Nov 13 2014

CCMC329 Ornamental Pine

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge and it is a really fun sketch this time!  I admit, I took a little creative license with mine…mainly because I had these pieces sitting on my desk and wanted to use them!  But…it is close!



And here’s my card:

CCMC329 Ornamental Pine

You can see that I added another panel in the background with the pine branch stamped on it and narrowed my strips of Champagne Glimmer Paper along the side so that it fit my image a little bit better.   Here are the details:


  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Mossy Meadow, folded in half.
  • I added the Under The Tree Specialty Designer Paper cut at a diagonal across the bottom.
  • The pine branch was inked with Mossy Meadow and a Chocolate Chip marker used on the stem and stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock.  I stamped the pine cone with Chocolate Chip ink on Soft Suede and cut it out, then used the White Gel Pen to highlight the snow.
  • I used Gorgeous Grunge and White Craft Ink for the falling snow flurries over the pine branch, then added the panel to the front of the card.
  • I cut two small strips of Champagne Glimmer Paper and placed along the left side as per the sketch.
  • The greeting was stamped with Chocolate Chip on Crumb Cake and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch.  I sponged around the edges with White Craft Ink and then popped it up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I cut a small piece of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Ribbon and tied it with Linen Thread in a bow, then placed it on the front with Mini Glue Dots.

OK…that’s it for me…check out what the rest of the team did over on Create with Connie and Mary!



8 People have left comments on this post

Nov 13, 2014 - 09:11:26
Sue Erickson said:

I love this card. I came to your blog to find out how you got the snow on your pine branch. Great way to do it!
Sue Erickson

Nov 13, 2014 - 05:11:02

I love what you did with this sketch! Your card is just beautiful. Love the snow on the pinecone and the verse right up front!

Nov 14, 2014 - 07:11:25
Carol Snow said:

Love it Connie, this is my favorite stamp set. Nice take on the challenge. Hugs!!! Carol

Nov 15, 2014 - 07:11:09

This is my favorite stamp set from the Holiday Mini and I’ve sold a lot to my Maine customers. Love what you did with it on your card, beautiful!

Nov 16, 2014 - 03:11:05
Joanne James said:

This cad s beautiful Connie and a great take n the sketch. I don’t have this set, but your card makes me want it – oops!

Nov 16, 2014 - 05:11:43
Deb said:

Gorgeous! Love how the glimmer paper goes with the designer paper! This has to be my favorite set!

Nov 17, 2014 - 09:11:25
Lisa Martz said:

Beautiful and I think you met the sketch perfectly! Love this!

Nov 18, 2014 - 03:11:21

Wow!! What an amazing card! I am so excited because I just got my set and get to CASE your amazing card!