Hey there stampers! Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge #486 is here! I combined my sketch with Global Design Project #115 Christmas Joy Theme and Addicted to Stamps and more #270 Photo inspiration.
This is probably one of my most favorite cards I've done yet this Christmas. Number one, I'm a huge, huge fan of Buffalo Plaid anything and when I saw someone else somewhere take the black and white plaid paper from Merry Little Christmas DSP pack and sponge it with Real Red I fell in love and HAD to try it myself! I LOVE the results!!! I mixed it with some Always Artichoke, tones of brown for the pinecones and a touch of gold for a little Christmas shine.
Favorite reason number two is the Pretty Pines. I was thrilled when I saw they brought this stamp and thinlit set into the annual catalog. It's one of the best Christmas sets ever, I think. And It doesn't just have to be Christmas either. It can just be woodsy.
I cut one of each of the pinecone thinlits from Pretty Pines in Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, and Early Espresso and then layered them together. I like the solid, substantial look it gave them. Once I had them glued on I gave them a brush of Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer. Everything was topped off with a couple of bows and a gold gem.
The JOY diecut is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set. It originally said ENJOY but I cut the EN off.
I certainly hope you'll join us this week! Just share your card in on the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook page.
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!