I embossed two of the pine cone layers from the set in black onto Arteza watercolor paper. I used a waterbrush to color the pine cones and background with distress ink, then added touches of the French Script stamp. The rectangle panel of blue/green shimmer was painted on with Twinkling H20 paints from my stash from years ago. They are a shimmery watercolor paint you just add water to and use as paint, only they shimmer in real life.
The word 'grateful' is from an old Impression-Obsession clear set WP22 Express Yourself, which has dozens of fabulous expressive words. I embossed it onto a scrap panel, and attached it with foam tape for dimension.
A few spatters and some layering complete today's card.
Now, for a couple of fun facts about pine cones that you may not know:
* Pine cones come only from pine trees.
* The main function of the pine cone is to keep the pine tree's seeds safe.
* Pine cones close their scales to protect the seeds from wind, cold, and animals who may try to eat them.
* Pine cones open up and release their seeds when it is warm and it is easier for the seed to germinate.
* Pine cones can stay on a tree for more than ten years before dropping to the ground.
Hope you enjoyed these piney facts, and my card today. Next time you see a pine cone, let it remind you to be grateful for your many blessings.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and comments.