Monday, August 12, 2019

Christmas in July extended!

2 challenges I like to enter are calling for 1 layer cards, so gave me a good reason to ink up my newest SSS stamp called Poinsettia Background.  Loved it as soon as I saw it, so couldn't resist the recent sale.
Before stamping in Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy, I masked a rectangle in the center of my cardstock.  Purple tape was actually a little too thick for a mask, but I made it work with repeated stamping & extra pressure in that area.  I bought the Altenew Mini Christmas stamp after the holidays, so this is it's first inking.  I used Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy & then went over the letters with Shimmer Pico Embellisher.  Love how that worked--no worry about stray embossing powder or warping the cardstock.
I dry embossed the rectangle with my scoring board, but decided it needed sparkle.  I covered the score lines with Star Dust Stickles & added a dot of Christmas Red Stickles to the center of each poinsettia--oh what a difference!  This is actually one of my favorite cards--so pretty in person.  I'm entering ModSquad & SSS Flickr 129.
Modsquad Challenge
Next is my entry for ITP LFF Sparkle, Glitter & Shine.  Couldn't help myself--had to make another Christmas card!
I used the Mix & Mat die cut a friend sent to me quite awhile ago.  The edges were brushed with DI evergreen bough & covered in Star Dust Stickles.  I used red gems for the berries & mounted it to a red panel.  The sentiment from PTI Bold Borders: Yuletide was stacked 4 or 5 high using up several scraps of white cardstock.
The top layer was inked with evergreen bough & covered with Stardust Stickles.  Again--really pretty in person.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & WAW.
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19 comments:

  1. Two lovely Christmas cards Greta! I like the clean designs on both of them. I need to get started on my Christmas cards, I'm so far behind!

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  2. Lovely cards, Greta! My favorite is the one with Be Merry!

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  3. Two lovely cards to add to your stash. I especially love the first one with the Poinsettia background, but they are both gorgeous. x

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  4. Two stunning Christmas cards Greta. Love that beautiful background on your first card, I can just imagine the Pearlescent ink will have given it a nice subtle shimmer. And love the die cut on your second card,

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  5. Beautiful Christmas cards, Greta! That poinsettia background stamp is gorgeous stamped in the pearlescent ink!

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  6. What a lovely pair of festive cards, Greta and The background on the first card is gorgeous! I'm off now to find out what a Pico Shimmer Embellisher is because it certainly gives a wonderful finish lol!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  7. Fabulous cards, I love your designs! Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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  8. Two beauties, Greta! Especially love the poinsettia background masked for the sentiment!! Love the shimmer on card two!!

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  9. Ooh, how pretty! I love them both! The background on your first card is stunning! And I love the frame on your second card! Always fun to see holiday cards!

    Theresa

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  10. Such lovely cards, Greta! Jo x

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  11. Both your sparkly cards are sp pretty, love the poinsettia stamp and the sparkle you added. The frame on your second card is so lovely, Wonderful cards Greta.
    Faith x

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  12. You're rocking those Christmas cards Greta! Both are fabulous.

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  13. Two gorgeous cards Greta!One layers are such a challenge and you did an awesome job...so pretty!

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  14. love both cards, Greta - especially the "be merry" card!

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  15. Oh, such lovely cards, Greta!! Two lovely designs in beautiful color!!

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  16. Morning my friend... More amazing Christmas cards! I just love sparkle on Christmas cards!

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  17. Two gorgeous cards but wow that first card is something special. Hugs Mrs A.

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