Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Merry and Bright


 
Well, Sankiri got the old brain cells a churning with this sketch!  Oh my!  So many elements to deal with my simple mind had some time wrapping itself around this sketch.  However, once I got to working with it, it fell  into place quite nicely.  Love a good challenge :)

I decided to use the same papers as my last card as they were still out on my desk with the bonus being the addition of another Christmas card to my stash.  Love this fun snowflake die from The Cat's Pajama's and it was perfect for the circle on the sketch. 

Yeah, November Verve sketches are all done and now we play the waiting game for the announcement of this month's $100 Verve gift certificate winner.  What a wonderful Christmas present that would be!

Thanks for popping in today!  Always enjoy the company :)

 

What's In It?
Stamps:  All Year Cheer I (SU)
Paper: Fancy Pants Paper (Brrr), Burgundy, Certainly Celery, Kraft

Ink: Black
Accessories: Snowflake Die (The Cat's Pajama's), Circle and Scalloped Circle  Nesties, Corner Punch, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Gold Twine, Gold Half Pearls, Dimensionals

15 comments:

Katina said...

Hi Marisa, two gorgeous cards since my last visit. Everything you make is so sophisticated. I love your attention to detail.
xx

Danni said...

Very nice! I like how the white elements jump out at you!

Benzi said...

So pretty, Marisa. I love that gorgeous snowflake and the cording was just perfect.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Glad you got the sketch to work for you at last, Marisa! It was a toughie. THat's why I went with a monochromatic palette!

I agree with Danni above me, who says the white elements just pop out at you. So cool!

Christina said...

You are more brave than I, and I can see why. It doesn't look like you had any trouble with all of those layers. The snowflake is gorgeous, especially with the gold pearl accents. Beautiful job!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Marisa. That snowflake is so pretty. Great textures! Great job on the sketch! It looks hard.

Andrea Ewen said...

Ah, I see that you've mastered the sketch...magnificently I might add! Love the beautiful papers that you used and that snowflake is just darling! Awesome work, as usual!

Susan (rainy) said...

So festive and fun, Marisa. That really is a designer's sketch! You did a fabulous job with it.

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous! LOVE that big snowflake! I need it! LOL! Thanks for enabling me....just what I need!

Viv said...

Never doubted you for a minute Marisa!! You're too talented!! xxx

Vickie Z said...

I think you've done well!!! Definitely churned my brain cells..didn't get a card done but, may have to try, that is "try" !!!!

Bonnie said...

Marisa, you do such beautiful things with die cuts! This is no exception!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Marisa this reminds me of a card that I would see in a magazine. Have you ever submitted your cards for publication? You should, as you do beautiful work. This is phenomenal!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome sketch and great Christmas card.

TannyP said...

WOW! I would never have guessed that you even gave this a second glance. LOVE the snowflake and those papers are just lovely. Seriously a fabulous card!!