Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cool Colors

I have another warm colors card to post, but today I've gone back to cool colors.
First up is my color blocking card for PTI MIM.  Marlena used What the Doodle Snowflakes for her Blog Hop card which reminded me that I haven't opened that stamp set yet.  
I bought it because the images are beautiful, even without coloring. Love how they look clear embossed on colored cardstock: Winter Wisteria, Lavender Moon & Aqua Mist.  The sentiment from the same set is silver embossed on vellum & Nuvo silver glitter dots & a little silver bow add some sparkle.  I'm also entering Rudolph DaysHLS Christmas Challenge & SSS Wednesday.

Next is my entry for the July Winnie & Walter Color Challenge--beautiful & refreshing!  
I decided Brilliance Pearlescent Jade (looks blue to me) & Pearlescent Lime were pretty good matches, so I blended a panel with each of them.
Then I die cut each with W&W The Leaf Effect Cutaway.  The lime leaves were glued into the jade frame & of course, I have the opposite also ready to use.  
My favorite W&W Hello die was stacked 3 high with 2 layers of white cardstock for the shadow of the top glitter layer.  Hugs is done with Tim Holtz stickers & a few PPP clear confetti mix dots for a fun embellishment.  I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies,  DRU, SSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday.  We enjoyed a cloudy morning, so Fritz & I could actually walk more than a few feet down the street--haha! Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Edited to add: Also entering SSS Work it Wednesday.



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30 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

two lovely cards, Greta - the colors in the first one are gorgeous together and make a great untraditional colors card

artful-notions said...

Hi Greta! Your color block card is so pretty with the snowflakes. What a great idea. And the other card lovely with the bright aqua and lime. Great cards!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the color block snow flakes!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, those are pretty little snowflakes! I love the colors you used and the color blocking. Such a pretty card! And the second is equally marvelous Greta!

scrappymo! said...

Your Rudolph Days entry card is so lovely. I like this idea of the three panels...it is a great design!
The sentiment and bow look pretty in the silver. Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Helen Wallace said...

Such a pretty snowflake card with the three panels. You really are getting a good pile of Christmas cards ready to go! The crisp, clean look of the blue/green card is simplicity at it's best. TFS

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Greta :-) I love the triple coloured panel on the first one, very pretty, and the background on the 2nd one is fabulous, I love that die design with the bold sentiment die, absolutely stunning!

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Luv
Lols x x x

Marina said...

What beautiful colours you have used on these cards. The colour blocking is a great effect and I think you must be very patient with those die-cuts!

Dawn Turley said...

two beautiful cards Greta. I love the idea of the colour blocking done like that. And the colour of the second card is great.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful cards Greta...Love both of them..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

Rosemary said...

wonderful set of cards, greta!! your color blocking on the first one is fabulous!! love the color combo on the second!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Oh, how clover to clear emboss that stamp set on the color panels creating beautiful texture. You're having a great summer with cards, Greta!

Marcia HIll said...

Two great cards Greta! Love your color block card with the snowflakes...SOOO pretty! (I haven't opened my set yet either!) Really love your blue & green leaf card too...such pretty colors together and love the big HUGS that stands out!! :0)

Cat Craig said...

those snowflakes are fantastic Greta. love the color blocking. no one rocks that leaf die like you...and I have the cards on my wall to prove it! fab.

Mac Mable said...

What pretty snowflake stamps and love the effect of clear embossing on the coloured card x Vibrant and juicy colours on your second card...I love them. Such a wow card and looking forward to seeing the card with the fallouts etc from that fabulous leaf die x Thank you Greta for stopping by my blog and sending congratulations on my shout out at CAS mix up, that was so kind of you x I enjoy that challenge very much, mixing CAS, MM and with a new technique, what's not to like? Thanks again Greta, enjoy your weekend x

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply beautiful cards Greta...love your wonderful pastel snowflakes, just incredible. Your hello card is so sweet!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love both cards but I find the color blocking card very striking.

Darnell said...

Beautiful cool color blocking, Greta! It's a perfect backdrop for the great NBUS snowflakes! And I love your W&W glittery hello leaf card!! Hugs, Darnell

Nancy said...

Two amazing cards, Greta! I love the soft snowflakes. So pretty! The second one is spot on for the color challenge! Just beautiful!

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Greta. I especially love the colours on the first. Those snowflakes are super. Barbxx

lainey said...

I like your non-tradtional colors you used for your snowflakes card. And isn't it nice to ink up a stamp set we've had for a while? Love the colors on your leaf card too.

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunning colour combination and am loving the snowflakes too, thanks for joining us at July's Rudolph Days Challenge, luv Sam x

Ina G said...

Lovely layout and colour choice here. Great Christmas sentiment too. Thanks for sharing with us for our Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous cards and you rocked that colour challenge! I love the clear embossed snowflakes!

Kathy Mc said...

Aqua and lime are perfect together, but I love your blocked color palette with the clear embossed snowflakes. I'm going to have to pull out my set and get embossing also. Great cards, Greta!

Jennifer T. said...

Wonderful cards!

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful cards! Both of them are designed so beautifully!! Very pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love your color blocked Christmas card. Wonderful, nontraditional colors! Love the silver bmbossing as well. Thanks so much for playing with us at Hppy Little Stampers July Christmas Challenge.

Cat Craig said...

Congrats on the shout out at W&W

Marlena M. said...

Congratulations on your Winnie & Walter shout out!!! I missed this post~your blocked card is gorgeous (as is your Hello card~lovely!)~so glad I reminded you of this lovely set Greta. ;) You did an amazing job with these challenges~