Thursday, December 19, 2019

IB103 Painted Pinecones

Hi stampers!  Another Thursday, and another lovely Inspired By challenge from Laurel!  How about blue pinecones and lots of foil and glitter?

And here is her pretty photo prompt:

These are gorgeous!  My first attempt at creating glittery blue and white pine cones with my dies was an epic fail!  So I remembered that I had a pretty pine cone in last year's SAB set, Painted Seasons!  I went to work with my Stamparatus and some Blueberry Bushel ink and stamped it a few times on some Whisper White cardstock:

I stamped the same Papertrey Psalm sentiment from yesterday's card on the front, but it looked a little plain, so I added some Silver Glimmer paper and Blueberry Bushel Foil mats!  That kicked it up a notch!  I also added a silver ribbon and some silver Itty Bitty Background stamping!

A little trick for saving those precious pieces of specialty cardstock is to cut the center out of your mat, so you only have a "frame", and that way you still have a smaller piece to use on another project!  The foil layer was diecut with a Lacy Scallop Frame Die by Reverse Confetti, just to give it a little added dimension.  And the inside, which was Smoky Slate:

I hope you'll find some "blue" inspiration from our challenge this week, and be sure to share it with us over at Inspired By!  Can't wait to see what you create! And thank you so much for stopping by today!

Last week, Cassidy's karate teacher, Master Fisher, used her as a model to show how to get out of a neck hold!!  Yikes!

They do "sparring" on Fridays...which I do not like watching....but it wears them out for sure!  The ride home:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Kampin' Karen said...

I love how you created your card! I always forget to cut something out of the middle...or is it because I'm too lazy to get a punch or die out? lol...that's more the case!

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne!! Absolutely stunning pine cones - LOVE them!! A perfect card - but they always are! xx

Lisa Elton said...

The sparkle, the beautiful blue pine cones and your elegant design all add up to fabulous! Love Cassidy's rosy cheeks!

Linda Callahan said...

Who knew a blue pine cone could be so fabulous? Gorgeous!

Basement Stamper said...

stunning card, I love the blue pinecone and the silver just pops off this card. Can't believe how big Cassidy is getting-its been awhile since I've been blog hopping so have missed seeing her transform :-)