Oct 17 2009

Stamping 411 Sketch – Patterned Pines

I loved both the Hostess Only sets in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini!  Patterned Pines is the one I was able to earn first by placing my own $150 order.  But, I only just got around to mounting it today!  I debated whether or not to cut the trees apart, but I figured I’d probably be stamping and cutting them out individually anyway, so I left them as one piece.  Isn’t that the great thing about Stampin’ Up!’s stamp sets?  You can mount them however you want! 

Here is today’s sketch challenge from Stamping 411!  Love the sketch…Selene always does a great job making these up! 

Since Patterned Pines was calling my name to ink it up, I used that for my focal piece.  I stamped the Pines with Versamark on Very Vanilla and embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder, then cut them out.  I mounted them with Dimensionals on a piece of Soft Suede that was run thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder.  It was layered on Brushed Gold cardstock.  I added a strip of Brushed Gold Cardstock on the base card of Confetti Cream Cardstock.  This color combination is in serious contention for my Christmas Cards this year!  I LOVE it!  Finally, I stamped Season’s Greetings from Four the Holidays stamp set in Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, too.

Pretty simple card and easy to mail since it would basically lie flat in the envelope.

I hope you check out what the other Operators have made using this sketch over on Stamping 411, then create your own.  Add the direct link to your creation on Mister Linky over there.

Have a great weekend…GO BUCKS!

INKspired Treasures


Stamps:  Patterned Pines (116525 Level 1 hostess set), Four the Holidays (116921)

Inks:  Versamark (102283)

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla (101650), Confeetti Cream (102835), Soft Suede (115318), Brushed Gold (102935)

Accessories:  Big Shot machine (113439), Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder (116824), Gold Embossing Powder (109129)


6 People have left comments on this post

Oct 16, 2009 - 09:10:18

LOVE those gold embossed trees! They look so elegant against the Soft Suede layer. Great card, Connie!

Oct 16, 2009 - 10:10:39

Those beautiful trees pop off the card. I love the Big shot embossed panel too.. Gorgeous work Connie!

Oct 17, 2009 - 08:10:00
Lee said:

Gorgeous card Connie! This is so-o-o-o Retro Chic’
I’ll be casing this one for sure!

Oct 17, 2009 - 09:10:59
Patti Chesky said:

I love elegant cards with no bulk. The drama comes from the embossed elements. So gorgeous!!!

Oct 17, 2009 - 09:10:16
Tiffany said:

Connie, your card is just stunning!! I love those gold embossed trees!!

Oct 18, 2009 - 11:10:42
Heidi Michel said:

Gorgeous card Connie. The embossing does the trick to make this such a elegant card.