Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Color Dare 89

Color Dare

Color Dare 89
Cherry Cobbler
Old Olive
Soft Suede

Loved this colour combination.  A wonderful mix of saturated colours that look fabulous together and lend themselves perfectly to a Christmas card.  This one is going to our fabulous Children's Pastor at our church.  The teaching they receive for her is amazing and her love for kids overflows into all she does for them.  Love her to bits and am so fortunate and thankful to be able to work under her as I teach the Grade 5/6 Sunday School class.   

I paired this week's colours with Mercy's sketch from a few weeks back.  I seem to be behind on sketches lately...just too many things to try to fit in a day right now!  

I decided to use Richly Blessed as I love the fact Julee included a cross in this set - thank you Julee!  The verse in Isaiah with the over stamped cross so fabulously depicts the fulfillment of the prophecy from long ago and the ultimate reason for Christ's birth.  Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.  I kept things pretty simple as time is of the essence right now, but happy with the outcome none-the-less.

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 CD89.   Each week, Riley will select a Featured Stamper and showcase your card on her blog.

I probably won't be back until next week for the next Color Dare so until then, have a blessed Christmas celebrating the birth of Christ (((hugs))). 

What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Glad Tidings, Richly Blessed
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Ink: Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, VersaMark
Accessories: Oval Nessties, SU Border Punch, 1/4" White Grograin Ribbon, Button, Glue Dot, Bling, Dimensionals


Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!! :)

Maureen said...

Oh, I love this set too and that saying is so elegant and beautiful!! I've used it on a few cards as well :) Oh, and the page headings look great!!! So glad you got that help :) Jake is back and his cake just got out of the oven, we are having a dinner at Dad's tonight so that will be the dessert :) Have a wonderful Christmas too, although I'm sure we'll talk through email now and then :) hugs back!!! oh!!! And you convinced me to get those lacey circles (and squares!!) hehehehe

Nance Leedy said...

You are the master of white space Marisa!! Love the overstamping on the cross. Great use of this week's colors. Have a wonderful holiday...{{hugs}}!

Vickie Z said...

Love the card!! Sentiment stamped over the cross is wonderful especially with the bling in the center!! Great job with the colors!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Did your snow melt? I see greenery outside your window!

What a great sentiment and perfect for the teacher you are giving it to. She'll love it, I'm sure. Doesn't it feel good to fit in some stamp time during this hectic week??

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Marisa.. I LOVE the cross with the verse. Great way to stamp this.. Wish we had a great children's pastor. They are a rare find..

Benzi said...

Just beautiful and the perfect Christmas card. Love that delish color mix.

Aimes said...

Now that's one lovely colour combo and perfect Christmas card for it!
Have a very happy Christmas!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a beautiful card! I just love the effect of a subtle stamp and a sentiment stamped over it. The perfect card for a person who so richly blesses your life and your child's. Those that care so much aren't easy to find! Unless you have the internet....and I found you!
Have a wonderfully happy, blessed New Year and I look forward to a long and humorous friendship!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Marisa. Love how you stamped over the main image. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Stacy Morgan said...

Lovely and sweet. Marisa I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

TannyP said...

Glorious color combinaion and sketch use. Those stamps are PERFECT for this card! Such've really nailed it! Love the bits of bling, your ribbon and button!