Sunday, November 5, 2017

PP369 Holiday Pines

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week the wonderful and talented LeAnne is our hostess with a theme challenge, Holiday Pines. I love this challenge and couldn't wait to dive in to my stamps to look for pine cones!

I went through my stamp stash a found a few sets with pine cones, but settled on this one from Technique Tuesday. There is also a larger pine cone in this stamp, but I stamped it off the edge and focused on the smaller cones. I colored the images with Copics, though in retrospect I think it would have been much easier with colored pencils. Those pine needles are so tiny! Though I tend to be a glitter phobe I thought they needed some sparkle so I frosted them with glitter, thoroughly cleaned my craft space, then quarantined my card in a clear envelope! 

Stamp Sets: Pinecone, Bow and Holly (Technique Tuesday)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla Textured (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Have A Merry Christmas (Carta Bella)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Lipstick Red (Simon Says Stamp)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Corner Punch (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Dazzling Details Glitter, Silver Glitter Paper (Stampin' Up)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

Inky hugs :)


Nancy Farrell said...

Happy Sunday Sandy. This card is very realistic. Looks so neat. Once again, you did a great job in coloring.

Nance Leedy said...

Your glitter phobia cracks me up! Your card is gorgeous. The coloring and shading look so very realistic as if I just pluck the pine cones off the branch. Perfectly balanced and I love the pop of the red sentiment. Great layout too--would make a fab paper players sketch ;-)!

laurie said...

I love the glitter on the fun! Now that holidays are near,I'll be glittering everything!Such a pretty card!!!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I think the little pinecones work beautifully on your card and like Laurie, I love the glitter. EVERYTHING looks better with a little bit of glitter :-) Fabulous card, my friend

LeAnne said...

I am so thrilled you used glitter on these beautiful branches, even if you did have to quarantine afterwards! Just gorgeous, and so realistic! I can smell the pines all the way to PA!

Jan Clothier said...

Such pretty pine cones! You are brave using glitter - even with quarantine, I find mine gets everywhere! I do love that little strip of silver glimmer in behind as it really brings out the bling on the pines. Lovely, lovely card.

Darnell said...

I love your classic pine design, Sandy! And I love your photo prompts, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is so pretty! I love your beautiful coloring! Your pine branches and pine cones look REAL! The pop of red is fantastic! I hope your week is wonderful in FL! XX

Annie S. said...

Wonderful pines and cones - they look so real!! Glad you broke out the glitter! Hope you're having a great week! said...

The added glitter is the perfect touch! Stunning!