Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Big and Small Blessings


It's contest week over at the Mojo Monday blog, and as luck would have it I had time to play along - love when that happens.  Nothing better than a chance at winning some Verve stamps :)

Since I am on a Fall themed card making binge, I thought I would make, yes....another card with a maple leaf on it.  Sorry, just can't help myself!  The maple trees on our street are starting to turn colour and I could sit and stare at them for hours.  At the rate I'm using these dies, I may need to get a back up set LOL!

I decided to go rustic and do some distressing on this card because I'm giving it to my hubby for Thanksgiving so he knows how thankful we are to have him - not to mention his great cooking skills which we will get to enjoy this Sunday as we celebrate Thanksgiving!

Loooove pairing this distressed stripes embossing folder with these leaf dies, and it was great fun using some very unloved hardware on the card and adding some twine in lieu of ribbon.  Since most men don't have a clue as to what is "trendy" in the card making world, it was a perfect way to use up some extra supplies.  Mind you, based on the amount of hardware supplies I have, there needs to be a whole lot of masculine card making going on before its all used up LOL!

Challenges:
Divas by Design - Buttons
Dolce Designs - Fall
Anything Goes - Dies and Punches 
Ribbon Carousel 
Friday Mashup - Fall and Brads

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Bountiful Harvest (Verve), Leaf Prints (PTI)
Paper: Fall Leaves (Recollections), Brown, Cream, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Ink:  Black, VersaMark, Always Artichoke, Tim Holitz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories: Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder. Martha Stewart Border Punch, PTI Leaf Dies, SU Distressing Tool,  Button, Twine, Spiral Clip, Brads, GLue Dots, Dimensionals

25 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

I always think of you when I see maple leaves anymore, Marisa! Great masculine card. Love the hardware. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I have a lot of that untrendy hardware, too. I seem to always buy retired stuff, and oh, well, it just sits! I'm happy to see a maple leaf on this card, you know. They make me smile! ANd i know you love them too. :) Happy Thanksgiving a little early. Hugs!

TannyP said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! That twine is perfect on a fall card and the maple leaf is a welcome addition =) Great use of the sketch and the distressing looks fab!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome! Your twine is the perfect touch for this masculine card~

Maureen said...

oh, this is the perfect card for your dh, for any dh!! LOVE all the textures and those leaves...never get tired of those :) A feast for the eyes this morning!!

Christina said...

Heehee, I love your comment about the hardware and guys not knowing what's "trendy" on a card! I'll have to remember that, and maybe I can make a dent in my stash of unloved bits and pieces. Love the distressing on this and use of the leaves on the paper and die cuts.

Katina said...

Oh Marisa, what a perfect card to send to your husband! I love this. xx

Danni said...

A wonderful autumn card! The leaves are such a perfect touch as is your extra "hardware"!

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

Love all the elements on your card. Fall is my favorite time of year and one reason is the leaves changing colors. I have maple trees in my yard and love the color changes one day to the next. Great card Love it.

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

Sorry I forgot to add thank you for joining us at Dolce Stamps and Cards Fall Color Challenge I love your Card.

Debbie Carriere said...

Fantastic masculine card, Marisa!! Love it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous take on the sketch!! Love the leaves and all the texture!! Stunning fall creation!!

Vicki B. said...

Gorgeous fall card Marisa, love that sentiment too!!

Ally said...

I absolutely LOVE this gorgeous Autumn-theme card. It's fabulous! I seriously love everything about it, and it makes my heart feel good. ;-) Lovely!

Kasey said...

Marisa,

Such a pretty card, I really like the embossed background, adding texture to your card so well. The vintage treatment you've done to your sentiment is a lovely touch as well. So glad you joined in the fun at our challenge this week.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Sarah said...

Hi Marissa, what a beautiful card. Lovely colours, texture and sentiment. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Benzi said...

Wonderful Thanksgiving card for your hubby. I do love your maple leaves, Marisa. Way to use that hardware. I think I used that spiral clip just this week on a masculine.

Lesley Croghan said...

What a gorgeous card Marisa! The distressed edges and the leaves on the side are really sweet touches! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup! Good luck with Mojo!!
Hugs,
Lesley

Lisa said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So pretty, Marisa! Love the weathered edges. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Ellen said...

Fabulous masculine card! love the distressing and your maple leaf! A perfect fall card! Thanks for joining us in the Dolce Stamps and Cards Challenge!

Edna Morrisedie said...

WOW! Great use of the sketch, and I love all the fall elements, thanks for playing along with the Dolce Stamps and Cards Challenge again!

Cindy said...

I love it.. beautiful creation..
Thanks for playing.

Amy said...

Love the twine as the diagonal accent! You've carried the earthy feel throughout the whole card! Lovely Marisa!

Danielle Lounds said...

Oh how deligtful! Love the fall colors and the leafy accents! Thanks for joining us for the RCC23 challenge! :)