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Nontraditional Noel…

What I mean by nontraditional is the color combination.  One of the new designer series papers for Christmas called All is Calm is a personal favorite.  So when creating today’s card I took my color cues from this paper.  Here’s the card…

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I’ve used the Wondrous Wreath stamp set again along with the coordinating framelit called Wonderful Wreath which also includes the Noel and a Joy in the kit.  You can see why this DSP is a favorite and how nicely it pairs with the gold metallic paper.  I’ve got another idea I’ll show you later this week with a silver combination that’s stunning…

Would you like to make this card?   Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff:

  • Paper:  Lost Lagoon cardstock, Gold Metallic, Whisper White cardstock and All is Calm DSP
  • Ink:  Pear Pizzaz, Lost Lagoon, Versamark
  • Stamps:  Wondrous Wreath
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Wonderful Wreath Framelit set, 5/8″ Gold Satin ribbon, Circle Framelit

Digits:

  • The Lost Lagoon base card is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Gold Foil layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • The DSP is 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • The horizontal Gold Foil is 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • The horizontal DSP layer is 1 5/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • The Gold Foil circle is 3″
  • The wreath gold berries are Versamark with gold embossing powder heated.
  • The Noel was cut once with Gold and once with Lost Lagoon and Tomboy glue used to shadow place them.

Tip:  When I use framelits to cut words and intricate designs, I pounce my embossing buddy over the paper or die before cutting.  It works like a charm.  I know many use wax paper and that works too, but I just keep my embossing buddy next to the Big Shot I use for cutting.

Did you gather a little inspiration or a great tip you can use here today…GREAT! that’s my intention.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”Trying to understand the behavior of some people is like trying to smell the color 9.”

Being Inky is…Being HaPpY!

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