Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Leaves of Three



Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #57

I've been busy making cards this week, haven't I? The temps are in the 80's again today and I should be outside but I'm hiding from pollen. Of course, it will catch up with me soon and I'll be miserable for a couple weeks. The Southeast is the worst place for allergies in the U.S. Just look it up. Although, I am sure many suffer elsewhere.

 I've watched my friend, Bonnie, at Stamping with Klass makes such pretty Christmas cards for  the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge where she is a DT member and thought I needed to get on my Christmas cards again. So, I got out my holly image and went to work.

This week is a sketch:
 

I punched out some 1" circles with a Fiskars punch, handmade a banner, and used a Spellbinders circle nestabilitie for stamping my image. The bow is a Martha Stewart punch, ribbon/bow.
My image is Ornamental Holly Fabric Stamp Set by Rubber Stamp Tapestry. I am stamping on paper, though, not fabric.  It works well on both.

The paper is PTI White, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. Ink is Memento Bamboo Leaves. My sentiment is from Hot Off the Press/Christmas Words.

My card also fits the March Christmas Challenge 2013/Dirty Dozen Monthly Themes. It is a challenge for Fan Club Membesr  and is an ongoing challenge so you are welcome to play whenever you please.: SCSCCMarch13. The challenge is Leaves of Green or Three.

24 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Benzi.
Gr Elly

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad you joined us at Merry Monday this week, Benzi! I love how you've used the circles instead of the strip and that bow is delightful! It was 88° here today and the pollen is fierce. And Jack wants to be "ouside, cmon ouside". I'll be sniffling all night!

Donna Hanley said...

You have been busy card making. Good for you. This card is very, very pretty. I love the shades you used here and the circles are a nice touch rather than a rectangular horizontal piece. Super nice job.

JD said...

Great cas card...I love the design and great job with the sketch. I know what you mean about allergies. Spring is my favorite time of year...but I hate the allergies that go with it...but I do like the warmer weather that we had today. I was tired of feeling COLD all the time. (must be my age...LOL)

Davi said...

Fab job on the cas! I really like how you used the dots for the sketch!

Linda said...

This is so stunning. So clean and simple.

Emily Keaton said...

Please tell me that your leaves of three are holly and not poison ivy LOL!! Awesome CAS Christmas card, Benzi!

Marisa said...

Such a darling holy image and love the colours you used. Great use of the sketch too :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great use of the sketch. Love this totally mailable Christmas card!!

Angel 007 said...

Hallo Benzi,
Eine tolle CAS Karte. Einfach und sehr sauber gearbeitet.

Ich hoffe Du leidest nicht zu sehr unter Deiner Allergie.

Liebe Grüße-Carmen

Stef H said...

i LOVE the elegance of this!

hugs :)

Carol L said...

This simple and easy sketch threw me for a loop! LOL I made 2 cards and thought of making a 3rd, then just gave up! You make it look like child's play with this CAS beauty! I love the bold, colorful elements with all the white space! You rocked this challenge!!

Basslady said...

hun, your take on the sketch is so clever and stylish!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful CAS card, these colours are fabulous. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aw, you poor thing! I am an allergy sufferer too, as you know. I empathize with you. People say, "It's so nice out! Don't you just want to get outside?" and you think, "No, I need to hide from it!" Terrible.

Love your simple Christmas card. :)

Lynne in NI said...

Fab CAS card, love how you interpreted the sketch.
Hope you escape your allergies for a while, or you could pop over here, no sign of any pollen here! (We're in for a heatwave this weekend, temps expected to SOAR to the mid-50's LOL)
PS your garden looks just lovely, bet it takes a lot of hard work to get it like that!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! Love your take on this week's sketch with the circle punches and pretty holly leaves!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Love your take on the challenge. it is a beautiful CAS card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab CAS card for the holiday stash

~amy~ said...

Love your CAS take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Lesley said...

Hi Benzi! I am so happy you came and joined us, yes Bonnie is certainly a great enabler!! Your CAS take on the sketch is perfect. Hope those allergies go away soon. I suffer as well! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Margaret Moody said...

What a great CAS card, Benzi! Love the band of circles and the holly sprig!

Ellen said...

Super cas card! So crisp and clean! The circles are fantastic. I see you are getting a jump on christmas you clever girl!
Big big hugs

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful job! Oh I do hope you get some relief soon! I wish I had time to just play for fun...I need to knock out some Christmas cards! You go girl!