Thursday, December 19, 2019

Stickled Pine Branch Geo Ornament Christmas Cards

I'm getting closer to being ready...a few more things to go, but time is not on my side. Hope you all are ready. Today, another set of cards...glitzy with a ton of Ranger Stickles to highlight Tim Holtz's Sizzix Thinlits Pine Branch and Geo Ornament, you know how much I love to fill those open shapes with Stickles!!! I think one is more masculine and the other feminine because of the colors...I like that! Enjoy...and REALLY thank you so much for finding the time to stop by...I promise I will stop by your sites soon.
I die cut the pinecones with Kraft Paper and then mounted on dark brown cardstock. The ornaments were die cut with Champagne Metallic and mounted on dark brown as well.
Then I die cut a slew of the needles with various green cardstock. The two background papers are from Tim's Christmas Stash from this year.
Using Mixed Media Heavystock, I inked over it with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy and misted with water for a great vintage look, and then stamped the Christmas Words from Tim's Stripes and Holiday Type from Stamper's Anonymous in Pumice Stone. Then I tore the patterned papers so that you would see half of each on the front of the card.
I heat embossed the sentiment from Christmastime 2 onto the bottom of the patterned paper in Liquid Platinum from matches the Champagne Metallic wonderfully, and even though it's subtle, it's perfect to balance out all the glitz about to go on.
Then came all the Stickles that I filled into the pinecone and ornaments. I love doing this. Then it was just a matter of adhering and layering all the die cut pieces.
(Craft Sheet, Paper Trimmer, Die Cut Machine, Pencil, Stamp Platform, Heat Tool, Two-Sided Tape, Foam Tape)
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock, Mixed Media Heavystock
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Metallic 3 Kraft Stock, Christmas Paper Stash (2019)
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Geo Christmas, Pine Branch
-Core-dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core: Nostalgic
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Brush
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Pumice Stone
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Stripes and Holiday Type, Christmastime 2
-Ranger Embossing Ink: Liquid Platinum
-Ranger Stickles: Cinnamon, Sandstone, Mystic Green, Lime Green, Cranberry, Cotton Candy, Glisten, Platinum, Champagne, Gold Dust

I've been overwhelmed by all the comments and cheers on these Christmas projects this week...thank you so very much! I'll be back tomorrow! I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. These are awesome! I love the sparkle the stickles gives and since it’s contained to the pine cones and ornaments it really packs a punch! Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing. xx

  2. They are gorgeous Anita, I love the way you ripped the papers and the cascade of branches and pine cones look amazing.... and of course, the stickles are just the icing on the cake! xxx

  3. They are beautiful! I love all the sparkle and glitz, and the mix of patterns.

  4. I am so in love with these cards! From the torn paper background to the icy pine cones and shimmery baubles, everything is just gorgeous!

  5. What stunning cards - simply fabulous work with those dies. I love the glittery insides of the pine cones, and that paper tearing gives such a cool look to the background. Brilliant!
    Alison x

  6. These are so beautiful and I absolutely love the holiday sparkle!


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