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Country Wreaths and the Joy of Noel

It is Thursday and time for a new Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.

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Don't you love these colors?  Honestly, when Lost Lagoon came back I was pretty neutral about it but I have been using it more and more and  now I am so happy it is back!  Soft Sea Foam is another color I do not use much but oh my I really like it with Lost Lagoon!  

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I pulled out my Cottage Wreaths stamp set and coordinating Country Wreath Dies.   I stamped the wreath using Lost Lagoon ink on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock.  I like to stamp on colored cardstock especially when layering the image on Basic White Cardstock.  I think it makes the image stand out.  The berries were cut out using a die from the Joy of Noel bundle.  This little die will be so useful and perfect as little embellishments, eyes, and flower centers.  I cut the berries out of the Berry Burst Soft Shimmer Paper Combo Pack.  The little bow was also cut in Berry Burst Soft Shimmer Paper.  The bow is from the Country Wreath dies and I added a little circle for the "knot".

The sentiment is from the Joy of Noel stamp set and inked in Berry Burst.  The embossing was made using the Snowflake Sky 3D folder.   The snowflake impressions are so pretty and crisp.  I will tell on myself and I didn't stamp the sentiment until after I embossed it.  I got lucky and it turned out!

When it came to layering the front panel I knew I wanted it to be on Berry Burst cardstock.  I couldn't decide if I liked the card base in Soft Sea Foam or Lost Lagoon so I made it both ways.

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Which do you like better?  I still cannot decide.

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The inside of the card I used a sentiment  from the Beary Cute stamp set.  I also added a few Soft Sea Foam snowflakes from the Beary Cute set.  In the center I added a few more  Berry Burst Shimmer dots.

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary Design Team made for this challenge,

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