Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Christmas Greenery - Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines

 I'm continuing on my quest to make more Christmas cards so that I won't be in panic mode the day after Thanksgiving.  I started this card with a different idea in mind and while it veered away for the original idea I do like how this one turned out.

  I combined new products with some carry over ones from last year.  Stamps and tools generally don't have a shelf life in stamping but for demonstrators there is always a new catalog with new products on the horizon so a lot of the time we only get use products for a brief time.  I get excited when I see a product in the new annual catalog that was in the Holiday or Occasions catalog because that means I get more time to play with it and also see how it mixes and matches with new products.

  The Christmas Pines and Pretty Pine bundle are the new and the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set and coordinating Christmas Greeting thinlets are the old on this card.

 The card base is Garden Green but all the fun happens on a piece of Whisper White.  I first stamped the pine branches using Garden Green ink and stamping off to get more depth.

  Next I die cut pine branches out of Garden Green cardstock and layered them over the stamped pine branches.  I did the pine cones next with Early Espresso for the top layer and Crumb Cake for the bottom layer.  I nestled them among the branches and finished it off with a die cut Cherry Cobbler bow.  The Pretty Pines thinlets set really has a lot of different shapes for so many choices when you're creating.

  For the sentiment I used the 'merry' from the Christmas Greeting thinlets and cut it out going across the corner of the Whisper White panel.  I cut out a second 'merry' in Cherry Cobbler and placed it back into the cut out for a nice inlaid look.  The fine tip glue pen is really handy for glueing thin pieces like this.  You can see the Garden Green card base peeking through the e and y.  Finally I stamped 'Christmas' in Garden Green to finish the sentiment.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Christmas Pines, Holly Jolly Greetings

Ink: Garden Green

Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Pretty Pines thinlets, Christmas Greeting thinlets

1 comment:

  1. Very nice card and I'm going to have to "borrow" your idea :).


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