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Thursday, June 16, 2016

PINE BOUGHS

Merry Monday has a great inspiration photo this week and the CAS Mix-Up challenge for June is stamping plus die cuts - so I combined them both in my card.


A few weeks ago I found this Stampin' Up pine bough stamp set (retired) at a garage sale for $5 - snapped that right up!!  I used various green inks and second generation stamping for the boughs.  Popped it up on a red mat.  Then I die cut the pine bough from a piece of green cs and some white flowers.  Sponged the pine bough with some darker green ink to give it some definition.  Added the little flowers and a red stripe twine bow and done.


The pine boughs, white flowers, red and white stripe are the inspiration from the Merry Monday photo and sponging was the additional technique for CAS Mix-up. 

Thanks for stopping by today and always enjoy reading your comments.
 

19 comments:

  1. Oh this is luscious, Betty! It looks especially good, since we are currently in Atlanta and it's 97 degrees outside!!!

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  2. So pretty Betty! Love the pine sprig stamped background, and your die-cuts with the pretty Christmas roses. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  3. Wow, Betty, this is gorgeous! Love the stamped and die cut pine boughs and the pretty flowers! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and Merry Monday!

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  4. Fabulous card Betty, you took great inspiration from the photo. This stands out against all the cups.

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  5. Gorgeous Betty. I love your stamped pine boughs (that set one of my all time fav's) with your beautiful die cut boughs and flowers. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, nancy

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  6. Love your take on the inspiration, Betty--gorgeous Christmas card!

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  7. Beautiful card.... great takes on both Challenge

    Have a nice weekend

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  8. such a pretty card, love the simplicity of it x Amanda

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  9. Betty this card is really lovely. I like the combination of stamping and die cuts and it looks so classic. Very nice.

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  10. So pretty with the boughs & flowers, Betty!!

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  11. Gorgeous card, Betty! Your pine boughs are so pretty...the die cuts add so much dimension, and I Love your 2nd generation stamping! What a great find!

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  12. Beautiful and so very festive, love what you did with the pine bough - great find by the way! (at first i thought it was the HA one)!

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  13. What a fabulous mix of stamped and die cut pine boughs - SO cute with the white flowers!

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  14. Lovely interpretation of the challenge Betty. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

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  15. This is gorgeous Betty! Love that Ornamental Pine set too...one of my all time favorite sets! And lucky you for getting it for only $5!! Love the die cut pine bough on top of the stamped ones too...SOOOO pretty! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  16. Betty this is so lovely!! I missed seeing this one earlier. Congrats on your Merry Monday's Honorable Mention!!

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  17. So gorgeous Betty! Love your take on the challenge! Congrats on the MM Honorable Mention!

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