Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kraft Cardstock - My Newest Addiction


What a delightful mix of colours Stacey has come up with this week.  Love the softness of the colours with a pop of black.  I have often used black, pink and white together, but would have never thought of adding kraft to the mix.  In all honesty, until I became a Curtain Call Crew member and had to buy some Kraft because Stacey had it in a few of her colour challenges, I had never really used Kraft - gasp!!  I know, I 'm slow on the pick up!  However, I can honestly say it could very well become my next addiction LOL! 

Once again, I turned to Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch. Note to self -- make sure to use a different sketch next week so my card can be added to the link on her blog (which closes on Thursdays) and have a chance to be the winner of the random selection and have my card featured on her blog.  Either that, or make two cards using her sketch LOL!

Sorry, I regressed...back to the card!  The inspiration picture made me want to duplicate the wall pattern on my card, but it just didn't work with what I was trying to create so I'll have to save that for another time - which may end up being sooner than later!  Out came my Verve wreath for the circle portion of the sketch.  Each point on the wreath has a black half pearl (even though they are hard to see in the picture) and the sentiment is popped up and underscored with pink half pearls.  Since I don't have the corner punch to go with this Stampin' Up! border punch I had to wing the corners of the white panel.  Needless to say, that issue has now been rectified via an order LOL!  In hindsight I'm thinking I should have used VersaMark to put a pattern on the Kraft panel but it's too late now - something else to save for next time.

The rest of the Curtain Call Crew have some wonderful samples for your inspiration.
We'd love it if you joined us too!!  Simply create a card using this week's colours and add your card to Mr. Linky on Stacey's blog.  If  you are uploading to a public gallery, please make sure to use the keyword Curtain Call.  Each week, Stacey will select one person to receive her "I Got The Lead At The Curtain Call"  Award as well as five people to receive her "I'm A Top 5 Curtain Call Show Stopper" Award which you can post on your blog, so come on over and join the fun !




What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Accent Notes, Thankful Accents
Paper: Kraft, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, White
Ink: Black
Accessories: SU Border Punch, Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Black Half Pearls, Pink Half Pearls, Sheer Black Polka Dotted Ribbon, Dimensionals

24 comments:

Lea L. said...

Once you go kraft....you never go back. Tee hee...just sayin'. ;) I love this...it is fabulous! Great job with the color challenge this week!

♥♥♥Lea

Stacey Schafer said...

what a "kraft"y creation, marisa! very beautiful:)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Addiction to kraft is a GOOD addiction! :)
Marisa, this card seriously rocks! I so love the dimension, Verve wreath is awesome, and I don't think Versa Mark stamping would be needed here...

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hi Marisa- love your card~ They always look so clean and crisp! Isn't kraft just fun~~

Maureen said...

LOVE this colour combo :) Yay, you love kraft now :) I remember when I first started using it...now I've gone through about 2 SU packs and 2 PTI packs. It's the best for card bases and even sentiments popped up :) Love your wreath...you've really perfected them. The trick (I get now...) is to pop up the middle and give it dimension. Hope your Sunday is going well :)

Corie said...

WOW -- so beautiful and elegant -- love this on kraft CS!~~

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty! I like the kraft paper, I have yet to get this one though.

devlinwhite designs said...

Gorgeous design Marisa! I love, love, love that Verve stamp and all the white layers and the tiny pearls are just perfect with the pink and Kraft!

Tanya said...

Your card is gorgeous! I just got into kraft too, love it! :)

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I too am in love with Kraft!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty----you can't go wrong with ANY of these colors, together they make a great combo!

Pam Speidel said...

You rocked this challenge, you krafty girl you! Such a lovely card!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! This is gorgeous. I love kraft too. AND, look at the fun edges you punched. I am gonna have to try that with the punch. Hugs,

Lynn said...

Wow this is beautiful!!! The layered main image, pretty polka dot ribbon and scallops look wonderful!

Shelley Germann said...

No kidding, I said, "Wow!" when I saw your card. It's just beautiful. The center medallion is great and the half pearls are the perfect touch! I think you were right not to stamp the Kraft.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Marisa, this is gorgeous! Into my notebook of faves for future inspiration! I didn't think I'd use that scallop corner punch, but love the look you gave it.

Heidi said...

I always LOVE the look of pink with the kraft. Maybe I need to pull this set out and CASE you as this is beautiful.

Sue Kohler said...

so so so clean &crisp- I love it! you have incorporated all the colours so well! :)

Dawn B. said...

Marisa this is beautiful. I love the pink/kraft combo.. I need to try that. It is so pretty on this card.. Great job.

TannyP said...

Darn it! I thought I was good without those Thankful Accents and now you make me think I must have them. Stunning card, Marisa!

Linda Callahan said...

These colors are beautiful together and so is your card! Just love your creations!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card Marissa!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOWWWWW, Marisa! LOVIN' that scalloped white frame...so eye catching!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WHOA!!!! TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful use of colour, love the punched edges and the gorgeous medallion!