Monday, December 13, 2010

Peaceful Wishes for Pals


This week Pals Paper Arts has this wonderful inspiration piece to work from.  Love all the white mixed with off whites, gold and silver.  Couldn't pass up playing along as I love using white space :)

While trying to decide what to do for this card, a ribbon wreath came to mind.  I have seen these around blogland for a while and today was the day to try one.  I used 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon and went to work.  Once complete, I added some gold half pearls, a button and some beaded gold twine for the bow.  It's hard to tell in the picture (had to use the light box as no time to take a picture tomorrow morning edit:  new picture now posted), but I used some delicious brushed gold paper for my layers.  The sentiment is also gold.  Didn't add anything else as I wanted the wreath to be the focal point of the card.  You can find the tutorial here if you are interested.

Thanks for visiting today and hope your Christmas preparations are well under way.  I'm well under control except for miserably failing in the card department :(  Will have to use some old cards for those who have to get mailed this week (aka out of town family) and locals will benefit from new ones, or they'll get an extra special birthday card next year in lieu of a Christmas card this year.  Hate myself for being in this position....on the upside, think I have my first New Year's resolution!




What's In It?
Stamps:  (SU) Peaceful Wishes
Paper:  Brushed Gold, White
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories:  1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Half Pearls, Button, Beaded Gold Twine, Glue Dots, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

15 comments:

Tanya said...

This is beautiful! That wreath is fabulous, looks so difficult. Very elegant, love it!

Christina said...

Oh my word, look at that FABULOUS wreath! So gorgeous with the gold pearls and beaded cord. LOVE the white space!

Benzi said...

Truly beautiful, Marisa! You're right to add nothing else. The wreath is really putting on a show.

Cards by Gina said...

Lovely card and so very peaceful! Thanks so much for playing with us at PPA!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful! I love the wreath! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! Did I say gorgeous?!! LOL!! Love it Marisa!!

Susie said...

Stunning! Such a beautiful wreath! I've never seen one like it.

Linda Callahan said...

Just amazingly beautiful! I am with Vicki - I love everything aboiut it!

Maureen said...

oh, Marisa, this is just stunning!!! What a cool wreath!!! Love the pearls and bow and everything!! thanks for the link :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oooooooooooh!!!! LOVE THIS!!!! Gorgeous in white and gold and that wreath is stunning!!!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG...this is fabulous GF!!! My jaw just dropped to the floor...love your wreath!!! You totally rocked the inspiration challenge!!! Hugs ~S~

Shelley Germann said...

Oh boy, this is stunning! It looks a little daunting, though! Since you aren't saying, I'm hoping it wasn't tricky! I don't need tricky today!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, my. THis is angelic and gorgeous.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

beautiful, your ribbon wreath turned out fabulous. I love the white on white.

Tilly said...

WOW! That's all the comment I can come up with for this stunning card.