Monday, July 5, 2010

CAS-tastic Sketch Challenge



I'm not sure which blog I tripped across this sketch on, but I just loved it so I decided to play along with this week's Cas-tastic Sketch challenge.  The horizontal panel made met think of Wild About You right away because this gator/croc is a horizontal image and I don't have too many of them for some reason (hmmmm.... may have to change that LOL!).  I just LOVE this set and will never part with it because the images are too stinkin' cute and you can use it for so many occasions:  baby cards, anniversary, love, young boy and girl birthday cards etc. 

Since our anniversary came and went without my having made a card for my hubby (yes, I'm hanging my head in shame!!), I decided to make up for it by giving him this one to remind him of just how special he is.  I had to wait a long time for him as I married in my mid 30's, but he was well worth the wait :)

The ribbon is one of my favorite finds from my ribbon bin diving adventures at Michael's and was my inspiration for the colours on this card.  I used my go to "masculine" Martha Steward punch and it was a perfect match to the "ric-racs" on the gators back.  I added a little "grass" to ground my gator, coloured his pupils black so his eyes stick out a bit more, and called it a card.

Give someone you love a hug or a call today and tell them how much you care.  It is medicine for the soul :)  Hope to be back soon.




What's In It?
Stamps:  Wild About You (SU)
Paper:  Wild Wassabi, Chocolate Chip, Kraft
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Border Punch, Ribbon from Michael's, Dimensionals

18 comments:

liz said...

adorable! can you say that for a "man card"?
liz:o)

Nancy Riley said...

Adorable! Love that croc!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Wow! Perfect ribbon Marisa! Such a fun and clean card girl!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is so very cute, I hope you have a wonderful week...thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I wanted to let you know that the flowers that look like the PTI dies are actually the Ippity set Now & Always, just stamp and cut them out...easy peasy.

enjoy *~*

TannyP said...

So sweet!! Those colors are fabulous =)

jimlynn said...

So cute and that ribbon is fabulous!
Lynn

Maureen said...

so sweet, Marisa :) I have seen that border punch...but never thought of it for masculine cards!!! It is perfect for them...mmmm...and I've got a 50% coupon burning a whole in my purse!! LOL Tony will get a big hug today :) Wednesday is our anniversary and like you, having waited to get married makes it almost more special (plut you know what you want and don't want by then :)

Danni said...

Oh this is just perfect! Love everything about it!

Heather said...

OK, so I just left a comment on your card on SCS, then I pop by here to check out the CAS-tastic sketch you referred to and, lo and behold, you're talking about diving for ribbon... How funny is that... :)

Deb Neerman said...

This is terrific ... and I love that ribbon!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple Sketch challenge!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh yes, that is such a darling card! I love that fabo ribbon and the wonderful border. It all fits together so perfectly with the gator image.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how gorgeous!! Love the colors, layout, and that fab ribbon!! What a perfect design!

TrishG said...

Love this - well done! Great colors and ribbon. Love the stacked animals.

Stacey Schafer said...

love this and love that ribbon:)

Nance said...

Love this card--Wild About You is one of my faves and I love how you put the birdie on the gator's back--too cute!

Karen B. said...

So glad to hear that you liked the sketch! I really hope that you can use it again. What a perfect card, I see how your border replicates the alligator. I have this set too and haven't pulled it out in so long, thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn B. said...

My anniversary came and went with no card either.. My hubby just shoves them in a drawer so I figured I would save the time..:) This is so sweet. I love that ribbon too. Perfect for this card...
P.S. We are half way through the first book.. We are reading 10 pages each morning.. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Perfect punch to match alligator teeth! I have that punch too, and it doesn't get used enough. Cute, cute card!