Or in my case, Christmas Green and Brownery as this card really doesn’t have much oomph, and the kraft card is the first thing you see really, it rather dominates things.  It was a bugger to photograph too, really couldn’t get a decent image, but enough of the excuses!

I used a kraft card base and a piece of scrap kraft I had in the stash.  The second piece was edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I actually stamped the image on the kraft (even though I was covering it up later) to help with the placement of the ribbon and the sentiment.  The sentiment is from a clear Penny Black set, it was stamped with Versamark and ebossed with Judikins Cherry Sparkle embossing powder.   I’ve had that stamp from Memory Box since my birthday in January and this is it’s first outing.  I stamped it in Brilliance Cottage Ivy Green, coloured the pine cones with a brown Prisma pencil and then added a little Eucalyptus Stickles to the pine fronds and some Frosted Lace Stickles to the pine cones but the camera isn’t picking this is, it’s so lovely and sparkly in real life.  It was cut out with a Spellbinders die and matted on to another one and stuck to the card front.

Quite quick and simple but I really wish you could see this one as it looks much better than the photo shows!

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Kraft card base from Michaels ~ Kraft & Red scraps from The Paper Company ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White
  • Stamps: Memory Box Pinecone Globe ~ Penny Black Winter Wonders
  • Ink: Versmark ~ DI Walnut Stain ~ Brilliance Cottage Ivy Green
  • Embellies: Prisma pencil ~ Eucalyptus & Frosted Lace Stickles ~ Judikins Cherry Sparkle EP ~ Ribbon from JoAnns
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Spellbinders Circles & Scalloped Circles Dies ~ Heat Gun

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Challenges:

Crafty Hazels Christmas Challenge ~ Christmas Greenery

Crafty Hazels Christmas Challenge Extra ~ Anything Goes

Pixies Crafty Snippet’s Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (the kraft, red card and white stamping card are all scraps)

Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Ribbons ~ Anything Goes w/Ribbon