Friday, December 6, 2013

White Poinsettia and a Cute Photo


Rain, rain, go away. Two days of rain makes me a bit depressed. Then again, it is nice on these dark days to light a candle with a nice Christmas scent and turn on the Christmas tree lights.

My card fits several challenges today. It is to honor the Queen for the Day  #193 on Splitcoaststampers.  It is Gail aka GailNM. Gail made the most gorgeous card and I would really love to make a gingham poinsettia as she did here. I just need the perfect papers.

I didn't use Gail's sketch, just used a poinsettia as she did. I don't know the name of the embossing folder or metallic cardstock. My sis gave it to me. I sanded the red cardstock and it brought out some of the white.
I stamped some dots on the poinsettia after embossing the blooms  with some frosty embossing ink (which is showing) , added some gemstones and it was finished.

My card also fits The Corrosive Challenge Blog-Happy Holidays
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenges-Month long Christmas theme
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Make your own background-Mine has been embossed on metallic cardstock and sanded to bring out white areas
Korttikarkuri-Let's Get Inky: Stamp a Happy Christmas

I've never shown any photos of my sweet grandchildren on my blog. My daughter-in-law sent me this one last night. It was made last Saturday while we were visiting them over the Thanksgiving holidays and I got permission from them to put it on my blog. It was made somewhere on a bridge.  He's such a cutie and sweetie. Wouldn't I think so? :-)  Look which photo I made larger...the card or this one. Ha




Recipe:
Stamps-Stamps by Judith/dots
Paper-PTI white cardstock, unknown red metallic cardstock, green scraps
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Sizzix Tim Holtz tattered poinsettia die, red gemstone, VersaMark Dazzle watermark stamp pad/Frost

39 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

A stunning card with such a lovely rich background. A gorgeous photo too which will make for great family Christmas cards.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Carol L said...

Your metallic card is gorgeous!! I love the embossing and sanding you've done - but then I got side-tracked with the photo of your precious DGS! He's really a handsome young lad, and I love the backdrop for the photo! Precious! TFS!

Carla S. said...

Your card is gorgeous, Brenda! Love the sanded metallic card and the beautiful poinsettia! Darling pic of your grandson! He is adorable! Hope the rain stops there. The thunder woke me last night, too. It has rained here, but not non-stop. I think we'll get that this weekend!

jimlynn said...

What a wonderful card!! I love that beautiful background paper and the small dots on the poinsettia are so creative and pretty. A gorgeous card for Christmas!!

Your grandson is a doll! Don't tell him I said that though - just tell him he's very handsome! So cute and what a wonderful picture with the wreath and background like that. Precious!
Lynn

Marisa said...

Gorgeous poinsettia and just love that picture of your grandson. What a cutie!!

Basslady said...

a very lovely pic, hun! so sweet!

your card is outstanding in its style...i love the look of the bg!!!

here in germany in my hometown it was the first day with real fluffy snowflakes...but they went away as fast as they came...*LOL*

hun, your card is anti-depressiva enough...so atmospheric!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Donna Hanley said...

What a beautiful card that that embossing, sanding and dotted poinsettia. Very festive. This little darling in this picture should be a child model with that handsome little face. He must take after his Grandmother. Thanks for sharing.

Ajascha said...

Hallo Brenda,
dein Enkelkind sieht wirklich ganz hübsch auf dem Foto aus.
Auch deine Karte mit der Metallprägung gefällt mir sehr gut. Der Kontrast zum weißen Weihnachtsstern sieht sehr schön aus.
Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende, wünscht dir Anja

Beebeebabs said...

Awwww absolutely beautiful - love the embossed background and your Grandson is a handsome little fellow - cute enough to be a model tfs!!!

Charlene said...

Such an adorable card and grandson!!!!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMGosh..he is just darling....he could melt anyone's heart...what a great picture.....

and your card is quite beautiful as well.....regal in color

JD/ Jill said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful! And your Grandson so Adorable...Great Pic, thanks so much for sharing.

Cathy said...

Hey! This card is beautiful. I love the background! I have about 4 Christmas cards unassembled on my table! I work all weekend not off till Tuesday! I better get with it! I hope you have a great crafting weekend!

Sue said...

Totally gorgeous card and what an awesome photo :) have a great weekend huggles Sue xxx

MaryH said...

First, the card: This is so stunning. And you photographed it so well (I have a scheduled one that didn't show up that well!). I'm loving this red metallic - is it perhaps a Shimmerz sheet? Your poinsettia is just gor-jus! Love it! A truly beautiful card.
2nd. That is some cutie of a grandboy. You can just see the joy glowing from his sweet smile, and I can totally understand it would be so hard to leave him. I'd have been tempted to sneak him home with me!!! Hope you're safe from the ice belt, and we've had the glooms all week. I'm being thankful it is just gloomy, not icy, cause we've had the ice storms in the past. No fun. I feel for those who lose power too. Again, not a fun situation. TFS - both card & the sweetie. Hugs

Angel 007 said...

Mir gefällt die Prägung sehr und der tolle Weihnachtstern kommt darauf sehr gut zur Geltung.
Eine wunderschöne Karte.

Liebe Grüße, Carmen

Maria said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! That poinsettia is over the top, so pretty! And, the darling photo is so precious! A little CUTIE!Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Benz! Great job photographing the shiny paper on your incredible Christmas card! So festive and happy! I especially like the photo of your sweet grandson - SUPER GREAT PHOTO for sure! And I can see why you enjoy receiving them. hugs, de

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card Benzi ... the metallic red background is amazing with the embossing and sanding!

Your grandson is beautiful!! And all dressed up in red for a perfect holiday photo. Loll xx

Emily Keaton said...

All of the different elements you used for this gorgeous card are just perfect! I love that red metallic paper that you embossed, and your diecut poinsettia is amazing. Wonderful creation!

Emily Keaton said...

I forgot to say how adorable your grandson is in that photo!! Definitely a cutie!!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Pam~ said...

Wow, when I first opened your post and saw your card, I thought how cool that you used a thin piece of tin on your card. That is such a cool look! Fabulous card, Brenda!

Your grandson is precious! I see why you are is proud!

I can't end this comment without saying ... War Eagle! That was for your DIL. :) Another great game!

Bonnie said...

I love your spotted poinsettia, Benzi! We were at a reception at a garden center yesterday and they had some beautiful spotted poinsettias. You're grandson is delightful!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww, look at that gorgeous smile! He's a real cutie ... thanks for sharing!!
Beautiful card too, bet that red metallic BG really shines in real life :)

Angie said...

wonderful card!!! Beautiful embossing!

Crazy weather!!! First it was in the 70s for days then drops to 50's with the rain which makes it feel REALLY cold! Brr!

Super cute grandson!!!! Beautiful photo!!! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, clearly, that handsome boy stole the show on this post, Brenda, and that wasn't easy for him to do considering your card is extraordinary!! Really extraordinary!! Hugs, Darnell

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I love that poinsettia but the embossed background is awesome. Just lovely. That grandson is so adorable. Hugz, joann

Teresa said...

Beautiful Christmas card and a great photo too, such a cutie.
Teresa

Lee-Anne said...

Benzi...love that poinsettia against the metallic background...simply gorgeous!

Your grandson is adorable...lucky you!

Tracey said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Inkyfingers said...

Gosh this card is stunning, Brenda and the background embossing is gorgeous. So is the fellah further down though!
Hugs
Carol x

NanaConnie said...

Stunning card and gorgeous grandson, Benzi ! I'm not sure which is the most inspirational but I would have enlarged the grandson over any card of mine. lol However, I adore the way you did the background on the card. It just makes that white poinsettia pop off the card!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh man, I want one of those....a sweet grandson that is....lol I think my son is getting engaged Christmas Eve so maybe that's a start towards a family of his own!!! Your card is beautiful.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Diane said...

Love the embossing and sanding you've done Brenda, the poinsettia really is cute.

Hugs Diane

nwilliams6 said...

Such a cute picture of your Grandson - I know you are proud! Love the scene. Great card too - I like the flower and great style of your card. I zipped over to see Gail's card and realized I had that on in my favs at SCS already. I may case it too! Hugz!

Colleen Dietrich said...

He is SUCH a cutie!! Like a model. Your card is pure Christmas drama and magic.

Shirley said...

Another wonderful and beautiful card. I am really loving the dies and this card really does them justice! I wish I was done. Last minute.....not next year!~!!

pam124 said...

You got that right - a real cutie Benz. I'm glad I got to see the photo! Your card is yummy too! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the family.