Sunday, September 25, 2016

PTI September Blog Hop


It's time for Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop and I knew I didn't want to pass up this awesome inspiration photo!  



It was perfect to use their Peaceful Pinecones stamp set which I paired with kraft (PTI), forest foliage (SU) and white cardstock. 


 A little jute twine and a couple of rusty jingle bells topped it off.  The sentiment die was cut twice with white CS and once with the dark green to give a shadow appearance.  The background is a watercolor wash using a mix of Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough distress inks. The pine bough was stamped with - what else? - Pine Needles ink!  To give it a snowy look, I dabbed on some Copic Opaque White then added clear Wink of Stella brush marker for a subtle touch of shimmer.  The wonky stitched rectangle die is by Lil' Inker Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

7 comments:

lainey said...

Oh wow, I love everything about this card - the design, colors, twine, stitching, bells. Perfection!

Cindy Boney said...

Wanda! I love your card...the touch of blue is fantastic, and the snow on the focal point looks so natural. I am yearning for that first fire in the fireplace!!

Betty Wright said...

Love the snow effect and the watercolor background! Lovely card, Wanda!

Kathryn A said...

Love this! The wash background, the snow on the cones and the bells--terrific card!

Karren said...

Oh wow! This is just stunning, Wanda! The watercolor wash behind the pinecone image really makes everything pop.

Marybeth said...

Its beautiful Wanda! The peace looks great in white and on the pine cones!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!