I really, really wanted to use this mint green paper on the card. It actually is really old CM and has swirls on the paper...which I thought matched the steam! And I thought I wanted to keep somewhat true to Christmas colors. So...I picked my cardstock, colored the image and tried to put it together. It is just not doing it for me.
Is the embossing too much? I cuttlebugged the swirl paper...and used the holly on the red. Maybe instead of ribbon it needed brads?? Is my color scheme off? Maybe the Creamy Caramel needs a versamark somethin' somethin' on it?
In case you are noticing a trend with my layouts, I did not intentionally use SC183 again! I actually started with a whole other layout but it just did not work!
OK, so I need honest criticism. This is not like a "do I look fat" question! I really want to know...what do you think??
Stamps: Minty Coffee (Stamping Bella)
Ink: Vick Bantock Lamp Black by Ranger, Copics to color
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, CM DSP, Georgia Pacific White
Accessories: Stickles, CB Embossing Folders (Holly, D'Vine Swirls)