perfect! Your third design is magnificent, Greta! And I just love the Caslicious elegance of your gold embossed holly Christmas cards! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. You are really zooming along with your Christmas cards; both lovely and I especially like the Scramble card with the soft inking. I've not seen the dies which make those interesting hole patterns; your card turned out beautifully. x

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  16. All beautiful but I especially love that first one... Pure elegance!

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  17. Absolutely STUNNING cards ALL 3 of them.
    Faith x

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  18. Stunning cards Greta ....
    Thanks for joining us at PBSC
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  19. A really nice summery floral card and your other cards are so lovely too. Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More this month for our summer colours theme xxx

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  20. Your Christmas card is a beauty. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

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  21. Beautiful cards Greta. I love your gold embossing! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards.

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  22. Your embossed Christmas card is absolutely beautiful, Greta! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

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  23. Amazing projects! Thank you for sharing with Allsorts in our challenge this week.

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  24. This is so beautiful and perfect for our challenge at Allsorts

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  25. Such gorgeous cards Greta, Thanks for joining us at a2z scrapbooking!

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  26. Gorgeous and totally classy. Loving those pens too. Drooling!!! Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

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  27. A very elegant card, well done with the layering, looks perfect

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations

    Joan

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  28. Beautiful cards Greta! I really enjoy the gold embossed holly branches in the soft blue ombre background. Thanks for linking up to the July Challenge gallery at a2z.

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  29. Such lovely cards! Thank you for joining us in the July A Blog Named Hero challenge!

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  30. Wow...so many wonderful creations Greta! Really love your sweet holiday cards, so festive!

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  31. All three of your cards are fantastic, Greta - sorry I haven't commented sooner. Love the gold embossed holly on your card for ABNH, wonderful design and color for the Altenew card and love the simplicity of the first card.

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  32. 3 lovely cards, Greta. All are so nicely done, love the Christmas card. So Happy you joined us at Die Cut Divas :)

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  33. More gorgeous inspiration Greta! Your card for the Altenew challenge blew me away, the layers you chose were perfect!

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  34. The first card is absolutely stunning, CAS and beautiful.

    I love the card you did for the scramble too. Kind of dainty and just lovely. So glad you joined the group at A2Z Scrapbooking. What a treat.

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  35. I love all the detail on your third card without being busy, just highlighting portions of the card. WOW I am so happy you joined the Die Cut Divas' gang at Die Cut Divas with this card.

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  36. Such pretty cards! The holly cards are so delicate and that Altenew floral card is very nice and an interesting background. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  37. I love all your beautiful cards, especially the gold and white one which is just so elegant and classy. Thank you so much for joining us over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge, good luck in the prize draw and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

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