Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Pinecones

It's Merry Monday time!  This week, Katie has challenged us with a sketch.


I have to admit, I struggle with angled elements on cards, so I sort of cheated and used a diagonal stripes embossing folder for the angled elements.  I had to add a layer of twine to cover up where I had to repeat the folder to cover the whole card front.


The central image is from the Peaceful Pinecones set by PTI.  I've gotten so much use out of this set.  I love the little baby pinecone!  The DSP is from a retired pack called Candlelight Christmas.

Head on over to the Merry Monday blog to check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team.

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Peaceful Pinecones (PTI)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Old Olive
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Whisper White, Candlelight Christmas DSP
Accessories:  Peaceful Pinecones dies (PTI), Neutrals button, Early Espresso twine, Stylish Stripes EF, circle nestabilities

Cheers
Karren



17 comments:

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oooooohhhh - very elegant. This is gorgeous Karren!

Deanne :)

Katie Melhus said...

This colors make me think Rich and Gorgeous (like a good husband, lol!) I absolutely love what you did with the sketch, angled elements or no! You ladies are making me look good this week!

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Karren, I love how you used the texture for the background and these rich colours are fabulous.

Joni nina Andaya said...

Beautiful Karren!!! Love the colors :)

Kristie Goulet said...

I love your interpretation of the sketch, Karren! Gorgeous colors!

Bonnie said...

I love the way the olive pops off the espresso! Gorgeous! And I like your interpretation of the diagonal. It works for me! Have a wonderful week, Karren!

Christine Blain said...

Wow, this is BEAUTIFUL, Karren. Love that DSP, and the diagonal embossing (I struggle with anything 'on an angle'! LOL). Just gorgeous.

Debbie Henderson said...

I love the way the browns make the greens stand out on your layers. Love the pinecone!

Wendy said...

I love your take on this week's sketch, Karren! Beautiful colors and I love the idea to emboss the background! Have a great week! :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karren, LOVE your take on the sketch (will have to case that one!) Fabulous!!

LeAnne said...

A beautiful card...I love the intense colors you've used! The embossing adds such a nice detail too!

Karen D said...

Love this pinecone image Karren, you have used it to great effect on your card. Love the strong colours too. Hope you are keeping dry. Extremes huh!!

Greta said...

How creative to use the dry embossing, Karren--love it! I'll have to remember I can use twine or ribbon to cover when the card front is too big for the folder--thanks for the tip!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I'm totally loving this card Karren (if I send you my address can I get this one for Xmas?) The two-tone sentiment is just perfect as are your colour choices and that sweet little pinecone!

Rita Wright said...

You had me at Early Espresso! I love the embossing folder; diagonal paper gives me fits and this is a perfect solution! Love this one.

Susan Joyce said...

Great card Karren, love the pine cone images and the dry embossing.

Scrappy Géri said...

Oh wow Karren!! This card is so pretty!!! I love those pinecones! And tour chou ce of Colors is perfect! :)