Sunday, March 7, 2010

Flowers of Today


The second Verve release challenge was to make a card with this sketch.  I don't know why, but this sketch gave me grief.  In all honesty, I think I'm in a post Olympic funk - ugh!  Nothing seems to be coming together for me without a lot of blood, sweat and tears. 

I started things off with a piece of DP and went from there.  Love this sentiment by Verve and tried my hardest to make this an all Verve card, but I didn't have the right Verve flower image to do so - bummer.  So, out came SU's Happy Harmony set.  The flower filled the sentiment panel up wonderfully, and most importantly it filled the top right side of the sentiment panel very nicely.  Of course, where there are flowers, there have to be butterflies so out came my new SU butterfly die.  I added a border along the bottom with the new SU border punch, put some soft green half pearls on the butterfly and tied it all together (no pun intended) with some pink, satin ribbon.  Off to work on a tag next.

Thanks for popping in.  Have a blessed day :D





What's In It?
Stamps:  Verve, (SU) Happy Harmony
Paper: Costco DP, Pretty in Pink, Cool Caribbean
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  SU Butterfly Die, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, SU Border punch, Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

14 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ugh, I had one of those blood, sweat and tears weeks LAST week....no fun.

If you did struggle with the card, it doesn't show at all. I LOVE the colors and the stamping on that main circle panel. Beautiful!Great CAS design!

Monique said...

What a pretty card :) I love the sentiment stamped on top of the flower :) TFS!!

Vicki said...

So sorry you feel like you are in a funk Marisa, but from this side it sure doesn't look that way!! I love you card! So pretty!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Wowzers Marisa! This is gorgeous! What a beautiful use of this stamp set and the sketch... a gorgeous touch of spring!

Stacey Schafer said...

so pretty, Marisa! i love the subtle flower as the bg of your sentiment:)

Laural-Lee said...

Love what you did with this sketch Marisa. makes me want to redo mine....I guess that's what I'll be doing tonight :)

Fantastic front stamped panel.

Kristina said...

Marisa, I LOOOOVE this card! It may have given you grief, but it sure is a stunner! It's everything I love... clean, crisp edges, color, ribbon.... GORGEOUS! I think that post-Olympic funk is all in your head, lol. I don't think I'm going to make it to this sketch. :( I have book club tomorrow evening, which means that I won't be home to do any stamping tomorrow. But I wouldn't trade book club. Plus, I'm picking the book for this next month. :)

Have a wonderful Monday!

Dawn B. said...

Blood, sweat and tears are a part of my daily stamping..hehe.. This is beautiful. I love the way you lightly stamped the flowers and added the sentiment over it.. Looks terrific..Great card and worth the effort.

TrishG said...

Gorgeous colors. Very pretty card!

Amy Sheffer said...

I'm sorry my sketch gave you grief!! But just look at the masterpiece you created with it! Amazing job!! Thanks for playing!

TannyP said...

I would never have guessed that this card gave you any issues....it's beautiful!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

What a fabulous card, Marisa! Love the soft pastels and fun images.

Melissa said...

This is beautiful, Marisa! That SU! flower stamp is one of my favorite images ever...awesome. :)

Maureen said...

adorable!! love the butterflies and colours :)