Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Perfect Pines


I have a card today with an embossed background done with kraft cardstock, white ink, and a SU! woodland embossing folder. You can google many different ways to add color to this folder, but I just brayered white ink on one side of the folder, then ran it through my big shot and voila! The trees were white! I added some snowy hillsides with Lawn Fawn stitched hillside dies, and 2 stamped and die-cut trees from the SU! Perfect Pines stamps and dies. The stars were done with a SU! mini punch, and the sentiment is from Northwoods. I added some gold marker accents to the tree on the right.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

 Happy Little Stampers October Christmas challenge which is "embossing." (dry or heat-embossing)

 The Snippets Playground #249 which is to always use snippets.

The Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge CHNC #301 which is "vintage, or anything goes. I went with the anything goes option.

Also the CHNC Challenge Extra for October 2016 which is always "anything goes" with a Christmas theme.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Wednesday is a good one.



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18 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

When I first saw the color of the trees in your background, I thought it was a stencil and embossing paste! I am not so good with a brayer so I am always amazed by these cards that involve brayering!

Very pretty scene!

*Vicki* said...

Really love your tree-filled design here Carol!! The texture on the trees is amazing and I love your stitched snow slopes too!! Fabulous design! HUGS

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That has to be one of my very favorite embossing folders. It is so fun to place things in front of and behind the trees! This came out beautifully, Carol!

Barb said...

It's a lovely card Carol. A really pretty scene. Barbxx

Wendy said...

This is a beautiful card, Carol! I just love the tree embossing folder and i'm SO happy they brought it back! Love how you inked the embossing folder with white ink....it really makes the trees pop! Love those snowy hills too! Are they a die? TFS and hope your enjoying this cooler weather! Hugs~

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Carol, a lovely winter scene.
Pauline
x

Jean said...

What a lovely tree themed card Carol, I especially like the embossed background.
jean x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These embossed birch trees have such great depth to them. I like the pine Christmas trees in the forest.

merrymstamper said...

Perfect embossing!!! Love the birch trees :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Really beautiful card, love those trees.

Just caught up with your other cards, they are BRILLIANT, you always so clever with your designs.
Faith
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Your background scene is just a delight with these embossed trees, it's really a brilliant thought inking the EF!! Love the stitched hillsides and the pines!A quick card. I think, but lovely and impressive. I have to learn working in this way, my time for crafting is = 0 in these days... :(

Stampsnob. said...

That worked out just beautiful the tree trunks are the perfect bg Lis

aussie aNNie said...

Loving this and the background and embossing is just so you, fabulous work. xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 301 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too x

Di said...

Great card Carol - love how you brayered those birch trees! A very clever and beautifully designed and made card.

Lovely to see you in the Playground.

Hugs

Di xx

Suze said...

Lovely christmas scene. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for October.

Emma Sims said...

This is a fabulous card Carol. Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Emma (DT Member)

Linda said...

Beautiful card .... love the embossed background. Thanks for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge xx