Friday, February 17, 2017

Close call Holiday card...

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
I'm sooo glad it's the weekend!!!
It's a 3 day weekend on top of that!
Another week has worn me down!
Things have changed at work & I'm working
more hours - not that I mind of course -
I'm always happy to earn extra crafting money - 😁
But it's definitely been exhausting!

Do you guys have any plans for the weekend?
I think I'm gonna take Hunter Bowling -
We thought about making a trip to Vegas to 
see my oldest son, but we're undecided at this point...

Well... I almost, almost didn't have time to make
my holiday card for ya! But I did it! YESSS!!!


For those of you who just started following me -
I made a Challenge to myself..... That I would make
(1) holiday card a week until the holidays roll around this year
I've actually been doing really well with keeping it going
& I'm enjoying it (bonusss) - 😍

So every week I try to post one of the holiday
cards I made and this week I almost didn't get time to make it - 


 Here's my close call Holiday card this week 



I got a stash of new dies I have yet to use - So today's card was made
with one of them! YAY - I got this die off of Ebay and it 
cuts out amazingly!!! I cut it out with DCWV Shimmer Gold Cardstock
3 x's for added dimension using Double sided adhesive

As you can tell, I also used some distress inks - Evergreen Bough,
Twisted Citron, & Mowed Lawn - I added some water drops, then lifted it up with a paper towel, then added some pretty Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle (This card really shimmers in the light) - Then I felt I needed to
add some Tarnished Brass Distress Spray stain as well - I think the background looks pretty cool....

Of course I couldn't let it go without adding some Glitter Nuvo Drops - Golden Sunset, Emerald City, & Sunlit Meadow
And some Bitty Sparkle gems from CTMH

-- Other Supplies Used on my card --

Watercolor Paper - Canson
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Scalloped Stitched Card Mat Die - Gina Marie Designs
Round Ranger Blending tools, Big Shot


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Weekend!!!

Theresa

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card and love those dies! TFS

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  2. Oh how pretty! love that you are making Christmas cards, good for you! Beautiful die!

    Have a nice weekend!
    Shelly

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  3. Oh, this is stunning, Theresa!! The background colors are gorgeous!! I love the die you used!! What an elegant and beautiful card this is!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Very pretty card! The way you created the background looks amazing! Such a pretty die! Awesome job on keeping up with your Christmas card commitment! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Your card is most awesome Theresa!!! The background behind the sentiment looks like it is lit up!!! I really love this card a whole lot!!!!

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  6. This is really elegant, Theresa. Love that gorgeous die and the extra detail you added with the water and nuvo.

    Evelyn

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  7. aMAZING AS ALAWYS
    i LOVE YOUR BACKGROUND , i NEED TO USE MORE OF MY SPRAYS ASN WHAT NOT - ASN USING STASH wHOOT wHOOT !!! go girl!
    i LOVE THIS iDEA OD A CARD A WEEK - HMMMM WILL KEEP YOU POSTED IF i CAN KEEP UP!
    ohhh caps - sorry ! not yelling excited!! lol

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  8. Wow Theresa this is gorgeous!!! I absolutely LOVE that background! you did a great job for someone who almost didn't get it done!!!! And I think a visit to your son in Vegas is just what you need! It would be great to see him and spend that quality time... life is too short my friend... go make that trip!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  9. This is so. Beautiful! Yummy background! Email me at bzscrapper66&gmail.com?

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  10. This card is so BEAUTIFUL!! I love that background!!! Awesome card!! Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  11. Love that card, it's so pretty. Great job. I just finished packing up my craft room and I still cannot believe how many boxes of stuff I have. We are moving tomorrow and I'll be glad when its all over. We are exhausted. I'll enjoy watching some strong men move all my stuff tomorrow! It's much more fun when someone else does the heavy lifting.

    Leslie

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  12. Theresa, this is gorgeous! I LOVE that beautiful die so much... what a score! :) It's especially lovely in gold. How I adore the background... you have managed to create the holiday warmth my heart misses! :) Stunning work, my friend! I'll be back soon to play catch up. I hope you had a memory-making weekend and have a beautiful day ahead. :)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  13. This is such a cool challenge. I love it ...

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  14. This is also beautiful... Love the soft green with the gold....

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  15. That sure is a pretty die and your background is very festive.

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  16. This card is so awesome! I really love that background. The distress spray stain was totally the perfect touch to coordinate with the sentiment die.

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  17. Good for you for getting started on your holiday cards! I usually try for two a month. I've got none so far so I had better get started if I'm going to meet my goal!

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  18. Such a pretty card my friend!! I love the pretty background and Christmas die!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  19. Beautiful! Love the shimmer- of course! I really don't know where the week has gone! Glad you got time to share this wonderful card!!

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  20. Simple yet gorgeous! It's got a lot too look at with that background, it flows so smoothly. Time continues to speed up in my life. I wish I had a brake pedal.

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