Happy Thursday!  How y’all doin’?  Thanks for your responses yesterday on my class project.  I met with the girls from Lavender Sentiments yesterday and I’ve made a few changes to the project.  Those will come later in the week.  We did decided on everything else though.  My class will be on Monday, December 14, 2009, 6:00 pm., at Lavender Sentiments on Charlestown Road in New Albany.  The class fee is $20 and you can sign up by calling 812/945-0790.

Now for today’s card.  I started working on this last night and needed to wait until this morning to finish it.  While browsing StarLit Studio last week, I noticed that Cindy had the recipe for Tim’s snow listed on her site.  Since I had all the required elements to make the snow, I decided to try my hand at it.  That’s why I needed to wait . . . the snow needed to dry before I could go any further!


The pinecone was water colored with Distress Re-Inkers, masked and then the branches were stamped.  I die cut/embossed the image using Spellbinders™ Labels 8 before I added the snow to the ornament.  The fun part for me was adding the carol, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, as a background panel.  My grandfather’s sister was a teacher in a one room school house and played the organ for their church.  I happen to have the old pump organ that she played along with all her hymnals.  I remember singing from these hymnals as a little girl.  I had put them away a few years ago and couldn’t find them (that memory lapse thing) a few months back when I was looking for them.  This morning I went into the storage room and pulled them right out of storage . . . yep, that memory thing!  I can’t tell you the name of the hymnal, as it’s been battered and torn, but some of the others were published in 1920.  That should give us some guess at the age  . . . somewhere between 80 to 90 years old.

I copied the song onto regular printer paper, added some Old Paper Distress Ink, and then lightly added Vintage Photo around the edges.  You can see I even left the Hymnal No. on the page.

  • Stamps:  All that Glitters from Flourishes Stamps
  • Paper:  Arches Watercolor; BasicGrey Wassail; Prism Herbal Garden Dark; Papertrey Kraft
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black and Old Paper, Pine Needles, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders™ S5-019 Labels 8, S4-140 Petite Ovals – Small, S4-139 Petite Scalloped Ovals – Large, and S7-014 Grand 12” Classic Lace Border; Ranger Matte Accents, Glossy Accents, UTEE, White UTEE, Pearl Perfect Pearls; Tsukineko Sponge Daubers; 7 Gypsies Paper Fasteners; Sewing Machine; Ribbon; Art Institute Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter; Sulyn Crystal Glitter

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

9 Responses to “Snow Covered Pine Cones!”

  1. Beautiful Sherry!

  2. Love it! Did you ever notice how so many old hymnals use the same font? I’m going to check on how to make the snow, it looks great. I remember how my moms used the egg beater on Ivory Snowflakes to make snow to glob on the Christmas tree branches. I can still recall that soapy smell and how great it looked!

  3. Beautiful card! I love the idea of the old sheet music. That would be a terrific background for our church music director’s card. And I have some of those old beat up hymnals, too. I used to play the piano in an old country church before I left for college–not quite 80 or 90 years ago, but still many years! Love those old shaped notes.

  4. What I wouldn’t give to be able to go to your class, what fun, but it’s a tad far from Southern Utah!! Love this card and what you’ve done, you have so many fun ideas incorporated in this. I’ve got to go see how you made the snow and then really sit and look at how you put everything together. Now you have me wondering where all Mom’s old sheet music is, hmmmmmmmm I must be catching your memory thing!!

  5. Beautiful. The page from the hymnal is wonderful.

  6. love it Sherry!

  7. (hmmmm…..wonder if anyone would notice if a hymnal was missing from the church…..people should be more selective on who they give keys too!!! BWHHAAAAA!!) Love how you copied the music and made it “old”

    Soooo many elements. I really like how you don’t make everything all lined up (the oval….wonderful element that I’d never think to add in that manner)

    And of course you have now cost me more $$ as I will have to get the the ingredients that I am lacking to make the snow!! (I’m blaming you for having to add more work hours to my schedule!!)

  8. This card is a Vintage beauty. The snow on the pinecone looks so realistic. The addition of the sheet music just makes the whole card just pop. I’m loving your stories from the past, isn’t it amazing what we can remember. TFS!! Sherry.

  9. What a gorgeous vintage card! When at first you said you found the old hymns I was thinking OMG she put them on her card, lol! Thank goodness I kept reading, lol. I think I got up too early this morning. Fantastic card thanks for sharing.

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