Before I share today’s card, I want to thank the Merry Monday Design Team for selecting last week’s Mod Moose card as an Honorable Mention. I really love that moose card (see it here), so it was really nice to be [honorably] recognized by the team. Thanks so much!
This week’s Merry Monday challenge has several unique elements: to use pinecones with greens and plaid ribbon. I was initially scared of these criteria, but I grew to love them because they helped me to make this:
Here’s the banner for this week’s Merry Monday Challenge:
- Plaid Ribbon…Plaid Ribbon. I saw “pinecones” earlier this week and planned my card around that. When I sat down to make the card, I saw “plaid ribbon.” Hmmmm…plaid ribbon. Templed fingers…contemplation. No current Stampin’ Up! plaid ribbon…what to do, what to do? I trimmed a beautiful 5/8″ wide piece of plaid paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack and layered a strip of Organza Ribbon over it. Lovely, right?
- Perfect Pinecone. When I sat down to create my pinecones, I ran a quick test – what if I embossed the pinecone with Early Espresso on Sahara Sand cardstock? I tried it – and never looked back. It was the perfect color and texture – it gave me exactly what I was looking for. Yippee!
- Label It. The Christmas Wishes sentiment from Ornamental Pine fit perfectly inside this label from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits. A Cherry Cobbler band balances out the shapes and colors, and the white embossed sentiment pops.
Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Garden Green Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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