Tuesday, June 4, 2013

BIG GREETINGS




My card was an easy peasy CAS card and made using this sketch from Merry Monday challenge #65. This is a Christmas challenge.  Well, I did have to take a bit of time getting that gold embossed sentiment just right. The letters are up and down and it would look crooked to me and I would do it over...quite a few times. Ugh!


I am using self adhesive crafting tape (2 strips) bought a couple years ago at Hobby Lobby. It's just about the same as Washi tape. I used gold mirror paper for the Martha Stewart punched snowflake and added a rhinestone.

I'm lucky I remembered seeing where someone had uploaded a card to a red, green and gold challenge and that is just what I used. Yea!!! So, I went searching for it and found it.

Festive Friday challenge blog-FFC09- has a color challenge: red, green, and gold (Create a holiday project)
 

Also entering the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog-Anything Goes

Other items used:
Stamps-Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Paper-PTI white cardstock, The Paper Studio cool metallic crimson cove (I think)
Accessories-VersaMark jeweled gold embossing powder

22 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love this! You're one of the reasons that Washi tape jumped in my bag. Now I'm wanting some Christmas patterns. Does it ever end? Beautiful card, Benzi! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Ajascha said...

Schlicht und elegant. Die goldene Prägung hebt die Grußbotschaft sehr schön hervor. Deine Karte gefällt mir sehr gut, Brenda.
Ganz liebe Grüße, Anja

Carol L said...

What a beautiful interpretation of the sketch! I love the golden sentiment and matching snowflake, and all the white space that's left! TFS the link to the challenge - I just made some red, green & gold Christmas cards today too! LOL

Basslady said...

your take on the sketch and the colour-challenge is brilliant,dearie!

hugs and kisses from germany,
finally there is at least a bit spring-feeling...*LOL*
summer is still waiting to arrive here...

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lin said...

Your gold embossing was well worth the trouble - it adds so much to your card, Benzi! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous! The traditional colour themes for Xmas cards are hard to beat ... LOVE your fabulous gold sentiment too!

JD/ Jill said...

Great job with the sketch! Very nice Christmas card! Every time I see a Christmas card it's a reminder to me to get started and not wait till the last minute like I usually do. Hope you are having a great week.

Maria said...

So pretty for a sweet Christmas card! Beautiful gold embossing! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband today!!! And, I thank you for your sweet anniversary wishes for us this month, too...6/22!:-) I always appreciate your sweet comments on my blog, friend...hugs!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I love the layout! The mix of patterns to bring in the colours, and your gorgeous sparkly sentiment work so perfectly together. Thank you so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hi Brenda,
Your card is beautiful and I admire how you stuck to the sketch, something I just seem not able to do....lol I love your gold embossing. Beautiful...Hugz, joann

NanaConnie said...

Love your take on the sketch, Benzi. Great papers and that gold snowflake is marvelous! One more Christmas card done. :-D

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love that you've combined these two Christmas challenges! I love the classic yet clean feel of this! Thanks for playing with Festive Friday!

Ellen said...

A fantastic cas christmas card! Love the glittery sentiment! Fab take on the sketch!

Angel 007 said...

Hallo Benzi,
der Sketch sieht einfach aus, hat aber durch die schönen Farben eine ganz Fantastische Wirkung.

Vielen Dank für Deinen Kommentar bei mir.
Unsere Eichhörnchen fressen nicht die Gartenmöbel lach... aber dafür fressen uns die Rehe die Bäume an. Jeder hat so seine Sorgen lach...

Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Abend, Carmen

Charlene said...

Gorgeous! I love the tape and the pretty gold!!!! Happy day friend!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love what you did with the sketch. That pattern paper is lovely as is that gold embossed sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulously CAS and yet so festive

Geri said...

Such a nice card for BOTH challenges! and I love that you've given the tradition red, green and gold a fresh layout! So pretty, and SO happy you've joined us at Festive Friday!

LeAnne said...

This is such a pretty card--a perfect way to use those challenge colors! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday sketch this week!

Allisa said...

Love the touch of gold. Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

~Tammy~ said...

Very pretty...love the gold greeting!

Cindy Major said...

I like the gold snowflake! It adds a nice, unexpected touch!