"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Monday, December 19, 2016

pinecone birthday...

Hello!!  Stopping with a little birthday card I made for the current Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge, as well as Freshly Made Sketches.  I just squeeking in for FMS... the challenge closes in just a few hours.  I used the Essentials by Ellen Poinsettia and Pine dies and a sentiment from the EE Lovely stamp set.  Since Christmas is almost here and I don't need any more Christmas cards I decided to make a winter birthday card.  When I looked at the Pin-Sights inspiration board my eye was drawn to the wreath in the upper corner and so that is where I got my inspiration.  I die cut the pine branch twine and then layered that on my white cardstock piece that I had stamped with the sentiment.  To bring in more red I added a strip of red cardstock at the bottom and some the red die cut berries.  The pinecone was actually die cut three times because the cardstock I was using was rather thin and then adhered together using spray adhesive.  After adhering the panel to my card base I added the berries, the pinecone and the red twine bow to finish things off.  Even though I added the bow I think this would work perfectly for a guy.
Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog, white, SU! red and dark green, Hero Arts kraft; Stamps and dies:  Essentials by Ellen; Ink:  VersaFine; red twine

12 comments:

Nancy said...

So pretty, Rosemary! Simple and elegant! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Rosemary--LOVE this beautiful card! You knew exactly how to use that sketch! I love the grouping of die cuts & that beautiful sentiment!

Lisa Lara said...

I love this sketch and your die cut pieces nested at the top Rosi.

Karren said...

Oh wow, Rosemary! This is divine! Beautiful dies and such gorgeous colors. Perfect winter birthday card.

Lisa said...

This is perfect of the sketch!! Love the cluster of wintery prettiness. Fabulous card!

maria f. said...

Your cards keep catching my attention! This one is so classy. That strip of red adds so much. Lovely.

LeAnne said...

So very pretty!

Pam Sparks said...

this is gorgeous and so is your photography!

Greta said...

Hurrah--HM at FMS! Well-deserved, my friend!

TK said...

Perfect! Those dies are just perfect!

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous festive cluster, Rosemary ... so cool for a masculine card ... it's fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Cris G said...

This card is amazing and flawless! Wow!