Thursday, November 12, 2020

Let's Squash It! #2 and Christmas Kickstart #42

How nice of Let's Squash It! and Christmas Kickstart to have the exact same challenge.  We're using a Christmas embossing folder with a stamp.

I chose the Pine Needles folder from Richard Garay.  I inked the folder with a couple of Distress Oxides on a brayer (ala Jennifer McGuire),  trimmed the panel and added the pine cones from Altenew and a sentiment from Penny Black.  

I made several different panels while I had my brayer out so now I just have to make them into cards.  I checked my Christmas card stash and figure I need about 20 more in the next couple of weeks to have enough to send out the first part of December. 

Thanks for dropping by.  I love it when you do.






14 comments:

  1. I like the depth and texture Bobby, this is beautiful!

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  2. This gorgeous number hadn't hit my inbox yet, Bobby!! Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful - if this is 'on the same wavelength' I'll stay there!
    =]
    p.s. Do you remember that we were shopping together at Hobby Lobby when you bought yours? xx

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  3. Wow! That's the perfect embossing folder for this background and your color is so smooth and pretty! Love the contrast with the pine cones!

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  4. Gorgeous inking on that embossed pine panel, Bobby!! Just love this!!

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  5. This is a gorgeous folder Bobby! Love it with the soft green background. Your pinecones and berries are so pretty. Perfect with the sentiment at the bottom. xx

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  6. Wow, Bobby, this is gorgeous! Love the embossing folder background for the foliage. Thanks for playing at both challenges - double the fun and double the chance to win too, Jo x

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  7. This is simply beautiful. You really nailed that Jennifer technique. I tried it and didn't get a good result like you did. I love that soft green, really makes the pine cones pop. Gorgeous card, my friend!

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  8. What a beautiful Christmas card, Bobby! I love the pine background with the soft, vanilla!

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  9. OK, first I saw this embossing folder on Michele's site, and now yours, and of course I can't find it ANYWHERE...grrrrr!! Your card is absolutely lovely though Bobby...the pinecones are the perfect addition to go with that gorgeous background!! Hugs. :0)

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  10. Love the colored ef, and it's just fabulous all on its own. However those pinecones and berries make your card exquisite!

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  11. Beautiful folder and it looks gorgeous with the brayered background colour - beautiful cones and berries too, lovely card!

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  12. Simply gorgeous, Bobby ... such yummy texture ... both in that fabulous brayered embossed background and on that lovely snowy, Christmas arrangement! Hugs, Anita :)

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  13. Beautiful! Those Garay folders are so pretty and your pine cones and berries work beautifully with yours!

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  14. Oooh, gorgeous pine needles and love the white on green. Perfect stamp to go with your background. Lovely card. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! and Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Hugz

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