I’m trying to get ready for Thanksgiving, but had to sneak into my craft room for “just one more” card. How would I use the yummy colors; Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, and Flirty Flamingo?

By Su Mohr for GDP; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Beautiful Boughs Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Detailed Trio Punch, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Shimmery Crystal Effects, Hammered metal embossing; #christmascards #holidaycards #newyearscards #beautifulboughs #pinecones #boughs #colorcombinations #colorchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #

Sparkling Boughs


I began with a Crumb Cake card base, topped with a layer of Mossy Mossy, then Whisper White. The two layers were given rounded corners by using the handy dandy Detailed Trio Punch. And, I embossed the Whisper White layer with the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder for texture. You can read more about these items by clicking on their pictures in my Product List below.


Next, I used a Beautiful Boughs Die to cut the bough from Whisper White Cardstock that I had “painted” with Light and Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. This gives a nice variation in shade. And, I cut a second bough from Crumb Cake Cardstock to act as a shadow, giving depth.

TIP: Hold the Stampin’ Blend loosely, at an angle, to protect the tip of the brush.


I used two more dies from the Beautiful Boughs Die Set to cut pinecones from Crumb Cake Cardstock, with a  Flirty Flamingo backing. I used a Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend for the pinecone backing, the same way I “painted” the bough.

You probably noticed how the bough is sparkling. Before gluing everything together, I applied Shimmery Crystal Effects  to the bough, which is a strong adhesive for the Ice Stampin’ Glitter that I sprinkled on afterwards. It’s great, because it stays in place, unlike other glitter.


The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. This wonderful label die is also a Beautiful Boughs Die, and it comes with the two holes that I used for tying it with Linen Thread. I also tied a Linen Thread bow at the top of the pinecones, as a finishing touch.


I love the color combination in Global Design Project’s challenge, so I HAD to participate.



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