032 Pine Cone Card Project
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#032 – Pine Cone Greeting Card

Paper Casting Project
 

Celebrate the beauties of winter with this delightful handmade card
and a basketful of hand-painted cookies to match!

Springerle cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #032 Pine Cone and cut out with a cookie cutter

      Springerle cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #032 Pine Cone and cut out with square cookie cutter

Greeting card featuring painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #032 Pine Cone

Painted shortbread cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #032 Pine Cone

#032 – Pine Cone

 

Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #032 – Pine Cone
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Cotton Linter)
1 paper casting* of design #032 – Pine Cone  (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
1 blank greeting card 
1 piece of your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of green textured paper flecked with gold ) cut to approx. 3" x 5" (or any size you like)
Clear acrylic varnish 
Acrylic paints: green, pearl white, 2 shades of brown
Optional: Glitter – gold and clear iridescent (ultra fine)

Glue

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

Instructions:

1.  Let casting dry completely. Then varnish the casting to seal it before painting (so wet paint won't make design disappear). Let dry. Optional: Apply a 2nd coat of varnish for more permanence. Variation: Varnish only the branch and pine cone design and leave the background unvarnished.
2.  Apply green paint to branches. Optional: While paint is still wet, apply gold glitter (see photo below). Shake off residue. Let dry.
3.  Apply dark brown paint to pine cone and let dry. Then paint lighter brown in center of pine cone as a highlight and let dry.
4.  Apply pearl-white paint to top of pine cone (as shown) to look like snow. 
Optional: While paint is still wet, apply clear iridescent glitter (see photo below). Shake off residue. Let dry.
3.  Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting.
4.  Cut green paper to fit your card and attach to card with glue.
5.  Glue casting to top section of green paper as shown.

Closeup of painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #032 Pine Cone

Greeting card designed and created by Alex Haug.

Bake a batch of matching springerle cookies!

Springerle cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #032 Pine Cone and cut out with a cookie cutter




Springerle Cookie below baked by
Mary Moughon, a Rycraft collector.
THANK YOU, Mary!

Springerle cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #032 Pine Cone and cut out with square cookie cutter

Or try your hand at painging some shortbread cookies!


Painted shortbread cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #032 Pine Cone

Cookies decorated by and photographs courtesy of Goose Hill Farms.

Painted shortbread Christmas cookies stamped with Rycraft cookie stamps

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