Saturday, December 14, 2013

Poinsettia in Rouge

I always try to play along with the PTI MIM challenges. The current one is to heat emboss on vellum--something I already like to do.  However, I don't remember ever using anything but white & gold, so wanted to try another color. I've also never matted my embossed vellum over printed paper like Melissa did in the video. One of the larger images from PTI Peaceful Poinsettia was embossed with Zing! Rouge powder & the tiny dots in the center (lost the stamp--it went flying as I cleaned it--this morning I found it on the edge of my table!) are gold embossed.  I made my own printed paper with the rows of little poinsettias from the same set.  They were stamped in Vintage Cream & clear embossed on a scrap of Vintage Cream cardstock.  I love the subtle effect.  The sentiment from the same set is gold embossed.  I made the card last night & wasn't very happy with how it turned out. 
This morning it looks OK (my friend Carol won't have to change her "Greta Top 5" list--LOL) but it will go in the mail.
Thought I'd also share how I turned my PTI Blog Hop tags into cards.  Enjoy your weekend--I know you're busy.
Edited to Add: I'm also playing along at CAS on Sunday.





10 comments:

  1. Well if this is a post FULL of prettiness I don't know what is!! Love your CAS card and the gold Merry Christmas looks amazing! your tag/cards...awesome! Hope you're doing well, have a great weekend!

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  2. I love your card Greta!
    That poinsettia is strikingly beautiful!
    I also love your tags turned into card! how pretty and so clever of you ;)
    Hugs~

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  3. It is fabulous Greta. Such an elegant card.

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  4. Such pretty cards! I especially like the blue one :) At first I thought I was looking at Spirelli (string art) which is a technique that I started with when making cards. I still have my punches and tons of beautiful floss, you've reminded me I should get them out ! I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

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  5. LOVE these, Greta! You create such amazing cards that the Top 5 list is constantly changing; perhaps I need a Top 10!! Your poinsettia in rouge: stunning! Then you carry on with the 'dazzling' by showcasing your tags-turned-cards...wow, wow and wow! Beautiful! They remind me of the "old" spirograph images (does that even exist anymore? My parents have ours still in the basement, minus the pens...). So glad I stopped in this morning and I'm heading back for a closer 'gaze and admire' look. And yep - calling winner on this!!! Hugs~c

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  6. Wow, that embossed red is so striking, Greta ... the boldness is perfect with the softness of the vellum! Amazing tags! Anita :)

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  7. that poinsettia is so pretty... love how you turned all those pretty tags into lovely cards!

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  8. These are such "happy" cards, so very pretty!

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  9. I love the layered tags - but that vellum card? SO stunning! Love the red embossing!

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  10. WOW! All are so pretty! :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

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