Stamp Review Crew: Christmas Pines


Hello and Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! This week's featured stamp set is: Christmas Pines

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So...ooo...ooo... I  JUST found out -  that I designed with the wrong stamp set... Yep! 1/2 hour before this post goes live, I start to write it up, watermark my photos, download the hop badges and WHAM! the words "Christmas Pines" slaps me in the face! Sigh... I used Peaceful Pines... 

Well, Thankfully, my talent of procrastination, actually worked in my favour for once. I've been meaning to post this card for eons and haven't! So, Yeah! This could have been a really awkward post Lol! 

I actually designed this card over a month ago at a weekend crop. (I told you I was talented at the art of procrastination!) At this crop, there were all sorts of different ways to earn raffle tickets. One of them was to create using a layout sketch as most often, crops are geared towards scrapbookers. It makes sense, but it's never what I go and do, so instead of creating a scrapbook page with the sketch, I created a card! I love that you can get inspiration from anything!

Even though my card isn't square, It still works and that's what's nice about sketches... They're meant to be changed! Sketches are more of a starting point... an inspiration... an idea and you don't need to follow them exactly!

As you can see, I used branches to represent the tags, Baker's Twine and Lace Trim for the scallop line, my decorated pinecone is the focal point, which most likely is where the photo would have gone... and my sentiment is well... the sentiment!

The colour combo for this card is Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Copper. (LOVE the copper!)

Well... thanks for joining me today, I hope you like my use of Christmas Pines. Make sure to keeping hopping, as the Talented Linda Callahan's Blog is up next! Enjoy!


        



P.S. If you're curious about my "Peaceful Pines" creation for today's post here's a little peek.


9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, Martha! Love the repeated stamping of the starry image across the top and the use of the pretty lace trim. Beautiful! Rochelle xo

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  2. Ha! You crack me up Martha! And look at you, all prepared for this crafty emergency. Both of these projects are delightful :)

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  3. This is so pretty! Love the added lace and all the branches!

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  4. Love your card for the sketch. Glad this turned out okay for you! (Both cards are wonderful so no worries)

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  5. Love your composition, Martha. And the gold accent pine cone is sheer art!

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  6. Beautiful card and layout! You stamp ink coverage is amazing. Those pine boughs looked printed. Very pretty.

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  7. Beautiful card, Martha! I love that you used that scrapbook sketch for your card and it is awesome. I love the stamped pine branches with the lace trim and the copper pine cone looks amazing too!

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  8. Ha, I had the exact same problem with mixing up the stamp set! Glad you had a spare card in your back pocket. Lovely row of pines to delineate upper and lower portion - great design!

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  9. Phew - glad we got to see this gorgeous Christmas Pines creation. It's far too lovely to miss out! Kelly x

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