Monday, October 20, 2014

Festive Pines- Christmas Wishes to You and Yours :-)



Hi Stampers!

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!

To create this card:

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!

16 comments:

Lesley Croghan said...

This is beautiful, Julie!

Susan Itell said...

Beautiful! I feel like I want to grap a cup of coffee and curl up with a book (if your card was a book). This looks so warm and the textures are great! Thanks for playing this week with the challenge!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow......Gorgeous!

Katy McGloin said...

STUNNING! Thanks ever so much for including the PPA in your stamping fun this week. I always look forward to your entries!!

Cindy Hall said...

Those pine cones look so real! I really had to study them and then read your post to know that the were stamped and not real. They have so much dimension and look like they're popping off the card. Awesome card, Julie! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

Cindy Hall said...

Those pine cones look so real! I really had to study them and then read your post to know that the were stamped and not real. They have so much dimension and look like they're popping off the card. Awesome card, Julie! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

Dawn Tidd said...

I'm with Cindy!, Those pine comes look amazingly real! It's a gorgeous card that you've shared with the Pals Paper Arts! Thanks so much for joining us!

Pam Strobel said...

Are you serious??, those pine cones are a reach out and touch moment...you just keep knocking em out. And no, we are not tired of seeing this stamp set!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Julie.

Donna said...

This is beautiful! The pine cones just POP off that card. Amazing! Thank you for sharing. I just know I'm going to end up and order that stamp set. I feel it coming on!

KayM said...

Wow!! When I first saw this I thought you had glued a branch of real pinecones to your card! Seriously, they look that real!! Very amazing card!! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday! :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I thought those pinecones were 3D! This card and your techniques are amazing! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

Geri said...

I'm telling you...I had to study those pine cones and find the info in your post to see if they were real or not...and I just saw that set used on a card minutes ago! Great job with the dimension you've added! It's a beautiful card! Delighted to have you with us at Festive Friday!!!

Julie Steed said...

Wow, this is really beautiful. Well done!

cparsons said...

Julie, I'm a fellow SU Demonstrator and I have to tell you how much I like your work! I'm casing a couple of your designs to share with friends:)

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments- you are all such an encouragement to me! Hugs to you, my friends and God Bless!

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