Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Congratulations Star


I had worked ahead on my Inkspirations challenges so I had a few left over after the last challenge was posted in December and this is one of them. 

This masculine colour combo was great fun to work with and I paired it with this Skipping Stones Designs sketch which I saved in my sketch file in April of last year!  Can't turn down a fun sketch :)      

I used these wonderful, saturated colours to create some colour blocking and added a crimped star as per the sketch.  The horizontal panel was run through my Tim Holtz brick embossing folder to add a bit of texture.   Believe it or not, wrapping the twine around the star in just the right way took me forever!  Into my masculine card stash this one goes :)

Kids are back in school today and I'm going "aaaaaah......" as the house is all mine and I finally get to enjoy some crafty time before the craziness of activities and working for hubby begins once again.  Wishing you a fabulous day.



What's In It?
Stamps: Amuse
Paper: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Black
Accessories: Sizzex Star Die, Tim Holtz Brick Embossing Folder, Black Twine, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

20 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love all the textures and the twine wrapped around the star! This is a great guy card Marisa. I wish you and your family a very happy 2012.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I like the simplicity of this, great job. Yes I feel the same way about the kids at school today. They were ready to go back I think so it all works out. :0)

Holly aka Toy said...

Oh my! That's some awesome twine work, my friend! I love the great balance you achieve and I'm always inspired by your use of white. Big hugs, girlie!

Holly aka Toy said...

Awesome twine work, Marisa! I am always inspired by your beautiful layouts :)

Maureen said...

very cool colour blocking and the twine around the star...great texture!! Ahh, I did NOT want to leave for work today...the new house isn't making it any easier either :) Enjoy the quiet and inky time!! woohoo!

Emily Keaton said...

Great masculine card, Marisa! I'm looking forward to saying "ahhhhhh" when my kids go back to school in the morning. :D

nwilliams6 said...

I see why you saved this layout! What a fabulous card. That twine around the star is so wonderful and totally takes the card to another level. Impressive creation. Hugz to you Marisa - glad you wil have more stamping time now.

Viv said...

So simple, so effective, so gorgeous Marisa! LOVE that corrugated star! xxx

Andrea Ewen said...

This is fabulous, Marisa...I wish I had any inkling at all for making masculine cards...this one would be perfect! Love the colors and the clean lines.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh welcome back! I have missed your cards, but hope you had a wonderful holiday and break!

Great masculine card and fun sketch! Happy New Year!!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is an awesome masculine card! Love that star!!! Chloe doesn't go back until next Tuesday but lucky for me I go back tomorrow...haha!

TannyP said...

I would believe it about the twine wrapping! You did a beautiful job =) Love the colors you've used and that awesome embossing folder. Fabulous card for any masculine celebration!

Benzi said...

What a great sketch and loving your star....twine looks great.

Vickie Z said...

Love the colors and the corrugated star is wonderful...twine perfect!!! Enjoy stamping while you can!!! Happy New Year!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Alone time for crafting is SUCH a delicious thing! Enjoy yours!

Love that corrugated star, with the twine wrapped around just-so.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

WOW is that ever pretty. Love the colors and the awesome layout. You sure know how to put textures and colors together. I love that cute little star too. Well done!

Kathy Jones said...

What a FAB masculine card Marisa!! You totally rock colour challenges and this is no exception! Love the textures and the twine around the star - very cool!!! Enjoy your back in school time - mine are on holidays until the 23rd!!!

Christina said...

Hello there! Sorry I've been a stranger! This is a perfect masculine card, and I will definitely be using the wrapped twine idea with my star dies. Hope you had a great New Year!

Laurie said...

Totally loving this card! The twine on the star is so cool! Love this card with such a CAS feel!

Betty Wright said...

LOVE this bold and beautiful design! You just reminded me that I ordered the star die cuts, too! LOL! Love the texture on it! Awesome card!