Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Golden Pinecones Christmas


Hi peeps!  I was experimenting with some watercolored backgrounds....I definitely need more practice!  My card today is for the 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown:


as well as the Jingle Belles' "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" challenge, which is to use music on your card!  So here we go:


I hadn't put away my new Christmas Pines set, so after doing the watercolor background on my el-cheapo watercolor paper (wet it, dab on Pear Pizzazz ink, then dry with a heat gun), I stamped the pine bough in Garden Green, the "Noel" in Cherry Cobbler, and added some gold accents and stars:


But I thought it looked a bit bare, so I decided to try out one of the pine cone dies from the Pretty Pines set with some gold foil; WOWZA!  Check these out:


I haven't been this jazzed up about a die for a long time!  It creates an awesome effect!  I added some sheet music DSP from last year's holiday catalog on a Cherry Cobbler card base, then stamped another sentiment and some more gold stuff on the inside, using a leftover piece of that el-cheapo stuff:


Another Christmas card for my stash!

And a little photo from Sunday's Fish Fry...my dad, Jim, with his two great-grandchildren, Jamison and Cassidy!!  Love!


Thanks for popping in today!

14 comments:

  1. Wow! This card is gorgeous! I love those gold pine cones!

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  2. We were channeling the same set today...... I love your golden pine ones way better than my plain ones! Going to have to break out the gold foil!

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  3. Gorgeous card ... LOve the pine cones... but flip them, LeAnne and you have fabulous pineapples!!! Darling photo of your dad and the kids!
    =]

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  4. Lovely card and those gold pine cones are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

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  5. OMG - this card is gorgeous! I just got the stamp set and dies too! YAY! I may have to case this for my seniors holiday class in October! ~chris

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  6. AWESOME LeAnne! I love this. Still waiting on my order.

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  7. So pretty. Love the gold pine cones.
    Very nice photo of your dad and his great-grandchildren. Precious Memories.

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  8. I love your stamping over the watercolour background - great idea. Thanks for joining us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, Gill, DT.

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  9. Lovely card! It's a set I've been considering picking up once the catalog goes live. Great picture of the greats too! :)

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  10. What a beauty LeAnne!! WOWZA to those pinecones!! Precious photo of your dad and the littles!!

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  11. Those gold foil pine cones are da' bomb ... absolutely fabulous holiday card ... thanks for getting musical with us at jingle belles.

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  12. Fabulous card LeAnne - love all the elements especially the gold cones

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  13. Stunning! I really like the softly watercoloured background with those bold gold pinecones. Thanks so much for playing along with our technique challenge at 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

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  14. YOWZA! what a beautiful holiday card, every single element works together perfectly! thanks for singing along with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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