Friday, August 26, 2011

Jingle Belles 35 : The Midas Touch

Happy Friday!!! I'm so excited, 'cause today TWO boxes of Stampin' Up! goodies arrived!! I haven't placed an order in so long  but when I saw the new hoilday mini , I had to place my order!!! I have 5 new Christmas stamp sets and whatya know , I didn't use any of 'em for this week's Jingle Belles challenge!!!  BTW, this week's prompt comes from Leslie , The Crooked Stamper ( Don't you just love her blog title!!!!), which is called The Midas Touch. But don't worry , we can use more than just gold for this week's card , we can use silver with a wee bit of white or vanilla or mix all together!
I made two cards this week because I couldn't decide if I liked the gold or the silver one more.

First here's the silver.....
This was pretty quick , rally , once I decided what I wanted to create. Just an embossed tree on silver with some mini rhinestone gems and a bit of silver cord. A rubon sentiment and it's done!!! YAY!

This one took a wee bit longer..... I struggled with getting the golds to work together... the reindeer and sentiment are stamped in gold and the paper ribbon is leftover waffle paper from last years' mini. The card base is actually embosse using my brand new embossed folder called Snow Burst ! I love how the snowflakes just pop off the card!
So there it is , not one but two cards for this week's JB!!!

Hae a great weekend .... see you next week!!!


  1. These are FAB-U-LOUS! And it's so fun you did two! I find it's sometimes easier than making a decision. :) Now *I* need to break out my Snowflake embossing folder from my pre-order. :)

    Thanks for playing the Midas challenge!

  2. Some rockin' embossing on both cards ... love each one ... so very elegant ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

  3. No fair! I can't come up with a single idea for this challenge, and you make TWO beautiful cards! Seriously, Candy, I can't decide which one I like more; both are so elegant and pretty.

  4. holy ♥WOW♥ miss candy! you have gone to town with both silver AND gold!!! i am just glad you haven't demanded i pick a favorite b/c seriously it's too close to call: that silver embossed tree wrapped with cording is just TOO ELEGANT for words; on the other hand the white and gold masterpiece is a masterclass in adding texture and dimension! well done, you... times *TWO*!!! :)

  5. Excellent cards, both of them! I really love that waffle paper stuff you used on the gold one, and of course that reindeer is my fav. The silver embossed tree is simply elegant. :)

  6. great! the gold card looks so great with all that dimension and the silver is pure elegance

  7. I love that embossed tree, and Dasher is just gorgeous!