Friday, November 16, 2012

Bringing Home the Tree


I think this was the hardest card to photograph I've ever worked with. Gee Whiz...I just couldn't get it to look clear.

I am doing a case of this card for the new Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers, Gabby aka gabalot.  I need more Christmas cards so that is the route I took. This sweet image was given to me by a friend on SCS, Sue aka coffeestamper. Aren't friends great?

I did my embossing folder on a slant as I was doing a single layer and this made it much easier to use the folder. Plus, I like this look.

Hope you all have a wonderful Fall weekend. Hope you don't have to rake leaves. :-)

Recipe:
Stamps-Hot Off the Press/Christmas Words, I have no name for mouse image
Paper-PTI white cardstock, SU cherry cobbler, MME paper pad
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Cuttlebug embossing folder/Snowflakes

21 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the diagonal embossing you did - nice touch! Cute little mouse and love the sparkly fringe on his hat.

cebelica said...

Your card is adorable. Beautifully done! Hugs! xx

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love the slanted embossing and cute image!

Sonia said...

Fabulous card dearest Benzi:)
Adorable image and beautiful embossed paper:) Just gorgeous and elegant sentiment:) Well done my friend:)
Happy weekend,
Sonia

Bonnie said...

I like the embossing on a tilt! I'm going to try that. Cute little mouse and I know what you mean about the picture. I've got one to post and I never could get it right.

Carol L said...

I love the interesting angle that brings a whole new focus to your adorable image! The ribbon and dsp strip really compliment each other beautifully!
Our leaves have all been mulched, and we only have 2 more small piles of twigs/branches left over from Sandy to burn. Now it's time to plan and prep for Thanksgiving! The fun never stops :)

Hussena said...

What an adorable card Brenda ...love the cute image and the embossed Bg you have used!!and the two strips of Pp look just amazing in the Bg ...love this!!

Beebeebabs said...

Awwww sooooo cute - great job!!!

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card.
Gr Elly

Angel 007 said...

Hallo Benzi,
Deine Karte ist ja wieder so niedlich. Der geprägte Hintergrund ist Fantastisch und das Motiv hast Du wieder ganz toll coloriert.
Ich kenne niemanden der die weißen Karten so schön macht wie Du. Mein Kompliment.
Liebe Grüße aus Germany sendet Dir Carmen

Maria said...

Awww...what a sweet adorable mouse image holding that Christmas tree...sweet! Love the paper you used and beautiful snowflake embossing! And, great why of adding sentiment at the top...so eye catching! Take care, hugs!

Geri said...

This is so cute and pretty! What a great idea to emboss at an angle. Sure makes it easy to stamp the sentiment plus is visually pleasing.

Ellen said...

Love the way you slanted the embossing so there is room to stamp the sentiment! Pure genius! that mouse is just as cute as can be! Have a fab weekend my friend!

Davi said...

It is beautiful Brenda!! I love the colors on the ribbon and dp it really looks so pretty on the embossing :)

~Tammy~ said...

I love how you embossed in a slant. This is adorable!!

Photographing white is always hard for me. This photo looks great!

Joanne (jojot) said...

CAS, cute, and colorful....a recipe for a festive card

Charlene said...

WOW this card is adorable!!!

NanaConnie said...

Love the embossing, Benzi! Very creative. He's such an adorable little mouse. Just want to let you know I CASEd one of your cards and it will post on my blog tomorrow morning. I linked to your post -- hope that's OK with you. Thanks for the inspiration, too. :-D

Lynne in NI said...

What a cute little mouse, great idea to emboss on a slant for your sentiment.
No raking leaves for me, our trees are just about bare!

Angie said...

Ooohhh! Cool idea to put the folder on a slant!!! Gorgeous card. Isn't it crazy how sometimes the camera just won't take the picture right? My camera doesn't like it when I use a certain color blue paper!!! Super cute image and colors!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh he's adorable, I love this