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Pine Cone Blessings

>> Saturday, October 29, 2016

Good morning!
This card features the new Pine Cone with Bow1001G
I also used my favorite sentiment for Christmas, Christmas Blessings 646D.
I stamped, colored and fussy cut the pine cone and added some Diamond Dust to the ends to be like frost or ice crystals.  I cut some greenery (Sizzix) and added the Diamond Dust to them as well.
I cut a square frame from 2 nesting stitched dies from ODBD and cut out the Christmas Blessings with a stitched rectangle die (the square frame and the sentiment are popped up with foam tape).
I added a small gold half ball above my red bow as if a nail was holding the pine cone and bow in place.
That's about it for this card, it's pretty simple.
I love pine cones, we have a LOT of them where I live.  I do decorate with the large Sugar Pine Cones (they are 12" to 18" or so long") I even put a red bow on top at Christmas time.  These Pine Trees are the largest of the pine species  and are native to California and Oregon.  Most people I know who live in other states don't even believe me when I tell them about these pine cones. It IS true though, look them up!  I would say that the new pine cone stamp is from the Ponderosa Pine.  It is one of the prettiest medium sized pine cones used in decorating wreaths and such.  I used to collect boxes of these pine cones for wiring to greenery.
Ok, so much for lessons on Sierra Nevada Mountain pine cones...heehhee!
Have a nice weekend!!


nwilliams6 said...

Wow - you colored up and sparkled up that pinecone so beautifully. Makes me want to go do another one! Love your framing too, Robin. Beautiful. Hugz

Janett Ray said...

This is so pretty Robin.I love the frost that you added it really makes a statement.

Sue said...

What a beautiful card Robin! I love the colors! The yellow frame is the perfect backdrop to go with your hanging pine cone. I also thank you for the pine cone lesson - I've seen some big ones, but never THAT big....but I do believe you ;)

Shelia said...

Such a beautiful card, Robin. You have colored that pine cone beautifully and this is a great layout too. I did something similar (great minds, right?!). Thanks for the pine cone lesson. I'd love to see some of those big ones!! What we have around here are pretty small!

Diane said...

Loved the tutorial about the pinecones. Would like to see a picture of a real one. Our world is a fascinating place.

Karin said...

WOW! Your pine cone is just GORGEOUS! I love the added greenery and your touches of "snow"! All of the details make this look so, so real...This is a showstopper!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How pretty, Robin! Love the diamond frame w/ the pinecone & greenery hanging from it. Really looks beautiful.

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