Thursday, October 24, 2013

Music and A Tree



I had a box of wood stamps packed and ready to do away with when I decided I may could just use this Inkadinkado Festive Tree stamp. I don't think it had ever been used. I'm so glad I kept it now. I think I bought it when I first started stamping and was clueless as how to use it. LOL

I'm entering another card into the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club #80 Christmas challenge to use music or a carol inspired theme. My music is  from Kaisercraft 'Tis the Season' stamp set. It reads, 'We Wish you a Merry Christmas'.

Less is More challenge 142 has a theme of trees--doesn't matter what kind of trees but they would like to see a little more than just leaves.

I stamped my image, cut out the complete image and popped on. Then, I stamped again and cut out only the tree to pop up over the first one. I added  3 tiny rhinestones in the stars and a bit larger one at the top for the star. They are not showing clearly. I hand cut the banner after stamping the music.

The QFTD187 challenge on Splitcoaststampers is honoring Priscilla aka catluvr2 and this is the card I cased. I used her sketch and changed it somewhat so I could make a Christmas card and changed the bottom.

Korttikarkuri-Let's Get Inky-Stamp a Happy Christmas-This challenge runs until Christmas Eve.

I think this will be it for me until next week. I'll be out of town to a college football game again Saturday. Hope your weekend is spent in a fun way. Craft on!!!!

Recipe:
Stamps-Inkadinkado/Festive Tree, Kaisercraft/Tis the Season for the banner, unknown sentiment at the bottom-Sis gave me the set and it had no name. It is two different words and I placed them as I wanted..one a bit lower than the other.
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Stampin'Up! Bermuda Bay (had to be a very juicy pad to stamp that background as it was a lot of smooth rubber and you know how that is to stamp.
Accessories-clear rhinestones

31 comments:

jimlynn said...

I have a whole bunch of those kinds of stamps that have never been used and not sure why I bought it!
Glad you didn't toss this one though since it made into a beautiful card! Love the design you used for it and it's just perfect for Christmas! Very pretty.
Lynn

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful tree, Benzi! I'm glad you didn't get rid of it cause you sure figured out a great way to use it! Love the rhinestones adorning it and the music behind it! I'm so glad you shared with us again at Merry Monday!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the way the tree looks. The 2 glittery stones are cool

Marisa said...

Great tree image and loving the bling on it.

Basslady said...

gorgeous, dear benzi!

music in any way is my favourite!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Good thing you kept this stamp because it makes for a great card. I love your music banner and background also. Every now and then I go through boxes I've stamps that I've put away because of non-use. After not using them for so long they look like new stamps to me, so all is good. Enjoy your day.

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and the white and aqua colouring is so striking.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Carol L said...

I love the layering on this pretty card, especially how the sentiment peeks out on the banner beneath the pretty tree image. The green color looks so pretty against the white too, so I'd say this stamp was a great save!! Enjoy your football weekend of fun :)

Cathy said...

Your card is beautiful! I have always thought about taking my old stamps like a grab bag! Reaching in and saying Today I am making something with this !

Maria said...

What a lovely detailed Christmas tree! Love the banner and background, too! It makes for a very pretty Christmas card, Benzi! I need to get going on my Christmas cards! Whew, time passes too quickly!:-)

Angel 007 said...

Hi Benzi,
Du hast ja einen wunderschönen Weihnachtsbaum Stempel! Mit dem passenden Hintergrund und dem Musik Banner hast Du ihn wunderbar in Szene gesetzt.

Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende wünscht Dir, Carmen

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely card Benzi, I like the green you used. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful Christmas card!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Benzi. This tree is GORGEOUS! Love the Bermuda Bay and white - so pretty! Lots of patience with all your fussy-cutting. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday. Loll xx

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Benzi, this layout is wonderful. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Chrissie said...

This is super and looks great in monochrome Benzi!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Davi said...

So Gorgeous Brenda!! I love the way you layered and used the green! Simple but very elegant and stately! Good thing you rescued that one :) Sorry havent been around to visit really over the top days for the past week or so. You have been busy making some fabulous creations :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Emily Keaton said...

How VERY striking, Benzi!! This is so beautiful in all green and white :) I hope you are enjoying your football game today!

Shirley said...

How pretty. I love the one color and your design really maked it pop. Love the layering and the beautiful sentiment really shows well too!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh I'm so glad you didn't chuck this stamp, its fabulous, gorgeous colour too! Unfortunately I have quite a few dud buys that I wonder what on earth I was thinking!
Hope you're having a fun weekend, enjoy your ball game :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Glad you kept that tree stamp...this makes such a glorious card!

MaryH said...

Oh do enjoy your game. Perfect weather for it, to have hot something, huddled under a blankie. Your tree is so pretty, and I adore that musical banner. Great color that you stamped it with. Your rhinestones showed well when I enlarged it. TFS & stay warm. Hugs

NanaConnie said...

Oh, I just love this, Benzi! Wonderful fussy cutting on the stamped image and doing the card as a monochrome is perfect. Will definitely have to CASE this one. Love, love, LOVE it!

Mary Marsh said...

such a pretty Christmas card Benzi-you may not have known how to use this stamp once upon a time-but you have mastered it now

sandie said...

this is a gorgeous tree and such a great colour choice-really different but looks great. I think this year I am liking non traditional colours for Xmas and your cards really its the spot. Thanks for joining us at Nonni's Xmas card challenge x

Nonni said...

What a beautiful card! I really like how you used the same ink color in all your stamping and layers, gives a clean look to the card. Thank you so much for the inspiration and thanks for joining my x mas stamping challenge!

Ajascha said...

Hallo Brenda,
diese Karte hast du ganz toll arrangiert. Der Hintergrund ist so schön gemacht und auch der Baum und das Musikbanner hast du wunderbar in Szene gesetzt. Die Farben harmonieren sehr schöne miteinander. Gut, das du die Stanze nicht entsorgt hast, sie ist ein verborgener Schatz in deiner Kiste.
Ganz liebe Grüße, Anja

nwilliams6 said...

I love this color! Wow! This is one really great card Benz! Super! Hugz!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is so outstanding....love the color...the layout....the music touch.....fab holiday card for your stash

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How beautiful. The color is so pretty. I love the layout and how you did the banner.
Bear Hugs,
Carol