Friday, October 22, 2010

QFTD32 on Splitcoaststampers, Bah! Humbug! challenge


Today's Queen For the Day on Splitcoaststampers is Linda aka morningsun47. What a deserving, sweet person. I am so glad to case one of her cards. I am really loving the CAS cards lately and wanted to do another one today. I just ruined my embossing folder by getting a speck of ink on one side so I had to find a plan other than the one I started with. You know how a speck of ink would magnify on a photo. Ugh!
So, the card I cased had used a partial folder. I cut mine in half, used that section, and because both ends were the same, I cut out the poinsettia on the opposite end, sponged it, and popped on dimensionals for my embellishment. In the end, I really liked it.

I'm also entering my card into this challenge: Bah! Humbug!  Their challenge #41 this week is elegance. It is your personal choice of what constitutes elegance and I am going with the simplicity of my card and I think the sentiment is very elegant.
Recipe:
Stamp: Set made for Hobby Lobby called Happy Holiday Christmas 2009
Paper: Stampin'Up! Real Red cardstock, white cardstock
VersaMark Dazzle-frost
Decorating Chalks by Craf-T-Products
Stampendous white embossing powder
Cuttlebug Holiday Plus Shapes embossing folder (bundle)

15 comments:

Marisa said...

Ooh, love the embossing in the corner and then the the flower. Gorgeous card :)

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I love the way you used your folder.. This is gorgeous.. Great job..

Emily Keaton said...

SO elegant, Benzi!! Wow, this is just beautiful with the red contrasting with the white. I like how you colored the embossed poinsettia that you cut out. This CAS card is really impressive :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is elegance at it's finest! I just love the sentiment fonts! I'm also drawn to C&S cards of late, and the striking diagonal contrast really draws the eye in! You did a beautiful job on this!!

maryr917 said...

this is so pretty benzi-love the simplicity of your cas card-dont you just love it when you can figure a way out of what seems to be a ruined image

Irene said...

Hello Benzi

What a fabulous and sooooooooo elegant card - it's stunning. I love the embossed folder and the red against white is just perfect contract.
The single embossed poinsetta adds the perfect touch.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange

irene
Bah!Humbug!

Basslady said...

wonderful and real elegant card!
love the embossed paper and the part of the christmas-flower you cut out and set on the right, too...great combination with one embossing folder...love it, if things can be used in many ways...

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Max said...

Fantastically elegant in every way - thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Ann said...

Embossing always gives an 'elegant' feel and you have certainly achieved total elegance on this card. Love it.
Thank you so much for joining us this week.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! ~DT

starcyl said...

Well I vote that this is so very elegant, I do love embossing it makes the design look so very expensive.
Jenny x

Sally Atkins said...

Oh most definitely elegant, Benzi! It's beautiful. I love the way you've cut out an embossed flower to place on the red, it's really effective.

Carol said...

Benzi this is one spectacular card. I love how elegant and gracious the lines and embossing are. You have done good girl!

Bear Hug,
Carol :O}

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is so gorgeous! Great elements, texture, and embossing! Wonderful Christmas card!

Julie said...

I love this CAS card Brenda! I've been leaning more towards CAS myself lately. This is just gorgeous (& elegant)! Love the white sentiment on the red cardstock and your embossing. Fabulous layout too! I may need to CASE this one myself.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Well, that lil ole ink spot really helped out! I like the look of the card with two halves being different, and what a good idea to cut out an embossed flower. Never thought of that.