Monday, October 20, 2014
Festive Pines- Christmas Wishes to You and Yours :-)
I still had the Ornamental Pine set on my desk (and decided to create one more card using the Pals PaperArts PPA224 Sketch along with the Festive Friday FFC42 Inspiration Photo and another October design for the CCC14 Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. Hopefully you are not tired of this set yet- I love it! :-)
If you have not already visited the challenge sites, I encourage you to do so- fantastic Design Team samples as well as their galleries!
Using the large branch stamp from Ornamental Pine, ink the image using Always Artichoke Classic Ink. Wipe the branch portion off with a baby wipe and color the branch with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker and stamp the image onto Whisper White cardstock.
Re-ink the needle area and stamp at the lower corner of the panel.
Add a few highlights with the White Gel Pen, trim the stamped panel and mount onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock, trim again and mount onto Early Espresso cardstock.
Ink the pine cones using Early Espresso Classic Ink (or the Stampin’ Write marker) and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. If needed, darken some of the areas with the marker and carefully cut out my hand (“fussy-cut”) and add the pine cones to the focal image panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim to approx. 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” and mount onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, trim and mount onto the Early Espresso card base.
Adhere the strips of Trim the Tree Designer Series Pack (DSP) onto Early Espresso cardstock and add to the card front per the sketch.
Mount the focal image panel onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Ink the sentiment using Early Espresso Classic Ink (or the Stampin’ Write Early Espresso marker as I did) and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.
Punch the sentiment out using the Ticket Duo Punch and mount onto a ticket punched from Cherry Cobbler and another one from Early Espresso (cut the Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso tickets in half vertically and adhere behind the sentiment so you can see the layers).
Mount the sentiment onto the card front directly onto the panel and using a Stampin’ Dimensional® on the right hand side to attach to the card front.
Add the ½” Always Artichoke Triple Seam Ribbon bow with the Antique Brad along with a few Pearls to finish the card.
Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine, That’s The Ticket
Ink: Always Artichoke, Early Espresso; Stampin’ Write Marker- Early Espresso, White Gel Pen
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Trim the Tree DSP Pack
Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Ticket Duo Punch, Pearls, ½” Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brad
Thanks again for stopping by- I will be sharing the new SU-Only Challenge early Tuesday morning…hope you can visit again soon!