I recently purchased these wonderful dies from the Greetery and owner Betsy showed on the blog how to make her coaster buffalo plaid by masking and sponging - it worked like a charm! I colored the pine cones with colored pencils, sponged over the green greenery with two shades of green Distress Inks, added glitter to the pines and then splattered over it with white watercolor paint!
the base card is cut with the Noted: Scalloped Square die from PTI.
I have a dear friend who is suffering from ALS. She cannot speak or move accept for her arms and head. I send her a card every week as well as visiting - so this will go to her after Christmas.
Thanks for a lovely site to look through today Stacy!
I'm all done with Christmas preparations accept for baking some gingerbread cake cottages today - then I'm settling back to enjoy the coming of Christmas!
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 GMT Views: 770
Stamps: Sentiment Suite: Thinking of You - the Greetery
Paper: kraft, Pure Poppy, Leaf Green - PTI
Paper Size: 4 1/2" square
Ink: Ranger Distress Black Soot, Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles True Black - PTI
Accessories: Botanicuts: Pine Bough Dies, Coaster Die, Sentiment Suite Dies- The Greetery, Noted: Scalloped Square Die - PTI, white water color paint - Kuretake, brush, water, colored pencils brown and orange/brown, tape, foam dots, glitter
Techniques: layered die cuts, paint splatter, masking
I love your pine and pinecones, Julia. The plaid background is perfect. It seems like a long time ago that we ended up side by side in the challenge galleries so many times. It was definitely due to our similar work schedules. Merry Christmas!
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Sat, Dec 21, 2019 @ 12:25 PM
Wow Julia you sure created a wonderful card from your inspiration. Love the buffalo plaid, need to check out the instructions. Glad to hear you are all ready for the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and your family. TFS
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Sat, Dec 21, 2019 @ 1:42 PM
Julia this is so delightful! It reminds new of a northwoods cabin. The dies are perfect. What fun! How caring of you to send your friend weekly cards...I’m sure she looks forward to them. Merry Christmas to you!