Saturday, August 9, 2014

Three Fir Trees


Here I am again with another DTGD challenge card. This is for DTGD14UnderstandBlue and DTGD14kittie747 challenges. Of course, I can't tell you what the challenges are because it is for Fan Club members only. This is over on Splitcoaststampers. It would be great if you would join this fun place, that is, if you're not already a member.

I wanted to get at least one Christmas card made during these challenges so I did this one. Now, I know some of you may not like these colors for Christmas (and I understand) but I sometimes like to do non traditional colors.

As you can see, I cut out a window for my sentiment and added the trees, ribbon, and star. Finished!
I'm entering my card in this challenge: Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes with non-traditional colors

Here's my recipe:
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Elegant Christmas
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Bazzill Paper Basics/Licorice Twist, unknown gray cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Impression Obsession Fir Trees set, black and white gingham ribbon, EK Success Paper Shapers star punch, Spellbinders rectangle die

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.

22 comments:

JD/ Jill said...

I think it's a stunning Christmas card! I think just the red and green cards are not the only Christmas cards you see anymore...And I think that's a nice change.

You are really getting a lot of nice cards done for those challenges. I was only a fan club member for a short time. I tried those challenges...and I think I only managed to get three cards done. (I told you I'm a slow card maker!) Keep up the great work.

Shirley said...

Very very elegant and sophisticated, Brenda!! Love what black and white can do and your framed sentiment is beautiful too!

Marisa said...

Looove B & W cards adn this one is fabulous!!

Carol L said...

I really like the colors of this great Christmas card! The trees perfectly frame the sentiment, but it's that gingham ribbon and wonky star that lend a perfect finishing touch! This is beautiful!!!

Cathy said...

Great card Benzi! It's never to early for a Christmas card!

jimlynn said...

I can already tell you.......this one not only get's CASED - but gets copied!!! LOVE everything about this!
Lynn

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful non traditional color Christmas card you did a great job tfs!!!

NanaConnie said...

Stunning black and white, Benzi! Love that ribbon and the three trees are a marvelous idea. Loving everything about it.

MaryH said...

I will admit I'm a sucker for the traditional Christmas colors. BUT I also like the non-traditional ones too. And this one is so very pretty in the bold black & white. Anything with trees, gingham checks & stars, is a beauty! Love the shadow box effect you have going on with the sentiment and the tree trio at the lower left. This is a marvelous design and use of color. Well done! TFS & Hugs

Bonnie said...

So classy, Benzi! Stunning is the right word for it!

Sue said...

What a really elegant card Benzi its lovely..huggles Sue xx

Lynne in NI said...

Looks like you've had a busy week Benzi! This is such a striking card, I love the impact of your trees against the white BG :)

nwilliams6 said...

Brenda, this is so lovely! I love the B/W colors and it still looks so happy and sweet and full of Christmas magic. Love it! Hugz!

Joann Burton said...

You know I kinda like the black and white. This is awesome. Very nice Brenda...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

~Tammy~ said...

This is so beautiful! I love the ribbon and the black and white! Gorgeous!

MiamiKel said...

What a stunning card! So elegant and richly designed - it just pops! This is a magical card with the contrasting colors and great visual effect - what a great job you're doing playing along at the DTGD challenges! Blessings! ♥

Inkyfingers said...

This is so stylish Brenda and I love your black and white card. Those tree silhouettes really pop off the card! Have you thought of entering it into the Holly Jolly Christmas Card Challenge which is non traditional colours this time?
http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/non-traditional-colors-of-christmas.html

Hope you are well.
Hugs
Carol x

Irish Cherokee said...

As you know I am somewhat of a traditional non-traditionalist. LOL. When you you figure that one out let me know. I take it to mean rebel. I think this card is grand. A midnight Christmas out in nowhere land. No lights with only the stars. Nice going Benzi. - Jim

Maria said...

Love those black tree silhouttes, ribbon, and all the black/white...gorgeous!:-)

crafty-stamper said...

Black and white makes a very elegant Christmas card love the three trees
carol x

Meighan Wheller said...

This is such a clean and stylish Christmas card Brenda. Love the trees and the star. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love that big star hanging above the fir trees, and the ribbon pattern gives it a country feel. The monochromatic look is one of my faves for Christmas cards. :)