This week I have used one of Dreamweaver's beautiful new embossing folders, FG675 Pine cones embossing folder, and the new LL3047 Happy Holiday stencil. I have a lot of family who live in northern Minnesota, so this card will be for one of them because it has that "Up North" feel. People who live there know what I'm talking about! Here it is:
I started by embossing the pine cones on cream colored paper. Used a 1/2" stencil brush to add some color to the needles and pine cones. I didn't worry if some color went on the background, if you would prefer the image to be crisper, lay the matching stencil (LG675) over the embossed image before adding color. Then I tore around the image and added darker ink to the torn edge. The Happy Holiday was stenciled using the same brush, torn and edged with ink. The green checked paper in the background is from Authentique and is called Curiosity from the Wonder collection. Some burgundy burlap ribbon from May Arts added a little pop of color without being too bright and has the perfect texture to match the feel of the card.
Be sure to check out the holiday creations from our team members this week:
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