Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Color Dare 80



COLOR DARE 80
Poppy Parade
Pear Pizzazz
Chocolate Chip
Very Vanilla

I combined this week's Color Dare with this week's WaltzingMouse Sketch because the sketch screamed Christmas trees when I saw it and the colours were prefect.  Don't you just love it when the sketch makes the card for you :)  In addition, with this past weekend being our Canadian Thanksgiving, (lots of fun family time and my hubby the chef made a fabulous meal) it was a crazy busy weekend with very little stamping time, so a CAS card fit the bill perfectly :)

I embossed each tree with a different pattern, added some bling to the top of each tree, outlined the image with a black fine tipped felt pen, and presto, I had a great CAS Christmas card :)  This one may very well become one of my Christmas cards this year as it is easy to make and mail friendly - double bonus!
 
The rest of the Team has lots of inspiration for you.  You can check out their creations here:

We'd love you to join us!  Simply create a card using this week's colours and add your card to InLinkz on the The Colour Dare Blog.  If  you are uploading to a public gallery, please make sure to use the keyword CD80.   Each week, Riley will select a Featured Stamper and showcase your card on her blog. 

Have a fabulous day :)





What's In It?
Stamps:  (SU) Contempo Christmas
Paper:  Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Real Red
Ink: Black
Accessories:  D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Black Micron Fine Tip Felt Pen, Bling


22 comments:

Christina said...

Ooh, this is fabulous! I love that it is so clean and flat but has tons of dimension from the embossing. Perfect combination of both challenges!

Maureen said...

that sketch does scream Christmas trees!! I will be interested if anyone did anything else!! LOL Love the little bling stars on top and embossing always makes a card "wow!" Our weather has changed...mid teens and it was dark when I got up this morning!! I thought my alarm was set back an hour!! LOL

Vickie Z said...

Love all your differently embossed trees!! Also, the black edging with opening for sentiment if perfect!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Fabulous CAS card, Marisa! Love your textured trees with a touch of bling! The simple pen line frame finishes it off to a tee!

cbuswell said...

love the colors and simplicity! thanks for playing along this week at the WMSC!

Glenda said...

Love, love, love this CAS card. The dry embossing is perfect on the trees. Love it!

Julia Aston said...

Love your colorful embossed trees Marisa! thank you for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Vicki said...

Love this Marisa!!! So cute!

Kristina said...

Ah, I always enjoy a nice CAS card. This was the perfect Christmas tree card! I love how you used different embossing folders to individualize the three trees. So fun!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cute trees and creative with the dies for texture!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so fun and creative. Love how you used three different embossing folders to make each tree unique.

Dawn B. said...

What a great idea for this layout.. I love all the embossing texture you gave it..Hope your Thanksgiving was terrific. Wish my hubby cooked..

Meredith said...

Are you from White Rock? I live in Burnaby!

I love this card - I love how you used embossing folders to dress up your trees - so effective!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa...I love the embossed trees!!! Another challenge you nailed to the *T*!!! Hugs ~S~

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Simply beautiful and the embossed trees are adorable!!!!

Nance said...

Love this Marisa! The embossing justs pops off the page with that CAS design. Adore the hand-drawn box stopping at the sentiment--it's perfect. Great use of the CD colors too. Fantastic!

Benzi said...

Love these Christmas trees and the embossing really stands out on each one. Your outline is great...hmmm, wonder if I could do that and get it straight. Fab card!

Sue Kohler said...

this is just too cute Marisa! Love the embossed trees and the boarder! :)

Joan said...

What a simply creative card. I love this little group of trees and how you've dry embossed each one differently. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

great post thanks

Andrea Ewen said...

Love those fabulous textures and the open space of your card. Looks like an open field of happy Christmas trees.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Genius design!! A fave of mine. :)