I have showcased the Joyous Noel Suite today! And it is an awesome Suite of products. The colors are traditional with a bit of a twist. Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide are the main two I focused on. They are more of a jewel tone than a bright Red and Green of traditional Christmas Colors. After seeing these on today’s card though, I believe I will be using them for non-holiday cards as well.
To go with the Merry Merlot and TranquilTide, I added Sahara Sand as a soft blending color. The DSP includes Sahara Sand and Gray Granite as the soft colors. Either would be perfect and are equally gorgeous.
The Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper has copper foil details on one side and more traditional paper on the other. For this card I went with the not coppered side. I love the softness of the colors on this particular sheet.
When I noticed the different shades of green in the evergreen sprigs of the paper, I wanted to mimic that as a detail on the focal layer. I inked the stamp with Tranquil Tide, stamped in the corner, then stamped again on each side without re-inking the stamp. I repeated this on opposite corners. I stamped the star design on the opposing corners. I thought it was very cool the dramatically different shades of green from doing that technique. I hope you will give it a try. A note though….it requires a darker color to be able to stamp three times without reinking.
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- Base layer of Merry Merlot is 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
- Sahara Sand layer is 4 X 5 1/4
- DSP layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
- Center Sahara Sand layer is 2 3/4 X 4
- Center Whisper White layer is 2 5/8 X 3 7/8