Friday, November 29, 2019

The Paper Players: Christmas Pinecone

The sketch at The Paper Players caught my eye because I've had this long "Christmas" die in my not-yet-used stash and I liked how the sketch would showcase it.

Paper Players Christmas

The rest of the card was driven by the paper.  The die is very dainty so I wanted to keep the paper fairly subtle.  I love this older paper pack because although it's subtle, there is a lot of beautiful detail.  I replicated elements of that detail in a variety of dies.  That's my very favorite thing to do - little groupings of dies!!

Here's the sketch that put it all together for me.

Dies: Dee's Distinctively Pinecone, Impression Obsession Pine Sprigs, Memory Box Floral Sprigs, Alexandra Renke Christmas,
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Winter Wonderland


  1. Kim that is a great script die and the red really allows it to pop against the strip of DSP. I love how your cluster of festive foliage echoes the paper pattern. A fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. How beautiful! I love that pine cone. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

  3. Oh, beautiful! And you're definitely great at making little groupings of dies :-)
    When making CAS cards, details are so important and I'm always awestruck by your style!
    And your sentiment is just perfect for this sketch.

  4. Love that fun font for the sentiment and as Joanne said, it really does pop against the DSP. Gorgeous card. So glad you joined us at the Players this week

  5. LOVE your little groupings of dies, and the elements you chose from the paper. Such a gorgeous card, Kim!

  6. I LOVE this! Your perfect choice of papers to show off that fabulous die and the pretty cluster ... gorgeous!

  7. Oh, I like this, what a pretty card Kim!


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