Saturday, August 29, 2020

Halloween & Christmas

It's starting to feel like Fall in the mornings & evenings.  Cooler temps are definitely welcome!  I don't make many Halloween cards, but didn't want to miss the ITP PTI challenge.  Usually I have no need to stretch my stamps as I have plenty of everything--haha!  However, I have very few Halloween stamps & none from ITP PTI.  It was fun to get creative & use the trees stamp from Through the Trees & part of a sentiment from Simple Stems. 
I used the positive & negative masks I made with a circle die & blended my background with Distress Inks wild honey, gathered twigs, vintage photo, chipped sapphire, dusty concord & black soot.  I lightly spritzed water on the sky for stars & purposely didn't make them too showy. 
The tree was embossed in JudiKins Black Diamond which is super fun as the look changes when you move it in the light.  The big letters are stickers.  I mounted the panel with fun foam to a black mat.  I'm also entering Allsorts & SSS Wednesday.
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No stamping this time on my Christmas card for the Memory Box Happy Holidays challenge.  I've always put other words with the word Merry, but fun to just repeat the word 3 times on a panel dry embossed with Tim Holtz Poinsettias Texture Fade folder. 
I used Heidi Swapp silver glitter tape attached to cardstock & mounted each word to another cardstock die cut.  I added silver Stickles to the poinsettia centers, tied on red & white twine & added a couple jingle bells. 
Pretty festive, I think.  Will need to be hand delivered, but worth it to use the bells!  I'm also entering Rudolph Days, SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.
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19 comments:

  1. Two fab cards, Greta - just love the Boo on the moon and your trio of merry sentiments atop the embossing!!

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  2. Gorgeous Halloween card, not too spooky for me!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  3. Two gorgeous cards. Love the Halloween card and the glittery Merry's are delightful.

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  4. How creative and fun with your halloween card Greta. The twinkle with the embossing powder looks fabulous x. Wonderful Christmas card too and I love the Merry being used three times x.

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  5. Both cards are super, Greta. But I really love the unique design of your Halloween card. Hugs, my dear friend.

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  6. Feeling very Autumnal here as well Greta, it's not gone much above 15deg by day here the last week and the heating went on yesterday - crazy in August.

    A great blended background for the trio of trees which look very tactile, many thanks fo joining our 'Circles' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  7. Way to stretch your stamps and ideas, Greta. I love the shiny trees, maybe they glow in the dark for Halloween! The bells are a great touch to say Merry, Merry, Merry. Cute card. I just posted the same thing about fall this morning!

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  8. Lovely sparkly trees and a great background. Thank you for joining our 'Circles challenge at Allsorts'.

    Kath x

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  9. These are fantastic Greta! WOW did you ever make incredible use of your stamps... your Halloween card is out of this world!

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  10. Love how you adapted "regular" stamps to make a Halloween card. You're really stretching your supplies these days. My Halloween supplies are very limited, maybe a punch or one pumpkin stamp set with faces. Love everything on the merry card which would be fun for multiples as December approaches.

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  11. Fantastic card designs. I really,Ike the Halloween themed card.

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  12. Two gorgeous cards Greta. We don't "do" Halloween here, but I can still appreciate your spooky card. Love the simplicity of the Christmas card with the Jingling Bells to add a festive tone.

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  13. Hi Greta,
    Happy rudolf Days.
    Your cards are so lovely the Halloween one with that gorgeous scene is fantastic and beautifully created.
    Great Christmas design and fabulous colour choices and a lovely embossed background also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  14. Greta, fab cards to add to your end of year holidays stash. The trees and moon were clever to make a Halloween card and the glittery merry and jingle bells really up the festive on your Christmas card. Hugs.

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  15. Both cards look wonderful, Greta. The first one is so cool with that sentiment on the moon.
    The second card looks fabulous with the sentiment repeated that way. Loved it!

    Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  16. Awesome Halloween card! Love the big moon and sparkly trees! And, a very festive Christmas card! Great touch with the red bells!

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  17. Can't believe we are almost in the halloween season... Fabulous card my friend and another lovely Christmas card... I can't even think about that season yet!!

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  18. Beautiful cards Greta.....love that Halloween one, just spooky enough!

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