It's beginning to feel just a little bit like fall today....I even noticed some leaves beginning to change. I thought about posting a fall project but when I was finished with this card, I couldn't wait to share it! So I'll post something fall-ish tomorrow.
I had this idea in my head last night, and I was hoping that it would be as pretty on paper as it was in my head....it doesn't always work out that way. I pictured it to be very elegant, and I'm really happy with the way it turned out! I love how all the layers of different textures work together!
To create this card, I started out with a piece of shimmery white cardstock. I embossed the pine needles from the Christmas Pines stamp set in white embossing powder. I then embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. I cut the pine pieces using the Pretty Pines thinlits out of three different papers--vellum, gold foil and gold glimmer--then adhered them to my card front with fast fuse adhesive (ok, and I was in a little bit of a hurry so I used a staple, too). The pinecones are two layers...the bottom is gold glimmer and the top is gold foil. I layered these with fine-tip glue and adhered them over the pine boughs with fast fuse. Next, the bow was attached with a glue dot. Finally, I glued clear and gold sequins from the metallic sequins assortment with fine-tip glue. I layered the card front onto a piece of gold foil, then onto my whisper white thick cardstock card base.
I hope you enjoyed today's project! Until next time...happy stampin'!