I chose this card as my inspiration:
LIST: colours (yellow, red, black), theme (all occasion), elements (flourish, strip, ribbon, paper clip, layered tag for sentiment; techniques (stamping, die cutting)
INCLUDE: flourish background with red strip
MODIFY: change yellow to green, paper to stencil, diagonal instead of horizontal, change layered tag to layered circle
EXCLUDE: black, rad caps, rectangle sentiment element, paper clip, ribbon
SPIN: square card, gold splatter
This card shows how easy it is to use non-Christmas products to make Christmas cards. I created two backgrounds with a stencil called "In the Jungle", and then cut them with the Diagonal Strips cover plate die. I mixed and matched the stripes to get two festive looking panels (see both below). By using rich reds and greens, the jungle becomes very festive (maybe even looks a bit like mistletoe?) and totally appropriate for Christmas!
I added some sparkle with gold watercolour splatter and a gold layer under my sentiment (don't forget to cut out the centre that no one sees, and save it for a future project!)
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