Handmade Pine Boughs Christmas Card
Christmas in Canada is about the tradition and a handmade pine boughs Christmas card meets that tradition. Most decorated homes will have at least one pine bough decoration.
When I was a child, I remember going out in the woods, knee deep in snow and cutting the Christmas tree down. There is something about the smell of a freshly cut tree. Of course, today, going to the woods and cutting down your own tree does not happen often.
So why not create you own sense of tradition and use Stampin’ Up!’s Christmas Pines stamp set and the matching Pretty Pines Thinlits to create a Christmas card.
Stamps: Christmas Pines.
Ink/Markers: Soft Suede, VersaMark.
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, Soft Suede, Copper Foil, Fancy Frost Specialty DSP, Presents and Pinecones DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Copper Embossing Powder, 3/8” Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack (Cherry Cobbler), Mini Pinecones.
Unfortunately, you cannot see the intricate embossing on the strip of Fancy Frost Specialty DSP. This is beautiful paper and I chose to use the white. However, you can add colour by sponging on ink, using a spritzer and spraying on ink, and/or brayering ink on the paper. These techniques bring out the design in the paper.
The copper embossing powder and copper foil paper adds just the right touch of shine and glitz. Copper is one of the go to metals for the year.
While you may not be able to go to the woods and cut down your own pine boughs or Christmas Tree, you can bring these traditional elements into you crafts. There a lot of people interested in the natural elements of Christmas. If you want additional inspiration, use this LINK. Create your own handmade pine boughs Christmas Card and celebrate tradition.