Sunday, November 21, 2021

CAS card and Stitched card

As soon as I saw FMS 512, I thought of SSS Trees and Trunks die set.  Don't ask how long it took for me to make this super CAS card--haha!  
I first die cut the larger tree in the set from a scrap of pretty soft green glitter paper & it just didn't look right.  Finally I die cut the smaller tree & that worked!  The trunk was cut from a scrap of shimmery brown paper & the strips are from a scrap of my favorite textured pink cardstock.  
VersaMagic Gingerbread was a great match to the trunk, so that's what I used to stamp the Altenew sentiment.  I'm also entering The Snippets Playground & Christmas Kickstart.
Before I found cardmaking, I liked to do counted cross stitch.  Now I have a few stitching dies to use for cards.  My latest purchase, with a gc, was Spellbinders Circular Stitch Background die.  So fun to have the design cut by the die, so no pattern to worry about.  I also bought the needles & metallic threads sold on the Spellbinders website & love them all.  The shimmer of the threads is gorgeous!  I was inspired by Color Hues challenge to use gold & silver.  
Probably not really needed, but I wanted to try the white thread, too, so used it for the little circles.  Luckily, I recently discovered the set of dies I hadn't opened that were included in the Spellbinders 2019 card kit Christmas Wishes.  The poinsettia is beautiful & just the right size for this card.  The word die is an old favorite from W&W which I heat embossed with gold & silver powder & a layer of clear ep.  It was too dull for what I wanted, so I covered the gold areas with Stickles Golden Rod & the silver areas with Stickles Silver.  Now I love it! 
The gem in the flower center was also in the card kit & I put a bit of the 2 Stickles on it so it matches.  Can't wait to stitch some other colors!  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.
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22 comments:

  1. What a sweet little tree with the pink stripes! And your cross-stitched card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

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  2. I like your sparkly little tree, this is a cute card! Sometimes the simple ones take the longest, don't they! WOW your second card is a masterpiece! Beautifully done, Greta!

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  3. The tiny tree is lovely shimmering against the pink card. I absolutely adore the stitched card with the silver and gold highlights. A new fave for me Greta. x

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  4. Two lovely cards beautifully presented as always Greta.

    B x

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  5. Gorgeous cards! The pink with the green tree is such a pretty combo! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  6. Two beautiful cards Greta. Love the CAS look to your first card and how elegant is the that second one! The stitching is really pretty

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  7. Both cards are so pretty and extra loving the first contemporary one and a great take on the sketch Greta x.

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  8. LOVE your sparkly tree!! I was a cross-stitcher too!! I don't actually miss it because I love that cards can give you a finished product so quickly vs cross-stitching which is months of work on a single item! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  9. Oh, such beautiful cards, Greta!! The green sparkly tree card is CAS perfect! And, your stitched card is amazing, so pretty!! I’ve stitched some snowflakes and just finished stitching the panel that you sent me, thank you! I love sitting and watching TV while stitching, so relaxing! Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving week, hugs!!

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  10. sweet set of cards, greta! the first one is CAS perfection and the second is so pretty with all the stitching and glitter!

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  11. Both cards are glittery perfection Greta. Fantastic.

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  12. Two lovely, sparkly cards, Greta. The tree looks so pretty and stitched card is wonderful. The gold and silver look beautiful.

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  13. You and me both with the cross stitch Greta. I found it brilliant on long haul flights and waiting for boarding, changes etc. (with a safe thread cutter much like Tim Holtz's stressing too). Happy days. I adore your 'simple but took a while' snippets card (and also the wonderful stitched one as I said on IG). Sometimes - it takes a lot of time and care to get the proportions and placement on a CAS card just right - you cracked it my lovely friend! It's gorgeous.

    Hugs

    Di xx (Playground and Christmas Kickstart GD) - and a woof from Dudley who is currently in charge of the Playground (goodness help us!)

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  14. Lovely Christmas snippets card Greta.
    Waving hello from the Playground Treehouse where there's a mug of hot chocolate with your name on it!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  15. Both are just wonderful and beautiful too Greta.
    Faith x

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  16. all so lovely, Greta - but love love the stitched cards - gorgeous!!

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  17. Wow such beautiful cards, I agree with the clean and simple not being quick. The stitching on the second card is so stunning, I am sure whoever receives it will treasure it. Hugs, Amanda x

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  18. Funny how long it can take to make the simplest of cards, all that agonising. I know the feeling! Your card has turned out great though so it was worth it. Love your stitched card too, I have those dies on my wish list. I used to cross stitch a lot too, still do sometimes but the card making seems to be taking all the time these days. I do enjoy it though, it is very satisfying and calming, as long as you don't make any mistakes! xx

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  19. Your stitched card is just so sparkly and so pretty! Love that this industry has made a way to combine two of your favorite hobbies! Thanks for being with us at Color Hues, Greta!

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  20. Beautiful cards, Greta! Love the sweet simplicity of card #1 and the gorgeous, glittery stitching on your second card is delightful. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

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  21. Greta I love a card that has a Christmas tree on it, my favourite addition! Love the soft pink and green, so very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Color Hues!

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    1. Oops I lost the sentence with your CH comment? The circular stitch die and the glittery silver and gold are to elegant!

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