Thursday, October 2, 2014

Classy Cards Pine Bough

Hello!  I was so inspired by the colors in the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge photo this week.  I loved those beautiful decorated cookies.  If your like me and have some holiday supplies sitting not getting much love, pull them out and come join us in the challenge this week for a chance to win a great prize. 

I started by cutting white and Kraft card stock panels with the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A die. I had a very different card in mind but it wasn't quite coming together so, I pulled out my Bo Bunny Mistletoe paper pad, saw this beautiful red patterned paper and went a different direction.  I cut a piece of the red paper and layered it in between the two I'd cut using the Spellbinders Matting Basics A die.  If I'd had the Matting Basics B die I would have used that instead.  These dies really make lovely mats.

I cut the Memory Box Snowflake Ornament die out of white card stock and pressed it into a Versamark ink pad, making sure to ink the die cut well.  I sprinkled silver embossing powder over the sticky inked side and then heat embossed the die.  It gave the die cut such a nice finish.  I then cut a Memory Box Classic Ornament die out of the same Bo Bunny Patterned paper that I used for the background panel and glued it behind the snowflake ornament.

I cut two Impression Obsession Pine Branch branches out of a dark green card stock.  I glued one down and then looped a piece of silver cord through the second before gluing it on top but slightly offset of the first die cut.  I offset the branches to create more depth and texture.  I curled up many of the pine needles to add a realistic look.

I tied a bow in the silver cord and then tucked the other end behind the ornament that I popped up using Joy! Foam pads.

I should probably have done it earlier, but I stamped the white panel with the Inky Antics Sentiment from the Bird Bath and Feeder Stamp Set and then glued all of the card layers in place.  The top white panel was also popped up higher using Joy! Foam Pads to add extra interest.

Last, I cut an Impression Obsession Bird out of red card stock and nestled him between some pine needles to go with the sentiment.  Classy Cards 'n Such carries a similar set of bird dies in the store called Memory Box Resting Birds.

Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see your challenge entries!

Bo Bunny Mistletoe Collection Paper
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A
Impression Obsession Pine Branch
Memory Box Classic Ornament
Memory Box Snowflake Ornament
Memory Box Resting Birds
Inky Antics Bird Bath and Feeder Stamps
Kraft Card Stock
Joy! Foam Pads Small


wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the beautiful ornament and pine branch.

Gracie CH said...

I love this card so much. That ornament looks amazing!