For the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge this week I decided it was time to make another Christmas card and break open my newly acquired Ornamental Pine stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I really wasn’t a big fan of this stamp set when I first saw it in the Holiday Catalogue which I was relieved about really as my ‘Wish List’ was too long to start with LOL! But of course over time you start to see all the wonderful creations that people make with those ‘not my favourite’ sets on the web and slowly you find yourself absolutely needing it … well that is how it works for me. So this stamp set falls into that category and this is my first little play with it. I decided to use the ‘Rock-n-Roll’ technique to colour the branch with Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow then I used the Early Espresso marker to come back and colour over the branch before stamping the image onto my card stock. The image is cut out using the Circles framelits which means I have the perfect ‘next size up’ to created the matt for the image in Early Espresso card stock. The little pine cone is stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder, I hand cut it out and used a dimensional to attach it to the card front which really makes it ‘pop’.
The DSP I used this week is from the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and I just love the way it provided a subtle background for my image. The greeting from the stamp set is also embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder and the side trimmings for the card are a little strip of Mossy Meadow card stock embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder and a length of Early Espresso cotton ribbon. A really easy card to make and I love the green and brown tones for this creation.
Here is the sketch so that you can play along this week too ….