Monday, September 14, 2009

The Patterned Piney Woods

A new box of stamps came to my door last week, how could I help but stamp with them????  :)  It's always fun to play with the possibilities of a new stamp set.  When I saw this Hostess set in the Holiday Mini Catalogue I strategically planned my order to make sure it was MINE.  I love the patterned pines!  Something so fun and funky, yet country about them.  Plus they'll make easy and quick Christmas cards. 

I stamped the trees in three different inks, Vanilla Craft, Soft Suede and Real Red on Vanilla, then trimmed out, and popped them up on a Vanilla snow sprinkled sponged edged piece. 


I knew I wanted to use this gorgeous new paper Christmas Cocoa, but didn't even notice that one of the stripes on this papers is white, not vanilla (duh!).  So, that wouldn't work with the vanilla base on the trees.  I didn't feel like stamping them out again, so I had to get creative.  I took my E31 Copic Marker and colored the white stripe in the patterned paper to warm it up.  The rest is pretty easy peasy, though I think I should have cut my ribbon better!  Petals A Plenty embossing folder with the Curly Label Die and some Vanilla Brads. 

*TIP  OH, I did do something else...because the stripe in the paper is really warm, I wanted to unify it with my main images, so I colored in some of the patterned pines with the copic marker too....pulls it together.  See below....
Recipe:  Stamps:  Patterned Pines, Teeny Tiny Wishes;  Ink:  Vanilla Craft, Real Red, Soft Suede;  Paper:  Soft Suede, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Christmas Cocoa DSP;  Accessories;  Big Shot, Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder, Large Neutral Brads, Curly Label Punch, Piercer, Dimensionals, Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Copic Marker. 

17 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very warm and cozy card Christine.

Fiona Whitehead said...

Great card - I love your layers

Crystal said...

OH my goodness Christine, LOVE your Christmas card, LOVE LOVE those trees and colors! Hugs!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Love everything about your card Christine!! Beautiful Christmas card!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

This is simply beautiful Christine! I LOVE those colors, and all the texture is gorgeous!

chercroppin said...

Totally fabulous, love that stamp set!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Beautiful Christine!! I love this sketch!! And the trees are fabulous!! LOVE the colors too!! Fantastic!!

JulieA said...

I love it!!! What a great idea to just do the petals a plenty on the curly label!!!! And I love all of the layers. Beautiful!

Pam said...

I love how this turned out Christine. Love your layout and color selection. very pretty!
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Laurie said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! I love all the layers and details you added. TFS!

Traci M said...

This is one gorgeous card, love the colors and layout too! Great tip with the copics too!

Janet Swofford said...

Oh my! I love this card so much! I really want this stamp set now! I love the colors, the layout and especially the way you texturized the curly label punch out! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Inky hugs,
Janet

**Nancy** said...

Beautiful card!

Cindy Major said...

Fabulous use of the new hostess set! Love your various layers!

cindy :)

Studio M by Marian said...

Love it love it love it!!!!
It's so pretty. I just became a follower. Stop by and see what I've been up to.

xo, Marian from CA
www.StudioMbyMarian.blogspot.com

LeAnne said...

Very nice, Christine, and congrats on being in Nancy's iPicks! Woohoo!

Chanda Stehlik said...

LOVE this! I never would have thought to emboss the label! Gorgeous! Adding ChristineCreations to my faves! TYFS!

chanda stehlik
www.bellevuestampingclub.blogspot.com