Now that Thanksgiving is almost upon us here in the United States, I have been thinking about my winter projects. I really like nature and mini albums so I am in the process of making a TREE Mini Album using the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium paper. Even though it is more Christmas themed, I wanted to also add some stamping that will highlight the pine tree and pine cone images too. To bring the entire album together I added these dimensional pine cones on my cover. I will post the completed album soon but I thought I would share my cover embellishments with you today.
These are my paper pine cones using the McGill punches and directions. Wow I am hooked!
They are quite realistic I think. These are great using patterned paper and plain or textured card stock.
The card stock color in this photo is from Stampin’ Up!. It is Soft Suede and then I inked the edges with Early Espresso Classic Ink also from Stampin’ Up!
I shaped, pinched and bent each petal individually.
Once all the petals were adhered I dabbed some metallic gold ink on the edges and added a small touch of gold glitter. Just a perfect finishing touch for my project!
On the pine cone with the patterned paper I added clear glitter from Stampin’ Up!
FYI…..I followed the directions exactly as given however I did not use the pop dots to adhered the petals. I think it worked out better for me. Try making these per the original directions and see what you think. If you would like to see how I made these with a minor change (no pop dots) then I would be happy to do a video for you. Just let me know in the comments section below.