Monday, 17 November 2014

Ornamental Pine

Well the Christmas Season is creeping up on us so quickly that I have had to up the pace of my Christmas card making, so that I am not on a last minute dash again (as in many years previously).
I have given myself a target of how many cards I need to make each week before
 the posting deadline, and it's not as bad as I expected. 
This is mainly because we have been doing quite a few each week at my classes.
I must get my cards sent off abroad though - Australia, Spain, USA and Japan - 
we must be near the deadline already!
Anyhow - here's the first of a series of cards that I have made,
 inspired by creations on Pinterest, using the Ornamental Pine stamp set.


The colours don't show up very well on this photo, but I used Always Artichoke for the pine needles and stamped the pine cone with Versamark, then heat embossed with Early Espresso
embossing powder, and highlighted it with a white pen.
I ink dusted the sky using Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Soft Sky ink.
I then used the splatter technique using a stiff paintbrush and white ink.
Not sure if you can see this - in reality it has quite a dramatic effect,
but loses this in the photography - sorry!

20 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, love the background and image.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous....love it! xx

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  3. Hi Sweetie, This is simply stunning, I love the simplicity of it xxx

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  4. I love the simplicity of the card, such a stunning effect x x x

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  5. A lovely Christmas card Kate. The stamps and colours are gorgeous x

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  6. Hi sweet lady! Your Christmas card is beautiful :) Love and hugs to you

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  7. Lovely card love the background and the image.hugs Jennifer xx

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  8. Love this. i've made 40 for WI with pine but this one looks better. Back to drawing board then!! Ann x x

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  9. This is lovely Kate. Wonderful colour and stamp detail.
    Laine
    xx

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  10. Such a tranquil card...what a lovely thing during such a rush-rush season! It's stunning! xx

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  11. So very pretty. Seems different from your usual type of cards, LOVE IT!!

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  12. Hi Kate this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Hugs Jackie

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  13. Oh I love this Kate, super background, image and sentiment, hugs xxx

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  14. Oh wow! I adore this...you could almost be standing there looking out your window at this scene xx gorgeous
    hugs
    Sandie x

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  15. So elegant. Love the colours.
    xx

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