Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pot of Christmas Lights

I'm really getting in the Christmas mood and it won't be too long before my Christmas tree goes up. This image from Stitchy Bear, Lite Brite really gets me in the mood for decorating. This week Tuesday Throwdown is giving the challenge to do your favorite color combo. Well, I have a few...black, red, and white....pink and brown. Really, I just don't know. But, I do know I love red and green for Christmas.

My sister gave me a magazine called Make Christmas Cards (Christmas 2011 Special Issue). My green dotted and red panels were cut from one of their designs. I liked the shape and cut my papers that way.  No Spellbinders nestabilities this time.The dotted paper also came from that magazine. You know, some magazines include sheets of paper for you to use.

 I glittered my star with Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds and put glossy accents on my pot. The image is colored with Copics. I used a couple of punches for the snowflakes and a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.

Recipe:
Stamps: Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps-Lite Brite
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Real Red, dp from Make Christmas Cards magazine
Accessories: Martha Stewart Polar Stamp & Punch (large snowflake), Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake (remnants for small snowflakes), Cuttlebug embossing folder-Snowflakes, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Glossy Accents (on pot)

21 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

I just love to drop by and see your white creations
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Marianne said...

Such a great card. Love the image and the fresh green of the DP. Had a quick look around on your blog and I really like your style of card making. So I'll be back for more. ;-)

Yolanda said...

Great papers and embossing. Definitely makes me in the Christmas mood.

cebelica said...

Very beautiful card. Hugs!

Pam~ said...

Such an adorable Christmas tree! Love how you glam-ed it up! A very festive Christmas card, Brenda!

We usually put our tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. Hard to believe we are almost there. I have not even started thinking about Christmas cards yet ... yikes!

Did you go to the Bama vs LSU game? Hope they are recruiting a new kicker.

Kris Chirhart said...

Brenda, this is just fabulous!! What a fun image, and you have done an excellent job coloring and glitzing it up!! Love the green and red cheerful colors against the white.

NanaConnie said...

Terrific hand cutting of the shape, my friend! Love the Glossy Accents and glitter. Great paper choice for a traditional red and green Christmas.

Stephanie Lee said...

Oooo - your card is so festive Benzi!! Love your color combo - it's my fav too!! the shapes are great too, without our reliance of nesties!! hope you're well! xxx Steph

Davi said...

Brenda this is really really pretty! I love the cool dimension you made with the pot. The cool shape of the dp and embossing are perfect with the image:)

Marisa said...

Darling image and I love how you've framed it with the nestie.

Deedee Anderson said...

So very pretty, and perfect for Christmas. Love the little touches of gloss and glitter, not to mention the punched snowflakes -- they really set the scene. Thanks for sharing, too, how you made the shapes -- I was just about to ask which Nestabilities die that was! :-)

Emily Keaton said...

Totally cute, Benzi! I love the sweet tree you made, and the glossy accents really make this stand out. :)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda first may I thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, secondly can i tell you how much I love your Christmas card, that design is terrific so is the colour combo and papers, I having been having a nosy at your posts below this one and wow i am blown away by the quality of your work, stunning.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Bonnie said...

I love the polka dot paper and the way you cut it! Altogether a lovely card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

how eye catching and cute can one card be...fabulous

Hussena said...

oh i love the way you have created the tree with the christmas lights it look 's just fab...the color combo and the dotted paper and all the details of your card look so beautiful..i love it!!

Shannon White said...

Ooh, I Love this Miss Brenda! 8-) Such a Darling Christmas card Love the Sweet Christmas lights tree and the Wonderful Embossing and fab dps' you chose! Just Too cute! Love the whole thing my friend! 8-)

Shirley said...

How cheerful, bright, and Christmas lovely! I like the embossing and the colors are sensational the way you arranged your die cuts, etc.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Red and green always says "classic CHristmas" to me, too. I love the glossy pot!

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous Chrissy card Brenda... LOVE the shape of your central panel and that sweet tree.
Can't believe you're thinking of putting up your Christmas tree already, though I think I'm in total denial about how close it actually is!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fun, festive AND fabulous