Thursday, October 17, 2013

MC Oct/13 - Pine Border Merry Xmas

I was inspired by the Memory Box Pine Border die and decided to make one of my own... Created a drawn image, scanned it, manipulated it and then cut it with my electronic cutter. Colored it while still on my mat using Distress "Pine Needles" & "Walnut Stain". Removed it from my mat and then applied Versamark and embossed with Distress "Shabby Shutters" & "Walnut Stain". Heat embossed, let cool, removed the extra crystals, then sponged more Pine Needles all over.

Sided folded my white card (5-5"w x 4.25"h). Cut a piece of beige Ruche cardstock leaving about a 1/8" border all around. Wrapped a piece of thick red/gold thread around several times, adhering it to the back, then adhered it to my card front. Adhered my Pine border.

Wrote out the Xmas words with the bullet tip of a Zig Writer, scanned it and cut with my electronic cutter from 110# white cardstock. Removed it from the mat and colored with Distress "Festive Berry". Put a coat of Distress emboss and then applied Stick n Bond, heat activated and sprinkled Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Regal Red" all over.

Cut a shadow of the words, applied and activated the stick n bond, sprinkled with Warm Highlights, then adhered both elements together with Glossy Accents. and then onto the card with white glue.

As a final touch added Viva "Holo Iridescent" Glitter Liner to parts of the pine border and a red rhinestone to the bow.

On the inside I stamped the pine branch with Distress green and brown and clear embossed. Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) with the brown and clear embossed.

I'm content with the card. BIG GRIN

And it fits for these challegnes:
Christmas Stampin  #37 simply Xmas
One Stitch at a Time  #185 winter wonderland
TSG Clear Stamps  #229 Xmas
Creative Craft Challenge  #21 Anything goes
Crafty Creations  #244  Sparkle & Shine
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #78 embossing
Delightful Sketches  Frame it (the shadow frame around the words)
Penny's Challenge  #149 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Xmas/Happy Holidays
4 Crafty Chicks  #164 multiple layers
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #229 Xmas


Chris Hanselman said...

Great card. Love the pines. Thanks for joining our Frame It Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Unknown said...

Love your pine needles across your card! Great Christmas card!

Thanks for playing in our challenge at
Good luck and we hope to see you again.

DS4J DT Lindsay

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the pine needles on your Wintry card. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch#185 Winter.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

ursula Uphof said...

What a gorgeous card Yogi. Love the embossing and the pine branches.
Thank you for playing at Digistamsp4Joy this week. Ursula DT

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs katie x

Ingrid Mason said...

IThe pine leaves yhat you have created look so realistic Yogi and I love the pine cones and leaves on the inside of your card. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

wendyp said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you used the diecuts on the front! Thanks for playing along with this week's There She Goes Challenge!

Mimi said...

Awesome Yogi - don't you just love the versitility of an electronic cutter, I know how much I like mine . Great pine leaves, they worked really well hun - well done. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and thanks for joining us. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

Jackie C said...

Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
Hugs, Jackie

Fabiola said...

so pleased to see your wonderfull and elegant creation at csayl with our C&S challenge Yogi, hope to see you next time, biz

Lin said...

The red and green really pop against the kraft, and I love your design, Yogi! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘EMBOSSING WET or DRY’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a wonderful card Yogi.
Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Unknown said...

Wow i love what you have done with the pine needle branch and you have put so much work into it! from drawing to making your own template that then went through your machine and then all the colouring,staining and embossing...Lovely and the inside is just right too by carrying on the main theme.such a lovely card. Many thanks for joining in with us this week at OSAAT and i hope you will join us again soon i cant wait to see what you come up with next! Anita DT

Holly said...

Fabulous Yogi! Love what you created here. You've really inspired me. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Lovely card
Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
Hugs katie x

Bernardine Cuttino said...

This is a work of art with the texture and those pine leaves are so real. Awesome card. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Delightful Challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

Krafty Kows said...

Lovely Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the fancy sentiment and how you took time to decorate the inside. Thanks for playing along with us at TSG! Hope you will join us for a new challenge tomorrow!

Sabine said...

A very beautiful christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I love how you did the pine, it looks amazing Yogi. Your card is stunning and the heat embossed is superb.
Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
[DS4J DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

Lori Turner said...

Fabulous card!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "many layers" challenge!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fabulous card. Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
Delightful Challenges DT