Monday, September 10, 2012

Christmas With a Woodsy Flair



Hope you all had a great weekend. Hubby and I travelled to a football game on Saturday to see the Alabama Crimson Tide play. They won!!! So, that made for a super day.  On Sunday night, hubby and I sang in a praise and worship concert. So, no crafting for me...just a busy and very nice weekend.

I really love my card today. Friends of Speedy TV's challenge this week, #37, is to case someone's card. Just find a card you love and case it (copy and share everything or copy and selectively edit).  I didn't get to play in the Featured Stamper 289 challenge on Splitcoaststampers about 3 weeks ago but this stamper, Maureen Merritt aka mamamostamps had the most awesome and fun gallery. When I saw this card, I knew it was the one I wanted to case.

The stamp set I used is from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co.Greetings of the Season Mini.  The image was stamped on a top note die from Stampin'Up! A bit of sponging was added to the edge.

I used an embossing folder called Woodgrain Texture Fades-Alterations from Tim Holtz. It was inked with chocolate chip ink before running it through the machine giving it a more woodsy look. I've added a bit of chalk and sparkle to my pine cone.  The last thing was to add my ribbon.

The stamp set being given away to some lucky winner playing in our challenge this week is New Pines. 
 Hope you'll come over to Speedy TV and join us.

Recipe:
Stamps-MFP Greetings of the Season Mini
Ink-Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Accessories-Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler ribbon, CRAF-T Products Decorating Chalk/Brown, gel pen, SU Dazzling Diamonds

24 comments:

Davi said...

Glad you had such a nice weekend Brenda! Your card is beautiful, I love the wood texture with the pinecone.

Angie said...

Beautiful card!!!! Gorgeous red ribbon!! Love the Embossed BG! So glad you had such a fun weekend!!!! So fun to see your team win and then top it the weekend off with a blessing to the soul!!! :)

Basslady said...

gorgeous, my dear!

you know how much i love texture in the background...*LOL*

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marisa said...

You are on a Christmas card making frenzie, Ms. Benzi :) LOVE the wood grain in the BG and that pinecone image is lovely. Well done :) Glad you enjoyed the football game and even better that they won!

Bernie said...

Just Fabulous Brenda! LOVE the embossed BG. I've been trying white on brown CS and haven't like the result at all, must try the brown ink on white CS because it looks fantastic here.
Hugs
Bernie

Bonnie said...

Some of my favorite Christmas cards show Winter beauty. This goes into my favorites. Beautiful!

nwilliams6 said...

So pretty! Love the image and the sparkle - Wonderful Christmas card. Pamzi told me you are sending them all to her so you might want to start making two of everything - LOL!

Roll Tide and hugz!

nwilliams6 said...

So pretty! Love the image and the sparkle - Wonderful Christmas card. Pamzi told me you are sending them all to her so you might want to start making two of everything - LOL!

Roll Tide and hugz!

Shirley said...

How totally lovely, Brenda! Framing would do it justice!

Carol L said...

This is just stunning! I love the earthy feel of this with the inked woodgrain embossing and pop of red ribbon! So pretty!

Pam~ said...

Beautiful, Brenda! I love look of the wood grain embossing folder inked behind the pine cone! Your pop of red looks awesome too!

Alabama is looking really sharp ... can't say that about Auburn ... they are stinking it up.

Have a great day!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Brenda! Love the wood grain embossing and the beautiful image! Glad you had fun at the game (meaning glad Alabama won)!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - love it tfs!

Julie Hoffman said...

Sounds like you had a perfect weekend! I really love your card today too! That background is gorgeous! The stamp goes perfect with it too! I love the pop of color with the red ribbon. It's stunning! Well done Brenda!!!

Ellen said...

Love the woody feel! That embossing folder is so perfect with this image! The pop of color with the ribbon is perfection! Glad you had a fun weekend with your sweetie! Have a wonderful day!

NanaConnie said...

Stunning, Benzi! Love the background "wood grain" and the pop of red from the ribbon. This one is exquisite!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, I like how you inked up the woodgrain folder - so realistic, and very rustic. :) Glad you had a good weekend!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh Brenda, this is so pretty! Love your red and brown theme, and your embossed BG is just perfect!
Glad to hear you and DH had a fun weekend!

Janine said...

Stunning card - might be caseing this one!

Maria said...

I truly love this card, Benzi!!! Such a gorgeous nature scene with pine cones and pop of red ribbon! Gorgeous background, too! I just love it...one of my favs!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous holiday card...love the woodgrain bkgd and the fabulous pine bough....classic holiday

Ravengirl said...

This is a gorgeous card! I really love how the woodgrain adds to the pine boughs!

Theresa said...

Late getting around this week. Great card! Love the design and paper.

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so pretty, I love it.