Monday, December 9, 2013

Snowy Pines

Marching forward with more Christmas cards today. I chose to use Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps since a frosty blue norther blew into Texas this week and many people had more sleet and snow than they are used to.

For the 10 minute card I stamped the single snowy pine starting with layer 3 inked with Memento Northern Pine on the pine needles and Memento Rich Cocoa on the trunk. I followed that with layer 2 inked with Memento Cottage Ivy and Rich Cocoa and finished with layer 1 inked with Memento Cottage Ivy stamped off once. I then sponged some SU Baja Breeze as a background and added the die cut star and crystal to the top of the tree. A band of silver glitter ribbon dressed the card up a bit and the sentiment from Playful Christmas 2 was stamped in Cottage Ivy at the bottom.

For the 10 minutes and 10 minutes more design, I chose to use the same snowy pine, but this time I clear embossed the top layer of the tree as well as the snowflakes, sentiment, and ground. I then created an emboss resist background by rubbing the surface of the card with SU Marina Mist ink. The snowflakes are from Snow Flurry and the sentiment is from Playful Christmas 1.

I do finally have enough Christmas cards to head to the post office this week, but still have a ton of Christmas crafting to do with 80 scrapbook pages. Fortunately I only have to design 6 layouts and then create multiple copies of each. It will be a crazy crafty week! Just the normal hectic Christmas here in the McAuley house!

Drop in on the Kitchen Crew to see what holiday goodies they have concocted for you this week!

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria


  1. Gorgeous gorgeous cards! Love the layout and design of each!

  2. Sensational!! Love the "snow" on the tree on the second card and that beautiful shiny ribbon on the first. Two wonderful cards.
    Hope y'all are staying warm over that way!

  3. Both of these cards are just stunning Lynn and I just love the touch of sparkle you have added to both. Sorry I have been a bit slack on the commenting front of late, once December disappears I am hoping to be back to normal. Have a great week! Danie xx

  4. Amazing cards! Both are gorgeous and that tree is gorgeous!

  5. Lynn, these are gorgeous! The trees are phenomenal as well as the backgrounds-- so lifelike and perfect.

  6. What a difference between your two cards Lynn! Both of them are lovely. A proud and beautiful tree to delight all that sees it!


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