Monday 28 September 2009

Rustic Pines

Can you believe September is almost over? At CHF that means it's time for a new stamp of the month. These pine trees are versatile enough to do all sorts of things but of course since I'm still trying to keep up with a holiday card each day during the WCMD blog tour, I've used it to make a Christmas card.

Pairing up the trees with the woodgrain backgrounder lends a rustic kind of feel, I think. I didn't have any ribbon the right kind of colour so I used a Copic marker (Crimson) on a piece of plain white silk ribbon to get what I wanted. It matches the sentiment's ink colour much better in real life, the sheen of the silk has made it a bit pinker than it should be in the photograph, I'm afraid.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
The Pines (Stamp of the Month - releasing October 1st)

Woodgrain backgrounder
Vintage Christmas Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Simply Smooth Vanilla

Olive dark (Prism Papers)



Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Ivy)

Versafine by Tsukineko (Crimson Red)

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)


Labels One Nestabilities by Spellbinder

Silk ribbon (dyed with Copic marker)

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Karen said...

I am so enjoying these Joanne. What a good idea to use copics on ribbon! XXX

Kathy said...

gorgeous. I love the cards you've been making. The vintage Christmas style looks fantastic

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabulous Joanne. Everything about it is classy. Love the idea of colouring the ribbon. Well Done for keeping up the challenge & spoiling us.xx

Kaz said...

Ooo lovely card Joanne. I've used inkpads on ribbons before and didn't think of copics. Thanks for that!! xx

Janice said...

Clever idea with the ribbon. Love the wood grain background to this card.

Hearts Turned said...

Beautiful, as usual, Joanne! You are on a roll with these cards! Well done! Is this another CHF set you're gonna make me have to buy? I'm afraid it is! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!

Bellawhoop said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I love the tree background pairing with this new tree stamp. Gorgeous colors and combo!

Darlene said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card Joanne! JUST ENOUGH!! I can't believe how you colored your ribbon ... it looks perfect!!! Love this Nesties set ... perfect!!

Karen R (ON) said...

This is simply beautiful. May just have to purchase this CHF stamp.