Monday, January 27, 2014

Pink, Yellow, Gold for a Valentine

I try not to miss the Impression Obsession challenges & wanted to use my Heart Flourish, D2145, stamp anyway for a Valentine going to a blogging friend. Emboss resist is one of my all-time favorite techniques, as it works with any type of image & all colors.  Pink is my favorite color & I love using gold. Yellow, on the other hand, is not one I turn to. However, Alexandra inspired me  
Invitation à créerCombo14 4enscrapwith HER CARD for the 4EnScrap challenge, which I'm also entering. 



The inks are Distress squeezed lemonade & worn lipstick & the sentiment is one of my newest IO purchases, Heart to Heart, D6371. I first tried embossing it with a beautiful glittery gold powder, but it was very hard to read, so I redid it using a detail gold. I really wasn't happy with the card until I moved the vellum strip to an angle instead of horizontal & it made all the difference.  I'm having fun using a variety of color schemes for my Valentines.  Are you making any?

24 comments:

  1. Greta, this is quite lovely. The yellow, pink and gold are wonderful together. I have one more day of homework, one birthday card due at months end, and the rest of the next two weeks...you got it Valentines.

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  2. Hello Greta
    What a unique palette, it is mouth watering; almost sweet to the taste buds as well as to the eye. The mix is luscious and makes for a beautiful card.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  3. What a cool color combination Greta! And the way you angled the sentiment makes it interesting!

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  4. pretty take on the color combo, greta... the vellum panel looks fabulous angled!

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  5. Beautiful card Greta!! I love the sunny colors and the pretty embossed vellum. Thanks for the VERY SWEET package I received today!! You're such a special friend, sure wish we lived closer ;)

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  6. Greta, this is a beauty!! Love the colors you chose for your emboss resist technique! And the gold sentiment is so pretty!!!

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  7. Hello my dear Greta!
    What a glorious card you've created here!
    I'm amazed! Your card is so beautiful and the way you interpreted the palette is inspiring!
    Thank You so very much!!

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  8. Beautiful Greta. Lovely colours.

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  9. Hello Greta a stunning card with beautiful colours. I love the addition of pink dots in the heart and rounded corners. I really must try this technique.
    luv
    irene
    xx

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  10. So bright & fun! I can never get the sparkle EP to work on sentiments either. I love the rounded corners & vellum too!

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  11. What a gorgeous heart stamp and I love the pink and yellow! Such a pretty card!

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  12. Your sponging is so pretty - love the vellum sentiment strip!

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  13. Beautiful card! Love the colors!

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  14. Stunning colors on your gorgeous card Greta, it reminds me of an exotic fabric print!!!

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  15. Stunning (hope you never tire of *hearing* me say that about your cards, because they are. Incredibly so!) You work magic with creating ink backgrounds, and the yellow+pink combination, with the white stamp and the gold sentiment on vellum is such a lovely combination! Yes, this is also going to the LOVE pile! As for Valentine cards - oh, yeah, lots of those happening, as I'm making a total of 51 for my sil for the kids to give to daycare pals and teachers. Toooo much fun!! Hugs~c

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  16. I like the vellum at an angle too! Awesome card. Love the colors you used. Very happy. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  17. Gorgeous Greta! Love the pretty background! Congrats on your feature at FMS :)

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  18. How beautiful! I really like the image behind the sentiment and your use of colors is wonderful too!

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  19. Just beautiful Greta...love your gold embossing. Really adds so much elegance to your already beautiful card.

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  20. Greta, I thought i commented on this card when I originally saw it but it appears I didnt. This is such a favourite of mine. I totally LOVE the colours, you nailed it with this card.

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