Friday, August 29, 2014

'Tis the Season


I made this card for the August 2014 Christmas Challenge/Christmas Renovation on Splitcoaststampers. You should take a past Christmas card and freshen it up with new paper, stamps, colors, etc. This is a card I made in 2011 and thought I would give it a makeover. I may have gone a little too far with the change. :-) I thought I would die cut a few snowflakes and dangle them down the left side, ending with the sentiment. 







   
    Recipe: 
    Stamps-Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
    Paper-PTI white cardstock, unknown dp
    Ink-Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
    Accessories-Darice Snowflake Swirl embossing folder, Momenta Cut & Emboss/largest
    snowflake die cut, Spellbinders Poseabilities/Snowflake Wonder die cut, Big Lots ribbon/no
    name, red gemstone, Flower Soft gold peel off sticker (chain)

21 comments:

jimlynn said...

You didn't go too far at all - it's so lovely! The design you used on the other one and this one are so pretty. Love the embossing on both of them but like this embossing folder so much better - or maybe it's just I've seen that other embossing folder before and don't recognize this one. Gorgeous!
Lynn

Carol L said...

Too far? I don't think so, no!! This is wonderful, beautiful, and so well crafted! I love those dangling ornaments and sentiment on the side, while the embossing is a treat for the eyes! I absolutely love the ribbon too, so this is a winner, winner - chicken dinner for me! Beautiful!
Enjoy your holiday weekend!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Benzi, I like the gorgeous design and the embossing
Kevin xx

Loll Thompson said...

This is so beautiful Benzi. I LOVE the ribbon and the dangling ornaments ... the gold, red and white are so elegant together. Loll xx

Marisa said...

Great EF and love the ribbon!

Irish Cherokee said...

Why too far? It is just right Benzi. Elegant Christmas wishes are never too far. - Jim

Beebeebabs said...

Wow your card is absolutely stunning - the embossing is beautiful and elegant great job as always!!!

Maria said...

Just gorgeous, Brenda...and just right...love it! So unique, creative, and elegant!

Bonnie said...

The first Christmas card is so pretty! And so is this! Love that embossing folder that looks like swirling snow. (Think I have one in my NBUS box. Need to check.) Dangling the star and snowflakes is a wonderful idea! A good start on your Christmas cards!

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card love the embossing love the snowflakes and reindeer ribbon
Carol x

nwilliams6 said...

I had to try that renovated Christmas card challenge too - a good way to get more Christmas cards done. I am ahead this year - finally and plan to do a much better job sending them out. Your color and dimension are wonderful on this one Brenda. Roll Tide! Hugz!

Becky said...

Brenda, this is just stunning! I love the embossing and love how you did the stars in gold.

Joann Burton said...

I love the embossing. Still such a beautiful card. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Lynne in NI said...

Nope, not too far for me! LOVE that fabulous ribbon and the hanging snowflakes are so pretty :)

NanaConnie said...

I think it's perfect and I love the embossed background. The gold is exactly right for Christmas!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Can't take my eyes off that snowflake die cut on top. It looks like a golden cookie! Yum!

~Tammy~ said...

Brautiful design! Just right!

~Tammy~ said...

Ha! Suppose to beautiful!

JD/ Jill said...

Great makeover! Your first card is pretty! And this one is so elegant! Nicely done!

MaryH said...

I'm with all the others..you definitely didn't go 'too far', but Just Right! Love the richness of this particular red color, and that is a beautiful swirl on the white. Loved all the gold elements. Very elegant. TFS & loved that it's a 'make over' or recycle...whatever is the proper terminology! Hugs

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

So pretty. That embossing folder is gorgeous and the colors are lovely.
Bear Hugs,
Carol