Friday, July 8, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch #77

Verve

I combined this week's sketch with a ColourQ challenge from a few weeks ago as the colours were prefect for making an anniversary card for my hubby.

July 1st was our 15th wedding anniversary and since that is also Canada Day he can never forget it LOL!  With a double celebration to enjoy, there is no better symbol to use than a maple leaf!  That being said, it was a perfect excuse for me to use this wonderful PTI maple leaf die again :)

An embossed background and a bit of twine fit the bill for his card :)  Don't know where the years have gone but I'm glad I have been able to share them with him :)   He makes me laugh, challenges me, has a huge heart, is a great cook (score, especially based on the fact I hate to cook LOL!) is a great dad and puts up with my card making addiction.  Blessed I am :)

Sorry, I regressed....The rest of the Design Team has some fabulous cards for your inspiration.



Cindy
Kirsty
Makeesha
Renée
Brandi
Carrie
Helen
Ilina
Lee-Anne
Marisa


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 posted as a winner.

I'm taking a deep breath because our VBS starts on Monday and I am once again the Grade 4/5 group team leader.  I have a a great team working under me and I know it will be a fabulous week, albeit tiring .  Oh for the days I had endless energy and a quick bounce back LOL!  I'll keep you posted on how I make out :)  Have a fabulous weekend!





What's In It?
Stamps: (SU) Short and Sweet, (PTI) Leaf Prints
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baroque Burgundy, Basic Grey
Ink: VersaMark, Black
Accessories: Distressed Stripes and Swiss Dots Embossing Folders, PTI Leaf Dies, Baker's Twine, Raffia, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

25 comments:

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, that is awesome. I just love that nice bold leaf statement on this card. All the embossing makes this magical and the button with the raffia is darling. Just lovely once again my friend!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a delightful card, Marisa...I love the colors and the design is perfect! That leaf is just the right embellie and the twine accent highlights it well.
Hope you are enjoying your summer so far, it seems to be flying by already!

Viv said...

Beautifully subtle Marisa!! LOVE the tones of the colours! xxxx

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Marisa this is wonderful!!! Fabulous colours and love all the texture!!!

Christina said...

What a lucky guy your hubby is to have you! Your card for him is fantastic, especially with the added symbolism of the maple leaf. Off to pin this to Pinterest so I can CASE it in the future!

Vicki Dutcher said...

That maple leaf screams YOU! :) Well done~

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Marisa. The fall colors are beautiful and I love that big leaf!

Maureen said...

what a great masculine card for an anniversary :) I'm sure he loved it :) Tony and I spent a lovely day together and then 3 hours last night clearing and cleaning the house!! LOL I had dragged in someone off the lane here who was looking at the unit beside me (which is also for sale)...then we got a call back from their realtor and they want to look at it again today :) Fingers crossed!! We haven't even listed yet! But it shows really well and is nicer than the ones for sale right now :) ACK!! How was camping? Hopefully it didn't rain too much...we got rain today and yesterday, but it cooled things off for packing and storing :)

Vickie Z said...

Love your card...perfect for the sketch, colors, and Canada Day/Anniversary!! I'm with you on longing for the days of boundless energy myself!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Happy 15th Anniversary, Marisa!! I love that pretty maple leaf--these colors are great. I hope you can rested up this weekend before the busyness of VBS next week!

Kristina said...

I love how this card came together! The embossing, the tone on tone maple leaf. The button and twine in the middle! It's so visually gorgeous! Happy 15th Anniversary!

H2 :) said...

Happy Anniversary Marisa! Love your use of the maple leaf & all those gorgeous textures. Great male card. Enjoy your week. :)

stampinganja said...

Great card and happy anniversary!!

Danni said...

That leaf is so eye catching on this great card!!
Enjoy the VBS!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Happy Anniversary Marisa!! I hope you are blessed with many more wonderful years!! And what a charming card for your DH! Love the maple leaf front and center with your embossed bg and twine!! A perfect card to celebrate two wonderful occasions.

Katina said...

Gorgeous card and the sentiment says it all! Congrats on your anniversary. xx

t_bar_star said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. I hope you were able to celebrate nicely. What a great card to give him! I just love the embossing. Theresa x

Dawn B. said...

Happy anniversary. As hot as it has been here I am ready for fall colors and leaves. This turned out great Marisa.

Betty Wright said...

Great colors and detailing, Marisa! Just love that leaf die cut and the raffia is too cool!

Carrie Gaskin said...

I hope you had a very happy anniversary! This card is just lovely. We'll be missing VBS this year - I'll be at Convention and the kids are in school. Have a great time!

Benzi said...

Great leaf die and a fabulous card. Hope your anniversary and Canada Day were both wonderful celebrations. Love this creation. Hope you have a wonderful VBS this year.

Amy Sheffer said...

How beautiful, Marisa! Congrats to you and your hubby on the recent anniversary! Good luck with your VBS this week! No doubt you are a blessing to the kids. And they are to you as well, I'm sure!

Debbie Carriere said...

Happy anniversary!!! A fabulous masculine card!! I am sure he loved it!

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful card, Marisa. Love the different textures with the embossing.

Sue Kohler said...

A perfect card for the special man in your life, loving all the white and the CAS design!!
Hope you survive your week, look forward to hearing all the stories!! :)