Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mercy's Curtain Call



Mercy brought us another long shaped card for her sketch this week.  It is always a good push for me to get out of my usual A2 card size "rut". 

This card is for my aunt's 80th birthday.  I used Mercy's sketch and combined it with the Curtain Call Act16 colour challenge on the Stamping with Stacy blog.  I've seen this challenge on a few other blogs and couldn't resist the yummy colour combo of Real Red, Kraft and Vanilla.

I flipped Mercy's sketch this week because I wanted to use my new Stampin' Up For All You Do set.  I have had my eye on this set forever, but the $38.95 Canadian (before taxes and shipping - ouch!) was too hard to swallow.  Thankfully, I had some birthday money to spend and it didn't take me long to decide where to spend it LOL!   I cheated a bit with the placement of the butterfly and the addition of the sentiment panel so hopefully Mercy won't come after me :D  Some chocolate half pearls on the flowers, butterfly and border punch as well as some red bling on the sentiment and it is off to my aunt later today. 

Only two more sleeps until the opening ceremonies - can't wait!  We almost got a chance at some tickets to the dress rehearsal of the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday (anyone who volunteers gets tickets), but they decided to go after all - darn!  Regardless, I'm an Olympic junkie and our recently acquired digital cable to go with our HDTV will be very well used over the next few weeks.  Go Canada Go!!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me today (((hugs))).





What's In It?
Stamps:  For All You Do (SU), Savvy Stamps (sentiment)
Paper:  Real Red, Kraft, Vanilla
Ink: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Punch, 5/8" Sheer Red Ribbon, Brown Half Pearls, Red Bling, Dimensionals

21 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

This is gorgeous, Marisa! Your hand-cut flowers and yummy bow are perfect:) Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card at the Curtain Call!

Megan at PPC said...

Such a lovely card! Please check out my blog candy and color combo at: www.pictureperfectcreations.blogspot.com

Danni said...

What a beautiful card! So pretty!

Wanda Cullen said...

This is just beautiful, Marisa!! Your aunt will love it! I love that set, but have resisted...so far. :-)

Vicki said...

Amazing card Marisa!!! Love how you flipped the sketch! Pure Perfection!!

Marie said...

Absolutely FABULOUS card, Marisa! Love the colors and what you did with the sketch. All of that white space is lovely! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! I like these colors as well and your clean and crisp tall card is perfect.

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty.. She will love this.. I really like the tallness. I am a tall gal..I am excited about the Olympics too.. It will be fun to watch..

Maureen said...

Love how the flowers and butterfly pop off the card...great dimension :) Ahh, that red sheer ribbon...gorgeous...I'm in love with sheer lately :) We made paper torches today and will do a torch run in the field on Friday lighting them with "tissue paper" fire....the kids are really getting excited...now if they would only remember that Kamloops is a city, not a country!! LOL

Studio M by Marian said...

Wow, you're so talented. xo, Marian
(www.StudioMbyMarian.Blogspot.com)

TannyP said...

Awesome job, Marisa! The colors are pretty fabulous and you really made them stand out with the dimension. Your ribbon is perfect (what's with you BC people and your perfect ribbons?! Maybe I should move so mine improve!!) Gorgeous card!

Corie said...

WOW -- this is so beautiful!!

ChristineCreations said...

OH GASP this is so lovely Marisa! Your cut flowers and use of the sketch is awesome!

Cassie said...

wow.wow.wow.
truly beautiful!

Rochelle said...

What a clean crisp card! I love it! Great use of the colors this week!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gasp!!!! So gorgeous!

Silke Ledlow said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! OMG - I love your card Marisa!!! Isn't this the best set ever :)!!! You rocked the sketch and the colors!!! Hugs ~S~

Kristina said...

Marisa, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!

I love how you popped up the flowers... And the color combo is yummy! I always love the look of these long, skinny cards, but I stink at making them, lol. I always end up squishing the sketches down to an A2 to make life simpler, hehe.

I'm so excited for the opening ceremonies tomorrow! I think they are my most favorite part of any Olympics... There's just so much spirit and hope in the air. And hearing those timpani bang out the beginning of the Olympic theme always makes me smile. Enjoy!!

Krista Driessen said...

Gorgeous card !!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW girl!!! This is absolutely STUNNING!!!! You totally ROCKED both challenges!!! Love how you used these colours, all the dimension, punched border and wonderful ribbon and pearl treatment!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

hey marisa, need your email address...will you send it to me? slschaf771@aol.com
thanks!