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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Touches of Texture, Wetlands, Birthday Card

The "Touches of Texture" set was a must have for me but yet I have not played much with it! Grrr.  I have several sets that I thought I just HAD to have and yet I have hardly touched them.  Now to me that is a good sign that I buy too many stamp sets and I need to cut back.  So beginning in January with the new Occasions and Sale-a-Brations catalogs, I will be cutting back.  That will give me more time to play with a few new ones while still giving some of my old but current ones a little attention as well.

This was a fun card to make, though I think it looks a bit dull. I think the scallop around the birthday wishes would have looked better if it were dark.  I think there should be a layer around the decorative paper too, a dark color as well.  But it is what it is.

This is a fun two step set. You don't have to be exact with the center color part. It's not designed to match perfectly so you don't have to be careful when stamping it.

I stamped the stem using Old Olive. The outline of the flower was stamped using Rich Razzleberry and the flower was stamped using Melon Mambo.  I was going to use Rose Red but it looked too red against the Rich Razzleberry so I switched it to Melon Mambo.  The decorative paper is Melon Mambo too.  I need to use those giant stacks more often.  I end up with so much before they retire. Sounds familiar!!!  LOL  

This was a fun and quick card to make and I really like this layout.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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