Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Christmas Swag








I am using a technique today by Lydia Fiedler on Splitcoaststampers. If you look down to step #5 on this tutorial, you will see how she did the faux wood technique I have used. Actually, she called this the faux barn board technique. I have to confess I made that piece quite a while ago and I had it on another card I never used so it is now being recycled and I like it so much better on this one, though I have cut it down considerably.

I made a swag for the Curtain Call challenge-Welcome Home.

I decided to go with a swag made from an Impression Obsession pine branch die. These were cut out with Kraft paper. The flower is from The Paper Studio and is a white paper flower. The berries inside the flower are punched with a Martha Stewart holly punch using scrap paper in a brownish-red color.

I heading to Twisted Tuesday with my card where they are having a Free for All..Anything Goes.

I'm also entering the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Keep it clean and simple

Recipe:
Stamps-Stampabilities/Swirly Happy Holiday
Paper-PTI white and Kraft cardstock, scrap red/brown cardstock
Ink-Memento London Fog, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, VersaMagic Sea Breeze
Accessories-The Paper Studio white paper flower, Scor-Pal for scoring the faux wood, Impression Obsession pine branch die




34 comments:

Tonje said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the effect of the background,the flower and the beautiful color combo!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous swag! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! You always make beautiful cards with such style! :)

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Beebeebabs said...

Another gorgeous card - love love love it!!!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card. That really does resemble wood and such a pretty color for it too. Love the way you did the flower and pine branch! Fantastic card!
Lynn

Bonnie said...

Simple and sweet! Love that background and the sweet flower! I'm still drooling over the candy tree! Hope it's been a good day! It was beautiful here!

Donna Hanley said...

Great card. I love the color that faux wood. Great way to make your holly and swag.

Carol L said...

I'm going to have to check out that technique because this background looks fantastic! I love the swag of pines and the pretty flower accent! Awesome colors and design!

MaryH said...

So very elegant. I really like this pine branch die, will have to check IO stock to see if I have it. Thanks for the tutorial too, I'm off to view it. This is beautiful, Brenda. Great job. TFS & Hugs

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Brenda!! Love the pine boughs and the wood panel BG is great! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call :)

Angie said...

Gorgeous!!! The background is stunning and I love the branches and flower! Beautiful clean but doesn't look simple card!!!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Benzi. Gorgeous card and fabulous technique. I will have to check that one out at SCS!

Love the design and the colors you've used. xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a stunning take on the photo inspiration.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sassy Raggedy said...

Just beautiful Brenda....Love that die for the branches...Hugz, joann

nwilliams6 said...

Love the CAS design with totally elegant embellishments and paper. Your wood look technique is wonderful and perfect for this challenge. Love it! Hugz!

Basslady said...

magnificent, dearie!

i love the wooden look of your card! it is so fantastic!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Maria said...

Your card has a wonderful lovely nature feel to it! Very pretty background against the white! And, love the branches and flower, too!

Ellen said...

Beautifully done my friend! Love the background and the gorgeous swag!!

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, love how you did the background. I've just tried it and love the effect. Love the pine swag too.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Benzi, you've just given me a great idea for a a die I just got that has pine branches and cones! Love this card and the blue background. Wonderful use of kraft paper. Perfect color combo with the blue, white and kraft.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your interpretation of the challenge. Thank you so much for joining us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

Shirley said...

Love the technique, the card is sensational, and the flower is the perfect add. Gorgeous!!!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Oh,I LOVE this ! Gorgeous card,fabulous creation :)
Hugs,Nessa xx

Julia Aston said...

Love your pretty swag tucked up in the corner - and the pretty background technique!

Tracie said...

Great wood technique. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card. I recently purchased that die, and didn't think of using it with kraft paper...love the look. thanks for the inspiration.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh your wooden panel is fabulous, what a great effect!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful CAS card. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Leigh Penner said...

This is so gorgeous! I love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, that's homemade barn wood paper? Could've fooled me!! I love the icy feel of this Christmas card.

Davi said...

Gorgeous card, I love the barnwood technique it really turned out beautifully, gives a very frosty look to go with the branch!

Karen said...

so pretty....

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Love those sprigs of greenery under that beautiful flower. Such a pretty Christmas card.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the greenery and that rolled flower....beautiful card