Monday, December 2, 2019

Holiday Joy

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I'm really trying to make most of my cards mail friendly, but they still have to be pretty, of course!  I no longer think of foam tape as a necessary ingredient.  My entry for Impression Obsession Holiday Wishes shows you what I mean.
The card front was dry embossed with the Richard Garay Lumberjack Days folder.  The foliage dies are cut from dark red & green scraps, spritzed heavily with shimmer mist & tucked in behind the sentiment strip which is glued down flat.  The die cuts aren't stacked, but I did let the ends curl up.  What do you think?
The IO products are D5686, DIE215-E & DIE349-J.
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15 comments:

  1. the embossed background is lovely with the berries and foliage!

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  2. I think your trick is amazing. The tucking and leaving the ends free is fab. The embossing folder is a great bit of texture too. Love this.

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  3. It's beautiful! I love the embossing! I'm thinking of eliminating my fun foam as well from my cards - it seems the post office is getting harder and harder to deal with when sending out handmade cards - I follow their rules, but this last time someone at the PO returned my stack of cards to me, saying not enough postage, so I took them down personally to the office and asked them if they were right or not? And the clerk said yes, they were ALL stamped correctly, bendy, and fit in the slot... she said it's not her (She knows I weigh & stamp my mail) before I bring them in.... It was odd, but they all went out with no complaints the second time so far.... :)

    Theresa

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  4. Lovely embossed design and I love the wonderful dies you added. That is such a beautiful sentiment too.

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  5. I like the way you've tucked those little sprigs in behind the sentiment strip! This is lovely Greta!

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  6. Your card is clean, simple, but so very elegant, Greta!

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  7. Crisp, clean and oh so classy. I love the free flowing ends which add another layer of texture.

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  8. a simple trick makes a wonderful effect, Greta! I love all the texture!

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  9. Love the look Greta. Very elegant looking card.

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  10. Oh, how gorgeous, Greta! Wonderful embossed background to match the greenery! And, love all the white for your classy CAS card, so pretty!

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  11. I am seeing lumberjack things all over now and this e/f is a great one. Very impressive card with the red and green and the simplicity speaks to me. Thank you for the lovely card you sent and I hope your day was wonderful.

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  12. This is so lovely, I saved a lot not using foam this year for Christmas cards.
    Faith x

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  13. Beautiful card and wonderful design Greta! I really love it!

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  14. Love all the white in this fabulous CAS card. Thanks for joining in at JUGS

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  15. I love this take on dimension, Greta! Such a wonderful way to omit the foam tape and bulkiness. I've been trying to shard to make more mail-able cards - I really want to start sending them out to all my sweet friends on a regular basis! This is a wonderful tip, thank you friend! And your card is absolutely gorgeous!

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