Friday, March 28, 2014

Back to Christmas


I went back to Christmas card mode after seeing the Shopping our Stash #144 challenge which is to use our oldest tree stamp. I dug out this Flourishes image which I haven't used in quite some time and embossed it with gold on some vanilla cardstock. I made a funky-fold card and added some embossed panels of long-retired sage shadow cardstock (remember that color?) on the sides. I dotted the embossed berries with a gold paint pen, but it looks dull in the photo, probably because of the tilted angle not catching the light properly. I gold-embossed the sentiment to match and added some satin vanilla ribbon along with some red Geo sparkler stickers to the tree and called this one done. It felt good to dig back into my stash again to make this card!

Make it a great day and thanks for stopping by today!

Carol

18 comments:

Donna said...

Great centre step card! Love the gold embossing on the vanilla cardstock! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

scrappymo! said...

Looks great...This is such a great tree and is versatile too. Could be used in a create a scene card as well as a Christmas one.

Great colours and use of VOS (very old Schtuff to quote Darnell).

jimlynn said...

Funky fold - Sage......and it all looks beautiful together! Like that tree stamp too and know it shines.
So very pretty.
Lynn

Irene said...

Carol, your Christmas card is beautiful, it looks so rich and regal stamped in gold. Love the addition of red baubles.
luv
irene
xxxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous in gold! Look at you doing Christmas. I am still doing Easter, and nothing I can post. Nice job.

Donna Hanley said...

Beautiful card. I love this little gems and the embossing also. Yes I not only remember Sage Shadow, but I still have some left. It was one of my favorites. Your sentiment is lovely in the gold. Have a good day. It hasn't started to rain here yet,but I guess it will shortly.

Benzi said...

That is a beautiful tree and it looks awesome embossed in gold. I still have sage shadow cardstock and still love it.

MaryH said...

I've been able to go from the 'cute' in your cards to the 'beautiful' on my visit today. This one is gorgeous. Didn't look dull on my monitor at all. The gold is very shimmering & your red ornaments pop right out. I am not familiar with this color (guess it's SU stash, before my time! LOL). Loved the holly embossing and you even added the berries' colors on the embossed background. Funky-fold is a new term to me. But it's very pretty. TFS & giving me such a joyful visit this afternoon. Hugs & Happy wkend.

Denise Price said...

Wow, that gold embossing is LUSCIOUS! Nice job.

crashyourstash said...

My submission for the challenge is not dissimilar. I'm curious as to why the sentiment strip is longer than the card base itself?

Barbara Godden said...

beautiful Christmas card, My first tree stamp was a christmas image too. thanks for playing along with Shopping our Stash for the Oldest Tree challenge.

crashyourstash said...

Hi Carol, thanks for stopping by my blog to answer my question. I think I get the idea with the step card. I might have to try it out to be sure.

lauren bergold said...

WOW! what a beautiful and elegant holiday card! absolutely love your fancy fold and the soft embossed holly pattern on the blue background, as well. thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (tree stamp!) STASH with us this week! ♥

JD/ Jill said...

You do a fabulous job...with shopping your stash to come out with this beauty. This is my favorite card fold...I have a card half done right now using this fold. I like everything about this card...not just the fold, but the beautiful stamping, the colors...It's so elegant looking.

Patti said...

Nothing is as elegant as gold on cream!! I simply love your card!!

Patti

Brenda said...

What an elegant center step card Carol!! I love that tree, so pretty and so pretty embossed in the gold with the red gems. Gosh, I'm in love with this one! lol I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one that has a hard time letting the kiddo's grow up. lol Hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! Too funny! I really wanted to do this Shopping Our Stash challenge and even dug out my oldest tree stamp which was.... this one! Or very similar by another company. But then I got sick didn't do more than emboss it. I don't think I could have done it the justice you did though. This is very elegant and the card design you picked for it is perfect!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

Are you kidding? Sage Shadow was the whole reason I joined SU as a Demo! LOVED that color. I might have hoarded it.