The idea for a pinecone wreath card has been rumbling around my mind for a while and I finally got around to trying it out. I used some of the £1 stamps from Lavinia to create this with a Stampin’ Up! sentiment.
To begin, I lightly drew a circle for a guide and then stamped the pinecone repeatedly, changing the angles. I used Versafine Clair ink in Pinecone as it’s waterproof and I planned to colour over the top later.
The next layer was using the mini-holly stamp and Rainforest ink.
I then used the sycamore seed stamp as mistletoe, again in Rainforest ink. After the inks were dry, I used some water-based brown ink pressed onto my block and the Wink Of Stella pen to colour in the pinecones and add some shimmer.
I coloured in the berries and then topped them with red Nuvo glitter drops to them. I added some white Nuvo drops for mistletoe berries too along with a few green dots around the wreath.
The panel was edged by drawing my Sharpie along the edge and then blending a little ink onto the corners. I also added a few gold Nuvo drops around the wreath.
Now, I had envisaged it being finished at this stage but it just didn’t feel right so I stamped Pipin looking up at the sentiment and lightly inked a snow bank to make a scene.
It doesn’t show on the picture above but the Wink of Stella gives loads of shimmer, as you can see in the banner photo at the top of the post.