Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Joy


 This week's Mojo Monday round or square card lead me to the square sketch.  As much as I love round cards, I just couldn't get it to work.  Will have to give it a try it another day to see if I have more success. 

Since I still had this Heidi Grace paper out from yesterday's card, I decided to use it again and make sure the final outcome was indeed a Christmas card LOL!

I used clear embossing powder on the ornament to make it a nice, dark navy (though it looks more on the black side in the picture!) and added some white half pearls and a red bow to bring it out a bit.  This gorgeous curvy bookplate die from Verve was calling my name as it fit perfectly.  Had to use "joy" for the sentiment as Christmas brings me great joy each and every year :)

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Contempo Christmas (SU), Glad Tidings (Verve), Amuse
Paper: Heidi Grace DP, Real Red, Turquoise, Night of Navy
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Accessories:  Circle Nesties, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch (SU), Curvy Bookplate Die (Verve), Marvy Snowflake Punch, Red Twine, White and Black Half Pearls,  Bling, Dimensionals

12 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love the embossed ornament! Looks wonderful! I still need to make a card for this sketch...wonder if I can do round? LOL!

A little piece of Scrappiness... said...

I really love this card! I love that the ornament has a little flair of embellishments but is not over the top. Very keen on the eye!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Looks fabulous!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, that's beautiful, Marisa! LOVE those colors--they look fresh for Christmas. And so cool that you studded the sentiment with pearls!

Maureen said...

Oh, I knew that paper would make a great Christmas card!! LOVE the ornament :) Ah, I may be making my first Christmas card tonight, definitely by the weekend for the release ;)

Lynn Put said...

How pretty! Love these colors, your embossing and wonderful details!

TannyP said...

Wow - this turned out beautifully, Marisa! I absolutely love the snowflake & twine additions to the ornament. What a perfect execution of this sketch!

Wanda Cullen said...

I am really lovin' the way you're creating Christmas cards from these papers! Another beautiful one in these non-traditional colors!

Benzi said...

So pretty, Marisa! Love the ornament and the pretty twine.

Katina said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Marisa. The bauble is lovely and the twine and snowflake look so pretty.
xx

Andrea Ewen said...

Love it! Beautiful colors and fabulous texture! The design looks awesome and although I adore that sweet (googly eye) owl card, I think these papers are better suited for a Christmas card. Great job!

Debbie Carriere said...

Stunning card! The color combo is fabulous!