Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Prices lowered for many items in my sale pages.

Wishing all my US friends a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.  Hope everyone stays safe & has a fun day.  Time to start signing & addressing Christmas cards, but first I have some projects to show you.
I recently used a Trinity Stamps gift certificate for their Season Greetings Silhouettes stamp set.  Here's my first card using one of the trees & the lovely greeting.  I wanted to make something for AAA Cards.  This time the challenge is to make a card in minutes with an optional twist of ink blending.  I planned out the design & even did a practice run--hope that's OK.
My final one layer card took 15 minutes.  I began by stamping the sentiment & then gold embossed the tree 3 times.  A light pencil mark showed me where each trunk needed to be.  Then I taped off the area for blending with DO candied apple & abandoned coral.  Simply wiped the ink off the trees & the card was done.  Gotta say--I love how it turned out!  I'm also entering Rudolph DaysSSS Wednesday & Time Out.

Next is another entry for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I had to make a tree tag like Tracey's on Day 17.  I bought that PPP die after getting a Christmas card made with it last year by one of my friends.  Naturally, the package hadn't been opened, so that's been fixed now!  Such a fun die that can be used for a variety of looks.
I began with a white cardstock panel & added a multitude of DO inks in blues & greens.  Then I splashed on some water droplets & blotted them with a paper towel.  Next I spritzed with GooseBumps Shimmer Texture Spray--really neat in person.  Finally I added white splatters using Windsor & Newton white gauche.  Have to say--it does make the best white splatters!  Then I die cut the 4 pieces & decided the edges needed to stand out more.  So, I painted on some white Pico Embellisher & added Stickles.  The ends naturally curl up & I attached the brown watercolored trunk, twine & bell.  Love this die!

One more tag for 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  My good friend, Rosemary, is on the DT for AJVD.  They sponsored Day 20 & Rosemary made a gorgeous red & gold tag which I had to case!  I used scraps of red & gold paper, so will also enter The Snippets Playground
My tag is die cut using MFT Scallop Cross-Stitch Tag & the snowflakes are from Stampendous Winter White--a set I won over a year ago.  Instead of foiling like Rosemary, I gold embossed all the snowflakes & the Hero Arts sentiment words.  Luckily, I happened to have a piece of ribbon exactly the right shade of red.
   Snippets Playground Badge
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23 comments:

  1. Beautiful CAS card, Greta and I love all your gorgeous little tags. xx

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  2. Beautiful cards and tags. They sure put one in a holiday mood.

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  3. elegant card and love the little tags especially the tree.

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  4. The Christmas card is simple elegance at it's best, Greta! The little tree tag is so cute! Love your take on my tag!

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  5. What a great CAS-card! Beautiful and not so common colourcombination! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

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  6. Greta, what a gorgeous trio you have here. The ink blended looks like anything but a quick card. Love the color you chose for the blending. YOur flippy tree is a darling tag! I too would have cased Rosemary's red tag. Your's is so elegant and festive.

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  7. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving my lovely friend... These are all gorgeous creations! How cute is that tag!

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  8. Hi Greta,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    Oh what lovely creations they are all so beautifully crafted.
    Really love that Tree Tag a very clever idea.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

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  9. I love your 15 minute card. The red band just pops those trees straight off the page. Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. Great card and lovely inkblending. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards

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  11. Beautiful gold trees! That layered tree die is just adorable as a tag, Greta. Gorgeous scalloped tag that is so elegant.

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  12. Such beautiful cards Greta, love the gold trees, very effective, so are your tags.
    Faith x

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  13. So many wonderful projects here, Greta. Your card is absolutely stunning. Doesn't look quick at all, but really elegant. And, your tags are lovely. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out and The 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

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  14. A 15 minute card you say! Gosh, how stunning. Love the gold embossing highlighted with the red ink. I adore the teal tree with it's little bell. That would be a great die to own. Finally the luscious tag looks so festive with the gold embossing. Beautiful work Greta.

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  15. Well I made it safely through Black F without one purchase!! Love your projects, Greta! The two red & gold designs brighten the day and that tree tag is amazing! I like all the alterations you did with it.

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  16. gorgeous card and tags Greta. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  17. Such beautiful projects Greta. Love your card, definitely would have taken me longer to make it lol. Love the little curly tree tag and the red and gold one is very classy!

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  18. Beautiful tree projects, Greta! Especially love the tag!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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  19. Hi, Greta! Your tags are beautiful!

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  20. What an elegant card Greta!! And your tags are simply divine. That tree ~ WOW!!

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  21. I love it! So simply and yet so elegant with the gold embossing! Fabulous and those tags are just beautiful!

    Theresa

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  22. Wonderful makes Greta - love them all! The tag is just perfect for the snippets challenge!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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