Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Challenges-Flourishes:The Winter White Challenge, Frosted Designs, The Paper Players

I'm home from a trip to see my son and his family. I couldn't wait to make a Christmas card. Let's see, it's been four days since I've been in the craft room. Too long! It turned very cold while I was away and it puts me in even more of a Christmas mood. It was very cold down south the morning I left to come home (20's overnight). You know I had on my Cuddl Duds.

My son and his wife had built a new house and my hubby and I were very anxious to see it in person. Wow!
It was gorgeous. Plus, we got to see our  grandson. He's not quite two so you know that was a lot of fun. They were decorated for Christmas and it was a very special time.

I  made my card for three challenges:
Flourishes: The Winter White Challenge-Wash your card with white and use a little pop of color
Frosted Designs-Use glitter
The Paper Players-Christmas theme or project

I stamped, embossed, and cut out my ornament. Added a little bow and gemstones, then placed it to hang on
the embossing folder hanger with the other ornaments. Of course, you can see I added plenty of sparkle...wanted this ornament to stand out.

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes-All that Glitters
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Accessories: VersaMark Dazzle-Frost, Zing embossing powder -Aqua, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Baubles and Bows, aqua gemstones, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, glue stick, silver stretch cording for bow-Bead Party

15 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO pretty, Benzi!! Wow. Your pop of color on this otherwise all-white card is just amazing. I love that embossing folder. The ornaments are so classy. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit. Oh, and I'm wearing my Cuddl Duds, too!! 'Tis the season to dress in layers . . .

Marisa said...

What a fun EF!! Love the pop of colour amdist all the white. Lovely card :)

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful! Love the pop of colour and bling against the white BG
Glad you had a good break with your family, bet it was good fun playing with your grandson, they're always a real laugh at that age!

Dawn B. said...

I am so glad you had a great trip.. How fun to see them and spend some time with your dgs.. Your card is beautiful..WOW.. Love the blue you chose.. This set is perfect for this set.. Great job.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh I like this textured ornament look.. Very fun and your colored ornament is so pretty. Great job.

Julie said...

Your card is beautiful Brenda! I love the embossed background and the glittery ornament and bling! So glad you're had a wonderful visit with your family! This cold weather is PERFECT for crafting!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love how elegant it is! Thanks for taking on our glitter challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
barb :)

Basslady said...

hey sweety...your card makes me want our folder-party more than ever! ;-)

love the glitter-ornament and the fine little stones...fits perfect together!

thanx a lot for your wonderful tipp for clearstamps...will shurely try it...

hugs and kisses from warm germany...today the weather is much more warmer than on some autumn-days...very strange...but good for warm-weather-fans like me...

silvi xoxo

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a FABULOUS card!!! I love all the white with embossing and an aqua dazzle of color! This is the first I've seen this embossing folder, and it's awesome!!
I'm glad you got to visit with your son and his family, but it's always nice to be back home again isn't it? Have a great week!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh this ornament works great with this embossing folder! What a great white card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So glad you had a good visit with your son and his family. I'll bet your grandson was so happy to see you! Glad you packed your Cuddl Duds, too. ;)

Your card is PERFECT for that Winter White challenge! Oh, my! And don't you just love Flourishes 'All That Glitters'?? Beautiful, crisp and clean card - just like winter snow.

Jaydee said...

Benzi, love the pop of color on the single ornament. The three rhinestones are the perfect touch.
Glad you had such an enjoyable visit with you son and his family!
Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

Ann Schach said...

Love the bling and "pop" of color! Very, very pretty! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely fabulous! Oh, how I love this embossing folder and all the glitter you applied to your stamped ornament!

Anne Marie said...

Love the sparkle and bling on the clean background! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players! :)