Sunday, November 22, 2020

Stars & a Wreath

The November challenge at Twofers is Stars.  Took awhile, but eventually I had an idea for a Christmas card & then for a friendship card.  
The Christmas card began by stamping Stampendous Manger Scene (minus the star) in VersaMagic Aegean Blue & clear embossed.  Then I brushed on Distress Inks & splattered with water.  The sentiment from AJVD was stamped in Versafine Clair Acorn & clear embossed.  Then I die cut the scene with the manger in the center of the CAS-ual Fridays star die.  The star was attached to fun foam before it was glued back in place.  I finished it off with a scored frame & added Stickles to the halo.
I've always sent a lot of friendship cards, so that's what I made for my second card.   I pulled out an old paper pack with large & small dots. 
The same CAS-ual Fridays star die was used with the large dotted papers & the smallest star in the set was used with the small dotted papers. The small stars were attached to fun foam, covered with Stickles & glued to the big star centers. I black embossed an old HA sentiment to the black panel before gluing on the stars.  
I also made a card for the November PFS Monthly challenge.  I love the Delicate Wreath stamp set & had fun inking it up with Distress Inks in 2 shades of purple & 2 shades of blue. 
The stamp was in my Mini MISTI so I could add some ink, spritz & stamp multiple times until I was happy.  The sentiment from the same set was stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne.  I added purple, blue & gold splatters.  
Ribbon used to be on most of my cards, but now I seldom use it because of the added postage cost.  Worth it sometimes & this beautiful gold ribbon was just what the card needed.  Finished off with dots of Champagne Stickles on the wreath & a thin black mat.  I'm also entering WAW.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.


22 comments:

  1. Three delightful cards Greta. Love the two different uses of the star. The Christmas one is really awesome.

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  2. So beautiful and a great idea. Love especially the card with the native scene!!

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  3. The star cards are great, Greta. I love the popped up image on the star and the polka dot cards are the cutest. I wish ribbon would make a come back as I have so much. Maybe you will be a trendsetter.

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  4. Wow, Greta. Three gorgeous cards, but the native scene is FABULOUS! Hugs, my friend, and I am sure all the recipients of your cards will love them.

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  5. All three of your designs are fantastic, Greta! I love your manger card and the beautifully blended inks even without the star, but WOW, with the cut out star positioned in the perfect spot and then popped up on foam, you have really gone next level! Love the stickles on the halo, too! And your dotty starry friend card is so fun and a great way to use some of our piles of pp! I love the little stars in little dots popped on foam in the center of the big stars with big dots! You did an excellent job of thinking up your designs and executing them. Love the beribboned wreath card, too! Thank you so much for playing in TCC #33! Keep safe and well! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Wow to your first card Greta....it is stunning and I love the hidden star...A really special card x. What a pretty friendship card with an eye catching design x. A fabulous and beautiful wreath card with pretty stamping and yes the little ribbon just finishes it off to perfection. A beautiful post Greta with three amazing cards x.

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  7. Greta, you wreath card with the dots of gold is lovely. Moving on to your twofers - wow I love the fun and dotted friendship card in that slimline shape. Its sure to make some one smile a lot. Your manger scene with the star die is sensational. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Twofer Card Challenge #33.

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  8. What a great idea and design for your nativity card! These are all just wonderful Greta!

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  9. Your twofer challenge is a triumph Greta. The same shape and two totally different results. I absolutely love the nativity scene with the central star adding a touch of magic. By contrast the friendship card is fun and bright with the tiny stars in the centre. Now on to the wreath card - Oh my! I'd love to sit at your desk when you create these subtle colour changes by stamping, misting and restamping. Glorious result. Thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us. A little ray of sunshine in a Covid world.

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  10. Fabulous Twofer with the stars, Greta - just love how you did the manger scene with the star spotlight! Fun friendship card with the trio of stars layered with the smaller ones!! And your wreath looks amazing too!!

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  11. Your twofer cards are amazing!! I love the star cut into the nativity scene. Your wreath is just the prettiest!

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  12. WOW! What a clever way to make the twofer, love how you have added the nativity to the star, the other card is so pretty with great colours. Your wreath is so very pretty. Great work Greta.
    Faith x

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  13. Greta, your Christmas card is so very beautiful and has that peaceful Christmas feeling. How clever to die cut your star in the center of your Nativity scene. It really showcases the baby Jesus as the true focal point. It's wonderfully serene. Your thinking of you had me from the get-go, too. Those polka dot stars, big and little are adorable! Someone will smile for sure when this appears in their mailbox! Thank you for joining us at The Twofer Challenge! Stay safe. Bev

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  14. Your cards for the Twofer challenge are Fabulous! Love the one with the Nativity scene! Your card for the Pinkfresh challenge is so sweet!

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  15. Oh, wow! Your star cards are so beautiful , Greta! Love the fab design with the nativity card! Gorgeous embossing that you always do so well! A very fun star card with the polka dots! And, your last card with the pretty wreath and ribbon is beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving, take care! Hugs!!

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  16. Your cards are beautiful Greta! I LOVE the Nativity scene... that Star in the center just makes it pop! Those fun stars on the second card make me happy and I love the elegance of your grateful card - Just beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Theresa

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  17. three wonderful cards, Greta - the manger scene is so creative - looks like a winner to me.

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  18. Three wonderful cards here Greta, love your idea with the star cards. What a great way to enhance tat simple nativity scene. Thanks for your recent visit to me - so lovely to read your comments xx

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  19. Many congratulations with the win over at Twofer with your two amazing cards....I loved them Greta x.

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  20. Beautiful! Thank you for playing along with our November challenge!

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  21. Oh, what a novel idea for your nativity card! So good. One can never make enough wreath cards and I love your PFS in all its blue purple shades.

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