Sunday, May 15, 2022

Christmas and Friendship

I don't try to color very often, but I did pull out 2 pink & 2 green alcohol markers to use on GKD Festive Flowers poinsettias which I black heat embossed.  
I cut the green one apart to use for leaves & added yellow Stickles to the flower center.  I masked the sentiment from the set so I could stamp 2 of the 3 words using Versafine Clair Nocturne.  The beautiful image from GKD Holiday Tapestry was stamped in Versamark & heat embossed with a very old satin powder.  It's truly stunning in person--so elegant!  
I also embossed the card edges in that powder & mounted the panel with a black mat.  I posted the card on IG without embellishments, but the next day decided I liked the look with 3 black enamel dots.  I'm entering Gina K Monthly Mix.
One of my favorite designers, Martina, inspired me to get a set of Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals.  I made a panel with each color to see what they looked like.  I've already die cut flowers from the purple & the pink, but this one of Sassy Sapphire has been sitting on my table.  Decided to use it for my Memory Box May challenge entry.  
Didn't make much difference, but the little darker blue dots were done with SSS Falling Snow Stencil & Delicata Sapphire Blue ink.  The black frame is Poppystamps Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frames, the flowers are Memory Box Arianna Sprig & the sentiment is Poppystamps Scribble Hello.  
I brushed the flowers with a shimmer pen & added gloss to the sentiment.  Finished by tying on white crochet thread & attaching an iridescent gem.  Wish you could see the sparkle & shimmer in person!
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13 comments:

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply beautiful cards! Love the first one, that subtle background is really amazing and makes your poinsettia pop!

Dawn T said...

two beautiful cards Greta. Love the poinsettia one and the blue colour is so pretty.

brenda said...

As always a delightful creations Greta.

B x

Cat Craig said...

This might be a duplicate...love the soothing colors of your cards. That big poinsettia is lovely and the sweet aqua of the second card is fab.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beautiful cards, Greta - just love your CAS poinsettia and the pretty blue background!!

Rosemary said...

a beautiful set of cards, greta. but you know i love, love, love that pretty poinsettia!

HilaryJane said...

I think the little black dots are the perfect finishing touch for your first card and I love the embossing along the edge, it adds just enough extra interest. Your second card is such a lovely colour and just perfectly CAS xx

Lisa Elton said...

Two wonderful cards, Greta! That poinsettia is so pretty!

Brenda in IN said...

That's so cool that you used the flower petals colored in green for the leaves. It looks great! The Sassy Sapphire is a pretty color and and I love that Arianna Sprig is a lovely die.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I agree your poinsettia is a very elegant card, so beautiful. Your colouring is really lovely. Please stop recommending things like Lindy's, I am NOT buying more this year! :) I love the sprig and scribble dies on your beautiful Sapphire card, love the frame and design, so beautiful Greta.
Faith x

Maria said...

A lovely poinsettia card colored so pretty, Greta! And, love the pretty blue background long with he sprig for your second card!

Mac Mable said...

Both are beautiful and extra loving the contemporary style of the first Greta x.

Tracey McNeely said...

Great both of these designs are fabulous! One of them reminds me to get cracking on Christmas cards!