Monday, December 26, 2011

Winter Card----FOSTV challenge #13

Christmas day will be over by the time this post shows up. We have our sons and their families visiting and still enjoying the holidays. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got plenty of new crafting supplies. I did.....even as I post this before Christmas I can tell you I ordered myself some goodies for hubby to give me. Can't wait to start using them.

This week's challenge at Friends of Speedy TV found here, week 13, is to make a winter card or use the color blue. I love doing wintry cards in blue. It always seems pretty and icy. Hope you'll go over to Home of Speedy TV and join us.

My image is from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company and is called Ice and Snow. I masked the trees at the bottom, used some white ink and a clear, deep impression embossing powder from Stamp 'n' Stuff to make my snow on the ground and really like the way it turned out. After adding the Star Dust Stickles to the trees, I see they don't show very much. The punch around the page is Martha Stewart Woodland Branch edge punch and MS Bird and Branch corner punch. Added some silver cording and it's complete.

16 comments:

Basslady said...

benzi, this is so awesome!

hope you had a wonderful christmas!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Hussena said...

such a lovely card i love the mix of blue with white...certainly brings winter feel!!...love the image and the glittered snow effect it look superb!

NanaConnie said...

Great masking, Benzi! Wonderful wintry card. So glad Santa was good to you, even if you had to be your own Santa! I can't figure out why my family thinks crafting goodies aren't enough to be a Christmas gift. LOL If it's what I want, that should count for something, right?

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love the image and how you framed it! The sparkly snow is beautiful! Glad you're enjoying the holidays! It was quiet here yesterday, just us and my Mom and boy, was it pouring!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is gorgeous Benzi. I love that punch around the page you used with this beautiful image. It's outstanding and showcases the image well. I got spoiled for Christmas too with crafting goodies that I can hardly wait to break into. I have them set up-just need to feel better to start whipping out the goodies.

Ravengirl said...

What an amazing winter scene you have created here!

Bonnie said...

Brrr! What a beautiful, icy scene! Can't wait to dig in to my new stuff either.

Carol L said...

I get chilly just looking at this scene, but it's beautiful! I'm glad you're enjoying your son's families visiting, and I can't wait to see what kind of goodies you got :)
Have a fantastic week!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, beautiful card Brenda .. though thankfully it doesn't look like that out our window this year!
Hope you're having a fab time with your family and that you had a great Christmas.
PS How clever of you to order your own crafty goodies for hubby's pressie .... I slipped up there! (but I have been shopping myself in the sales hee hee!)

Emily Keaton said...

The sparkle you added to this lovely scene is just amazing, Benzi!! What a beautiful card. I'm glad you got to spend happy times with family over the holiday!

Maria said...

I just love how your incorporate lovely peaceful nature scenes on your cards! Your card is gorgeous with the blues, brown, and white! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas with family! Take care and Happy New Year!

maryr917 said...

hope you had a wonderful christmas with your sons Benzi-this is a great winter card-love the image and your snowy ground cover

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love that sparkly snow around and between the trees. I love wintry cards for that very reason: good excuse to use lots of sparkle!

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty, love the gold embossing with the blue.
Have a great New Year.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous ! love the sparkles and your punch around the page and the cool blue sky! Thanks for the tip on how to get awesome stampin' goodies from dh!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is wonderful.....I have this set and really must ink it up....beautiful