Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Embrace the Circles, Make Them Your Friend

This week's Verve sketch threw me for a loop when I first saw it and then read the twist. Amber made up for not giving up a twist last week in a big way LOL!  The twist was you could only use one embellishment, only two colours of card stock (plus a neutral if you wanted to), and you had to use three stamps.  Needless to say, I had a BIG sticky in front of me while I worked on this sketch lest I mess up LOL!  I had a good laugh when Woodwinds on SCS commented on the thread for this weeks' sketch.  She told Amber she wasn't happy with all the circles (she's not a big circle fan) to which Amber replied "embrace the circles, make them your friend".  I must say, she did just that as her card is lovely!  

When I saw two colours the first thing that popped into my head was to make a black and white card.  Technically these both aren't colours so I hope I'm okay LOL!  Polka dots also entered my mind and it worked out great as I used my very neglected Stampin' Up Polka Dot background stamp as one of the stamps.  Of course I immediately went to the Polka Dots and Paisley SU set for the next stamp as I have always loved this flower image.  I finished my three stamp requirement by using the "Thinking of You" stamp from of Verve's Circular Sayings set.  That left me with one embellishment.  Amber said punches didn't count so I used my trusty Martha Steward Butterfly punch as the third circle and added some sheer black ribbon as my embellishment of choice.  Popped things up with dimensionals and I can now say I have also "embraced the circles and made them my friends" LOL!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Greatly appreciate every one of you who visits my humble little blog.  Have a fabulous day!

What's In It?
Stamps: SU Polka Dots Background Stamp, SU Polka Dots and Paisley, Verve Circular Sayings
Paper:  Black and White
Accessories: Scalloped Circles and Circle Nesties, SU 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Sheer Black Ribbon, Dimensionals


Beth said...

Love this card Marisa! The black and white are stunning and the sketch is awesome! Thanks for sharing:)

Maureen said...

The black and white is just striking!! Love the butterfly as one of the circles. Congrats on the Verve win!! I just saw it posted :) What a fabulous early Christmas present that you don't have to wait to open!! LOL

TannyP said...

Oh my goodness - what a totally gorgeous card, Marissa. Now I want to redo mine and make it JUST like yours =) STUNNING!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Classy in black and white, very pretty.

Donna Marie said...

Beautiful card. Love the B&W. Congrats on your win. Well deserved!