Look at this inspiring photo from the Paper Players challenge!

 

Immediately, I thought of our Christmas Pines Stamp Set. I used the Pretty Pines Dies for a project that I posted  earlier this week. Here it is, in case you missed it:

Pretty Pines Watercolor Splash Technique

 

I wanted to use the two, pine bough  stamps, rather than the dies for this project. I stamped them in Garden Green, Emerald Envy and Tranquil Tide on Thick Whisper White. You can see how I placed them around the edge to meet in the middle. This would be my background for the word “JOY.”

 

 

I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed the Large Letters Dies, and they were begging to be used again!

I placed the dies on my pine background, and made a pencil mark for each letter, so they would line up properly. After die cutting the three letters, I die cut three more sets in Thick Whisper White for layering. After gluing the background to A Tranquil Tide card base, I glued my triple layered “JOY” in place, slightly off-set, so it would be more visible.

 

I wanted to add a touch of color without detracting from my focal point, so I hung teeny tiny ornaments on the pine boughs. I used a hand-held punch to cut the red, foil ornaments. Can you see them?

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Pines!