Monday, December 9, 2013

3D Paper Pine Cone Card



So far, we've got a wreath and a tree, now it's time for a pine cone ... all made with the CAS-ual Fridays 4 petal die.



Like the other projects, this is made by simply tearing apart the petals from the 4 petal die and placing them individually on a sturdy surface (I used chipboard covered with adhesive).


I found that angling the petals inward by the tip of the pine cone, and outward by the base of the pine cone gave the most realistic appearance.
 

The "petals" all are bent and brushed with gold metallic ink, which makes them look even more dimensional since the light hits them at all different angles.


I know I've said this a lot, but since it's an open die, there's an extra ridge that is created. With the gold ink brushed on top, it really highlights that feature, just like a real pine cone. 

 

I hand-drew the sentiment and colored the letters in with alcohol markers.


Double sided paper is from The Paper Company; printed ribbon from American Crafts.

I think this is my favorite 4 petal creation yet (out of 3 that's not really saying much, but I do really like how it turned out!) This card is also over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today.

Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

22 comments:

  1. She's on a roll again. Rockin that die. Goodness. This is one spectacular pine cone. And kudos on a fantastic hand-drawn sentiment in an oh-so-trendy style.

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  2. Well you've blown me away again Kelly!! Not only is your pinecone amazing, but your hand drawn sentiment is out of this world!!!

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  3. That pine cone is fantastic! Love the finish on each of the little pieces, and that sentiment is FANTASTIC!!!! That would have taken me about 15 tries and it still wouldn't look as good!

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  4. You never cease to amaze me with your clever ideas!! I love that beautiful pine cone.

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  5. How COOL is this!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it, Kelly!

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  6. and the mechanical engineer does it again! very COOL!

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  7. You are so darn creative Kelly! LOVE this cute layered pine cone and the tips of gold are perfect!

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  8. Holy pine cone, Batman...this is simply gorgeous. WOW!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous - only you, my friend, only you! This is stunning - the dimension and the glimpses of the gold just make this amazing! As usual!

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  10. Just about managed to winch my chin up off the floor, Kelly ... this is beyond clever! Not only the most amazing pine cone with gorgeous gold highlights ... but a wonderful hand sketch sentiment ... and a delicious ribbon that mimics the scales of the cone! Awesome, simply awesome! Anita :)

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  11. There is a an impeccable designer in you, Kelly. I know I say this all the time, but I have to say it again: you are really a genius at creativity and design. This is ridiculous. It is truly more of a home d├ęcor item than a card. It belongs on the shelves of The Pottery Barn or Macy's Select! And your hand-drawn stamp, hello, Michele?! You should be paying Kelly to design stamps for you! Just sayin. Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Kelly, this is so very cool. I am in love with what you did here! Wow! Wow! Wow!

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  13. The sound you heard this morning from north of you, was my jaw hitting the hardwood when I saw your pinecone. Absolutely stunning! Adding gold...your own writing...and a pop of green...!!! This needs to be published! Love, love, love this. Bev

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  14. Kelly love this design, it is so cool what you have done. Must CASE this!

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  15. FABULOUS use of the die Kelly!!! LOVE it :)

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  16. Kelly this is amazing!! Love your creativity on the pinecone and the sentiment that you drew.... WOW that is SO cool!!!

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  17. AMAZING! Love that cone - so creative - well that's just you!
    Thanks for pointing out your trouble with leaving comments on my blog. I tried to find out if I can do something to eliminate that, but I have no clue :(
    I wish I would be better with computers......

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  18. What a wonderful pine cone, Kelly! You have captured the dimension perfectly!

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  19. This is to beautiful, what a neat card!

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