Friday, October 16, 2020

Christmas Kickstart & Squash It

I was determined to get a card made for the Christmas Kickstart Pink challenge.  There are 2 photos to use for inspiration.  I pretty much copied the plate in the first photo which I love!  
I stamped an old HA tree & a Winnie & Walter sentiment in Delicata Silvery Shimmer.  The gold glitter mat is really a thin frame with white cardstock in the center.  
I die cut the EH deer from the saved piece.  Luckily, I have a bright pink Zig for splatters & the right shade of pink cardstock.  Finished off with gold sequins.
Simple card, but really pretty in person.  I'm also entering ABC Christmas.

Two of my blogging friends, Gail & Jo, have started a new challenge called Let's Squash It.  Before I started making cards, I bought dry embossed stationary.  So a challenge using embossing folders is right up my alley!  The first challenge is Geometric & Metallic.  I used one of my older Sizzix folders that came in a set called Hello Friend Set.  I sold the others since I bought it just for this one.  
The bronze foil sheet is also by Sizzix--so pretty!  I used one of the RC die cut wreaths from my friend, Rosemary, foliage from PTI Twig Wreath & Painted Thanks from SSS.  
The little branches & the word are cut from the same dark red cardstock, but I added Nuvo Glaze to the word.  I'm also entering SSS Flickr & WAW.

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.


20 comments:

  1. Two great cards, Greta! I love how you used the plate as your inspiration for your CKC card - it looks brilliant! Love your second card too and your colour choice is gorgeous. Thanks for joining the fun at both challenges, Jo x

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  2. Gorgeous Christmas cards Greta and fabulous colours. xx

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  3. Fab cards Greta. Your recreation of the plate is awesome. Love that Sizzix folder you used. A lovely pattern and a wonderful card. Thanks for joining the fun at the Let's Squash It Challenge. Hugz

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  4. This is such a gorgeous card its like you had the plate made just for you, thanks for joining us at Christmas Kickstart Challenge hugs Pops x

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  5. Just love both cards, Greta - beautiful golden stag on card one and fabulous layered wreath on card two with the yummy embossed background!!

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  6. two gorgeous cards, Greta - using the plate for inspiration is so clever and creative and you did it perfectly - and the wreath is just beautiful too!!

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  7. Your fancy gold deer is beautiful Greta, what a fabulous card! The colors on the second are so pretty. Two winners!

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  8. Fabulous interpretation with your first pretty card Greta and the bronze foiling of the second looks fstunning x.

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  9. the first card is an absolutely lovely take on the inspiration photo, greta! the embossing folder you used to perfection on the second card is a favorite of mine, too!

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  10. How fortunate that you had the exact things you needed to replicate the plate. Beautiful work. Love the embossed shimmery card under your wreath. Lovely creating all round.

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  11. Two lovely card designs Greta.

    Hugs diane

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  12. Fabulous cards Great. THe tree and sparkled deer is quite festive and so is your wreath on the emobossed foil.

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  13. Love the fact you cut the reindeer from the gold mat Greta, a beautiful card. Then bronze foil - yummy, such a pretty embossing and wreath a lovely card Greta.
    Faith x

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  14. Love the stag done in the gold glitter, he is impressive. The bronze embossed panel and that wreath are stunning. What a gorgeous card. I will go check out the new challenge.

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  15. I hadn't spotted Gail and Jo's new challenge until I just visited you so thank you for the direction. I have now been and visited and come back to you. 2 lovely cards here, love your inspiration from the photo for your Christmas card and wonderful restrained splatters. I am always jealous of other peoples splatters! Your squashed card is stunning, love the autumn colours xx

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  16. You used the challenges well! Amazing how perfectly your card repeats that plate. I also have that HA tree set. Card 2's background looks like a stamped ceiling in an old store. Nice work!

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  17. Two beautiful cards Greta. Love the pink Christmas card and your metallic card is perfect for the new challenge.

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  18. You captured the deer on the plate perfectly in your beautiful card Greta and the pretty embossed foil with the wreath is so lovely!

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  19. Love your beautiful golden reindeer, Greta. Thanks for joining the U and V challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Dorte x

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