Friday, November 12, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #48


I just love this colour combination :)  Old Olive is becoming a new favorite green of mine and it looks fabulous with the red and kraft....happy sigh :)

Since Christmas is quickly approaching, I took advantage of the colours to get one more Christmas card done.  My ornament punch was crying out to me so it got to come out and play :)   I used last week's Mojo Monday sketch again as it was the perfect layout.

After my recent struggles trying to line up the border punch around the corners of my last card using this Mojo sketch, I finally got smart and used my new lacy square nesties instead.  Easy, peasy, just cut out two lacy squares, trimmed off the top of one and stuck them together.  If you look reeeally closely you will see a tiny little line on one of the scallops.  Much more successful than my hand punched attempt LOL!

The sentiment panel above the ornament is the bottom portion of a nestie label die, and I VersaMarked some snowflakes on the olive panel and added pearls to the centers of some.  Since I stamped my ornament image on red paper with VersaMark so it was a nice, deep red, I had to use my white gel pen to outline the image on the ornament.  Some red ribbon, a button and a bow and I've now got one less Christmas card to make :)

The rest of the design team has some wonderful samples for your inspiration.

Inkspirations Challenges

Renée Van Stralen - Stamping For Sanity
Brandi Wiggins-Cote - The Square Headed Stamper
Carrie Gaskin - The Artistic Avenger
 Helen Heil - H2 Designs
 Ilina Crouse - My Creations 
 Lee-Anne Barry - Lee-Anne's Stamping Spot 
 Marisa Ritzen - Rosemary Reflections

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you have time to play along this week so you can get one of your own Christmas cards done LOL!





What's In It?
Stamps:  (SU) Ornamental Christmas, Memory Box (sentiment)
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Kraft
Ink:  VersaMark, Black
Accessories: Lacy Square Nesties, SU Ornament Punch, 1/4" Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Double Sided Sticky Tape, 5/8" Red Satin Ribbon, Button, Glue Dot, Twine, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

25 comments:

Christina said...

Your ornament is beautiful, Marisa! Such a cute idea to use the ruffled ribbon to "hang" it, too. These colors look so nice together, and you did a fabulous job with the sketch!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, clever idea with the ribbon looks very cool.

Emily Keaton said...

I DO love this color combo and you did a super job with it!! Those snowflakes in the background look fabulous. A very pretty Christmas card, Marisa!!

Vickie Z said...

Lovely use of the colors and the layout!! Love all the little pearls and ribbon treatment!!

Vicki said...

So cute Marissa, love that wrinkled ribbon hanger for the ornament!!

ChristineCreations said...

How completely ADORABLE Marisa! I just love the ruffled ribbon and the pearl accents. Beautifully done!

Maureen said...

oh, I love the sweet little pearls all over this one :) I was looking at my ornament set today as well...love the punch and need to use it soon. The red looks fabulous with the white flower :) How's the weekend starting for you? :)

Danni said...

Oh this is so creative! What a fabulous card!

nitestamper said...

Super cute card and design, the colors are just lovely!!!!
tfs:)

Cindy Major said...

It looks very nice! Love the use of the sketch and the gathered ribbon :)

Cindy

Benzi said...

Just beautiful, Marisa. I really like how you made your sentiment piece and the snowflake is so pretty on your ornament. I adore that ribbon for your hanger and you've made a lovely snowflake bg.

Christine Blain said...

STUNNING! So crisp and clean. A really beautiful card, Marisa.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Great use of the ribbon to hold up the ornament! I also really like the white detailing on the ornament and all those yummy brads! Great job this week.

Lee-Anne said...

Wow Marisa, this card is gorgeous. The colours really pop, they look so good. I love that you combined it with the sketch challenge, and again I'm loving the lacy nesties (sigh, so jealous). You did a great job outlining the image too, the white looks fantastic.
Have a great week.
Xx

Beedubya said...

Gorgeous! I love the ribbon "hanger" for the ornament. Beautiful card, Marisa!

Hugs,
Brandi

Darlene said...

Wow, how gorgeous. I love all the pearls. What a beautiful ribbon treatment. Wonderful card for the Mojo Monday sketch.

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are on some teams there my cyber friend - you go girl! This card is fabulous - nice use of the colors!

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome job with these colors, Marisa! I love the way you suspended the ornament with that fabulously vibrant ribbon! Super design and beautiful Christmas card. How many more to go?? (lol)

Dawn B. said...

What a terrific color combo.. I love the way you 'hung' your ornament.. This is fantastic..Great job Marisa..

Renée said...

ooooh, love how you've used this layout, Marisa! The ribbon is a perfect hanger for the ornament!

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Gorgeous creation Marisa! So very clever using the ribbon as the ornament string.
Kirsty xx

TannyP said...

What a beautiful job you did of this card. The challenges are perfect combined by your capable hands. Love those lacy square nesties and that perfect ornament.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Beeee-aa-uuuu-tiful!!! Love this ... so elegant! Hugs xxaxx

H2 :) said...

Fantastic card Marisa! Love the Old Olive background (it's my fave green too) & all your pretty pearl accents. Gorgeous bow & cool tip on the nesties!

Shelley Germann said...

What a beauty! Love the scrunchy ribbon with the ornament punch! Just the kind of thing I need to see get me going on my cards!