Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Pines

Here's my entry for this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge which is "Merry Christmas!" I used the SU! sets Winter Watercolors and More Merry Messages for this card, embossing the sentiment with gold ep. I just love the fancy decorative fonts on the word Christmas. The pines were done with old olive ink stamped off once, and I added liquid applique to look like snow. The pine cones were done with soft suede ink, and dotted with gold stickles for a little sparkle.

Yesterday I decided to give my craft room a thorough cleaning, and while doing that, I thought it would be a great time to re-ink my inkpads, and re-fill my Copics. Would you believe I re-filled my Wasabi (my favorite green inkpad) with Celery reinker?! OY!! Here's some good hind-sight advice......don't ever re-ink 2 different shades of the same color at the same time! I almost did it again later with chocolate chip and soft suede inks too! Can you say S.C.A.T.T.E.R.B.R.A.I.N.?! LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by and make it a great Friday!

Carol



12 comments:

LeAnne said...

WOW, this is gorgeous....it looks 3D, it's so realistic!
Not gonna say a THING about the reinking mishap....not a thing. We ALL have done things like that!!!

JD said...

Carol, your card is so soft and pretty!

Okay, you want my list?
(things of what not to do? I'm sure my list of crafting mishaps would be longer than yours! LOL)
Blessings, Jill

jimlynn said...

LOL!!!!! Well, maybe you'll just have a two toned ink pad now! I'll remember this hint! Love the cartoon too!! So true!
On to your card......gorgeous! Love that font on the sentiment too - how have I missed this stamp set????? Very pretty!!
Lynn

Meggie Cardoso said...

So beautiful!!!!Have a wonderful Christmas!!Meg - scrapbookpoint

Linda said...

Gorgeous card...realistic for sure...Wowzers! tfs!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabulous card Carol. I love the snow!

Donna Hanley said...

Hello Carol, (Miss Scatterbrain) LOL This is gorgeous. The decorative font is beautiful and so classy. Like Lynn, I missed this set also. Your touches of liquid applique really make it all look so real.
Thanks for the "What-Not-To-Do" lesson. See I can come to you for everything: to do's and not to dos. LOL Enjoy the weekend.

Rufus said...

Wowsa this card is so classy and elegant, perfect simplicity. Love love love the font and the pine branch/pine cones are just right. Lol at the cartoon and those tags from the other day are great. I believe I recognize those deer from the incredible box of goodies I was lucky enough to get when I won your blog candy a little bit ago. Awesome box of crafty goodies. Thanks again!
R/

Shannon White said...

LOL.. I've done something similar with one of my Copic Markers, lol Luckily I had a spare of the same color, lol Oy!! lol ;-)

Your card is just Gorgeous and Elegant Miss Carol!! Love the pretty pine boughs and liquid applique snow! And I must agree the swirly font on Christmas is really Pretty! I might have to hunt those down! Just a Fabulous Christmas card Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Darnell J Knauss said...

This card is fabtastic, Carol! I still have my pine cone/ branches card from a few days ago and I'm going to go and add some "snow" to it! What a great idea!

Sorry you did a bone-head move there with your reinkers. I'm so sure I have no idea what that feels like. Ahem.

Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!! Darnell

Benzi said...

Ouch! I can imagine you were very upset with your Copic ordeal. I'll try to remember that and NOT do it.

Your card is just beautiful. I love pine and the snow is such a bonus.

Fun cartoon, too. LOL

Regina said...

Just reading about your BooBoo made me laugh and remember me night last, Did do also cleaning up my crafting place and than could not find my favorite tiny stamp today. Hopefully I will find it soon.