Saturday, October 23, 2010

Caring Hearts Blog Hop



Welcome to the Caring Hearts Blog Hop! You should be coming from Ayana's blog. If you didn't come from her blog, you should definitely start here to view the entire blog hop. The Caring Hearts Card Drive aims to collect holiday cards (Thanksgiving and Christmas) for the elderly. You have until November 15 to create a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Winter Holiday card and upload it to this blog post -- and all entries will get you entered for some fun prizes. More details about the card drive are also posted over there.

Today I'm sharing a little Christmas card.


Normally I'm not a gold person but I felt compelled to use some gold. I stamped the music background using Musical Backgrounds from WMS. I used VersaMark and then I dusted the entire background with gold Perfect Pearls. Then I sprayed the entire piece with a mist I created with water and gold perfect pearls.

The tag comes from Nutcracker Sweet  and the sentiment comes from Compliments of the Season. I used some crinkly gold ribbon and some pins to finish the card off.


Thanks for stopping by! Cassie's blog is the next stop on the blog hop! Be sure to see what she has up her sleeve!




Stamps: (Musical Backgrounds, Compliments of the Season, Nutcracker Sweet) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: (brown) Tim Holtz, VersaMark, (gold) Perfect Pearls 
Cardstock, Patterned Paper: PTI
Ribbon: May Arts
Accents: (pin) Little Yellow Bicycle, (button) Papertrey Ink

65 comments :

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous & elegant card, Belinda! Love that music note background and the pretty gold color. Thanks for all your support for Caring Hearts Card Drive! Hugs.:)

Jessica Wekenman said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the gold music sheet background!

Samantha Mann said...

the gold really pops!! love it! i'm usually not a fan of gold myself, but this is excellent!!

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Tiff said...

WOW, this is gorgeous! I love how you made the background with the gold perfect pearls!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card!

Kelly said...

love the versamark and perfect pearls technique in the background!

Kryssi said...

super card, belinda!!!

Trinh said...

Gorgeous design! Love the music background in gold.

Michele Gross said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love nutcrackers so this one really appeals to me. Love the soft colors too :)

Jamie said...

great card love the colors! tfs
-jamie

Kathy Martin said...

So very pretty! :)

Wendy Colledge said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card hun! xx

Deirdre said...

Beautiful - love it.

Cassie_lu said...

love how you created the background and the use of gold. elegant card indeed.

Giovana said...

The gold is perfect!!

christys_scrappin said...

What an adorable project for the blog hop! Very talented for sure!

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Lindsay said...

What an elegant card Belinda! I love all of that gold!

gberry14 said...

Very elegant and the gold sheet musical background is fabulous-A nutcracker creation!-L. Berry

Legojenta said...

Wow - beautiful! Thanks for sharing =)

Scrappy Jackie said...

Beautiful card. Both of my grandparents would love this card! Thank you for sharing!

Brenda said...

I absolutely love the use of the gold in this card! Awesome.

Lin said...

Beautifully done - I love the golden music!

Jinny Newlin said...

That background is fantastic, Belinda!

Sharon D. from Canada said...

Lovely card! The gold music is gorgeous!

Alicia said...

Oh how beautiful, that gold is classic. Love it!

Pickle said...

Classic and elegant :) Love the nutcracker :)

Cor* said...

Everything is perfect, from the little gold musical scheme to the large bow, button center, pins and golden scallop sentiment trim! Perfect!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Beautiful card! Love the mix of patterns.

Elise said...

Beautiful card! So elegant!

Lilygirl said...

Awesome!! So Pretty! TFS!!

Anna said...

I love the nutcracker. It's a perfect image to go with the music background.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh WOW! Belinda!! LOVE the golden music!! terrific card!! hugs!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card, gold works so well with it too! Lovely!

Ren-Yi said...

this is just gorgeous - i love the music background. so elegant and wonderful. you really are making me want to play with ranger perfect pearls now too :)

Pam said...

Fabulous! Just gorgeous! I love the gold music background. Absolutely lovely!

myska said...

Beautiful card!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful card, Belinda! Love the Perfect Pearls background! So very elegant!

Christiana said...

How classy! I love this elegant card!

~amy~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love all the gold!

SmilynStef said...

Love everything about this card ... fabulous.

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the colors! :)

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card !! this is stunning ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Playing with Paper said...

Just beautiful I love the gold!!

Tammy said...

Belinda this is so beautiful and elegant! What a great cause!

Monique said...

Gorgeous and Elegant card Belinda!! I love the music BG paper.. Great work!!

Denise said...

Lovely card Belinda! Very elegant.
DeniseB

Kathi said...

It's beautiful. I love the sheen of the gold stamped & sprayed elements. That's a really lovely nutcracker.

kathlee said...

Beautiful card. I am very partial to nutcrackers..love them! Thanks for sharing!

Courtney K said...

what a striking card! whomever received it is going to love it!

pattiew said...

Lovely card for a wonderful cause.

AnitaRex said...

I love the gold! So gorgeous!

Scrappy Rat said...

Pretty with a nice alternative color scheme. I'm so clueless sometimes...I swear my first thought was "why is the king from a deck of playing cards on the front of a xmas card." Duh!

Disp6194 said...

Wow look at that gold shimmer and shine! Beautiful!!

{VICKI} said...

I love nutcrackers!

Lisa Petrella said...

What a GORGEOUS background you created!! And I love the crinkly ribbon too! Beautiful card!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty! love the colors you used!

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous card Belinda! I love the Nutcracker stamp!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Belinda, love all the gold embossing, and the ribbon is beautiful.

NanaBeth said...

What a gorgeous card. I have to try the gold and Versamark-it's fantastic.

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Belinda
hugs Mandy xx

IamDerby said...

Love the nutcracker as a tag, nicely done!

Lorraine said...

Such a lovely card - love the gold background!

Julia Aston said...

Great design on this Belinda! love the gold embossed music bg!

Kelly Braund said...

Very cool! That nutcracker tag is great!

Ola said...

I love that music note background, and the gold looks wonderful!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
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