Friday, January 14, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #53

Keesh came up with another fun sketch for this week's Inkspirations Challenge.  It was perfect timing because I needed to make a thank you card for a family who donated practice uniforms for my son's soccer team.  They have gone above and beyond the call of duty for our team and the boys were thrilled.

The DP is from a sloooowly diminishing Costco DP pack I purchased a few years back and I pulled the rest of the colours from it.  I VersaMarked the brocade blue panel under the the thank you sentiment with soccer balls since it is a thank you from the soccer team (thanks to a Studio G set I found at Mike's in the summer).  Still on my crimper roll so added a strip to the card and white background panel...well...let's just say I'm still addicted LOL!

The rest of the Design Team has some great inspiration to get you going on this week's sketch.


In addition, each week Keesh will select a winner and an honorable mention and post their cards on the Inkspirations Challenge blog.  We'd love to see your card featured, so come and join us this week :)

Have a fabulous weekend.

What's In It?
Stamps: Studio G
Paper: Brocade Blue,  Night of Navy, Real Red, Costco DP
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Crimper, Black Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


Emily Keaton said...

LOVE these colors, Marisa!! And the soccer motif is great--very understated, but definitely there. A super thank you!! And what a great crimped strip. I'm playing I Spy for this crimped items with all of your creations now!! :)

Benzi said...

What a super 'thank you' sports card, Marisa! I really like the Versamark panel of soccer balls. I'm really liking your crimped paper...keep it up!

Maureen said...

loving the sporty feel of this...and the crimping always adds the right amount of texture :) Looks like everything fell right into place for you on this one...they are sure to appreciate it. Snow update is that we got about a cm last night but maybe more this morning. Tony came home late last night as they didn't need him for the weekend...good, because I do!! LOL Skating with the kids easy way to start the weekend :) have a good one!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

I was just visiting your SCS gallery and didn't see this one over there - I love it. The soccer ball layer is perfect for this card. I love the colours. I'm having fun taking note of the swiss dots and crimping on your cards. This crimped banner with button is just the perfect touch to finish off this wonderful card.

Betty Wright said...

Totally worked the colors on this one, Marisa! I have a hard time with some brights! Beautiful!

Dawn B. said...

This is perfect for the sketch.. So nice that you thank them.. Great job.

Renée said...

fab colours, Marisa! Love the crimping!

H2 :) said...

Awesome card Marisa! The colours are great & the subtle soccer ball pattern is perfect. Love your crimping & embossing!! :)

Lee-Anne said...

What a perfect thankyou card Marisa. I love the colours and papers you have chosen. Adding the soccer balls is a great touch. Love the extra details of the border, crimping and button. Perfect take on Keesh's sketch. Have a great week.

Carrie Gaskin said...

I love the crisp and clean nature of this card. Blue and white are just so striking! I'm sure the recipients will just love it.

Bonnie said...

I love the soccer theme, the red, white & blue colors and especially that crimped strip! Hmmm, maybe I do need a crimper!

Colleen Dietrich said...

It *is* hard to work through a DP pack, isn't it? Hey, that could be one of my New Year's Resolutions. Work through a paper pack. Wow, I'd better get busy.

Love your red/white/blue combo here.

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

Ahhh, the Costco pack of paper. We all went there, didn't we? LOL! This card is wonderfulQ Love the crimping. Great job, Marisa!

xo B.