Here’s the color scheme we had for the challenge.
And I also played along with a sketch challenge over at the Paper Craft Crew…
So… the colors sort of scream Fall and the Autumn Harvest suite, which means that I used the Christmas Happiness stamp set and threw in a few “helpers” from the Pretty Pines Thinlits. Take a look-see:
I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the pine bough image in Christmas Happiness, I stamped it all over the panel in Garden Green. I stamped the image twice without re-inking to add depth. Then I added Christmas lights – I love Christmas lights (I’d keep a tree in my living room all year round with nothing but clear white lights on it if I could!). These little lights are three-step. Step 1 – I stamped the outline of the light in Early Espresso. Step 2 – stamped the “light” in Crushed Curry. And Step 3 – stamped the fill-in of the socket in stamped-off-once Garden Green.
Finally, I added the small pinecone a few times – the outline image in Early Espresso and the fill-in image in stamped-off-once Early Espresso. I gently flicked the edges of the panel with a sponge in Early Espresso and matted the panel to an Early Espresso mat (sheesh – now I need a cup of coffee!! 😉 ). I ran a length of Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.
The center panel is another piece of Whisper White to which I adhered a piece of Wood Textures DSP. Then I ran the whole thing thru the Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Using some Liquid Glue, I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon across the middle panel.
I stamped my sentiment from Christmas Happiness in Early Espresso on Whisper White and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die – then I matted it on a scalloped Early Espresso mat.
I cut some Garden Green pine boughs and Crushed Curry berries with the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies. The pine cone is stamped in Early Espresso (just like on the card front) and fussy cut.
I adhered a berry sprig and pine bough under the center panel with Liquid Glue and added another pair on top of the panel. Then I used Liquid Glue and a Dimensional to add the sentiment.
My embellishment is the fussy cut pine cone and a berry/bough combo, with a looped Linen Thread Bow. To finish it all off, I added three Crushed Curry Enamel Shapes to the side of the panel and that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I added some more Christmas Happiness pine boughs, lights and cones to a Whisper White panel and added the second sentiment in Early Espresso.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another treatment of pine boughs, lights and cones on the front…
…and some more of the Wooden Textures DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Love love love Christmas Happiness – boughs…pine cones…. lights. It’s the trifecta of good!! And it works so nicely to add some Pretty Pines die cuts along with it! Hope you like! 🙂
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)
Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for middle panel); 2″ scalloped circle (sentiment mat)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (art panel); 1 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (sentiment); fussy cut Christmas Happiness pine cone
Wooden Textures DSP: 1 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ on middle panel; Envelope Flap
Garden Green and Crushed Curry Card Stock: Pretty Pines die cuts
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