Pine Cone Greetings

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #15

After seeing the inspiration mood board for the Challenge #15 with the Peace On Earth Christmas blog, I focused on the arrangement of pinecones and greens. I remembered and watched the YouTube video again from Amy R (Prairer Paper & Ink) using the SimonSaysStamp pinecone background stamp. Amy R made multiple cards but I only made two using this design. After stamping the background stamp and heat embossing using Taylored Expressions Copper embossing powder, I inked up Distress Ink in Iced Spruce to soften the white space in the panel.

The sentiment is Taylored Expressions Joyful Season sentiment with die layered on a piece of vellum. I thought it needed a little more so after stamping and die cuttting a pinecone and branches in Tim Holtz iced spruce and walnut stain Distress Ink to finish off my card. Not sure if I like the added pinecone…it may need to go the other direction but I didn’t want to take the chance of repositioning so it’s a keeper for me today.

Congratulations to our Johanna and her awesome card in her role as Guest Designer for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek today. I appreciate you and your time. Happy Mother’s Day to all. Take care and be safe.

11 thoughts on “Pine Cone Greetings

  1. I really like the arrangement on this card and using a copper coloured powder is pretty and Christmassy too. Adding the pinecone to the vellum with the iced spruce leaves behind gives it a finished look. I think the position of the cone is fine personally speaking. Sponging over the white space was a great idea and the softened effect is lovely.

  2. Beautiful card. I like how you did the pinecone background. The added pinecone with the branches is the perfect embellishment and is lovely just as it is.

  3. Beautiful Christmas card Gayle. The copper embossing powder looks amazing and I agree the added pinecone is the perfect touch.

  4. Beautiful Christmas card! Love the use of the copper embossing powder with the silver and the vellum! Thanks so much for joining us at Peace on Earth!

  5. Love the sepia tones for the pine branches and pine cones. Thanks for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us again.
    Kathy
    POE DT

  6. What a beautiful pinecone card. The copper embossing powder really makes those pinecones stand out! Thanks for sharing with us at the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge!

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