March 22, 2015

Pretty in Green

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Hi Everybody,

Now this is a color I don't use very often but I was asked the other day to give some ideas for cards  using green

The card I have used here is from the Celebrations Range with Spellbinders and this shade is called Pixie Play

There are lots of items in this range from the card to embossing folders,  stamps and dies that match them

The floral paper underneath was very bright and so I have subdued it with Parchment and added it with eyelets in each corner.

I used an embossing folder on the parchment before adding it to the card

The diamante around the edge  and the flourish are from Want2Scrap

The white and green flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and they have been sparkled with Glitter Magic  Chameleon glitter.  The little white dove is also from WOC

The ribbon was in my "Stash" and the dazzler over the knot is part of a Primark bracelet that I took apart.  I am happy with the result and as the card I used is 12 x 12 I have managed to get two cards from the one sheet

This sentiment was free with   Simply Cards and Papercrafts   and it is one of the most useful phrases in my collection and it is one I have used often since I got it.  I love the script it's in too

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

33 comments:

  1. I like that one, very rich looking

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  2. This card is just beautiful Christina.

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  3. It certainly eye catching Christina but stunning gorgeous embellishments

    Anne

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  4. Morning Christina. Wow love green and white the card is super. Beautiful. Mavis xx

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  5. Hi Christina i never seem to use green much
    but really like the card .
    Marion H

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  6. Good Sunday morning Christina, what a stunning card today!!! Amazing the colour combination sooooo beautiful!! And I like the way you have subdued the background paper with an embossed piece of parchment.Have a nice week and I am looking forward to your next card!!Take care Jane B.

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  7. Wow, this is gorgeous.Really a card that give a happy feeling.

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  8. Morning Christina,
    A lovey card as always. Green is a colour that I don't use very often either.
    Lydia
    X

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  9. I am the same with green and Yellow card stock, however i must say your card is lovely i think i will try again and tone it down with parchment .
    Elaine H X

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  10. Hi Christina
    This card is gorgeous although I'm not a lover of green on a card. Mind you you can do any card in green, or in any colour you like.

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  11. This just looks so calming and restful, such a beautiful card
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  12. This is a gorgeous card Christina, love the colour and the parchment works well x x x

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  13. Hi Christina - Another lovely card. The colours look really stunning. I like the idea of the parchment. No doubt I will use that on some of my cards. Thanks - have a happy Sunday xx

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  14. i love the color . it is very a pretty card.

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  15. Hi Christina, i do love the green card, and the idea of parchment to tone down bright colours I've heard before but had forgotte . Thank you Ann

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  16. Good Sunday Morning to you Christina :) This morning's card is absolutely beautiful, cheerful; and with the dove, I have to say has a feeling of Easter or spring. Just lovely! Embossing the parchment paper was brilliant! I'll have to try that. I'm thinking you can make a card any color with your "Christina touch". You have that artistic knack for pulling it all together just perfectly. Thank you soooooo much for sharing this piece of beauty today. Enjoy a wonderful day.

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  17. You should wander around in your color box more often. Beautiful care. It's Bright and Springtime looking. Lovely.

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  18. No a colour is use very often either but l'm warming to it l find it makes beautiful cards as your is here x

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  19. This is beautiful Christina. This would have been perfect for my own birthday as I was born on St. Patrick's Day! LOL Stunning!

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  20. Hi Christina,
    This is quite a different card from you today and I love it! You don't see too many cards made with green cardstock and this one is really pretty. I loved the idea of using parchment to tone down the brightness of the floral paper...a good tip to remember. x

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  21. Love green on cards and this is a lovely one Christina, so uplifting,
    XxxRuth

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  22. Beautiful! I love that shade of green and am going to have to purchase it! This is a very stunning card! TFS!

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  23. Hi Christina what a beautiful card, love everything about it.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  24. I love the green card..it's so springlike. It's also very pretty. I never think to tone down bright paper with parchment..I just don't use it, so now I have a lot of paper that I can use. Thanks for reminding me of that tip, Christina, and thanks for sharing your beautiful green card.

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  25. Very elegant, love this pretty green, and the choice of flowers. Stunning

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  26. I happen to love this green and how the parchment paper was used. Brightened my day. Stayed home from church with an annoying virus that seems to be inviting itself on many of my friends. :)
    I need to make a card for a doctor's office as a "thank you" to the surgeon and stafff. Ummm --going to look my "stash" over for some of this green. Loving the dove and embellishments and ribbon. ~blessings

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  27. Green is my favourite colour so unsurprisingly I love this card! I never would have thought to use it on a floral card though. How beautiful it looks.

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  28. Aah Christina, Lovely, this card reminds me of the Lush fabric of beautiful ball gowns. Silky green and opulent.with the corsage of flowers on the ladies wrists. Your cards can always remind me of sunny days, and wonderful evenings, with the colours ribbons and
    sparkly's. Yes I do have a vivid imagination remembering past times. Thank you for awakening memories.xxx

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  29. Gorgeous. I love it. Pinned of course. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765607399657/

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  30. I'm not a green color person but this card is awesome...
    It makes me think of spring flowers
    Well done Christina

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  31. Thank you for that, Christina. I think you have used this, for me, difficult colour in a way that doesn't actually feature it as the main focus, and it draws the eye away from it by using the floral paper on top. Very pretty. xx

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