Sunday, August 6, 2017

Christmas in August!

If you know me, it's no surprise to see another Christmas card on my blog.  They are my favorite to make & those are the products that tempt me the most.  In fact, I gave in when there was an additional 25% off the close-out price at MFT.  Those stamps & dies just arrived, but while I was waiting I took out the MFT Spring Wreath die to use for Color Challenge 74.  I find any wreath can be used for any season.  They're one of my favorite images.  
I placed the 2 die cuts in the negative cut from scrap paper while I sponged with green inks.  Then I layered them & added the bow from the same set done in the purple & turquoise--as close as I could get to the colors.  I covered it with Wink of Stella & added a clear gem.  My gem collection is huge, so decided to use a couple different sizes to embellish the wreath as well.  The background mat is a light gray cardstock cut with MFT In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares & I added green splatters before attaching the wreath.  The sentiment from W&W In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals was cut from the same gray cardstock & is clear embossed a couple times. Hard to see, but the card front has texture from PTI linen impression plate & the panel is mounted with thin fun foam. I'm also entering CAS-ual Fridays, CCCThe Playground, SSS Wednesday & Die Cut Divas.  My laptop needs a new part, so may get a little behind in commenting.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Snippets Playground BadgeThe Diva's that cut ....paper!

32 comments:

Mia said...

Beautiful wreath, Greta. I like your card very much. Kisses, my friend.

Barb said...

This is such a pretty card Greta. I love your wreath and the green is so pretty. Barbxx

Betty Keefe said...

love the pop of aqua with the greys and green - so pretty!

Mac Mable said...

Love the grey card stock against the pretty wreath. The die cut sentiment with the heat embossing looks lovely. Gorgeous card Greta and another one for the stash. (great bargain too at MFT).

Arlene said...

Greta, wonderful card. I love wreaths. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Cat Craig said...

You are right wreaths can be used for any season for sure. Love the look of this one.

Helen Wallace said...

Simple and elegant Greta. I love the symbolism of the wreath and the soft shimmer on the bow. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rosemary said...

fantastic Christmas card, greta!! the mft color combo is the perfect choice!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the green wreath with the silver Joy and turquoise bow, Greta!!

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty little wreath! I like the way you've matted it and adorned it with that fabulous bow!

Darnell said...

Another great Cc, Greta! I agree about the wreaths and love this one! Well done using up snippets and a lot of your gems, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Dawn Turley said...

A beautiful wreath Greta. A great card.

Gayatri said...

Simply but perfect! The spatter on the background is a perfect touch. Love it. Thanks Greta for playing along Simon Says Stamp Splatter It Challenge. Gayatri xx

KandA said...

Wonderful design and very lovely wreath xx

Di said...

Beautiful card Greta! And a great tip about popping the die cuts into negative space before colouring them too. Like you, Christmas cards are my very favourite to make.

Hugs

Di xx

Esther Asbury said...

Greta, I love this clean and simple take on Christmas! It wouldn't be too hard to change it up to fit most any occasion -- such a lovely card!

Brenda in IN said...

I agree about using wreaths for so many seasons. They can be decorated many ways. This is a pretty color combo and I like the gray as your neutral and the pretty shine you added.

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the green and silver bow you created. Fabulous Christmas card!

Irit Shalom said...

Totally love your dies only card! Good luck with our CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

Stella said...

That lovely wreath speaks for itself. I will never ever get tired of a wreath on a card and this one is a gem!

Jenny L said...

Hi Greta,
what a wonderful snippets make, and that wreath is beautiful.
Super design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Michelle N. said...

What a lovely card-very elegant! Thanks for joining us for at Die Cut Diva's this month!

Michelle Wallace said...

Pretty card, I love that wreath. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful CAS wreath. I do like those colours together. Hugs Mrs A.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's lovely Greta! I haven't been able to get anything done this week ... My son is updating my computer and I pop in to my room when he's taking a break. Bless him he's worked for days!

Tracy Freeman said...

Greta this is so pretty, that wreath is gorgeous ! (Quite gutted I missed the sale) I love the pretty colours.
Hope you are having a good week ? X

Marlena M. said...

This is so sweet Greta~I love that you used some rhinestones on your wreath!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Smart to get those Christmas card going! What a pretty one!

Lori said...

This is so pretty! Love the clean and simple look! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges! -Lori DT

Liz said...

Super Christmas card, Greta. Love the added gems to the wreath. xx

alexandra s.m. said...

very pretty texture indeed Greta!
Love the splatters as well ;-)
xx

AlisonC said...

Beautiful wreath and clever to offset the die cuts, they look very effective.