Saturday, October 27, 2012

Festive Friday #42

Hi again, time for another Festive Friday challenge, and this week it is a colour challenge.  I have to be honest and was a bit scared by this mix of colours, especially for a Christmas card!  But isn't that what challenges are all about - the challenge?  If you are struggling a little for inspiration on this one pop over to Nicole's Festive Friday post and see what the other Design Team members have come up with.

This is my little creation for the challenge.  I decided to use Gumball Green DSP as the base for my criss-cross card, then add the Summer Starfruit and Elegant Eggplant in smaller amounts.  Ideally I would have loved this ribbon in Elegant Eggplant, but settled for the Summer Starfruit.  I just love these new In-Colour Ribbons, they are so soft and easy to tie into a bow.

Now just a peek at how this card opens so you can see the full effect of the criss-cross design.  Having the sentiment slid into the doily helps hold the card together when it is closed.  A little trick in punching a circle out of the centre of the doily ... first punch the circle out of a post-it note, then adhere the sticky circle exactly on the doily where you want it.  Then line that circle up with the opening in your punch and you will have the circle exactly where you want it each and every time!  This works with any punch out shape and has saved me a lot of frustration!

Hopefully that has inspired you to embrace the challenge and join in this week, there aren't many more weeks to go to get your Christmas cards made!

Happy Stamping

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