Sunday, July 16, 2017

Warm Color Combo

The current Impression Obsession challenge is to use summer or warm colors.  My first thought was to use yellow, blue & green. But then I saw some of my newest mini Distress Inks & decided to blend fossilized amber, abandoned coral & candied apple as a background for the IO Solid Tree stamped in Hero Arts Cup O' Joe.  
May be my new favorite color combo, even though I always say I prefer cool colors.  Then again, my favorite metallic is gold which I used to stamp over the sentiment so it wouldn't look exactly the same as the tree.  I also spritzed the panel heavily with gold Perfect Pearls--so gorgeous in person!  The sentiment looks hard to read in the close up photo, but it really isn't.
It would have been a one layer card, except I messed up using a stitched rectangle die.  Fortunately, I could just trim the panel a bit & mat it with brown textured cardstock.  Might actually like it better anyway.  I'm also entering CropStop, Freshly Made Sketches & Stamplorations Theme. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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23 comments:

  1. Nice happy accident with the brown matting layer as it frames your beautiful card x Gorgeous blending and loving the colour combination too. Also like the sentiment which has been over stamped in the gold and wow to the bling with the perfect pearls. Beautiful card on the blog and I bet even prettier in real life x

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  2. Oh it is beautiful! I love your blending and such a lovely take on the theme...

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  3. Such a pretty background Greta.

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  4. The colors you chose blend beautifully together and make a gorgeous background for the tree. Love the sparkle.

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  5. love this Greta - perfect fall card!!

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  6. Beautiful blending on your rectangle bkgd, Greta. I like those colors together with the gold - ooh, la, la~

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  7. Gorgeous shimmer to your blended ink background, Greta - love the tree over it!!

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  8. The colors are really pretty and I love the bit of shimmer. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  9. Card looks like it is meant to be. Love the dark brown edging. Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. What a gorgeous technique! I love the shimmer. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  11. fabulous colors and I love the gold overstamping.

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  12. so amazing, greta!! you always create the most beautiful blended backgrounds!

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  13. One of my favorite color combos, a tree, and some sparkle - I love this card! Gorgeous!

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  14. Oh, my! Just gorgeous blending with the colors! And, love the finishing touch with gold, so pretty!!

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  15. This is a stunner Greta. Like you, I tend to gravitate to cooler colours, but this is a standout. Love the shimmery spritzing and that tree stamp is gorgeous.

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  16. Sure looks warm, lovely colors on a lovely card!

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  17. WOW, Greta, what a gorgeous card!
    I love the striking colors & design.
    Beautifully done!

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  18. Wow...this is one spectacular card Miss Greta! Love your beautiful inking and all that incredible sparkle, stunning!

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  19. Playing catch up after vacation! So many pretty cards on your blog while I was away Greta, as I knew there would be!! I like your cute summer hello card and the shaker bell with the awesome plaid paper. The colors on today's card are so warm and inviting. I got your pretty card in the mail today with the goodies inside. You are SO SWEET and THOUGHTFUL!! MWAH!!

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  20. I can imagine all the glimmer and shine you've achieved on this beautiful card, Greta! The blending of those warm sunset colors is perfect!! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. What a lovely CAS card! Great rescue - I think the brown mat adds just the right touch!
    Thanks for linking up to Cropstop -- it's great to have you play along!

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  22. Beautiful card with the very warm colours! It's been a strange summer here, with tons of rain, we are used to hot and dry. But we still have the hot humid days. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

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