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Colour Creations Showcase - Granny Apple Green


Hi there

Tonight, I'm joining the ladies from the Art With Heart Team for this week's Colour Creations Showcase. This week we're featuring Granny Apple Green which is from the Brights Collection.  

Granny Apple Green Colour Combo - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This turned out to be a rather unexpected colour combination, but somehow I think it works.

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope | Joy Dies | Wreath Builder Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've kept my card simple, using my favourite Wreath Builder Dies to create a multi-layered wreath in Vellum, Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce.  I layered them onto a piece of Pool Party card stock that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then added to a Granny Apple Green mat and onto a Whisper White card base.

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope | Joy Dies | Wreath Builder Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To embellish the wreath, I have die cut 'peace' with the Joy Dies in Thick Whisper White and Gold Foil and adhered them together, offsetting the Gold Foil to create a shadow and make it a little more robust. The peace dove from the Dove of Hope stamp set was heat embossed in Gold and then fussy cut; there is a die to crop it, but I wanted to have it without a border. Although it isn't visible in the photo, I sprayed the dove with Champagne Shimmer Mist (Champagne Shimmer Paint in rubbing alcohol) for some sparkle and popped it up so that the wings are very dimensional. The coordinating 'on earth' greeting was heat embossed in gold and then fussy cut and popped up.

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope | Joy Dies | Wreath Builder Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat for my writing panel and I have stamped the lovely greeting from the Dove of Hope stamp set in the centre with Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce. At the base is a strip of designer paper from the Forever Greenery pack which is very close to Granny Apple Green and has Shaded Spruce speckles. I had an extra dove, so I popped it in the corner to finish.

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope | Joy Dies | Wreath Builder Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne


Project Details
Stamps Dove of Hope, Peace & Joy
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce, Vellum, Gold Foil, Forever Greenery DSP
 Ink Versamark, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Gilded Gems
Tools    Joy Dies, Wreath Builder Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat gun, Champagne Shimmer Paint


Catherine is hosting us tonight, so make sure you head over to her blog for the links to the other participants tonight.

Thanks for visiting today!


Diane Furniss

Beautiful Judy, it says it all. I haven't even used my wreath around bundle yet.

Kathryn Ruddick

Gorgeous bright card Judy - you know if someone stands all their Christmas cards on a mantelpiece that this one is going to pop out from all the others! It's lovely!

Sujatha Harding

Your colour combination is very bright and festive - lovely card just in time for Christmas!

Michele Taylor

Judy your card is is usual. But, I think that Pool Party, Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce might just be my new favourite colour combo. Love it!!!

Tina Gillespie

You're right - it's an unexpectedly delightful colour combination that you've showcased perfectly!

Kate Morgan

I agree, not colours I would put together, but it works, especially with the addition of the gold, lovely, Judy!

Caroline Manwaring

Judy, your colour combination certainly does work - your card is beautiful. I love the touches of gold and the subtle embossing.

Karen in Florida

Lovely card!! Great color combo.

Andrea Sargent

Such a lovely Christmas card Judy. I love the multi layer wreath with the gold and white sentiment and gorgeous dove. Off-setting the gold and white layers for the work "Peace" looks great and your treatment of the dove is beautiful. Your layers and mounts both inside and out always adds that special touch. xxx

Rachel Woollard

Beautiful card Judy, I love the colour combination you've used.

Theresa Gerrard

Such a lovely elegant christmas card Judy. I wouldn't have thought to team Pool Party with Granny Green Apple but it goes beautifully in your card

Ros Davidson

A gorgeous elegant card Judy, A style you do so well. I had never thought of using vellum to help fill a wreath out so thanks for the tip.


The colours you have used look beautiful together, Judy. I never would have thought to team Pool Party with those greens, but it provides a lovely background. The gold touches are perfect. Beautiful card.

Catherine Proctor

Judy your colour scheme is stunning as is your card. So very elegant and classy. Thanks for inspiring us all with your Granny Apple Green card tonight!

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