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Wednesday 13 October 2021

Colour Creations week 20 Granny Apple Green


Welcome to week 20 of the Colour Creations Showcase. This week the Art With Heat Team are featuring Granny Apple Green, which belongs in our Brights family of colours.

This week I thought a bright, funky green needed to feature on a bright, funky card. I have paired Granny Apple Green with Poppy Parade and Basic Black. I know that this colour scheme is a bit different for traditional Christmas colours but I thought it suited the colour.

I used the Pine Tree Punch to cut one tree from a sheet of Granny Apple Green from the 6"x6" Brights DSP Pack, another from one of the sheets from the Pattern Play Hostess DSP and the third is also from the Pattern Play DSP but I have used a Blending Brush and Granny Apple Green ink to colour one of the black and white patterns, as shown below.

The strip across the center of the card is a piece of Poppy Parade DSP, also from the 6"x6" Brights DSP Pack.
The border either side is Black Glitter Paper using the Basic Borders Dies. 

I also used the Black Glitter Paper to cut 3 small stars using the Christmas Tree Dies to go on the top of the Christmas Trees.

The greeting is from the Peaceful Deer stamp set and has been heat embossed in White Embossing Powder on Basic Black card stock. 

What do you think? Is it still Christmassy enough?
Definitely not my usual colours but it's good to step outside your usual box sometimes.

For more Granny Apple Green inspiration it's time to head over to see what the very talented Theresa Gerrard has to share with us.

If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop, CatherineProctor, and she will have the list of all participants. 

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  1. Great colour combination, Rach (I may just have used it myself! LOL)! Tina used these colours for a Christmas card in Monday night's blog hop, and I commented then that I wouldn't have thought to use them for Christmas, but they totally work. This is a lovely bright, happy, Christmas card.

  2. What a fresh and modern take on the traditional Christmas colours, Rachel! The angled stripe of Poppy Parade really draws the eye across the card - such a great effect.

  3. I love your Christmas card Rachel. It’s great to step outside the box and your card totally works. Your selection of DSPs is perfect and I love the way you coloured the Black & White pattern with Granny Apple Green. Xxx

  4. I love your funky Granny Apple Green Christmas cards Rachel. GAG works very well with Poppy Parade and black for modern take on a Christmas colour palette.

  5. Love your Funky card Rachel, the colours go well together. It's nice to see untraditional Colours and style for Christmas.

  6. You have definitely created a wonderful funky card, Rachel. I think this colour combination is perfect and the black glitter is a great touch.

  7. These colours seem to be the trend for christmas cards at the moment! I really love the peeper of black glimmer as well

  8. A great card with a twist of difference Rachel. I really like the angled banner to show off the trees.

  9. I think that it's wonderfully Christmassy! Your card is very modern and cool - the trees look fantastic.


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