Friday, May 13, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch #69

I'm so sorry, everyone.   I had my post all scheduled and done on Wednesday, but with the recent problems Blogger has had, my post went into cyber land never to return so I've had to redo the post - ugh!

Once again Keesh has come up with a wonderful sketch.  I am hopelessly addicted to these new Verve flowers and dies, so used them once again on this card.  However, you will be glad to know I have imposed a hiatus from them for at least my next three cards LOL!

This card is for my mom's birthday this month.  We have two May birthdays in our family and due to everyone's schedule, can't get together until the end of May so they get birthday month :) 

The background is embossed with the Nat embossing folder and I used the SCS Color Challenge from this week as I loved the colour combo. That and the fact I haven't played along with it forever!  Looking at the picture, I noticed the ruffled ribbon had a mind of its own so it's a bit wonky - sorry, didn't catch that when I first posted and don't have time to retake a picture right now.  I'll have to redo it before I give it to mom.  This also qualifies for There's Magic In The Air Embossing challenge.

The rest of the Design Team has some fabulous cards for your inspiration.


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 have you come and play along :).

Thanks for stopping in today and have a fabulous weekend :)

What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) BLoom and Grow, Love Deepens
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Ink:  So Saffron, More Mustard, Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Lacy Square Nesties, Nat Embossing Folder, (Verve) Circle Flower Dies, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, 5/8" Saffron Satin Ribbon, Half  Pearls, Dimensionals


Wanda Cullen said...

What a GORGEOUS card...your mom will love this! I must order that flower die...what was I thinking when I didn't order it with the new release?! The Blogger issues were frustrating to me as well...had to rewrite my RTB post THREE times! Lost 2 of my posts somewhere in the blogosphere. :-( Have a great w/e!

Crystal said...

WOW this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE LOVE your flowers!

Maureen said...

oh, wow! Lots of great dies on this! totally yummy and LOVE that embossing folder!! Just picked up my PTI order (thanks again for the b-day gift!). Got some felt, ribbon, dies, stamps, paper and the colour binder :D

Nance said...

GORGEOUS, Marisa! Lovely colors, lovely layers and those Mums are fabulous! Love the "Mum" sentiment too--my mother always called my Nana "mum" so it bring good memories for me! A beautiful card, my friend. Thanks for your happy dance today! :-)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I am sure she will love this, very pretty. I like how you layer the flowers.

H2 :) said...

Gorgeous card Marisa! The colours are wonderful & the flowers look great in their golden hue. Love the sentiment - a beautiful card to celebrate your Mum's b'day. :)

Shirley said...

Your card is out of this world! I love every detail and I have to try that ribbon! Wow!

Benzi said...

Oh, that blogger. My latest upload disappeared but I went to edit and it was still there. I clicked publish and it came back. How fortunate was that!!??
Your birthday card is beautiful and a great way to make a Mom feel very special.

TannyP said...

An absolutely perfect use of the sketch...those flowers are beauty! Mine just arrived and are asking to get inky =) That background embossing is lovely and your colors are divine, Marisa!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, Blushing Bride cardstock looks so much like Blush Blossom, doesn't it?? I like that as a counterpart to your brighter yellows and greens. Lovely card.

Andrea Ewen said...

This is so pretty Marisa...those yellow accents are stunning! The ruffled ribbon, the embossed background and the gorgeous Verve-y flowers make this card amazing!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh this is so pretty....I love's my how you did your ribbon....just adorable....thank you for playing with us at PCC/TMITA