Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rustic Christmas

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Hello Classy Friends
Diane here with you today.
I have been in the mood to make Christmas cards lately.
Must be the cooler air and the fact the trees are bare
that is making me think of the holidays fast approaching.

If you are like me, you make your cards as early as you can
before the season sneaks upon you and you have no time for anything!

I love this newer die by Memory Box called Pinecone Frame.
This die cuts a negative, a bit different from most dies.
I cut it using paper from Authentique Believe 6 x 6 paper pad.
Before I adhered it to my card stock, I sponged TH Distress inks
brushed corduroy and walnut stain under the places where
the pine cones would be.

I cut it a second time on a scrap piece of paper to get the brown branch,
I also cut several Memory Box Pine Needles, gluing them down
where I wanted them, then adhering my branch on top of them.

I used a stamp from the JustRite Inner Thoughts set for my sentiment.
The card was finished with twine from the Doodlebug Doodle Christmas Assortment
and a jingle bell from my stash.

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Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous. Loving how you did the sentiment and used the twine.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Ros Crawford said...

Such a peaceful card!! I love your dies and the colours you used are beautiful!!

sandie said...

What a great design,love the use of the negative die-great card. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT x

Nonni said...

This is very clever and creative, such a great design, wow! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Anita in France said...

The dimension and texture are of your pine branch is fabulous, Diane ... What a sweet touch the little twine tied jingle bell is! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Gerrina said...

That combination of that die and DP works super! A beautiful card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Leslie Miller said...

Hmmmm, I like the die! It IS different and it makes for a very pretty card! It's never too early to start on Christmas cards and there's never enough time to get them done, it seems.

Darlene said...

WOW! LOVE this card! This die certainly had your name on it because this is so YOUR STYLE! What a great job and love the red sentiment and string bow! PERFECT!

mixamatoasties said...


Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'


Sammy said...

Those pinecones are just lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x