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Friday, December 12, 2014

Floral Noel

Hello again.  
I've got another card ---
PAPER:  White cardstock (Core'dinations).
INK: Lagoon, turquoise, mist (SEI); Summer sky (Memento).
EXTRAS: Leaf die (Taylored Expressions); Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps); Noel die (Spellbinders); Stitched rectangle mat.

When I saw the challenge photo at Less Is More, I decided to sponge.  I love sponging.  It's easy and effortless.  It always comes out beautiful (I think).  And since I sponged, I can enter it in Shopping Our Stash challenge too, which is use your favorite technique.  I have several favorites, but this one is one of the quickest for a nice effect.  I used a stitched rectangle mat to cut my opening in the card.  And, yeah, I did use a new die, the poinsettia.  I sometimes forget SOS is for your current "stash".

Less Is More - #201 Color Challenge

Shopping Our Stash - #180 Favorite Technique

Noel Blessings!
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Sazzle Dazzle said...

A beautiful and sophisticated card Nance and superb blending of colour to match the palette in this weeks challenge. Thanks so much for taking part.
Less is more

Kim Heggins said...

Just gorgeous and so much beautiful detail too.

Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, hahahahahaha about the die! It's still stash, just a bit newer. We encourage you to use what you already have, but some of us *ahem* have a large collection of new stash, too.

I have to agree with a sponged background being a fabulous technique. I employ it often, and yours uses some of my favorite colors. The dies are perfect with it.

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful sponge effect! Love the simplicity of your design and the effective use of the challenge colors! I have selected you as our FB CAS "Queen Of Clean" Designer of the Day for Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Your project will be featured on our FB page www.facebook.com/avenue613 on Wednesday. Please stop by to say hello and to grab your Designer of The Day Badge!
Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
613 Avenue Create Papercrafting Challenge Blog

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful work! I love the poinsettia die and it is really effective in this design. Thanks so much for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Chrissie said...

Can't believe I didn't get around to visiting last week!
This is so pretty, I love how you have got so many of the colours into the backdrop!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"