Thursday, July 11, 2019

Summer & Winter

Lots of new or barely used products listed in my sale pages, so why not take a look.

I loved all the projects made with the SSS Bouquet of Roses stencil when it was released, so "had" to get it!  I used ink daubers with DOs picked raspberry, abandoned coral & lucky clover.


The sentiment from SSS Thoughtful Messages was stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist--a nice shade of gray.  I covered the sentiment with purple tape & splattered with watered down ink from a black Zig.  I debossed a frame using my score board & mounted the panel to gray cardstock using fun foam.  Finished off with Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher dots.  I'm entering SSS Flickr Challenge 127 & Time Out.

One year at summer camp when I was a kid, I got my cabinmates to use "Christmas in July" for our cabin's theme.  So you see, my love of Christmas began long ago.  Here's my entry for Christmas Kickstart, CHNC 445, Retro Rubber, Stamplorations Theme & Sketch and Stamplorations Never-Ending Anything Goes.
One of Jo's inspiration cards used the same Stamplorations image from Coffee for all Seasons which I got in 2017.


She inspired me to use red, but I went the simple route of emboss resist.  I used gold detail powder & festive berries Distress Ink going darker to lighter from the bottom right to the top left corner.  Using DI made it easy to remove the red from the whip cream with a sparkle pen & to color the cinnamon stick with a tea dye DI marker.


I used festive berries to stamp the HA sentiment from the 2011 Merriest Christmas Wishes set--still a favorite.  Instead of real splatters this time, I used a PRS splatter image & Delicata Golden Glitz ink. The focal point was attached to a kraft square with foam tape & I decided against embellishments.
Edited to Add:  Thanks to Suzanne I'm also entering Double Trouble.
Please feel free to copy to your sidebarRRCB 114CURRENT CHALLENGE - BE SQUARE-CHRISTMAS IN JULY
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23 comments:

  1. two wonderful cards, Greta - love the stenciled roses and the ombre on your christmas card!

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  2. Love your light and airy stenciled card, it's so pretty! Is it okay that I see a warm cup of hot chocolate instead of coffee! Hope so, because this sweet card make me happy!!

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  3. Love the pretty sweet colours on your stenciled card and what a beautiful Christmas card. The red and gold together is stunning.

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  4. Greta, Both cards are lovely. Your stenciled rose is very eye-catching and your cup with all that lovely whipped cream is a thirst quencher.

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  5. I sound like a broken record, but you have created yet another set of fabulous cards, Greta! You have me thinking I really need that stencil with your beautiful stenciling on the first card! But wow... you have really blown me away with the second card! So clean and simple yet subtly complex!

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  6. Love both of your cards, but what a luscious cup of something. I'll take coffee with that cinnamon stick and cream please. Don't forget you have met Double Dare's requirement of "something square" with your square(s) panels...please check us out and enter your challenge with us too...we are partnering with Retro Rubber and our link is on their blog.

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    1. Thank you for sharing at Double Trouble and please come back for future challenges to see what Thing 1, 2 and 3 are up to.

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  7. Oh that Christmas card is gorgeous!!! Love the gold heat embossing and the CAS feel to your card, thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

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  8. This is beautiful! Love the way you've used resist emboss but kept the coffee foam clear and sparkly. Lovely composition too. Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

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  9. Wonderful card designs. I really love your rose stenciled card.

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  10. I love that warm, cozy image for a Christmas card, especially embossed and colored the way you did! Just delightful! Happy you played with the Retro Rubber challenge this week!

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  11. Both cards are lovely! I really enjoy your CAS cards!

    Theresa

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  12. Ooooooooooo, Greta, this looks gorgeous in pink and gold! What a beautiful way to use this image - I love it. Thanks for playing in the Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

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  13. Beautiful stenciling Greta... So pretty and I love the embossing on your unique holiday card! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  14. I've yet to do a stencil, yours looks so beautiful, love the little drops too, I may even try one LOL. Love your rose Christmas card, Both Beautiful.
    Faith x

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  15. What a gorgeous festive cup of coffee/chocolate, Greta, it looks so warming! Your stencilled blooms are wonderfully soft and dreamy ... so CAS and pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. Oh, how lovely as can be, Greta! A wonderful rose stencil for your pretty card! And, second card is gorgeous with the gold emboss and lovely color...wonderful detail! Have a great weekend, hugs!!

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  17. I love the coffee cup card. It makes a lovely festive card. Hugs Mrs
    A.

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  18. Inspirational creating with the delicate stencilled flowers and the soft grey stamping. I could do with a cup of that "Java" right now, as it's 6C and raining here today. Lovely work. x

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  19. So sweet...your coffee card is just fabulous!

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  20. Your cards are beautiful! Love that stencil and the simple way you used it to create that pretty card. Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge!

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  21. I hope you'll come back and play again at Double Trouble. Your card is so festive!

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  22. Pretty cards! Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble Challenge #32.

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