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The same, but different...

Hi there

Today I have two cards to share with you. One we made in class last week uses the no-fail classic colour combo of navy and white with the lovely 'Floral Phrases' stamp set.  I really liked the layout, so decided to try it again as a Christmas card, using some new goodies from the forthcoming Holiday Catalogue.

I didn't have enough of the Floral Boutique designer paper for the class, so I went with the Night of Navy layered on the thick Whisper White card base. The stamped layer is matted on silver foil and uses the main floral image from 'Floral Phrases' at the top, together with the Floral Boutique washi set to separate the lovely sentiment from the same set. I added some white Baker's twine before popping up the panel in the centre. I've kept the same border on all the layers for a balanced symmetrical look.  The result is a very elegant thank you card that could also work well as a sympathy or wedding card with a change of sentiment. 

  Stampin' Up Floral Phrases

For the inside, I have used the other floral image to create a border at the base of the writing panel.

Floral_Phrases_Washi_Inside

 

Project Details
Stamps Floral Phrases
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Foil
 Ink Night of Navy
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Floral Boutique Washi set
Tools      Trimmer, Dimensionals, Stampamajig

When I saw the images in the new 'Greetings from Santa' stamp set, I thought they would translate well to the same layout. For the top section I have stamped the tree and reindeer image and then added the fabulous washi from the new 'Presents & Pinecones' suite. The sentiment is a favourite from the 'Wondrous Wreath' stamp set and the Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine is also new in the Holiday Catalogue from the 'Baker's Twine Trio' pack. The centre panel was popped up as with the first one. The finished card has less layers than the first, but the layout remains the same.

Stampin' Up! Santa's List

For the inside, I have used some of the striped washi at the bottom and have stamped the pine tree and reindeer above it to finish.

Santas_List_Inside

I think Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler/Real Red is going to be one of my go-to colour combos for Christmas this year. The emerald is so vibrant. 

Project Details
Stamps Greetings from Santa, Wondrous Wreath
Card stock & Papers     Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
 Ink Versamark, Emerald Envy, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Presents & Pinecones Washi
Tools     Gold EP, Heat Gun, Stampamajig, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!

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