Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Christmas in July

When I was a kid at camp I loved decorating our cabin for Christmas & most of you probably know I love making Christmas cards.  I made 2 using the SSS Falling Snow stencil.  
The first one was inspired by the Christmas in July challenge at One Layer Simplicity.  I heavily inked a card front with Distress Ink chipped sapphire & then stamped Penny Black "before the snow" in Memento Luxe Wedding Dress & blended with my finger. The PB sentiment from "winter wonders" was white embossed & masked with temporary tape before I stenciled with Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  I'm also entering SSS Flickr Challenge #48 & SSS Monday.
OLSSimon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
Next is another card for SSS Flickr #48 & a2z Scrapbooking.  I stamped a tree & sentiment from Hero Arts & then used the same SSS stencil & FC glitter gel.  It was a bit too plain to suit me, so I sprayed with 2 blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists & added green Stickles to the tree.  I cut down the panel & matted it to a navy blue one & then the white card.  I think this will work great for a guy, so I'm also entering A Blog Named Hero. 2 flat cards for mailing--yah! Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

32 comments:

  1. Wow Greta. Your sparkly green tree is so pretty. But I'm even more impressed by your snowy finger-smeared scene! Gorgeous.

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  2. As always lovely cards Greta and perfect choice of colour.

    B x

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  3. Your Christmas cards are so wonderful, love the look of that glitter gel, its so sparkly!

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  4. Beautiful cards Greta ... I guess Christmas will be upon us before we know it ... We're still waiting for summer! Have a lovely day!

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  5. Beautiful Christmas creations...fabulous design and just stunning work. I love to make these cards too so you are not alone there.xx{aNNie}

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  6. Gorgeous cards Greta. Great to build up your supply of Christmas cards.

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  7. Both of these are great Christmas cards. With blue being my favorite color, I have to say I love the first card best. It is so soothing and reminds me of a soft snow falling outside my craft window where I can see the trees on the land next door.

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  8. two wonderful cards Greta - love the falling snow on your first one and the little tree with blue shimmer is so elegant - perfect for a guy - thanks for joining A Blog Named Hero masculine challenge - and good luck.

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  9. Love love these cards Greta,that stencil is fabulous and really provides a sweet backdrop for both your cards.

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  10. These are both great. I love the silent and serene feel to the first card but that glittery green tree really calls to me on the second.

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  11. So beautiful Greta...this is a gorgeous scene and fabulous sentiment.

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  12. Two darling cards, Greta - especially love the tree card!

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  13. Playing catch up after vacation!! These are both wonderful Greta. The first one is so peaceful!!

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  14. Beautiful cards, Greta! What fantastic texture and interest on your OLC Christmas scene!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Both are gorgeous Greta! Love the snowy blue card! I bet your cabin looked beautiful!

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  16. Thanks for keeping my family in your thoughts Greta, that means so much :) your cards are so pretty! love the beautiful winter wonderland scene and pretty shimmery tree!

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  17. Wonderful Christmas cards!! Thanks for playing with us at a2z.

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  18. Wow-wow-wow! What a treat to see not one, but TWO tantalizing tree creations! I'd be hard-pressed to pick a fave, but I love how they have such different styles! The first one is oozing elegance and misty-beauty and the second one is also peaceful-feeling, but with a whimsical pop of green! Both cards have a stunning background and you really nailed SNOW! It was a treat to see cool winter-themed cards among all the summer scorchers! Thank you for sharing your incredible talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  19. So pretty! Thanks for joining the a2z challenge!

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  20. love! Can't pick a favorite but glad you linked up at a2z!

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  21. Love, love, love that first card with the dark background and shimmery trees and falling snow! And the little, green glittery tree is adorable! Love the falling snow there too!

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  22. PS... so pleased that you played with us at A2Z with this one.

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  23. Ooh I love the look of the Memento luxe on your blue background; it's so wintery and beautiful.

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  24. GORGEOUS! Applauding your head-start on Christmas cards. I'm still lolly-gagging...maybe I have two done! Yikes!
    hugs~c

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  25. Beautiful cards Greta as always! Thanks for joining us at a2z!

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  26. Both cards are LOVELY. WOW.

    So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  27. Lovely! Thanks for playing along with the A2Z challenge

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  28. Beautiful! I have to get started on my holidays cards! Thanks for linking up at a2z scrap booking!

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  29. Very nice cards! Thank you for joining our challenge at A Blog Named Hero and good luck!

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  30. That is sooo beautiful, Greta! Love the trees!
    Thank You for playing along wiith our a2z Scrapbooking July Challenge!

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