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Pinecone Christmas

>> Friday, October 21, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
 I hope your week has gone well! Hopefully by today, we will have had a cool front come thru..because I tell you, this past week has surely felt like summer! Usually by Halloween we have had our first freeze but we haven't even approached refrigeration yet. So maybe if I think cold thoughts & make a Christmas card, it might help. Or not. But it won't hurt.

Today, I'm showing off a brand new Pinecone image. Isn't it wonderful? When I saw it, I just had a picture in my head of it hanging like an ornament so that's the direction I went. The pinecone was stamped, colored w/ Copics & fussy cut. Then I die cut a large white panel, cut out the arched window & cut another arch (using 2 sizes of the same die set) to make a frame. I stamped the Merry Christmas Arc on the frame (I cut the image apart to make it easier). On the leftover arched piece & also on the leftover large frame, I used the Woven Plaid stamp (the cut apart version), & the 3 colors of Distress inks. I went back I embossed the white layer w/ a snowfall folder before I put it all together & I also added a little die cut holly for the hanging part of the pinecone.
Here's a look at the inside. (I masked off the center to add the plaid around the edges.) Below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
stamps: DRS Designs - Pinecone (new!), Merry Christmas ArcWoven Plaid, (inside- Beautiful Holiday, Triple Holly
paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks twisted citron, candied apple, mowed lawn
accessories: Misti, Copic markers, stitched arch dies, stitched rectangle dies, holly ornament die, snowfall embossing folder, stickles (added to the pinecone)



nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is what I love about this:

*the sketch is sooo cool
*your plaid is so trendy and fab
*I want that EF!
*Your cone is amazing

Love it!!! Hugz

Karin said...

This is just so gorgeous! Your coloring makes the pine cone look so, so real! Love the plaid in the traditional red and green for Christmas too!

Robin Clendenning said...

I can hardly believe that is a folder!!! OMGosh, it looks like texture paste through a stencil! THAT is amazing. Your die cut frame is amazing!! I love the arch...(a must have I'd say!) and your pine cone looks real, such wonderful coloring my friend!! Just amazing Julie!!!! You never cease to amaze me!

Donna Whitten said...

Great card! Love that pine cone!

Janett Ray said...

Beautiful card Julie. your pine cone looks like it came from the yard.

Shelia said...

Oh this is so very pretty. Love the layout with the plaid peeking through. Your coloring is superb and that EF is amazing. I think we all want it now!!!!!

Sue said...

OMG! This card is incredible! Your pine cone is completely realistic! The new pine cone was hanging in my head too and ou've captured it perfectly! Awesome plaid too!

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