Thursday, July 28, 2016

Warm Summer Colors

The Impression Obsession challenge is Hello Summer & they want to see warm color projects. Don't you love that stampers can use any images with any colors? Using warm colors came naturally today with our temp reaching 94 degrees!  Too hot for Fritz & me--oops--I broke my promise not to complain after being in the East Coast humidity last week--haha!  
I couldn't resist the beautiful IO stamp called Nest Collage when we used it in a class about 4 years ago.  To give it a summer feel I began by heat embossing with Detail Copper powder & then sponging on Distress Inks squeezed lemonade, scattered straw & wild honey.  I brushed on Perfect Pearls for a nice sheen.  The edges of the image panel & the dry embossed mat were also copper embossed.  If hubby doesn't want to use it for a thank you card, I'll write a note to a blogging friend. I'm also entering Penny Black & More, Retro Rubber, SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

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29 comments:

  1. This is peaceful and beautiful Greta! I like your embossed card base and your lovely stamped image. The gentle blend of the ink is wonderful. Stay cool ;)

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  2. Love those colors, what a beautiful card Greta!

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  3. So pretty Greta! Love the embossed image!

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  4. Embossed image is perfect , the colors are absolutely beautiful, this is a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  5. Greta, this is such an elegant card. I love the embossed image and your lovely colored card base.

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  6. It's really lovely! We have rain but hopefully it will get better ... At least i can feel the warmth from your lovely BG. Have a fun day!

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  7. Beautiful! I love the gold embossing on the yellow background!

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  8. you really did capture "warm" with all those great colors - I'm looking forward to northern MN and cool for a few weeks!

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  9. Another great card, Greta! You definitely captured the warmth using these colors along with copper emboss powder. Yes, the East Coast humidity is a struggle... but it does keep me in my nice cool craft room. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. :)

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  10. I love the copper embossing powder and the DI colors look so great with it. Do you have the humidity with the heat? That's what makes it so unbearable when it's so hot here.

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  11. LOVE the embossing color and BG, beautiful!!! have a great weekend!

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  12. Reminds me of a summer sunset, its lovely Greta.

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  13. This is stunning. So inky and lovely.

    Not sure how far away from Langley you are, but next year I will try to remember to forward you the email of the one time each year that the two stores have their garage sale on the same day. There are about 50 vendors with several tables each...always fabulous offerings...and your US money goes farther than mine!

    We have a guest suite in our walkout basement so could put you up for the weekend...

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  14. Very warm colors! I love it. It makes me think of a late evening summer sky.

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  15. Your copper embossing looks fabulous. This really has a hot summer look to it. Super stamp too. Hugs Mrs A.

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  16. This is so pretty Greta! Love the warm feel you created with the copper embossing and ink sponging. Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber:)

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  17. So beautifully done, love that stamp and gorgeous background for it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Penny Black and More!

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  18. Gorgeous warm colors for the background, Greta! And, love the copper embossing, so pretty!

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  19. Certainly a lovely warm looking card. A beautiful image and I really like the copper embossing powder. Barbxx

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  20. This is a particularly lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Warm, gorgeous and I LOVE that stamp you used! Beautiful colours of distress ink; a perfect match!

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  22. can't believe I missed commenting on this lovely card! what a beautiful stamp and it looks gorgeous done up in those warm colors!

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  23. Lovely card Greta, this image looks awesome embossed in copper, with those warm and beautiful colors.
    Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber, hope you play again soon.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  24. Beautifully subtle and perfect colors. A very stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

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  25. Oh, I love that you chose Copper powder with these warm summer colors, Greta! This is such a gorgeous card!

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  26. WOW, Greta, this is simply gorgeous. The copper-embossed image works beautifully with the warm colors. I love it.

    I'll trade our triple digits for your 94. Ha!
    We are looking forward to October, November, and December.

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  27. Lovely card, great stamp.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More's July challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  28. Oh my! The background and embossing are a stunning pairing!
    Hugs~c

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