Sunday, July 19, 2015

JOY

When I saw Marybeth's darling foiled fun foam fish, I couldn't wait to try it.  I bought a piece of adhesive-backed fun foam & used a coupon for gold Deco Foil--very small investment.  The Impression Obsession challenge is Holiday Cards--perfect chance to try out the technique since I have IO tree dies (DIE084-V).  Oh my goodness--magical when you peel back the foil!  
Gold, green & ivory is one of my favorite color combos, but not sure I've ever used a light green like Distress Ink bundled sage.  The background panel is made by inking the embossing folder lightly with the ink pad to get a faux letterpress effect.  I wrapped the panel with beautiful Michael's ribbon--luckily a perfect match.  I used the same ink to stamp the IO sentiment, C8790. Simple elegance has always been my favorite style, so I really enjoyed making this card.  Hope you like it!  I'm also entering Anything Goes at SSS Monday.

20 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness this is so stunning. I can see why you were so enamored of this technique. Gorgeous make, Greta!

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  2. Wowzers - what an amazing tree - what a cool idea to foil fun foam!

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  3. Oh my goodness your golden tree is gorgeous!! Love the pretty knotted ribbon too. This is FABULOUS Greta!!

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  4. This is beautiful Greta. fabulous.

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  5. Beautiful card! The golden tree is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  6. I too loved Marybeth's card with the fish and can't wait to try the foam and foil. Greta your card is simply elegant and I love the gold and green together! Beautiful! Thanks for playing in the IO Holiday Challenge.

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  7. Gorgeous Christmas card, Greta!! Will have to try that foiling technique!

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  8. Yes, you always make beautiful 'simple elegance' cards! I love what you have done here. The gold with that green looks fantastic. I love the design too!! Beautiful! Love that you noted the embossing folder technique, have not tried that one in a long time! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  9. stunning Greta. This is one elegant card for sure.

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  10. Oh I have to try this Greta!! Your card is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing those links! Have a great week!

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  11. Oh my, this is truly gorgeous. I have some foil and was afaid to use it but you have inspired me. Marybeth always make beautiful cards too and her fish are so pretty.

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  12. Oh my gosh this is amazing Great! Looks store bought! Love the way the tree turned out! Very elegant! Thanks for the shout out.....you are so kind.

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  13. Beautiful card Greta! The shimmery golden Christmas tree looks so elegant!

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  14. I checked out those foil fish and I can see why you had to give that technique a go. Now I'm wondering if I have any fun foam lying around... and foil, not sure about that either. Your tree is elegance defined! Lovely card!

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  15. That tree in gold is just stunning!

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  16. Greta, your gold tree is jaw-dropping-stunning! What a gorgeous card...absolutely gorgeous!
    hugs~c

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  17. Such a clean, elegant design. I love your gold tree. Thanks for joinig us at IO Stamps!

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  18. Greta, Well, it's easy to see why this is one of your favorites. This card is stunning! Way to use that foil! :)

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