Wednesday, 30 September 2020

In The Pines meets Pinewood Planks for Christmas

 In the Pines stampin up
I promised you more In The Pines bundle projects and here they are... this time with a Crumb Cake and Pinewood Planks vibe.

The stars of the show here are the Pine Woods Dies; in fact, the only stamps I've used from the In The Pines stamp set are the very handy Season’s Greetings and the tiny snow stamp.

In the Pines stampin up

For the landscape card, I die-cut some “hills” and three trees using the Pine Woods Dies. The small pine cones come from the Winter Woods stamp set. Unfortunately, I don’t have the coordinating In The Woods dies so had to fussy-cut them out. My fussy-cutting isn’t the most precise, as you can see!

The two Crumb Cake trees were sponged lightly with Crumb Cake ink to make them stand out a little more from the background.

In the Pines stampin up

For the portrait card, I slipped some In Good Taste Designer Series Paper behind the tree. It’s a little lost in the photo but I like the effect so plan to return to this design using a stronger contrast. I didn’t have any of those lovely Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, but I am a crafter so I compromised... I used our standard Rhinestones and coloured them using a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend alcohol marker.

In the Pines stampin up

If you want to cut an aperture and emboss your cardstock, make sure you do the cutting first. If you do it the other way round, the act of cutting will squash your embossing.

That’s all for today but please come back on Saturday at 4pm for a World Card Making Day blog hop!

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