This week’s Merry Monday Challenge is a super-fun one – gold, silver, white and one other color. There’s an art to combining gold and silver, but I’m always up to the challenge and am excited to share my project. Here’s my card:
- Combining Gold and Silver. As I mentioned in the opening of this blog post, it can be really tricky to combine gold and silver. Too much of a good thing can be too much. Am I wrong? My strategy was to include an ample amount of one and to minimize the use of the other. Gold pairs so beautifully with garden green so I decided to use gold as the more predominant of the two and just showcase silver on the Christmas tree ornaments. Silver still plays an important role here – just not as loudly as gold.
- Balancing the central panel. My original plan was to center the focal panel on the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper, but I’ve centered a lot of panels that way, so I decided to do something different. Look at me being different! I decided to shift it all to the left, lining up the strip of gold on the left of the banner with the strip of gold on the side of the panel underneath. Funny thing – it’s certainly not centered, but it’s all still very balanced.
- Glitter, Glimmer, Dazzling Details. You already know about my dislike-dislike relationship with glitter. When I mention that to people, they say Glimmer Paper isn’t messy. Not. They say that Dazzling Details isn’t messy. Well I think that’s wrong, too. I love the shininess of the glitter, but I’m not a huge fan of mess. If a picture tells a thousand words, what does this picture tell you?
Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees, Cheerful Tags Papers: Garden Green, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets, Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper Inks: Garden Green Accessories: Tree punch, Silver Dazzling Details, Gold Dazzling Details, Itty Bitty Accents punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Hexagon punch (for banner tips)
I hope you’ll pop over to the Merry Monday challenge to see the projects by the other design team members.
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