Thursday, November 7, 2013

Joy to You

I've been wanting to try coloring paper by pulling it through inks on a craft sheet, like Shari Carroll did HERE.  I only used 2 Distress Inks (picked raspberry & salty ocean), but where they blended I also got a purple.  I dried it with my heat gun & then white embossed the Hero Arts ornament. Next I dry embossed the panel & sprayed it with Glimmer Dust which gives an incredibly beautiful shimmer in real life.  Added these pretty pearl brads, a strip of purple paper & a white punched strip before attaching it to the card front.  The sentiment, also Hero Arts, is added using a piece of vellum.  I'm going to add this to "A Few of My Favorite Things" category in the HA challenge. Thanks so much for your comments that always brighten my day.  


14 comments:

Robin K. said...

Your inked and stamped panel is gorgeous Greta! I really like how you added the punched border to the top!

Martha said...

Greta, this is SO striking! That background is FABULOUS!
Love the colors, white embossing, & the punched border.
Beautifully done!

Lisa said...

oooooh those ornaments looks so pretty on your shimmery background! Pretty card Greta!

cm said...

Such a shimmery, pretty background; perfect for those dazzling ornaments! Once again, love seeing you trying new things, because the results are always spectacular!!
c

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Greta, this is so pretty, I love the beautiful colour combination :D Gay x

walchowDesign said...

How interesting that the mix of two colours turned into purple, Greta! Such a pretty combination with all the shimmers!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Greta,
Fantastic background!
so rich! I would love to run my finger on it, it looks like velvet ;)
Beautiful card!! Bravo~

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love that technique!

Marybeth said...

Wow, this technique turned our neat! Love the white embossing on top of it.

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing, simply amazing Greta! What a wonderful technique and your totally rocked it with one stunning holiday card.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Love all of the different techniques you have used on this card. I love your embossing! This is a very beautiful card, Greta!

Dawn Turley said...

wow Greta. The background is completely awesome. Lovely colours together and your card is just beautiful.

Shirley said...

Oh Wow! is right Greta!!! Lovely and the colors are so beautiful!

Jessi Fogan said...

OH GORGEOUS! I don't think I've ever blended these two together, but they are amazing! I know what's going on my messy play list this week, Greta!