Saturday, March 26, 2016

Orange for Christmas?!

I did not have this color in mind when I started making my card for PTI MIM (ink blending over embossing also known as emboss resist) & Rudolph Days, but have to say it is festive & it's growing on me!  
The stamps are all PTI Snowflake Flurries.  It's going into The Vault--must not be a big seller, but it's still one of my favorites! After white embossing the 3 different images I began sponging with Raspberry Fizz trying to be darker close to the images & fading out.  It was not looking good!  Instead of starting over, I sponged on more ink & then blended with Orange Zest. I ended up with a beautiful panel in a very non-traditional color.  Love how Frosted Lace Stickles picks up the ink color.  I heat embossed the sentiment & lightly sponged the edges with the same 2 inks.  I do have a friend whose favorite color is orange, so maybe this will go to her.  I'm also entering ABC Christmas Challenge with my No Frills card.
Thought you might also like to see my last Hero Arts Scramble card which I created 2 days before the MIM Challenge posted.  I do love emboss resist! Thanks so much for stopping by.  
ABC Christmas Challenge

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Greta! Love the fun background!

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  2. This is beautiful!! Bravo!!!
    Thanks for sharing it over at ABC Christmas Challenge! :)

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  3. Two fabulous cards, Greta. It's surprising what effects can be got from inking over colours that aren't at first what was intended and the orange makes a great Christmas card :) Elizabeth xx

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  4. I loved that scramble card Greta, so pretty. Your orange Christmas card works fabulously, so festive and bright.

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  5. Orange for Christmas is awesome, I always like Christmas in non-traditional colors, so fun!

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  6. Orange? For a Christmas card? IT ROCKS! Thanks so much for entering the current Rudolph Day challenge with your make

    Kathyk
    GDTM - Rudolph Day challenge

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  7. Well I love orange and at one time tangerines and clementines were only available at Christmas, so orange is not that an odd colour to use and it goes quite superbly with the stamp.

    Kath x

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  8. Awesome!!Very pretty card!!!!Great color!!Have a Blessed Easter!!!

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  9. This is a very cool and hip non traditional christmas card. I love your white embossing!

    Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  10. The orange/pink background looks lovely, Greta! And, the second card with the embossing is so pretty! Take care and Happy Easter!

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  11. What a wonderful card! I love the colors that you chose. They really make the snowflakes pop!

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  12. Two beauties Greta, the second is very imaginative and effective, but the zingy colours of the first really jump out at me.

    B x

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  13. what a stunner of an unusual Christmas card. Love the colour you achieved here. Love the second one too.

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  14. Happy Easter Greta!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day!!
    Gorgeous cards my friend and the orange is wonderful!

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  15. Love the white embossed stands out brightly on the lovely bg, Greta! Have a Blessed Easter!

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  16. Beautiful emboss resist Greta.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  17. Beautiful ! I love orange for Christmas and orange and purple ... and lots of colours :) Happy Easter, xxx

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  18. I love the gorgeous orange that you've used on this card.

    Sue xx

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  19. I think your vibrant colours are perfect for Christmas: fresh, fun and fabulous! Two pretties here, my friend...
    Hugs~c

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  20. Such a beautiful card!! Your ink blending is so perfect!! Love the other emboss resist card you have made!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie
    Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

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  21. I love that you chose orange for this card, Greta ~ It blends beautifully with Raspberry Fizz! Love these snowflakes, too...I'm surprised this set is going to the Vault so soon!

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  22. I think it is good to use non-traditional colors from time to time. You know, mix it up. You are going for the gusto with that embossing resist.

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  23. I don't think I have used orange for a Christmas card before. It looks really snazzy!

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  24. I love that you used orange and the emboss resist technique looks amazing. Both cards are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa DT

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  25. The orange works for me Greta, it's modern and fun!!

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  26. Raspberry fizz and orange zest, yummy card xxx

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  27. Miss Greta...this is simply one fantastic card! Orange is good anytime of the year, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentines Day and Baseball Season...just love it.

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  28. LOVE the orange! And your other card is wonderful too!! You are so talented Miss Greta!

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  29. WOW, what a STRIKING card, Greta!
    I love the emboss-resist technique.

    Darling HA scramble card...pretty colors.

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