Monday, November 16, 2009

Snowflakes and Bling

This week's Verve Sketch With A Twist had the twist of having to make a Fall/Winter holiday card.  Needless to say, anyone who participates in these sketches regularly are all more than a little suspicious of Amber because the last time she gave us  an easy twist the following week's twist was a doozie!   She has assured us she won't give us anything we can't  handle so we will see what that means when next Friday's Sketch With A Twist is posted LOL!

Since I have been on a bit of a Valentine's Day kick lately, I chose Christmas as my holiday of choice.  After all, one can always use more Christmas cards :D   When I saw the squares I immedately thought of scalloped squares.  I pulled out my Marvy scalloped square punch to make sure I could get two squares across  my card and thankfully they fit like a charm - score!!   Next, out came my trusty Martha Stewart snowflake punch (how did we ever survive without Martha Steward punches?!) to be used on this lovely silver paper .  Presto, instant snowflakes :D  I added a Chocolate Chip panel to the scalloped squares and just LOVE how it goes with the Bordering Blue (and to think that back in my younger days it was a big no-no to wear blue and brown together!) and the silver.  The snowflakes were a bit bare so some silver crystal brads came to the rescue to give them a bit of pop, shine and dimension.   The sentiment  need sometihing to bring it out a bit as it was just sitting there looking a bit lost so I added a row of bling underneath it to give it some focus and to tie it in with the snowflakes.  To finish things off, I used my SU scalloped border punch for the bottom  of the blue panel to tie in with the scalloped squares.  I just love how this card turned out!  Think I'm going to have to go and get more bling so I can make a few more to use for Christmas LOL!

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back with Julee's Mojo Monday sketch next. 

ETA:  Sorry the Chocolate Chip squares with the snowflakes look almost black!  We had a BIG storm come through here yesterday and today and there wasn't a whole lot of light!  They look better IRL as they are a much closer match to the ribbon!

What's In It?
Stamps:  SU Best Yet
Paper:  Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Marvy Scalloped Square Punch, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Clear Medium Circle Brads, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Bling, Dimensionals


Maureen said...

love the scallops...they really give squares that added texture :) Aren't punches great? So easy to whip up a card instead of stamping and embossing. This is fantastic!!

TannyP said...

Oh what a beauty! So apparently I had ideas similar to you AND Maureen this week =) I did my VLV card up last night and today, checking out blogs, I'm thinking I didn't do too horrible since I've got the same shapes as Maureen and the snowflakes similar to yours (I used the snow flurries felt ones, though). I just love the way yours came out - a perfect holiday card! I can't believe blue & brown were ever questioned together!

Silke Ledlow said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!! You rocked this sketch - Marisa!!! Love your take on it!!!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment today!!! Hugs ~S~

Dawn B. said...

Great way to use this layout Marisa.. I love the snowflakes.. It is perfect for the squares.. Hope you have sunshine soon.

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty, I like the jewels under the sentiment! This is a great sketch, hope next weeks isn't the doozie like she promises. hee hee

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful! Love this one, too!

Olga said...

Lovely and elegant - great Christmas card!

Anonymous said...

this is simply gorgeous ~
might have to go make me one right now!!