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View Poll Results: What color should the greeting be?
White, keeps it elegant. 9 7.50%
White, but you should emboss it. 40 33.33%
Red, cheery and bright. 71 59.17%
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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Question Please Help me choose a card

Please help me decide! I wanted a very elegant mono chromatic card, all Sahara Sand and White.

At first I used white pearl and star dust stickles, but they didn't show up enough. I switched to red, green and purple sparkley stickles. So now that I'm using some color, should I stamp the greeting in Red or white? The white isn't very bold, compared to the white embossed tree, the red definatly shows up, but does it take away from the tree and add too much color?

I've made 115 of these and just need to stamp the greeting. I think I've looked at it too much to make a decesion. I wanted to stay with the mono chromatic scheme and use white, DH and I think the cat like the red better.

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Old 11-23-2008, 12:24 PM   #2
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My vote is for white but maybe think about embossing it. The card is beautiful. I love the embossed background. I don't have the tools to do that but it sure is stunning

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Old 11-23-2008, 12:30 PM   #3
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I think the red added something to it. Maybe you can emboss the seasons greeting in red.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:31 PM   #4
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for me i like the red, it really made it pop
they are both very pretty.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:43 PM   #5
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I like them both, but I have to say I like the saying in the red better, it just adds a little more festiveness to the card. Let us know which you decided on.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:51 PM   #6
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I like embossed white. I really like the color being only in the tree, to my eye it looks more elegant.

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Old 11-23-2008, 12:57 PM   #7
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I voted for the red too, it just finished off the card nicely.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:00 PM   #8
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I vote white but I'm a monochromatic kinda girl.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:03 PM   #9
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They are both wonderful, but I vote for the red too... To me it made the tree stand out more, because it brought out the red on the tree.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:08 PM   #10
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I voted for red but I really like both. My reason for picking red is that the white sentiment (imo) would look better embossed and since you stated you made 115 I would rather skip (more) embossing) as long as it still looks great.

Plus, I agree with a previous poster that the red make the greeting pop (yet doesn't distract from the lovely image).


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Old 11-23-2008, 01:09 PM   #11
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Go with the cat's opinion. They know everything......

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Old 11-23-2008, 01:17 PM   #12
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I voted for the red greeting because it made the card really stand out and emphasised the tree (imho). Beautiful cards and I don't think the red detracts from the elegant style.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:56 PM   #13
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That's a beautiful card!! I voted for Red, but I think Green would be a nice compromise.
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Is that your kitty voting for the red? Too cute! I like them both, but I like the white a little better, so I voted to emboss the greeting so it doesn't get 'lost' due to the embossed tree. Maybe post another pic with it embossed in white?

Beautiful card, btw!!
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Always go with what the cat thinks. Just think how smart cats are by remembering what they get you to do for them. I voted for RED.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:11 PM   #16
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i voted for white, since you wanted an elegant card and I thought it looked more elegant. Both are beautiful though! Either way your family and friends will love it!
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:26 PM   #17
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I like the red
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I too, think the red makes it "Pop" and makes the tree stand out a little better. But both cards are absolutely stunning.
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I like the red but I voted for white because I think the white seems more elegant and I thought it fit with the overall apeal of the card. The red made it seem like the tree and greeting were competing, though they both look nice.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:29 PM   #20
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I think that they both look great, but I'd probably do the greeting in white, but emboss it. I think then it would look really pretty with the embossed tree. But the splash of color from the red does not distract anything from your lovely card.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:35 PM   #21
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Do red.. or green.. but some bright color to go with you ornaments on the tree.. even purple oooooooo
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:08 PM   #22
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I like the red - it adds a little festivity to the card without detracting from the beautiful tree.
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I like them both, but I have to say I like the saying in the red better, it just adds a little more festiveness to the card. Let us know which you decided on.
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:30 PM   #24
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! I appreciate each and everyone of you that has taken the time to look at my card and post your opinions! Love all of my stamping cyber buddies here at SCS!

Good eye for those that caught the cat in the upper right hand corner of the Red card trying to steal the card.

Well so far it is about 2 to 1 vote for red. Now I'm thinking I wish I hadn't already stamped the insides all in Sahara Sand. I don't know what is wrong with me this year, this is the first time in 5 years of making my Christmas cards I just can't make up my mind! I stamped about 12 or so cards with the sparkles all in pink, purple & tourquiose for some of my girl friends and special people that I know love a certain color, and I will emboss the greeting in white on those. The rest I am going to in red, maybe I'll stamp a red snowflake on the inside to make it more colorful. Someone suggested that I could also do grenn or purple and if I may even do a couple of those just to mix it up as I do have Green Galore and Lovely Lilac both in craft ink. Imostly just neede to know color or no color.

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For me, Embossed White.....
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It took me a minute to decide because I like them both. But I decided the red makes the other colors on the tree pop - it accents them not detracts from them. Both are great! 115 - whew you've been busy!!

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LOVE the cat! I agree with the red....but maybe embossed. So use a slower drying red ink (Craft) and clear embossing powder would look very nice. I really like this card! SUPER mono look!
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I agree with the cat - go for the red greeting!
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I love the white. It makes the card more elegant. Really love your cards.
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I think the white should be embossed and that you should keep the different colors.

I think the white makes it look more elegant.

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Wow, beautiful cards.

I voted for embossed white. With the colors you've chosen, and the look you're going for, the white would keep it classy and elegant. I think the red looks too busy. Either way, it's a gorgeous card!
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