Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Birthday My American Friend


I love when Mojo Monday has round or square week because I love making round cards and Julee comes up with some amazing sketches for them - thanks Julee :)

When I first saw the sketch, I went "hmmm...."  Wasn't sure what I would do with it until I saw this week's Cards and Things colour challenge!  The colours were prefect for using my new PTI leaf dies, which I am hopelessly in love with, and better yet, they give you a break from the Martha Stewart butterfly punch LOL!  It also qualifies for this week's Ribbon Carousel challenge of anything goes as long as your card has some ribbon, twine or something that comes from a spool.

This card is a birthday card for a very dear friend I made while in university.  Though we don't see each other very often as she lives in the US and I live in Canada, when we do connect it is like time has never passed.  Love friends like that :)  In addition, she also loves fall colours as much as I do and therefore won't mind a fall themed card for her June birthday.  That being said, since she is American and I am Canadian, I just had to use a maple leaf LOL.

The DP is from SEI and in my non-thinking state this morning,  when I cut the circle into quarters, I ended up having diagonal stripes instead of vertical ones. However, I'm liking the diagonal version better as it gives the card a nice flow to the right - love it when a mistake turns out well!

Thanks for enjoying a bit of fall with me today, and a big forewarning to you come September and onward as you will no doubt see these dies a lot!!  Have a fabulous day :)



What's In It?
Stamps: (PTI) Leaf Prints, (SU) Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: SEI Claire DP, Kraft, Vanilla, Peach Parfait
Ink: Sahara Sand
Accessories:  (PTI) Leaf Print Dies, Tim Holtz Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties. Scalloped Circle Nesties, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Red Twine, Dimensinoals

16 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is beautiful! I love the rich fall colours!

TannyP said...

HAHAHA - but I like the butterfly! A perfect job of the sketch and fantastic use of the die =) Love the twine, too! Beautiful card, Marisa - she'll love it!

Laurel said...

What a beautiful card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Every time I see a maple leaf I think of YOU! :) This is fabulous with the colors and your friend will love receiving it I am sure~

Emily Keaton said...

LOVE that maple leaf, Marisa!! And your design for this card is fabulous. The red metallic twine looks terrific, too!

Vickie Z said...

Love this sketch. Love the colors and how you laid it out. Stripes look great along with the leaf, twine, button, sentiment!! Embossed panel is perfect. Wonderful b-day card for your friend!!

Katina said...

Beautiful Marisa! I adore your round cards, they are so pretty. Love the colours and that lovely maple leaf again. xx

Susan (rainy) said...

Fabulous card, Marisa! Yes.. those are the best friends aren't they. I have a girlfriend like that.. We hung out together when our kids were little, but she has since moved away. Now we maybe see each other every 3 or 4 years but it is as if we haven't skipped a heart beat.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Marissa. The colors are so pretty and you did a fab job with the sketch!

Kathy Martin said...

Your card is gorgeous! :)

Maureen said...

what a fabulous colour combo for this card!! I love those leaf dies and love finding other material (other than paper) to use with them. I can't wait till Fall (and you know I NEVER say that! lol)

Debbie Carriere said...

Awesome card!!! Love the colors & that fabulous leaf :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SOOOOOO gorgeous! LOVE the colors on this and the leaf/button combo is AWESOME!!

Benzi said...

Absolutely awesome for your univerity friend. I love your circle shape and those yummy Fall colors..very pretty maple leaf you added. O.K., we are forewarned about September and your dies. Ha

Dawn B. said...

Oh how I love this. I too gravitate towards fall colors. This layout is awesome. Your friend will love it. Good friends are hard to find..Another great die.

Wanda Cullen said...

Sheesh...Life's been so busy that I've been missing out on all your fabulous creations! Love the fallish look to this card!