Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge. This week we have a sketch.
Once the Holiday Catalog comes along, I often overlook the Christmas offerings in the Annual Catalog. Today I'll be using the stamp set Christmas Pines and the Pretty Pines Thinlits that coordinate with it from the Annual Catalog.
The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 4 1/4 x 11. Score this at 5 1/2 and fold.
Cut the Real Red gingham patterned paper from the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 stack to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 so that it covers the entire front of the card. The Quilted Christmas stack is great. It would not have to be just for Christmas.
Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, cut the largest circle from Whisper White.
Cut a pine cone from each of the 3 types of pine cones in the thinlits. The bottom layer is Soft Suede and the top layer is from Early Espresso. The center pine cone is glued to the white circle. The two on each side are adhered with dimensionals. Cut some of the pine boughs from Emerald Envy. Use Real Red to cut some of the other branches. I don't know what they would be called. They do appear to have berries at the end. Place those around until you are happy with how they look.
Add a bow in the Crinkled Seam Binding in Emerald Envy. That ribbon is the best! Look how pretty it ties!
The sentiment is from Christmas Pines stamped in Emerald Envy.
I added some of the Enamel Shapes in Emerald Envy. I did not realize that they are retired. I try not to use retired products for my blog. They just looked so perfect for the project. I apologize. We all need to use up some of that retired stuff, though.
This card was a lot of fun to make. I just kept rearranging everything. I've decided that I like this sketch a lot!
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