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Geometric Christmas Cards

After a card show I have one of two feelings. One: I feel reinvigorated and want to craft as much as humanly possible. Or two: I'm exhausted and I need some R & R to get my creative flow back in check. After my last show I fell firmly into the latter category. 

Thankfully, November is here, and with that comes a host of Christmas and holiday inspiration. Inspiration struck yesterday thanks to Sketch Saturday's wonderful sketch #686

Here's the sketch in question:
A fun sketch no doubt. I just purchased the Starry Night Recollections paper from Michaels, and so using that and this sketch, here were my two creations.

Here's my submission piece:
As you can see, the gold foiling really catches the light. It's quite a stunner. My second piece I was also really proud of:
I'm all about that blue and gold Christmas, so I was super thrilled with how these came out. 

Hopefully, my inspiration keeps coming. Thankfully, I have a number of holiday cards I have to make, so I have a hunch I'll have no shortage of inspiration.

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