Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Retro Colorize Pine Cones ~ Double D Challenge ~ Pine Tree / Pine Cones

Good morning stamping friends.  There's a new challenge starting today over at Double D Challenge.  The theme is "Pine Tree / Pine Cones".
I was so happy about the timing of Tim Holtz's holiday release and the creation of this post on my blog.  His new line of Colorize dies is fabulous!  You can view them all by clicking here and here.

 The pine cones in Festive Trims have a wonderful retro look, I couldn't resist ordering it the first time I saw it.  The layers are super easy to assemble using different shades of the same color cardstock.   For example, I used three brown tones to create the pine cones and two green tones for the pine sprigs.  The suggested color for each die is etched into the back of the dies, making it very easy!

I heat embossed a sentiment from Stampers Anonymous Christmastime 2 in silver on the blue background 

 ...and gold on the brown background.

Oh, be still my vintage loving heart!

Visit the blog and see how my talented team mates were inspired.
While you're there, I hope you'll join in on the fun by clicking here 
using this mood board to inspire you:

Here's what you could win when you play along:    

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Vicki said...

These cards are so pretty, Birgit! Love the scalloped background design and beautiful sentiment! Looks like you have a good start on your Christmas cards.

I Card Everyone said...

Birgit these Colorize dies are all new to me ... have you met Theodore yet?? Be still my bear-loving heart!
LOve your cards, my friend - there's that scalloped panel I've been coveting for years! It is wonderful how these dies layer color to create these gorgeous cones, and boughs!

Darlene said...

Oh Birgit these are beautiful! Love your design and the embossing is gorgeous! Please stay safe & healthy my friend!

Barbara said...

This is the first that I have heard of these dies. Sweet for mass producing Christmas cards. I absolutely love the script on your sentiment.

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous cards! Those pinecone dies are magnificent! I love the heat embossing too, looks fabulous!

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my...never heard of those dies before but can totally see why you HAD to have them!! I love that they're more elongated than most pinecones...really pretty! And I love the sentiment on both cards too...lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both are so beautiful.

Lisa Elton said...

Both so wonderfully traditional! I like the longer pine cones. They remind me of the kind my parents had on some of their trees!

Conniecrafter said...

They are very cool Birgit, defiantly has that great vintage feel to them, love the colors you have chosen, love the gold and silver embossing on both too!!

Kathy Krug said...

Great pine cone designs. Love the embossing for the sentiment.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such beautiful traditional Christmas cards Birgit! Lovely designs and colour choices too.

Judy Woodland said...

These cards are simply fabulous!! I love the vintage retro look, I haven't seen dies like this. Great designs too, wonderful take on the challenge.