I am always on the lookout for new color ideas. I came across the Inspire. Create. Stamping Challenge's combination of Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent and wanted to give it a try. Sahara Sand is one of those colors I do not use very often and when I do use it, I always wonder why I don't use it.
I may have gotten carried away with all the flowers and leaves. The Pierced Blooms dies is one of my favorite flower & leaf dies and once I get started it is hard to stop. In the centers of the flowers I added the Classic Matte Dots in white.
The card base is Sahara Sand and the Evening Evergreen layer is from the Tidings of Christmas DSP. I suspect this pack of Designer Series Paper is also what inspired the color combination challenge. I love the subtle herringbone pattern on the paper and how it adds just a little something extra. If I was thinking I should have used it for the stripes too. Maybe next time!. The Sahara Sand layer was embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D folder. The thanks in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent was created using the Amazing Thanks dies.
I did use a strip of the DSP to decorate the inside of the card along with a Cherry Cobbler flower and Soft Succulent leaf. Isn't that subtle herringbone pattern great? The Tidings of Christmas DSP is not just for Christmas. There are lots of beautiful not Christmassy designs on the "B" side of each sheet.
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