Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pine Bough and Warm Winter Wishes

Hi everyone.  Two cards for today.  Here's the first one ...

"Pine Bough"

This is my design team card for the latest challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More - Bingo #5.   Check out the bingo card below.

I chose the top horizontal row (Red, Dies, Green) to make the card above.  Still playing with my pine branch punch and having lots of fun!

(Prize will be awarded to the Top Addict - a pampering package worth $84)

Stamps:  Merry & Bright (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Red Glimmer (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Soft Suede
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Ribbon die (C.C. Designs), 1 3/4" scalloped circle punch (SU!), Pine branch punch (McGill), sponge, green glitter glue, copper glitter glue, Stamp-a-ma-jig, tweezers, glue dots, and dimensionals

I made my own pinecones using a 1 3/4" scallop circle punched from crumb cake cardstock.  I cut into the circle, removing the middle and leaving an approx. 1/4" wide strip of the scallops.  I sponged Soft Suede ink around both edges (scalloped and inside cut edge - on both sides).   I grabbed the end with my tweezers and wound it up (like a rolled rose), securing the end with glue.

I added green glitter glue to the pine branches and copper glitter glue to the pinecones before gathering all the pieces together.  The ribbon is die-cut from red glimmer paper ... love it!

Here's a close up of the pine bough:

I hope I have inspired you to join us for this fun challenge.  Check out the other fabulous creations by the Design Team at ATS&M!  FYI, this will be the last challenge for Addicted to Stamps & More for this year.  The Design Team is taking a break for the holidays and our first challenge for 2013 will be on Jan. 8 or 9 (depending on where you live).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
CAS200PARTYJ challenge - ribbon and bows
CASPARTYA challenge - glitz and glamour


Here's my second card:

"Warm Winter Wishes"

This card is for an inspiration challenge using the fabric below.  I used the colors from the fabric and the leaf motif.

Stamps:  Frosty Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Basic Gray, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Twigs and Berries die (Memory Box), Martha Stewart Sparkle Texture Effect, paint brush, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, and dimensionals

Here's a close-up of the branch:

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
CAS200 challenge - fabric inspiration


Kylie said...

Just beautiful, Loll. I love how you created your pine branch bunch. Just genius! xx

Darnell said...

Wait? What? You made your OWN pinecones? And you cut your leaves out of fabric. SHUT up!!

Loll said...

Yes Dolly ... I made my own pinecones ... no the leaves are not cut out of fabric. Fabric was the inspiration photo ... besides, I'm not that clever :)

nwilliams6 said...

These are some of the prettiest cards ever! Seriously. Wow!

Susan said...

Both are beautiful! Great take on the inspiration challenge on SCS - your card for that is perfect! I bought some of the MS Sparkle Texture and was wondering what tool you used to apply it? I've tried a paintbrush, a toothpick, and a couple of other things but I find it hard to work with and very "blobby".

Your pinecones are fabulous - thanks for the explanation of how you do them.

Loll said...

Hi Susan, I've had my Sparkle Texture for a couple of years now (you need so little to make a big impact so it lasts a long time) ... and it's definitely drying out the older it gets. And, like you said, it's blobby to start with. :) I usually take a little out and mix it with some Whisper White re-inker to thin it out - makes it a little easier to use. I apply it with a cheap artist's paint brush that I got from the dollar store. Hope that helps. I'll PM you on SCS the same message. Loll xoxo

Curt in Indy said...

Simply awesome cards. I LOVE the second one so much. It is simple and elegant. Beautiful work! Best, Curt

Unknown said...

What a pair of gorgeous cards Loll - you never fail to inspire me.

Karen x

shirley-bee said...

Both beautiful cards, Loll, but I am in love with the second one. I may have to get that die purely so that I can case this card!

Sue said...

Hi Loll, two stunning cards, those dies and gorgeous and I like how you've made the pine cones - ingenious! The snowy effects on your second card are beautiful. Hugs, Sue x

Nonni said...

Hi Loll, I've been admiring your cards where you use that pine branch punch, such a great look! Your other card is really stunning as well, the snow looks totally real. You are really talented!!

Bonnie said...

What fantastic little pine cones, Loll! How clever of you! Thanks for sharing the how to. I must try it. Love the pretty branch too. That snow on it is beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

Wow Loll - your cards blow me away, those tiny pines cones are so beautiful. You are one clever lady - Jacqueline xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely stunning cards Loll particularly l particularly love your second card


Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Loll - I have 3 words to describe these cards: SO VERY BEAUTIFUL! Really I am in awe of how lovely they are - you are so amazing :0) Hugs D

stampinscrapinT said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration