Shana Gaff
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Candy Cane Hues

It's time for another challenge at Color Me Beautiful and it is gorgeous! 
You know I have been on a roll making Christmas cards, and this one was no exception.  The color combination is called Candy Cane Hues, so I just HAD to make another Christmas card. :)  I had originally made a different card, which I am sure I will share with you at some point, but I just wasn't happy with it so I started over and went with something completely different!
The effect I used with the Top Note die is called Bargello.  Although I kind of just did mine by memory of the technique, you can find directions for the true technique here.  I used Primrose Petals and Very Vanilla Cardstock, and Real Red DSP from the Brights Paper Stack.  I wanted some texture for the background, so I embossed a 5 1/4"x4" sheet of Soft Suede cardstock in the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and sponged it with Soft Suede ink.  I was able to get a little bit of the Sahara Sand in there on the gingerbread man and ink sponged around the sentiment.  Sometimes it is so hard to get five colors on one card!  This one was a little easier since there were three neutrals and the Primrose Petals and Real Red just look so good together.  I never would have paired those together so I love challenges like this!
Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages, Scentsational Season
Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Primrose Petals, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Tools: Top Note Bigz Die, Holiday Collection Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, sponges
Accessories:  Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Red Dazzling Details, Dimensionals, Brights DSP Stack

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