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Monday, April 27, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #108 - Nuts About You

Calypso Coral #2


Welcome to this week's Artful Stampers Blog Hop.

My card today uses the Color Coach colours of Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi.

When I re-examine this card, there are a couple of things missing that I would add:

1. A sentiment....I just couldn't make it work so I left it off.
2. Some sort of texturing or stamping on the middle Chocolate Chip band. I like the Wild Wasabi twine, but I think it needs something extra.

So....as I was writing this blog post, I LITERALLY got up and pulled the card apart and put it back together again with the aforementioned suggestions. 

Here is Card B:

Which one do you like best? The minimalist part of me now likes the first one! **sigh**

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge:

Card recipe

Stamp - Nuts About You, Little Buddy Birthday (Card B)
Ink - Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi Stampin Write Marker, Chocolate Chip Stampin Write Marker
Cardstock - Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral, Stacked with Love DSP (Occasions catalogue)
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Multipurpose Glue, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (flower), Word Window Punch (Card B), Neutrals Candy Dots, Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Painted Blossoms Cotton Twine

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  1. They are both lovely Alison :-) I am leaning towards the second card

  2. I like them both, but I think your instinct was right and the 2nd one wins for me. I like how you added "texture" by stamping the tree top.

  3. Although they both look great, I think that Card B has that extra pizzazz.


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