Good morning peeps.
It's Merry Monday time.
Awesome Nina is our hostess this week.
What a perfect opportunity to use my favorite set
from the Holiday Mini Catalog, Ornamental Pine!
I even sponged around the edges for a vintage look
and didn't end up throwing it away!
LOL, I think I finally learned to use a light touch.
But I had to do a clean version too.
I got the idea of using the pine cones from Brian King
who was our awesome Guest Designer last month.
That post led me to Amy Whelan's blog for the how-to.
Thank you both for this idea.
I love it!
is led by our friend LeAnne this week.
That first card looks vintage to me.
Karren said I should link this to Just Us Girls Challenge.
They're looking for wreaths.
I used Baked Brown Sugar ink and stamped the pine cones 3 times without re-inking.
Then I took out the masking circle and turned the pine cones around
stamping around the circle again with the tops pointing in.
(When I made pine cone wreaths, I always had the pine cones going every which way.)
This was lots of fun and much easier than making a real wreath!
Which way do you like the best
I can't wait to see what you come up with for our rustic challenge this week.
Hope you join us at Merry Monday.
Thanks for the visit.
Stamps: Ornamental Pine, Greetings of the Season (retired)
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla
Other: Simply Scored, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Stampin' Sponge (card 1), Basic Pearls colored with Cherry Cobbler Blendie (card 2)
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted