Yeah, those are some totally impossible guidelines because what you think is easy can stump others (can we say masking?) and you'll never make everyone happy. I thought both cards from yesterday were too difficult because of the coloring and stamp positioning required. I liked the idea of the candy cane striped paper but I find it annoying that it is red and cream instead of red and WHITE.
So for the next card I thought I'd use white with just a strip of the off colored candy cane striped paper and came up with the card above. I feel this card is too simplistic and possibly even downright boring. Next I started thinking of making a more elegant card using silver cording.
That idea lead to this card above. The paper is silver shimmer, the washi tape is silver, the silver cording is silver and even the bling on the deer's nose is clear (that's close enough to silver). I felt this card was a step in the right direction but didn't quite have the "it" factor yet.
Yep, I kept slogging away at it and came up with some more ideas. You'll have to stay tuned for tomorrow's scheduled post to see what those are.
The Fine Print: All products by A Muse Studio. Stamps--Christmas Stag; cardstock--sugar, cherry, candy cane stripe, and shimmer silver; other products--cherry twinkle dot stickers, onyx pearl stickers, metallic assortment washi tape,and silver elastic cording.