Thursday, October 21, 2021

Two Christmas Cards

I still love a lot of my old stamps & PTI Botanical Blocks IV is one such set.  Here I gold embossed the image & watercolored with Zigs. 
I added dots of gold Stickles to the flower centers.  The die cut word from Don't Forget to Write was stacked & gold embossed.  
The little sentiment from Botanical Blocks was stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk & I finished off with some very old glittery adhesive dots that are a soft gold.  My other gold embellishments were too distracting.  I like lots of card styles, but this is really me!  I entered the PTI challenge to make a holiday wishes card. 
My good friend, Rosemary, loaned me the SSS Christmas Foliage die set a couple years ago.  I die cut all the images from various cardstocks, including the red metallic I used for this card.  
The gray panel was scored before I attached the branches to the top corner.  I've hardly used the sweet Lil' Inker bow, but glad I thought of it to adorn my little swag.  I picked out this sentiment from SSS Peaceful Christmas & stamped it in Versafine Clair Morning Mist--a lovely deep gray.  Thought about using a dark gray mat, but really liked black the best.  I'm entering SSS Flickr 186CAS Christmas--first time for that challenge & TTTC136 using the middle horizontal row.

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20 comments:

  1. Two FABULOUS cards Greta, but of course I'm kinda partial to the gray & red one for the CAS Christmas challenge! :0) I love the simplicity of this card and that added bow is the icing on the cake! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Christmas!! Marcia (DT) :0)

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  2. These are both beautiful, Greta! I love the elegance of your poinsettias and the way you've layered the sentiment. Those scored lines add so much to the wonderfully clean design of your second card. Both marvelous, my friend!

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  3. Both Beautiful in their own way Greta but the gold embossed Poinsettias really are stunning.

    B x

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  4. Two gorgeous cards Greta. Love the fabulous Poinsettias and the elegance of the second one.

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  5. These are both wonderful cards. I love the gold embossed poinsettias and the red and gray card is so pretty.

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  6. two gorgeous cards, my friend - difficult to choose a favorite!! love all the gold on the top card and the CAS on the second card - and thanks for joining our TicTacToe challenge for this week!

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  7. Love them both but especially the second one.

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  8. Two beautiful CAS cards. Both are beautiful and perfect but I think the second one just pips it for me xx

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  9. Two glorious cards Greta, both showcase clean and simple lines to perfection. I love the blooms at the top with all the gold accents. Have never seen the die on you second card and it looks stunning in red. I'd like to add it to my collection! Lovely creating.

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  10. Your classic poinsettia design is a confection of gold and shades of red, Greta! I love how you did the sediment! And your second design is also a classic ~ so CASlicious and sweet! Hope all is well! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Beautiful set of cards, Greta! That second one makes my clean and simple heart happy!

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  12. Two beautiful Christmas cards Greta!! LOVE your gorgeous poinsettias with the gold accents. Your watercolouring is fabulous! And LOVE your amazing red metallic leaves with the white bow and gray background. The scoring detail is just perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

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  13. Both are gorgeous Greta, Love your stamp, very rich and beautiful colouring. The die cuts are gorgeous and make an elegant card.
    Faith x

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  14. Two gorgeous Christmas cards, Greta!! Very pretty poinsettias on your first card and love how you placed the wonderful sentiments!! Your second card is CAS perfect! The red metallic foliage is very beautiful!!

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  15. A beautiful pair of cards, both inspiring me to get on with mine. Beautiful water colouring and I love the simplicity of the second card. x

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  16. Both cards are beautiful, Greta! Your watercolored poinsettias are fabulous with the gold accents. The Christmas foliage card is a wonderful CAS card, and I love it! The red metallic leaves beautifully pop on the white space. The scored frame is subtle and serves the purpose. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!
    Hideko xx

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  17. Two beautiful cards, Greta! Your gold embossed Poinsettia is really striking and I love how you watercolored them...Your CAS design on the mistletoe card is perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS Christmas!

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  18. Greta, I love the simplicity of your design the red holly pops behind the white card base. Thank you for playing along with us this week over at Tic Tac Toe challenge.

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  19. Gorgeous card Greta, but especially the one with the red foliage on the grey background. The scored frame is a wonderful touch! Thank you for playing with us at Tic Tac Toe! Vicky x

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  20. These are both gorgeous, but I have to admit the simplicity of the second one really appeals to me! So happy you played with my Tic Tac Toe grid this week!

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