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Honeycomb Ornament, 19/100

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Today’s Sketch Challenge SC387 on Splitcoaststampers was a tough one for me, I am so not a swirly girl!  I was wracking my brain trying to think of what I could use for a swirl and then I remembered the swirl in Stampin’ Up Ocean Commotion.  I also wanted to try the Honeycomb Shapes  technique featured in this week’s Wednesday Tutorial, so I combined the two on this Christmas card. I love to use nontraditional colors on my Christmas cards.  Being in South Florida, I try to infuse a bit of tropical warmth in my Christmas cards, so I chose Bermuda Bay for my card base and mat.  I stamped with VersaMark and embossed the swirl and sentiment with Gold embossing powder.  I punched 24 ornaments from an old DCWV Winter Mat Stack.  I used Taken with Teal to ink the edges of my punches.  Although the tutorial showed to ink the edges after the shapes were glued together, I found it much easier to do before hand.  The only thing I would have done differently is to ink the top part of the ornaments in gold.  I assembled my punches in groups of 6 and then glued the four stacks together.  I found that by making smaller stacks, it was easier to keep the shapes from shifting out of alignment.  This is a fun technique and a great way to extend the use of your paper punches!

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