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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Peaceful Pinecones

Festive Friday Challenge Blog is celebrating their Final Challenge for 2013. Twenty-two different 'triggers' were outlined over the past year and this time we were to choose one of them for the final week. My card was inspired by this Rustic Country Theme graphic:

I live in an area of Canada that is surrounded by pine trees.  When Peaceful Pinecones was introduced last year, I knew it would be a great set for my holiday cards.

Pinefeather (dark green) papers and ink, Kraft and Dark Chocolate with Pure Poppy accents: these definitely create a rustic country theme.

* A panel of Rustic Cream card stock was embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Folder (Stampin' Up) and then cut into 3 vertical  strips. These were mounted onto a Pinefeather panel, then attached to a Rustic Cream card base.
* The main image was stamped onto die cuts from Peaceful Pinecones. The pinecones were stamped with Kraft and Dark Chocolate inks; some were added to the front with 3D foam dots. Three red glittered adhesive pearls accent this arrangement.

* Double-ended Banner Die was cut from Pinefeather Gingham Patterned Paper. A thin strip of Pure Poppy card stock was glued to the center of the banner. 
* The sentiment panel was created by stamping an Rustic Cream oval with Postmarks and Fine Linen ink. The sentiment (Holiday Wishes) was stamped with Pure Poppy ink and then Versamark. Clear embossing powder gives this a glossy finish. The stamped oval was matted with an oval of Pinefeather, edged with Vintage Cream ink.

A sentiment from Holiday Wishes was stamped with Pure Poppy ink 
and a small image from Peaceful Pinecones is the finishing detail.

Card Details (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Peaceful Pinecones, Background Basics: Postmarks, Holiday Wishes
Inks - Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream; Versamark
Paper - Pinefeather, Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy, Pinefeather Gingham Patterned Paper
Dies - Peaceful Pinecones, Double ended Banner Die; Spellbinders Classic Oval
Other - SU: Square Lattice Textured Folder; Red Glitter Adhesive Pearls;
3D Foam Dots;  Ranger: Super Fine Clear Detail Embossing Powder; 

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

1 comment:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the rock and roll technique on the pinecones - perfect for this challenge! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday! Hope to see you in 2014!