Welcome to the “Christmas in July” design team challenge. I posted a project last week using the Impression Obsession Layered Pinecone set. I couldn’t resist making another card with it for our challenge because it is my all time favorite pinecone set ever. This time I used a red card base, a frame made using the All-in-One Frames Rectangle 2, Pine Pair and red multi loop bow.
Layering The Images
To start I want to share that I used Dina’s ink choices and instructions listed below to create my layered pinecones. I stamped the base image on Eclipse masking tape and cut it out. Using my MISTI I stamped the middle pinecone first, covered it with the mask and then repeated the steps to stamp the other two pinecones. When I lifted my mask I did have a few little white spots on both sides of the middle pinecone so I used a mini applicator and Tan ink to lightly touch up and cover the spots. I used a stylus and foam tip to apply Tan ink around the pinecones and then stamped in some texture using a stamp from the retired Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty set.
IO hybrid inks:
Layer 1 – Tan x1
Layer 2 – Tan x2
Layer 3 – Caramel x2
Layer 4 – Chocolate x2
Layer 5 – Black x1
The Frame, Pine and Berry Branches
I cut the frames and pieces the two largest sections together using double stick tape. Next I attached the pinecone layer to the red card base using ATG adhesive and then attached the frame using mounting tape. I cut the pine and berry branches to use to embellish the pinecones. I applied white Nuvo Crystal drops to the berry branches and set them aside to dry. Next I attached the pine branches to the top corner of the pinecone layer and frame using glossy accents. I used large glue dots to attach the red multi loop bow. Once the crystal drops were dry I tucked the berry branches in behind the bow and attached with glossy accents.
I hope you have enjoyed my project using the Impression Obsession Layered Pinecone set. It is such a beautiful image for holiday cards.Why don’t you come along and play in the challenge. You can check out all the details for the challenge on the Impression Obsession blog. You will definitely want to check out all of the Christmas in July projects by the design team.