Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Monday: Snowy Pinecones

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hello Friends! Hope you had a great weekend. It's time for some Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp fun! Don't you just love these pinecones? They are so beautifully elegant. And, this look was easy to get, too. I don't know about you, but I'm all over things that are easy to do. :) Here's what I did for this one: I stamped the 2 Pinecones red rubber stamp using Black Memento ink, colored the cones with a brown Copic marker, then flicked green along the needles. A Marvy Snow Marker added to the edges gives it some extra dimension. That was it! See, easy!!! This is pretty in the picture, but you should see it in person--gorgeous!

I really like a lot of "stuff" on my cards, but sometimes understated elegance is so much more powerful. 

For this card, I stamped the image onto a piece of white cardstock, then embossed it with a Three Dots embossing folder, making sure to leave the stamped area unembossed. Then, I colored up the 2 Pinecones image. Finally I added some red satin ribbon with 3 red rhinestones, and a nice double looped bow.  


For the inside, I used a Lattice Rectangle die cut and added dots of red Stickles around the edges. I usually do a lot of sponging on the edges of my layers, but this card seemed to need pure white to show off that red ribbon and those magnificent pinecones. I've left the inside blank for a personal note.

And, that will do it for me today. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a fantastic week!

~Hugs,
 
Stamps: 2 Pinecones (Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps)
Paper: White cardstock
Ink: Memento, Copic markers
Dies: Lattice Rectangle (Spellbinders)
Accessories: 3 Dots embossing folder (Sizzix); red ribbon (Michaels); Snow Marker (Marvy); rhinestones; Stickles
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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14 comments :

Audrey Pettit said...

This is beautiful, Cheryl! You are so right....this is understated elegance to a T! Love the clean lined design. The embossing looks fabulous, like a winter snowfall, and the pop of the red from the ribbon is stunning. LOVE what you did with the pinecones. Gorgeous!

Donna Heber said...

Cheryl,

This is so gorgeous!!! So elegant with the red ribbon and those pretty pinecones.

Gerry said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love your bow.

Maria said...

A fabulous wintry card, Cheryl! Just love what you did with the ribbon treatment! And, the pinecones are stunning! Take care!!:-))

Sue Lelli said...

Understated but Wonerful! LOVE the embossed dots and the snow on the pine cones! The inside is Lovely, too!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the red bow and the embossing is fabulous!!! Such a festive card!!!

Shirley said...

Oh my, Cheryl, how very elegant and wow on the inside too! What a real show stopper. How very beautiful that bow is too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely and elegant card Cheryl. Love the pinecone image. The textures background and ribbon are so pretty.

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Cheryl! This is So Lovely and Elegant! Love the embossing and Pretty snowy pine cones! So Pretty Pretty Lady! 8)

Hugs
Shannon

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, your pinecones are absolutely gorgeous....this is such a beautiful design!!!!

Pauline said...

This is a gorgeous card, love those little embossed dots, just like snow! And that ribbon is a jaw dropper, it packs a real punch! Stunning!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Cheryl!!~

TesaB said...

CAS perfection! Simply and truly gorgeous!!! :)

Jeanne J said...

What a pretty bow - would love to see a tutorial on that one - GORGEOUS!