Friday, December 8, 2017

Starry Tree Elegance

Hello, my friends.

How are you?

I've been crazy, busy as I'm sure you are too.

Vanilla and embossed gold is one of my favorite combinations for Christmas cards.

I must have tried over 20 times to get a good photo of this card.  
If I caught the shine it was blurry.
All the stamping is embossed with gold.
And the little ornaments are shiny, flat stickers so this is perfect for mailing!

This is a similar card that we did in one of my card classes.

Somehow I managed to get a better photo of this one.

I'll take it over to Penny Black Saturday where the challenge is


Penny Black and More Challenge

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Starry Tree, Festive Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:   Thick Vanilla, Gold Foil, Very Vanilla (SU)
Other:  Gold EP (SU), Stickers (Stampendous)


Marcia Hill said...


Viv said...

An impressive tree Bonnie - great card!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Bonnie, I love the simplicity of the embossed image and those spectacular gems. Great card for your card class.

JosieD said...

Classy looking card -- gold and vanilla combo a winner! The flat shiny stickers add just the right bling touch.

Brenda in IN said...


Bobby said...

Fabulous tree with just the right amount of bling, Bonnie.

Susan said...

Two gorgeous cards - I love the bits of bling on the beautiful trees! I agree, it's very hard to photograph cards with shiny gold on them!

nancy littrell said...

Both your gold embossed trees are so gorgeous, Bonnie. TFS the 2nd photo so we could see all the shine and glitter. I have some of those stickers and never think to use them. Thanks for the reminder. Happy Holidays my friend. Hugs

Daniela said...

Wow, wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
x Daniela (DT)

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie. I love the gold/vanilla color combo also.
Have a great weekend.

Nstiz said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! Love the embossed gold and don't think anyone can photograph it effectively. Love that stamp and go it a while ago but so far no time to play. Thanks for the inspiration!

BożenA said...

Golden stamping makes this card extremely elegant. I love small colorful trinkets, decorate your Christmas tree wonderfully. Beautiful Christmas card, Bonnie!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous gold tree cards, Bonnie! I hear you - I always have hard time to take pictures of anything metallic/shimmery/shiny. :-)
I love the vanilla and gold color combo and the dynamic flow of the tree. Using shiny, flat stickers is a great idea for mailing. I didn't know there were things like that. Hideko xx

brenda said...

A great CAS creation for our current challenge at Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining in. It would also fit nicely at Stamping Sensations !

B x

Mac Mable said...

Elegant and classy x

Robyn Oliver said...

JJJUUST gorgeous Bonnie, love this combination too - elegant, with a touch of gem colour... great stamp

Julia Aston said...

what an elegant tree - so lovely in the gold with colorful gems!

linda said...

two very elegant christmas cards, bonnie! thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.

MaryH said...

This tree is so elegant, and it's lovely done with the embossing as you've done on this pretty card. Still need to add this one to my stash. The gold is just so graceful to show off the shape of this tree. TFS

Greta said...

Elegant is my favorite style of cards & yours is a stunner, Bonnie! I have that stamp on my wishlist--just so gorgeous! So glad you joined us at PBSC!

Pat said...

This gold embossed tree is gorgeous Bonnie with just the differently coloured gems and the gold layer, this works perfectly with the cream card. x