Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Season's Greetings



Not sure my shades of pink & green are close enough to count, but I'm entering the challenge at Dynamic Duos. I love this color combo, but not sure I've ever used it on a Christmas card.  I made the background panel by covering watercolor paper with Gesso before blending 2 green & 2 pink Gelatos. The Penny Black holly from christmas wishes, 30-196, is black embossed & I added Stickles & some pink dot stickers. The sentiment (isn't that font gorgeous?!) is from Penny Black's yuletide greetings, 30-192. 
I'm so glad I finally realized you can dry emboss over a sentiment without hurting it.  
Although this is a very non-traditional look, I actually like it for a change. What do you think? Since I made the background using a scrap of watercolor paper, I'm also entering the challenges at Pixies Snippets Playground & SSS Wednesday. Edited to add: Also entering Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
Edited to Add: Also entering Paper Crafts December Gallery Challenge.

  

25 comments:

  1. I like how you used the color combo, greta! makes for a fab non-traditional Christmas card!

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  2. What a beautiful card my dear and I do love and appreciate your lovely gesso+gelato background!

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  3. Just gorgeous background Greta. I saw this over on Penny Black's facebook. Stunning.

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  4. Very nontraditional - and that makes it even more stunning! Love how the background turned out, and the embossing is the perfect touch :)

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  5. Super sweet, love the bit of sparkle and the non traditional colors!

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  6. That background is a success!! Beautifully done, Greta .... and Penny Black posted it on Facebook!!

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  7. What a beauty, Greta! Wonderful design, and that background is gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful, Greta - love these colors, so lovely and different for a Christmas card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  9. Very pretty! Love the background, image, embossing, and bow!

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  10. Very pretty. I love how you did the background. Glad you found out that you could dry emboss over a stamped sentiment. It turned out really well.

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  11. Beautiful card and the background colours turned out well, Greta!

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  12. Beautiful background,Beautiful card!!!I'm back on my computer,don't know for how long,lol,try to post this week end,miss it, miss my blogging friends,have a good evening!!!

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  13. This looks really pretty for non Christmas colours. It all works so well together. I love the black embossing. Really stands out. Hugs Mrs A. .

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  14. Your Gelato background is stunning! I really need to pull mine out to play with again soon. I love the look of your card!

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  15. Beautiful background, you do great things with gelatos!

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  16. Oh Greta, this really is gorgeous!! LOVE the background and what a perfect Christmas card!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  17. Unusual colours for Christmas but very effective. I like the way you have blended them and the penny Black image is lovely.
    Jean x

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  18. Beautiful card, Greta! Love the embossed background! Thanks for joining the Dynamic Duos!

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  19. You hit a chord with a lot of people with this sensational card, Great!! Fabulous background you created and wonderful snippets use, too!! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. Greta, fabulous use of your Gelato's...just stunning!

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  21. Love your card,the background and this combo ;)

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  22. This is just FAB. Love the inky background which really allows the embossed holly sprig stand out.

    Hugs, Sarn x

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  23. Eye-catching, indeed! The background sets off your embossed holly beautifully! How sweet you are to be 'concerned' for your sentiment being hurt by embossing; I had a wee giggle at that. Stunning card! And I'm calling it winner!! Hugs ~ c

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