Sunday, July 14, 2019

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I haven't used my PTI Cover Up: Diamonds stamp in quite awhile.  So glad the current ITP LFF made me pull it out.  I embossed in Liquid Platinum on watercolor paper & then used Distress Inks peacock feathers & pine needles for ink smooshing.  I did several layers, drying in between each one.


Tropical Teal cardstock was a good match, so I used it for the mat & the PTI Delicates die cut.  The sentiment from PTI Scripted is stacked 6 high & heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  The die cut was a little too stark for my taste, so I stamped in Versamark using a dots image from PTI Gathered Garden & embossed with Liquid Platinum.


I really like this color combo & hopefully the recipient will, too!  I'm also entering Country View Challenges & Virginia's Show & Share.
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I had an idea for the July Outside the Box Challenge & started by die cutting 2 small & 1 large MB Precious Ornaments from self-adhesive foam.  Wasn't happy with my original plan, but that's OK because I ended up with 2 cards!  All the ornaments were covered in silver foil.  The frames & mat for the ornaments were die cut with PTI Pierced Feature Frames & the frames were mounted with foam tape.  The cards have the same basic design, but do look different by changing up the layers.
For the single ornament a black Pico Embellisher dot was added as well as an additional layer to give the thin red border tying in with the red rectangle.


This card is just slightly smaller than A2.  I'm entering ABC Christmas Card Challenge.
Edited to add: Also entering SSS WIW.

For the 2 smaller ornaments, I left in the center of the bows & added tiny red Nailhead stickers--been in my stash forever!  I wasn't completely happy with the look of the ornaments on the gray striped printed paper mat.  Then I remembered my fine point silver pen & I held my breath as I drew some stripes using a ruler.  Amazing what a difference that made!


This card is A2 size.  Gray & black are not usually what I grab for Christmas cards, but I do like how these turned out.  I'm entering Outside the Box & VOSP in July.
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20 comments:

  1. Greta, you are on a roll! What a darling set of cards. Your first one has such a rich feel to it with all those embossed layers on your sentiment. Your two ornament cards look great with the framing, and I like the gray and black combo.

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  2. Pretty card, Greta! Love the delicate die cut!

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  3. wonderful cards, Greta - love the teal and gold in the first one and the silver pen just made the last one stand out!!

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  4. The ink smooshed background on the first card is so pretty! Love the addition of the little dots in the platinum embossing powder! The Christmas cards are so festive with those sweet little ornaments!

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  5. Super creations as always Greta, apols for absence but not at my best at moment.

    B x

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  6. Beautiful cards Greta. Just love the teals and greens on the gold embossed background. It's stunning. I love your ornaments as well.

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  7. Your Christmas cards are so pretty! That turquoise and silver combination is fabulous. Love the two ornament cards and the silver lines you added are perfect. So glad you linked to my VOSP in July challenge!

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  8. I'm glad you pulled that out too and that your made such a pretty background for it! Terrific Christmas cards too!

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  9. Stunning cards all three of them Greta but my favourite is the first amazing card....I love the colours, the design and the mixed media look of it....Love it x.

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  10. Your cards are so very gorgeous. I love the Christmas designs.

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  11. Fabulous work with the mixed media card in that gorgeous shade of green. The Christmas cards are lovely too and I admire your bravery in achieving the lines. That's the point at which I would crash and burn! But you did it. Bravo x

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  12. Such lovely cards, Greta!! Your first card is fabulous with the embossed sentiment and fabulous background! And, your Christmas cards are just as lovely with the pretty Christmas bulbs!

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  13. Such a beautiful set of cards again, love the Christmas cards, the silver pen certainly worked, love the great red and gray, and the colour of your first card and the die cuts is really lovely Greta.
    Faith x

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  14. WOW! More Gorgeous designs! I love the way you created the background on your first card.. so cool! Your holiday cards are simply lovely! :)

    Theresa

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  15. That teal is so pretty! You obviously enjoy making your Christmas cards as they are all gorgeous... I couldn't even think about it till later in the year.

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  16. Love the teal color combo and embossing! Gorgeous, Greta! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS!

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  17. Nice ! thank you for joining in with my challenge over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie xx

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  18. great project. Thanks for joining in with the Country View Crafts challenge

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  19. What a beautiful project! Thanks so much for joining in the Challenge at CVC. Good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa (DT) x

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  20. Gorgeous cards, Greta. I like the colours and the ornaments! Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

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