Friday, November 10, 2017

Pretty Pines for The Paper Players

I'm always so happy to be able to play with The Paper Players, because I don't always get the chance, but from the moment I saw LeAnne's Holiday Pines theme challenge I was dying to take part and I had a germ of an idea about what I wanted to do. Here's the challenge banner:

That looks right up my alley doesn't it! I wanted to use the Pretty Pine thinlits (even though they drive me crazy because I can't easily get the paper out of the pine branch thinlits) and some embossing paste to make snow! I also was thinking of this card that I made last year and I was hoping for something of the same vibe.


Here's what happened:

  • I used Crumb Cake instead of white for the top layer of the card as it helps with a more rustic feel to it. I wanted some white splatters on it, but stamped splatters with Craft Ink were too contrived looking. In the end, I pulled the nib off the refill of a white gel pen and blew through the other end to get these more random dots of pure white.
  • I cut pine branches (actually fir branches) in Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy and Tranquil Tide. I added Embossing Paste to them and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter in it for the snowy look. Glue dots do the trick adhering them to the card front.
  • The sentiment is from the Cheers for the Year stamp set and it's stamped right on the card front in Early Espresso.
  • The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits provided the die for the wreath cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper backed with a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to make it easier to adhere to the card front.
  • I added some extra fir branches and some other die cuts from Pretty Pines in Early Espresso and Basic Black cardstock for the finishing touch.
The weekend is upon us, so take some time to enjoy yourselves. We've been having snow, snow, snow and we're kind of hoping it takes a break over the weekend so we can get outside a bit. I was hoping I'd be able to be in Salt Lake City for OnStage Convention, but it wasn't to be this year! I'm kind of sulking at home a bit, thinking about all the fun I'm missing!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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  1. Oh, this is so pretty...I love your inspiration from last year, too! And I am right there with you on those dies...those little needles are hard to get out of the die! (I don't know why SU can't invent a better one!) Your Crumb Cake background is very rustic, I love it too! Thanks for playing with my Holiday Pines challenge!

  2. I like the touches of Lemon-Lime Twist as it adds a touch of freshness. Very clever - and brave - way of getting the white splatter! I too, love your inspiration card from last year. The Swirly wreath is a nice touch, Heather. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players.

  3. Heather, your pine cluster is gorgeous! Love the paste and glittery ones! Such a pretty card! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Player this week! XX


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