Monday, December 1, 2014

Ornamental Pine with Beauty of the Season

It's Merry Monday time again.

This card is a bit out of my normal CAS comfort range.

But it was so much fun to make!

I just started stamping pine boughs and pine cones.

Then I spotted this cardinal that I'd colored and it just came together.


Deanne is our hostess this week
and she chose one of my favorite subjects.



There's a lot of fussy cutting on this card.

These beautiful pine cones are from the Ornamental Pine set.
I stamped them in Soft Suede and fussy cut them out.

After curling them a bit with a bone folder, I adhered them with dimensionals.

Makes them look real doesn't it?

The bird was colored with Blendabilities and fussy cut and
 popped up on dimensionals too.

It's almost time to mail those Christmas cards out.

Hope you'll join us at  Merry Monday this week.

So glad you could stop by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Ornamental Pine, Beauty of the Season
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  Mossy Meadow, Naturals White, Whisper White
Other:  Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake), SU Marker (Basic Black), White Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

32 comments:

laurie said...

I love how those pine cones turn out! The pop of red with the cardinal is so perfect,too. I just love it when a card just "comes together!"

Irene said...

Hello Bonnie

You have done it again with your fabulous Ornamental Pine Stamp. I just love, love your card. The acorns look so real as does the cardinal.

luv
irene
xxxx

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card, Bonnie - i think i really NEED that stamp set!! - have seen so many wonderful cards made with it!

jimlynn said...

Super sensational!!! Love all the pines on here. They framed out the sentiment so lovely. Very pretty red bird too.
Lynn

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the greenery around the edges and the pretty cardinal.

Deepti said...

This is beautiful, Love the pine needles and cones and sweet cardinal with a pop of red looks amazing :)

Liz said...

Beautiful card! Those pine cones look SO real! xx

Katie Melhus said...

You stepped out of your comfort zone and you rocked it! This is just lovely, Bonnie!

Karren said...

Your fussy cutting is amazing, Bonnie! Such a perfect Christmas card - cardinals and pine cones.

Sue - said...

Another gorgeous card Bonnie! My cards are all out on the table ready to write - just need to motivate myself!

Brenda said...

OMGosh Bonnie, I love this card! The cardinal is the perfect addition with the pine boughs! So, so pretty, and I'm gonna have to CASE this one! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Oh ho, you KNOW I love this one & just why too! He's gorgeous against the greenery of those pine boughs. Super beautiful today, Miss B. TFS & Hugs

Cynthia said...

Oh WOW!!! I love LOVE this card!! I can smell the pine from here! ;-)

Brenda said...

Don't you love it when things come together like that? It is so beautiful!

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful card, Bonnie! Love how you put your cardinal in there with the lush green pines and pretty pinecones! So festive and wonderful! Happy Holidays and thanks for checking in on me yesterday! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those pinecones DO look real! This is fabulous, Bonnie!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie! I love the pop of red against all the green. So pretty. Have a great week! xx

Marybeth said...

The fussy cutting is perfect! I love this card with the pinecones added on top.
Can you believe I lost the last emil you sent me and had to wait until morning to add my picture. I can’t even tell you how long I looked for it. Thanks for your help Bonnie.

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie ... it just screams traditional Christmas with the pine boughs and pinecones ... love the dimension with your fussy-cut and shaped pinecones. The cardinal is beautiful, and gives a big pop of red. Loll xx

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Bonnie, great job in the fussy cutting.

Susan said...

Wonderful card, Bonnie - good for you for stepping outside of your normal style. I've just ordered that set after hesitating over it, but I keep seeing wonderful inspiration!

Aileen said...

Beautiful card. Love the pine cones. x

Debbie Henderson said...

I love this stamp set as it is the typical nature scene in Maine. Love how you did the background and yes..the bird is perfect!

Greta said...

Just my kind of card--love this, Bonnie!

Bobby said...

You know I love your pine cones, Bonnie, but add a cardinal into the mix and you've captured my heart.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Va va voom - gorgeous card Bonnie! Love everything about it!!

Deanne :)

JD/ Jill said...

This is so lovely. I really like your design!

Gibmiss said...

Stunning Bonnie
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Is that the cardinal in the latest SU holiday catalog? It looks so good cut out and nestled in the pines here. Such a fabulous card!

Heather North said...

The cardinal was a perfect touch to your piney background!

Janny said...

Love the pine needles and cones, beautiful card. Janny

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeous!!