Sunday, August 25, 2013

Winter Trees

I've returned from visiting my son to celebrate his birthday. Instead of buying a birthday cake this year, my daughter-in-law made a Butterfinger cake and it was so yummy. That was my first time to try one of those. Plenty fattening!!!

This week Joan's Gardens challenge is:

Something from Nature (bird)
Colors-red and green (hope I didn't use too much white)
Cut out center and stamp a design
Create a Christmas card
You must use a product as Joan's Gardens (Mine is Opulent Opals S5-160 and is what I used to cut out my center)

Joan told a way she learned to make a pretty sky. I will have to try it. This time, I used my Glimmer Mist and have learned to spray above my cardstock and not directly onto it. That way I get a mist without the splotches. I have a board that I put my card in to spray and I just spray toward the back and onto the board and let the mist fall. Hope that makes sense.

Also,  Christmas Cards All Year 'Round-Christmas Extravaganza- Make it Fancy and Fussy

I also want to enter my card into the challenge at Stamping for Pleasure-Rudolph Day.

Weekly Christmas Card Challenges wants us to Break Out Your Punches- Mine is a Martha Stewart bird punch

Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/New Pines and Seasonal Poinsettia (sentiment)
Paper-Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke cardstock, PTI white cardstock
Ink-Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke
Accessories-Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Inspired by Stamping Vintage Banners, Martha Stewart bird punch, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Holly Motifs, Sizzix Bigz Die/Flowers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist/Dragonfly


Joan Fricker said...

Benzi, your card is so beautiful. Thanks for the explanation on how you do your spray. Great Job.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card as always and sound like you have a great time eating butterfinger cake tfs!!!

MaryH said...

Knew immediately when I saw the S/B oval window, I would love this card! It's gorgeous. Thanks for the advice on creating the background. It worked lovely, looked very realistic. The pop of the red flowers with the green trees, very festive & Merry! TFS & sharing a great tip. Your cake sounded deleesh. Hugs

Carol L said...

WOWSA! That background really looks pretty the way you sprayed it! What I love most about this is those fantastic pops of red color you added! Such a pretty card!!

Carol Hurlock said...

Oh that's so pretty Benzi. And yes, it did make sense on how you created your sky. Love the pretty tree stamp against that sky too. Butter-finger cake sound so so good. Bet you had a great time visiting your son. Have a great week.
Bear Hugs,

Cathy said...

A very beautiful card. I love the image and the little red bird in the corner. Everything about the card is very pleasing. I love it.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! But now you have me hungry for CAKE!

Maria said...

Oh, what a gorgeous Christmas card! A very lovely winter scene! You know I love that little red cardinal. I haven't seen my red cardinal around here lately. I think I've heard him, though.:-) You made a perfect sky with spray, so pretty! And, hope you had a great time visiting your son for his bday. MMMmmm Butterfinger cake! Take care, hugs!

Sarn said...

Hi Benzi . . . super Festive card and I love the spray sky.

Thank you for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Sarn xxx

nwilliams6 said...

Love the way you did the frame! This card has such a pretty sky, a great image, and lovely flowers. Well done my friend. Roll Tide! Hugz!

Carmen S. said...

Hi Benzi,
Deine Arbeit an der Karte hast Du sehr gut erklärt.
Die Winter Landschaft tritt durch den tollen Rahmen ganz besonders schön hervor. Auch die Verzierungen gefallen mir sehr.

Liebe Grüße, Carmen ☺

Bonnie said...

I love the fancy oval frame with the snowy trees! And those deep red flowers add so extra elegance!

Time to be creativ said...

Brenda, deine Karte ist wieder sooo schön gestaltet. Eine herliche Szene. Ich sehe, du bist schon im Winterwunderland angekommen.
♥ Grüße, Anja

Lynne in NI said...

Ooh, so pretty! Great tip too on glimmer mist :)
Oh, and by the way, it's a well known fact that there are NO calories in birthday cakes ;)

Davi said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda, Has such a frosty cool look to it! Love the sky you created and the pretty trees and the way its framed :) Never heard of a Butterfinger cake but much be yummy ;)

Di said...

Lovely card Benzi - and the sky trick is so neat!

Hugs, Di xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

Very fun card. thanks for sharing

~Tammy~ said...

Butterfinger cake now that sounds absolutely delightful!!! Yummy and yes please!

Your card is beautiful but no surprise there all your cards are!!!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Brenda!!!! Sorry I've been a bad schooling is taking up all my time :-(

Pam~ said...

Love those trees ... Gorgeous card! I just bought a mister since I've seen so many things done with them. My spray bottle was not doing the job. Thanks for the hint on how to use it.

Butterfinger cake....that sounds delicious!

Unknown said...

this is gorgeous! I love your misted sky and the shape around the trees :)

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card for CCAYR 'Christmas extravaganza - fussy and fancy' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

Ellen Taylor said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!! Love the blue and red together and your framing!

Karen (karey2005) said...

What a gorgeous scene you created! Thank you for joining Christmas Card Challenges this week! Karen N, DT

Jenn said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your great tip on misting backgrounds, I hate the splotches! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Thanks for explaining how you use the mist to get even coverage without blotches. I'll have to give that a try. BEAUTIFUL wintry card, Benzi.

Happy Birthday to your son, and his cake sounded very delicious. You've got me wanting a piece of it now!

Joanne (jojot) said...

a winter the detail of the flouris on the sentiment tag...perfect finishing detail