Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Merry & Bright

Vicky Gould asked the Stampin' B's Design Team to make a card using at least two Spellbinder dies. Yikes! I may be in trouble as I used two but they are the same die. I didn't mean for that to happen but as the card went along, it had to happen...not good planning, I suppose. No challenge police....please.
There are no rules on this challenge so I feel fairly safe. :-)

I sometimes like to do non traditional colors on my Christmas cards. I wanted to use this stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers called Snowman Country and used only the tree, which I gold embossed. My dies are Spellbinders deckle nesties. I really like the designer paper which my sister gave me. It is My Mind's Eye-Lost & Found Christmas (pad)...which gave it a vintage look, therefore, the distressing.  Rest of recipe is below.

Hope you'll get out your dies and join us.

Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Snowman Country-sentiment is the dp
Paper: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, PTI vintage cream
Accessories: Recollections floral embellishment, Spellbinders deckle nestabilitie, red gemstones, VersaMark Dazzle, Stamp 'n Stuff jeweled gold embossing powder, Offray-Galena metallic ribbon

11 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

That gold embossed christmas tree pops out superbly and you are correct.. a non-traditional card looks so much better...!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a lovely overall look you have achieved.. all the elements blend so well together
Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Hussena said...

lovely card, the color combo is so beautiful and so is the flower in the corner,just loved it.

Bonnie said...

What beautiful paper! Your sister has great taste! I love the tree with the deckle nesties.

maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful christmas card benzi-love your card layout as well-looks like it would be an easy one to mass produce

Emily Keaton said...

This is lovely, Benzi! Great use of your nesties. :)

Carol L said...

I love that tree image embossed in gold! The tilted panels look great, and I love the non-traditional colors too! And yes! I've often gone to clean my room and ended up making a card! I think it might be called "addiction!" :)

Julie Hoffman said...

Gorgeous! Love the nesties and the pretty non-traditional colors! Love the embossing too!e

Lois said...

No rules -- you used it twice! That's two dies, right? Very pretty non-traditional colors Christmas card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Classical beauty! I'll bet that tree would also look gorgeous gold embossed on the chocolate piece of cardstock, because of the dark color.

Shirley said...

I love what you did with your image!! and the rose too! The colors are wonderful together and a great break from the traditional look! How very pretty!