Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pine Needles and Cones- Challenges

I love this pine needle and cones stamp set. I used it a bit back for a masculine card and it was just perfect.
I wanted my needles and cones to have any icy look of winter so I added Dazzling Diamonds for the sparkle.
In my opinion, Christmas needs lots of glitter. I punched the bows and snowflake with a Martha Stewart punch. The snowflake is a punch and stamp. I stamped three times and layered for dimension, then added the glitter.
I used the sketch from Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #22 for my card. This was a lot of fun deciding what to do and seeing what others do with this sketch.

I am also entering my card into these challenges:
Sir Stampalot Challenge for November-Christmas Traditions
Craft Your Passion #31 - Double Anything- I doubled my nesties (one on top of other)
Paper Sundaes #43-Let it Snow (snowflake)

Stamps: Hero Arts-Needles and Cones
Hot Off the Press-Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper: Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler, PTI white cardstock, dp is from Provo Craft & Novelty
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Bamboo Leaves, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders circle nestabilitie, Martha Stewart polar stamp and punch, Martha Stewart bow punch, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, dimensionals
Technique: Out of the Box with the brown pinecone stem


pinky said...

This is just beautiful, really jumps out at you! Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

Fiona said...

lovely card and those circle do stand out...very nice.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Carol L said...

I love the shimmer on your needles and pinecone! Those little bows look cute as the dickens and I never would have imagined they were created with a punch! I was about to ask you how you created them so perfectly! LOL Great card!!

Dawn B. said...

Beautiful icy look.. Such a great shimmer. You did a super job photographing it. I like this layout.. It is unique and looks terrific with these stamps.. Great job.

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous! Your take on the sketch is fabulous! Beautifully done! Wonderful Christmas card!

Marisa said...

Love the images you used and that DP is gorgeous. Great take on the sketch.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, wow, wow, Benzi!! Your take on this sketch is amazing. I love those sparkly images and how nicely you matched them to your DP (or vice versa perhaps??). A stunning combo, no matter. I am predicting great things for this card!!!

brenda said...

Hi there

I agree this stamp is idea for a male card, yet could be prettied up for a female one as well, very versatile.

And such a lovely card here as well.

Hi Yone

Such a lovely card, that image is lovely.

Thank you for joining in at Stampalot Challenge this month. Good luck and hope to see you agan.

B x
More Stampalot candy here

Mona Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Benzi! The shimmery accents look fabulous! Thanks for playing with the WMSC :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Benzi this is a stunner! I love how you interpreted the sketch, and the images are gorgeous. Love the sparkle too. I agree, you need a lot at Christmas!

mueppi said...

Your card is wonderful, Benzi!
Hugs Gisela

Gloria Stengel said...

Very creative use of paper! Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes this week!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful colors and papers on this! Your shimmery images are so pretty! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

sammi said...

oh wow, this is beautiful. Love the layout. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Craft Your Passion, in our Double Anything challenge.

Clare said...

gorgeous card, love the paper and colors! thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC!

Carol Hurlock said...

I just love this. I think the layout and colors and images on this is awesome.

Sally H said...

A gorgeous Christmas creation! Thanks for Sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Colleen Dietrich said...

How versatile these stamps are! I remember your masculine birthday, because I pretty much CASE'd it a while back. LOL! Love this dp very much; the harlequin pattern is so elegant.