Dec 18 2009

Stamping 411 – Patterned Pines again

It is time again for Stamping 411's sketch challenge!  Selene gave us another great sketch this week!  I hope you'll play along, even though it is a busy week for everyone trying to get ready for Christmas!

Yep…I love this set, Stampin' Up!'s Patterned Pines!  I'll be sad when I have to stop showing it with my samples, but I'll still keep it in my "must keep" pile! 

For my card, I also used some non-traditional Christmas colors!  The base is Apricot Appeal and I matched it up with Sage Shadow!  The Patterned Pines trees were embossed with White Embossing powder on Sage Shadow card stock.  I then used the snowflake stamp in Patterned Pines and stamped it randomly on Whisper White first with Sage Shadow Classic Ink, then Apricot Appeal Classic Ink, then I went back and filled in the blank areas with stamped off colors of Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal!  I completely filled the Whisper White card stock, making my own "designer paper" in the colors I wanted.

I layered the "designer paper" piece onto Sage Shadow.  Then I stamped the snowflake again in Apricot Appeal on scrap Whisper White and punched it with the Scallop Circle punch.  I pierced each of the scallops for some added interest and placed a Fire Round Rhinestone in the center.  Finally I stamped Happy Holidays from Four the Holidays (in the Holiday mini!) in Basic Gray in the lower left corner.

Hope you enjoy my version of the Sketch from Stamping 411.  Make sure to check out what the other Operators have done this week!

Merry Christmas!


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4 People have left comments on this post

Dec 19, 2009 - 10:12:43
Tami Black said:

You have completely outdone yourself with this one.  I liked how I read the descripton long before I saw the picture and I didn't think I would care for this card — but in true "Connie" style, you've proven me wrong yet again!  Absolutely gorgeous!  I would so totally case this card!

Dec 19, 2009 - 04:12:19
Lee said:

So cute Connie! I love this stamp set. I would have never thought of this color combo but it so works!!!

Dec 20, 2009 - 12:12:35

I love your that you made your own patterned paper.  So pretty!

Dec 21, 2009 - 01:12:04
tiffany said:

So pretty Connie!! I love the color combo you went with!!