Thursday, November 17, 2016

Oh so pretty pines!

Last month's card class focused on preparing Christmas cards.  One of the cards made used the Pretty Pines Thinlits  in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  The catalog is full of bundles to prepare holiday cards and I have had a difficult time deciding on which is my favorite, but I can say that Christmas Pines Bundle with the Pretty Pines Thinlits is competing for the top spot!


"Merry Christmas" using Pretty Pines Thinlits & Pine Bought TIEF from Stampin' Up! 

Here are card details-
Base:  Cherry Cobbler cardstock 5 1/2" X 11", score at 4 1/4"  and fold to form card base
DSP Layer:  5 1/4" x 4"
Embossed Layer:  Whisper White 5" x 3 3/4" 
Scraps of Old Olive cardstock, Garden Green Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock, Soft Suede cardstock

Use the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)  to emboss the Whisper White cardstock. Highlight the embossed areas using Clear Wink of Stella. Using the Pretty Pines Thinlits, cut a solid pine cone from a scrap piece of Early Espresso cardstock  and an open pine cone from the Soft Suede cardstock.  With the Early Espresso ink sponge the edges of the open cut pine cone and layer onto the solid pine cone using glue dots to adhere at the top of the pine cone.  Cut 1 large and 2 small pine needles from the scraps of green cardstock using the thinlits.  Assemble as shown in photo of finished card.  Stamp sentiment using Cherry Cobbler ink (note: sentiment is from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set) and top with bow made using Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker's Twine.

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