Friday, January 20, 2017

A Happy Hello--GDT Card!

I'm honored to be one of the featured stampers today for SSS Flickr Challenge #63.  My friend, Rosemary, & I are the first 2 stampers to be asked to Guest Design.  The theme is "favorite technique" & must admit it's not easy for me to pick just one. However, my old standby is still emboss resist. My latest SSS order included the wonderful Color Me Trees stamps & dies.  I love Christmas sets that can be used all year long & this is certainly one of them.  
Thought it'd be fun to try a twist on the usual technique which uses black or white embossing powder. Instead, I used 5 Zing embossing powders--Lavender, Leaf, Apricot, Aqua & Mustard--with 5 Distress Inks--tumbled glass, squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick, shaded lilac & cracked pistachio. Each tree was given a heavy brushing with clear Wink of Stella.  
The card is made from SSS Fog cardstock & the sentiment is from Hero Arts Happy Hello stamp set.  The panel is mounted with foam tape & PPP marshmallow sequins finish it off.  You might want to check out the Flickr challenge as there are always 2 $25 gift certificates given to randomly drawn winners. I'm also entering ATSM & HLS Anything Goes with Dies. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

21 comments:

Barb said...

This is gorgeous Greta and a lovely technique. I love the sparkle. Great use of your Christmas trees - very clever. Barbxx

Betty said...

this is so pretty, Greta - gorgeous soft colors - and congrats on your guest designing!!

Stella said...

I love the sparkling look of your card. The trees are fab! I think I see a winner:) And you deserve it for sure!! Have a great weekend!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on the guest spot, Greta - just love your colorful triangle trees with all the fun embossing colors!!

Rosemary said...

fantastic card, greta!! no one does emboss resist like you!!! so happy to have been featured with you over in the SSS flickr group, my friend!!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well deserved Featured Designer spot, Greta! I love versatile sets like this too, and your embossed resist technique is just beautiful!

Barb said...

What a pretty way to use that fun technique, Greta! Such a beautiful card! Thank you so much for agreeing to be featured in the SSS Flickr challenge!

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations Greta! Love your card those trees look fabulous. I'll have to get over to flickr and play along.

Lisa Elton said...

Like I just told Rosemary, I love that two of my favorite bloggy friends are being featured!! YAY!! Your sweetly colored trees are fantastic Greta. What a delightful card, so cheerful!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful!

Helen Wallace said...

Congrats on the Guest Designer spot Greta. They are always fun to be involved with. Clever work with the different embossing powders and the soft shimmer of the trees is very appealing.

Marina said...

such pretty colours - this is gorgeous

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful!!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Yay! Congrats Greta!! And what a fantastic creation! I love those pretty embossed trees ... So elegant!

Brenda in IN said...

Congratulations on being GD. Your card is so fun and happy. Those colors are so pretty and shiny and I love the design.

Maria said...

Congratulations on your GD spot! Lovely shimmery card with the beautiful trees!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats on your GD spot! Your shimmery, graphic card is fabulous!

scrappymo! said...

This has a nice modern feel and is a lovely card.

Martha said...

Hi, Greta! CONGRATS, to both you and Rosemary, on the well-deserved spotlight at the SSS Flickr Challenge. That makes me smile.

Your card is SO adorably sweet! What a fun way to use the trees & technique. Perfect sentiment.

Bonnie said...

Ooh, I love these fun trees, Greta!

Bonnie said...

Oh, and congratulations!