Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Serene Lovely Tree

I was undecided whether to put this card on my blog.

But, here goes!


I stamped the tree a couple of times with Whisper White craft ink
and embossed with white embossing powder.

Then I sponged the background.

I've been practicing with my sponging and have had 
a lot of help and encouragement from a dear friend.  
Thanks, Loll!

I love this layout.  You'll be seeing it again.

I stamped some snowflakes with Encore Silver 
and embossed with silver.

I wish I'd left them off.

Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas
AAA Cards

is having a 
CAS week
Addicted to Stamps and More!


cuz I used some snippets on this.
Pixies Crafty Workshop


Holiday Cards
Simon Monday Challenge Blog


Christmas/Holidays
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

So glad you stopped by.

Enjoy!
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Recipe
Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, To You and Yours (retired)
Ink:  Whisper White, Encore Silver, Marina Mist
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
Other:  Kars Snowfall EF (Cuttlebug retired), White EP, Silver EP

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted





37 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

That is one gorgeous card Bonnie! Love blue and white for Xmas - it's just such a perfect and right combination!
I also love the card below - the pine cones look so dimensional - I thought they were die cuts at first Karen x

laurie said...

This is so soft and pretty, what a gorgeous card for the holidays! I love that set....it's so timeless..a forever keeper for sure!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Bonnie. I love that tree. Elizabeth xx

Cynthia said...

Well, I LOVE this card. I'm not sure why you don't like the silver snow flakes. I think the colors and the layers are just gorgeous--the tree too. Don't be so hard on yourself!! =D

Hettie said...

This is beautiful. Glad you shared it.
Hugs
xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hmmm, my monitor must be distorting the picture because I think your little silver snowflakes are lovely swirling around your beautiful tree!! I love it, Bonnie! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

I love your white tree and your sponged background is gorgeous, Bonnie! It's always fun to visit your blog :)
Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

jimlynn said...

No reason not to put it on since it's beautiful! Love your sponging is fantastic! Very pretty card!
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

This card is too beautiful not to share!

Susan said...

Not sure why you hesitated to add it to your blog - I think it's just lovely!! And your sponging is fine so don't be so hard on yourself!

Greta said...

Beautiful inking & layout, Bonnie!

Cathy said...

This is so pretty Bonnie, your sponging looks fabulous, great design, Cathy x

Kylie said...

Love this, Bonnie! Your white tree is stunning against the blue background! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Jane said...

Beautiful card, looks so serene. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Dawn MacKay said...

Pretty and peaceful!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous card.... Think i might CAS it if you dont mind... Stunning
Hugs Sylvie xx

Di said...

You're waaaay too hard on yourself Bonnie! This is a really stunning card! ove it - especially those extra snowflakes, so there!

Hugs

Di xx

JoAnn said...

I think it is beautiful. Love the embossed tree and sponged background.

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love the white embossed trees with your sponged sky. Great job! And always love that snowy embossed background. Loll xx

Virginia Lu said...

What a classy and gorgeous design, bonnie! The snowflakes are brilliant in silver! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas/Holidays” Challenge!

MaryH said...

So glad you posted it. 'Tis just lovely. Love the way the tree is going off the panel (or coming on it???) It's a terrific layout, and I love the colors (and of course that EF). TFS & Hugs

Laurie Unger said...

I have this tree, just this tree and not the set. Bought it off of ebay a least a decade ago. It's a keeper and so is your card!

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie, this is a stunning card! I love the blue, white and silver color combo, so peaceful feeling. That tree is so pretty and I love how your embossed it in white, love the silver snowflakes and your sponging looks amazing. I'm glad Loll has been encouraging you. Love the dry embossing too! Hugs, Brenda

Vicki Dutcher said...

SO PRETTY! I adore the white and blue - Thanks for joining in with AAA!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is such a gorgeous card. The silver snowflakes do not detract from the overall loveliness of this card. It is a very serene scene.

Karen Mead said...

Your card is so pretty and I love how you made your background:) xx

Mrs A. said...

Well I'm glad I stopped by and found this gorgeous card. Love the cool blue effect. hugs Mrs A.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning as ever Bonnie! LOVE that tree! Hazel x

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous. It is so serene and peacefullooking!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous holiday card! Love the beautiful background and image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Marybeth said...

Im glad you did , because its gorgeous! I always love your backgrounds and this blue stamped one does not disappoint. Thanks for the tip about Paper P. I will check it out.

Karen King said...

Great background behind that gorgeous tree! Lovely card. I wish I could find a great snowfall embossing folder like you have!

Diana Johnson said...

Great card, thanks for sharing!

Deepti said...

Such a pretty panel! Love the inking resist :) thank you for sharing with ATSM

Shannon McComb said...

Very nice card!

Victoria Lavender said...

You have a wonderful and thoughtful card here, great stamping! Thanks for playing Blue Christmas at AAA Cards, Victoria Lavender

Jan Clothier said...

This is indeed a lovely layout and the sponged background looks great! I've never used white ink before but is gives great coverage and depth to the embossing.