Thursday, December 8, 2022

A Few More Christmas Projects

Hubby got the outside lights up a few days ago & I'm slowly decorating inside.  The tree makes me happy just with the lights, but I will add the balls tomorrow, hopefully!  I've gotten a lot of cards mailed, but I'm not finished yet.  I started with the ones going the farthest & I'm working my way west.
Amy has a monthly challenge called Woodblock Wednesday & I loved pulling out Art Impressions Small Pine Spray (over 10 yrs old) & the 2010 DeNami sentiment.  
The Spellbinders square & Fleur de Lis dies are also old.  I used 3 off white papers--something I would never have done when I started stamping.  The card is PTI Rustic Cream, the image is gold embossed on watercolor paper & the fancy mat is Michael's cream cardstock.
I used markers scribbled on an acrylic block & picked up with a damp brush to do the watercoloring.  Just flicking the end of the marker with the damp brush gave me the little brown splatters.  I do love simple & elegant, so this is my kind of card.  I'm also entering SSS Monday.
I love PPP Layered Tree die which can be used for many different looks depending on colors & techniques.  This time I wanted a special card for a relative who is big on Christmas trees & uses only traditional green & red for all her decorating.  
I double embossed a white panel with Zing green glitter ep & then die cut the sections.  There were a couple little spots where the embossing came off, but they were easily repaired.  The trunk was die cut from a brown scrap & the star was stacked 3 high with the top layer being silver metallic cardstock.  I've never used the little ornaments in the set & they're so cute.  I die cut them from red metallic cardstock which stood out perfectly with the shimmery tree.  
Discovered that glue dots were an ideal way to attach the star & the ornaments.  I like the subtle white embossed snowflake background & only an inside sentiment to let the tree take center stage!  I'm entering SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday & Christmas Kickstart.

My final project is for the December Poppystamps challenge.  This may be the most fun I've ever had making a tag!  I pulled out Poppystamps Tunnel Tags & Sloping Hillside dies. 
Amazingly, what I had in mind worked without having to redo anything!  I used some of my overflowing white scraps & a piece of Memory Box blue glitter cardstock I'd already cut into.  First I partially die cut the tag & moved it up before finishing diecutting to make a slightly shorter tag.  Then I die cut Sloping Hillside from the tag.  Next I needed the same size tag for the back & managed to get it right--whew!  I glued a piece of the glitter cardstock to the back tag where the opening would be & then glued the top tag in place.  The trees were brushed with a shimmer pen & covered in Shimmer Pico Embellisher.  I'll have a short video on IG if you want to see the shimmer & sparkle.  Another little scrap of the glitter cardstock was die cut with circle dies for the hole reinforcer & I added white crochet thread.  The perfect sentiment from a Winnie & Walter set was stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist.  I'm also entering SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday & The Snippets Playground.  
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.



19 comments:

  1. Both cards and the snippets tag are really lovely Greta.

    Thanks for entering your tag as homework in the Snippets Playground. A nice mug of hot chocolate awaits you up in the Treehouse. xxx

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  2. Greta, I love them ALL. Thank you so much for joining me at Woodblock Wednesday!

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  3. Elegance as always Greta. We're in reverse, inside done but hubby yet to get outside lights beyond unpacking and leaving in a pile in the conservatory.

    B x

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  4. So nice to see you using some of your older supplies. Love that tag, so glad it worked out as you had hoped. I think I saw it on instagram. I have done my cards but haven't put any decorations up yet. time just disappears xx

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  5. Lovely work Greta and your snippets tag is a real 'bobby dazzler' - to use a North of England expression. Some careful calculation there and it worked perfectly as well. Super that you came to play!

    Hugs

    Di xxx

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  6. I like the simplicity they all have, Greta! Each one as lovely as the next!

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  7. Wonderful projects, Greta. Especially love the tag.

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  8. another wonderful set of projects, greta. love the soft watercoloring on the first card. so pretty!

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  9. Gorgeous Greta. These are lovely, Love the elegance of your first one.

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  10. I love all of your projects. The tag is gorgeous with all of the glitter and shimmer. I like how you re-sized the tag although I don't think I could ever have done it and gotten the same size for the back! Thank you for playing along with us at Poppystamps.

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  11. Such beautiful cards and tag Greta, .....just fabulous! Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas too ;) Viv xx

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  12. beautiful cards as usual, perfect for the season! :)

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous cards Greta, Beautiful designs and layers.

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  14. Your Christmas designs are all lovely, and I especially like all that glittery blue sparkle on the tag! Nice job on everything :)

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  15. You've been making some really gorgeous designs for Christmas this year, Greta! Each one is thoughtful for people or challenges. I love Amy's idea, but sadly now I only have a handful of wooden stamps left on their blocks. And I really like how you made your tag, which I'm thinking would also make a fabulous card ... thank you for that because I have that die and glitter paper! It sounds like you are hanging in there ~ getting closer, thank goodness! Have a wonderful holiday! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Beautiful makes, Greta - especially love card one with the delicate pines!!

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  17. Congratulations, Greta, I'm so pleased to tell you that your card was chosen as this week's winner at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Please visit our winner's post to see your card featured: https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/winner-add-some-sparkle-challenge/ and then send us an email (our address is on the sidebar) with your first and last names so that we can issue you a gift card. Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas!

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  18. Great projects! Love your Tag! Good luck on your challenges! Patty Tanúz DT Poppy

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