Thursday, 29 May 2014

FFC32 - Season's Greetings


Here's some mid-challenge inspiration for the current Festive Friday challenge where our inspiration is this photo:


This time I focused on the colour scheme, the tree with red ornaments, and the silver accents. 

Now I am a "Merry Christmas" girl and rarely have use for "Season's Greetings" (especially when it's missing the apostrophe!), but somehow this card called for it. You know that I always listen to my cards!

I used a Stampin' Up tree and 'decorations' stamp - I stamped the ornaments first in Real Red, and because it stays wet, I quickly embossed it with clear ep, so that when I over stamped the tree in green, I could wipe off the ornaments and they would have some shine and dimension.

Once I was finished I thought that the reason I felt "Season's" was right could be because the tree panel reminded me of the Four Seasons logo, so I went to find it - here it is (used without permission for comparison purposes only!)



32 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

DIVINE, another to die for Christmas card that I would see in a posh gift boutique--all nice and neatly boxed with a lovely ribbon!! ohhh!

Lynn said...

Happy, happy birthday my friend. I hope you have a wonderful day! Love the silver frame on your card.

Jackie said...

A GREAT BIG happy birthday to you Ardyth!!! Your card is so elegant, loving that shiny frame!

Kate said...

Happy birthday Ardyth :) Hope you have a fabulous day. xxx

Carol L said...

Great thinking on putting this pretty card together! I love the gold frame around that cute little tree.
BTW, Happy Birthday!! I hope it's a great day of celebrating for you!

Happy Dance said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR ARDYTH, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! Taking Anita's advice, I sang it real loud. DH wondered what the heck I was up to! And many more, dear friend. Your card is pretty cool. Super tree decked out in red ornaments. With snow falling in the background. Another beauty! Love this one. HB my friend. Bev

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is wonderful! And I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Kristie Goulet said...

Stunning Christmas card, Ardyth!

Happiest of Birthday wishes to you! Have a great day! xo

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful! Love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! That framed image is so fabulous! Happy happy birthday!! Enjoy~

Sheila H said...

Happy Birthday! Your card is perfect. I love the matting and the gorgeous sentiment.

Monika Reeck said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ARDYTH...hope you spoiled with your lovely family and have a great day...I loovee the matting and the great simply Image its really look elegant and nice sentiment too...Great ADORABLE Christmas card dear Ardyth

Brenda said...

Beautiful card! I want to say Happy Birthday to you!!! I found you by Anita over at My Papercraft World and I must say I am loving your cards!!! Now a follower. Hugs, Brenda

Geri said...

Birthday girl....you just made my jaw hit the floor! Now how can I possibly sing loud enough for you to hear me?

Stunning, stunning, stunning!!! This 'never seen by my eyes stamp' has got to be the coolest SU stamp ever! How could this little beauty escape me?

Hope you're having a wonderful day birthday girl!!!

Tonya Jastad said...

This is simply amazing! Wishing you a very happy birthday!

PiecesByEmily said...

Happy Birthday, Ardyth! Hope your day is amazing!

Anita in France said...

Happy Birthday, Ardyth ... hope your day is turning out to be simply splendid, my friend! Your card is ... it's stunning! Anita :)

Beverley said...

FABulous festive card & wishing you the happiest of birthdays! Hugs Bev x

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend! How did I not know that today was your birthday, can't wait to see you for lunch in a couple of weeks!! Your card is just stunning, the gold is so elegant!

cm said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ardyth!! Hope your day is nothing short of spectacular and fabulous...just like your card!!
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Marybeth said...

Looks like Happy Birthday is in order. Happy Birthday Ardyth!
You card is so elegant again! Simply stunning! I am the same, it's almost always has to be Merry Christmas , but this is beautiful.

Sarah Gray said...

Happy Birthday, Ardyth - hope it was wonderful! Love this card....the gold frame adds some festive luxury :)

aileen (mum) said...

Another beautiful card. Happy birthday Ardyth, hope it was a great day.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, you really rocked us on your birthday! You could sell this CC for millions of bucks in the store, Ardy!!

Happy, Happy Birthday! I just realized that my birthday card for you looks so similar to your post of a couple of days ago! It's like I did two DJKASEs for you!! Hope you celebrate in style and partA!!! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

Well, spank me with a wet noodle. I didn't write down your birthday and now I don't have a card for you. What?!!! A csrdmaker with no card? The world may come to an end. ;) Just know that I wish you the best day ever and a wonderful year ahead.

Susanne Vargas said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Ardyth! Hope it was a fun one!
Very pretty card! Love the metallic frame!

Jen W. said...

Brilliant idea stamping the decorations first - they really do pop! I love the shine from the frame too and I'm glad I'm not the only one who's cards talk to them!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card! Very eye-catching!

Deepti said...

Oh my this is totally mind blowing, the gold frame is superb addition to ur design!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous christmas card Ardyth, and belated birthday wishes, hope you had a fabulous day, Cathy x

Bonnie said...

Very elegant!

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ardyth.