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!