Monday, December 19, 2011

A Christmas CAS card

Hope you all had a fun weekend getting ready for Christmas. The time is really winding down. I think I'm through shopping for all those gifts and that is always a relief. Hopefully, I'll be able to enjoy the rest of the week.

My card is for the Friends of Speedy TV challenge, week 12. We are asking for CAS cards this time and mine turned out to be a Christmas card. I think I'm finished with all my Christmas cards for this year. Of course, one may pop up here and there...just don't know.

I'm using an image from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company called Greetings of the Season, mini stamp set.
I love those pine cones and branches for Christmas or on a winter card. I stamped, colored, and then embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. I think it looks a bit like snow coming down.
See the rest of my recipe below:

Recipe:
Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company-Greetings of the Season mini stamp set
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug embossing folders-Swiss Dots and Snowflakes, Bead Party elastic sparkle stretch cord, Craft Ribbon from Big Lots Stores

19 comments:

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous! That's such a pretty image and so beautifully coloured, it really pops off the page!
I think I have only 1 gift left to get and 2 cards to make and that's me done too, then we get to sit down, turn the heat on and watch loads of wee movies! (...well that's the plan anyway LOL!)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Brenda! I love the embossed background and the perfectly colored pine cones!

Pam~ said...

I'm with you ... lovin' those pine cones! So crisp and clean, Benzi! This is a perfect winter card!

Kris Chirhart said...

Hi Brenda! Wow, this is just beautiful!! I love the CAS design... the pretty pinecone gets all the attention!! The ribbon is just perfect. Awesome, work!!

Marie Gamber said...

Stunning! The coloring is just so beautiful and I love, love and love the ribbon! Happy Holidays!
Hugs,
Marie

Marisa said...

What fun ribbon with the reindeer on it!! Love that EF and the pine cones are wonderful! Glad you got the shopping all taken care of. We were doing warp speed through yesterday and today was the first day I didn't have to set an alarm and gleefully slept until 8:30 - happy sigh!! Now on to cleaning the house and finishing up a bit of baking and wrapping.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, what a perfect clean and simple card! I love the pine cone as a focal image here. Gorgeous!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

What a beautiful card.

Carol L said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! Almost as gorgeous as the beauty I got in the mail today!! *wink* Thanks so much for the card, and I love this one too! I just LOVE the C&S cards you create! What a lovely pine cone image and the ribbon is fantastic too! I'm still making Christmas cards - it seems like I think I'll never have enough! LOL

Bonnie said...

I love how you embossed the design with the dots. It does look like snow! What a beautiful card for Christmas or a thank you for a Christmas gift.

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness! How Pretty is this! 8-) Love your Wonderfully colored image and the snowflake embossed BG too! so Pretty and Elegant! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Katrin said...

Красиво. так изящно и мило!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Just beautiful. Love the way you colored the pine bough and the beautiful punched lace in the background. Just delightful Benzi.

NanaConnie said...

So simple and elegant, Benzi! Lovely with the embossing. I just signed up to follow your blog by e-mail and am so looking forward to seeing your post notices in my mail box! :-D

Shirley said...

Oh my, how very elegant! I love what you did with the embossed backgrounds and that stamp is perfect for them. Your ribbon is wonderful!

Davi said...

Wowzer Brenda this is one beautiful card!! The embossing really shows off the lovely ribbon and the pretty image!! Have a Wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Shirley said...

In case I don't make it by before....A Very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year to your and yours!!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is beautiful Brenda! Finally caught up on all my Christmas prep and getting to check out my favorite bloggers! This is my first stop! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Now THAT'S the way to highlight a pretty embossing folder. Give it lots of breathing room, with one gorgeous focal piece in the center! Love that neat ribbon too.

Merry Christmas, my friend!! THanks for being my pal this past year. :) I love your sense of humor. You're the best! {hugs}