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Saturday, 3 November 2012

More Christmas cards

I'm on a roll. Finally having cleaned up re-organized my crafting area I have had time and desire to create more cards.
I bought the new Ornamental Cheer stamp set ,D1520, from Close to my Heart and was playing around with my embossing powders , (checking out which ones worked/looked best.  THEY ALL DO) . lol .   I had some varieties of golds -some straight out of the jar,- some a mix of different golds , to see how well they might mix.)
I made 4 ornaments in each colour -the golds plus blues, greens and reds -then  I hand cut them out to shape-why didn't I use my Art Philosophy cartridge ???? because I stamped them first and I haven't learned to use the centre cut feature on my Cricut machine. So now they are cut and ready to go , which paper to use?? I found some Sonoma paper in my stash and discovered that the browns and purples and mossy greens (cocoa, smokey plum and olive) looked gorgeous with the gold embossed ornaments. Take a look and tell me what YOU think of the combos.(you can use the comments feature)

the olive doesnt look very green here but it was the smokey plum that I wanted to stand out.
On my to do list- learn to use my camera settings to create more accurate colour renditions.
It feels good to use up some more large  scraps. Stay tuned for more festive cards.

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