Sunday, April 27, 2014

JOY



Last minute entry for the current Merry Monday challenge to decorate each letter of a Christmas word.  Couldn't pass this one up as I have a lot of decorative letter stamps & a few Christmas word stamps.  Since the challenge is about to close, I kept it simple using this beautiful Flourishes stamp which I brown embossed & colored with markers. Just added shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen & a couple dark red gems.  I love these intricate Spellbinder dies & discovered that using a 3 sheet shim makes a huge difference in how they cut, plus they emboss at the same time.  The inner frame was embossed first.  I made the off-white card first & then tried it with the green.  Actually I like the first one best, so will enter that version in the challenge. The stamped piece was a scrap, so also entering at Pixies Snippets Playground.  I'm not sure if a stamp with 3 letters qualifies, but I also used 3 dies--2 cut & 1 embossed, so I'll enter over at CAS-ual Fridays, just in case.  Since I believe the first one meets the requirements for CAS, I'll also add it at SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for your visit.  


18 comments:

  1. These are lovely - very intricate and festive! So glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  2. Lovely, two beautiful cards Greta, Jo x

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  3. These cards are breathtaking, Great! It reminds me of a sweet handmade handkerchief or pillowcase. Just gorgeous!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Both of these are gorgeous! Love that die! I have it and it's a NBUS! Need to get it out! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  5. Both are really pretty and both are so elegant too!

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  6. I love the spellbinders dies .They are one of my favourites to use. Both your cards are stunning. hugs Mrs A.

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  7. beautifully done, greta... both are just lovely, but i think the second is my favorite. i really like the way the dark card base makes the lettering pop!

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  8. Beautiful, Greta, love your lacey edgings and Joy is a favorite Christmas sentiment of mine. Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday CAS challenge!

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  9. I love the flourishes and little holly leaves with the letters! These are as pretty as can be!

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  10. Such a beautiful card!! I love all the elements - they work perfectly together.

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  11. Two absolutely beautiful cards! Gosh, that's a fabulous stamp and I adore those dies.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  12. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

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  13. Gorgeous cards. I have missed playing in the Merry Monday challenges, maybe this week I can.

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  14. Beautiful and elegant. Love that spellbinders set.

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  15. Elegant, classy, gorgeous! WOW! Your joy cards make me..well, joyously joyous! Pretty to the nth degree, my dear friend!! Hugs~c

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  16. These are beautiful cards! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  17. These are both so pretty, but I agree...I like the first one best. All the white really makes the sentiment stand out in all its glittery beauty.

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  18. the fancy framing is perfect!

    Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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