Monday, July 9, 2012

On The Bandwagon

It seems everyone is making cards for Christmas right now!  I thought I might as well jump on the bandwagon and get going on a few too.


This is a very simple card using some textured white and gold card stock.  The image and sentiment are from Snow Swirled and one of my all time favorites.  I heat embossed the tree and sentiment in gold and then added a few small pearls.  The ribbon (although it looks brown in the photo) is also gold.  This was NOT what I started off to do I'm afraid.  I had the entire card pictured in my mind - which is very rare - and was going to add a small bow with some gold cord in the corner.  I got the card completed and realized I had no gold cord!!  I have three rolls of silver, but no gold could be found - so I used the ribbon instead.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Less is More (Gold) and 2 Sisters Challenge (Christmas in July with Bonus of no red or green).

Thanks for stopping by...............I'll be back in the morning with my Shopping Our Stash and {Pin{spirational posts - so be sure and check back them.

Lynn

31 comments:

Tammy said...

Absolutely positively stunning card Lynn! Gorgeous image and wonderful simplicity!

Alyce said...

Lynn this is so pretty! I love the ribbon even if it wasn't meant to be used...it is so pretty and fits in perfectly with that beautiful tree :)

Anne Temple said...

So very elegant looking!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I'm impressed.....Christmas in July - huh? So pretty!!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

I posted my first Christmas card for this year today as well, Lynn!

I love this gold embossed classic!!
What a beautiful design!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving this beautiful card! CAS is so hard for me- you make it look so easy! Love the gold bow and the pearls you added!

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant, Lynn! Love it!

maryr917 said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card Lynn- love gold and white together so elegant

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, this is also one of my favorite stamp sets. I just love it and so much can be done with it, but I adore your card just the way you did it. Total class! white and gold with touches of pearls. Can't beat it. Looking forward to seeing more of your cards this week. enjoy!

Chrissie said...

What a pretty design!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Lynne gorgeous and elegant card i love your swirl tree, beautiful!
Hugs from Palma de Mallorca

Carol L said...

THis is such a stunning card Lynn! It's the simplicity and elegance with gold that won me over - plus this is my favorite all-time Christmas stamp set too! I love those tiny pearl accents - they dress this up perfectly!
Psst: - did you by any chance check out the C&S challenge on SCS today? :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

So I am not the only one who pictures one thing, but my brain and fingers just don't listen....well no one really listens to me....but you would think the fingers might :) This is gorgeous just the way it turned out and now you have that jump on the Christmas holiday.

Julie said...

Lovely image- great card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is classic Christmas CAS! So great! And I love the gold bow, which looks gold from where I'm sitting.

NanaConnie said...

Utterly magnificent, Lynn! So elegant in the embossed gold. Simplicity at its best, my friend.

MiamiKel said...

I jumped!! LOL!! I just posted a different kinda Christmas card :) Yours surely dropped my jaw! Stunning!! xoxo

kingstonmama said...

Lovely Christmas card. Ann Y.

Davi said...

Such a beautiful C&S card Lynn. Very elegant!!

Marrigje said...

Elegant, classy. I love this christmas card.

Marrigje

Lesley said...

love the simpleness of this card - best wishes Lesley x

Marilyn said...

What a stunner you have created Lynn! Gorgeous.

Nancy in Iowa said...

So elegant! The pearls are perfect.

Shannon White said...

Wowie! Pretty Pretty Lynn! I Love your Elegant Christmas card! The embossed gold is so Pretty! And I love the Christmas tree image too! So Pretty! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Elaine said...

Great card - simple but sophisticated!!

ahlers5 said...

Stunning card! Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Sisters this week.

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous CAS Christmas card Lynn! I LOVE the gold & white colors!!! I need to get busy and start my Christmas cards! :)
Hugs, Tammy

Mandi said...

Lovely card
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

mandy said...

Stunning CAS card Hun, it really shows off the fab tree stamp and I love the ribbon :)

Thanks for joining us at 2Sisters Challenge

Hugs Mandy DT xx

Margaret said...

So glad you could join us in the madness of Christmas cards in the middle of our blazing hot summer!!
This is GORGEOUS!!Snow Swirled is a favorite of mine too! Love the embossing on the textured paper, such a beautiful effect! And that ribbon is fabulous too!

Oma said...

Very pretty card & I have this stamp set - one of my faves.