Sunday, November 28, 2010

Speedy's Friends challenge #31, EtsyInpsired Challenge #116

I am having so much fun making Christmas cards. My hubby is outside doing some Christmas decorating. I got  two trees up and have managed to do a few other arrangements. I need to do my mantle really soon so I can enjoy it for a few more weeks. Unfortunately, the dread of taking it all down and cleaning is with me as I decorate. I really need to get over that.

I have made my card for two challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #31 at Mark's Finest Papers -have a bow on your card (mine is fake (punched)) but a bow just the same)

EtsyInspired Challenge #116 We are to be inspired from paintings and creations  from Heartsong
I was inspired by the awesome blue colors and the bird from Evening Song shown below:

I decided to try a Folded Paper Frame which I really love to frame the dove. I thought the musical paper would be perfect for the dove as birds, even doves sing/coo.
I stamped the dove 3 times, cut out and popped each with dimensionals after stamping each one with VersaMark Dazzle and clear embossing glitter, heating.
The snowflake was punched 3 times, glittered,  and embossed.
I added glitter and chunky Twinklet Diamond Dust to the outer white part of the frame.
The cardstock under my patterned paper and the bow are blue, although it may look black. No matter what I did, the dark, All Night Navy showed up very dark in the photo.

Stamps: Hobby Lobby Christmas 2009 set called Peace & Joy (Made for Hobby Lobby)
Paper: Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade Serenity (glitter series), Stampin'Up! All Night Navy, PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Not Quite Navy for dove, Stampin'Up! Baja Breeze
Ink: Stampin'Up! All Night Navy
Accessories: VersaMark Dazzle-Frost, Martha Stewart Polar Stamp and Punch for snowflake, Twinklets Diamond Dust, Martha Stewart ribbon bow punch, blue gemstone, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds


Lynne in NI said...

Wow Brenda, I'm lovin your gorgeous frame, what a great idea!

Becky said...

Beautiful card Benzi, love the design and love the colors. Thank you playing with Speedy's Friends.

Marilyn (stampwithMJ) said...

Hello Benzi! Thanks for stopping by my blog; I did not know that you had one. Your card is stunning! I just love the papers you used for the frame and the entire card. Just lovely!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful Brenda! Like your bow too! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Julie said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! I love the frame and the glitter and the dove! So very pretty!

I haven't even started to decorate yet. So jealous that you have 2 trees decorated. I did get the advent candles out yesterday - the rest will be coming out very soon.

de said...

Beautiful color inspiration! Love the details, frame and glitter effects!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

SmilynStef said...

Love that folded frame ... stunning Etsy Inspired Design.

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful love the sparkle and the blue dove!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Anonymous said...

This is stunning Benzi! I love how you've done the bird, it really looks special, and I really like the frame effect too.

Joanne (jojot) said...

wowza, Brenda...this is so artsy, unique, and much to gaze upon with awe

Carol L said...

This is fabulous! I just love those blue DP's and the amazing design of your card! The framework looks so intricate and really showcases the glittered bird in a wonderful way! GORGEOUS!!

Virginia L. said...

So stunning! Love all the details and layering!Thanks so much for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Carol Hurlock said...

I love love love this!!! I see now that you glittered up your that is awesome. This is just enchanting. Beautiful work!

Joanne Travis said...

Absolutely gorgeous in the blues. Love the sparkle.
Thanks for sharing and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Davi said...

Benzi this is STUNNING!!! the colors, the glitz, dp and the beautiful frame are just WOW!

Queenie said...

This card is SOOOOO fantastico!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the layout and the yummy patterned paper!! So creative and pretty! Thanks for playing EIC with us this week!!