Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hugs and Smiles


 It's CAS week over at the Verve forum on SCS and I just loved this sketch.  Lots of options, that's for sure!

This ribbon which I found in the Michael's ribbon bin a year or so ago was my starting point.  Such a classic colour combo.

While editing my picture I noticed my sentiment was a bit squint - sorry about that!!  The circle has been remounted and adjusted so all is nice and straight now - promise LOL!  I'll replace the picture as soon as I get a chance to take a new one.  Until then, you'll just have to pretend it is straight by tipping your head to the side a bit ;)

All the Verve sketches for February are done.  Now the waiting game to see if I am the lucky winner of the $100 Verve gift certificate begins.  Wouldn't take me long to spend it, that's for sure!

Hugs and smiles to you all :)

 


What's In It?
Stamps: Kind Words and Dream Big (Verve)

Paper: Black, Real Red, White
Ink: Black, Going Grey
Accessories: Ribbon, Lacy Scallop and Circle Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Flutterby Die (Verve), Black  Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

26 comments:

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful card.. love the crisp fresh design and wonderful colors.

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, I love how you let the ribbon be the starting point because it is fab. I usually let my dp be my starting point, but I am going to try it with the ribbon. This is so elegant and so great with the red and black. Awesome card! Hugz.

Autumn Mist said...

Gorgeous card, this is a brilliant use of these colours together, but most of all, I am in awe at the amazing ribbon you've used!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Love your striking colour combo!!

Robbie said...

Your card is real pretty. I love black and white with a touch of red! It always makes such a nice card.

Viv said...

LOVE that pop of red with the black and white. This is gorgeous!! xxx

Christina said...

Michaels needs to hire you to promote their ribbon bins! LOL! Love the way you've stamped the Verve flower off the edge of the circle, and that dotty background is fabby.

Emily Keaton said...

I've got my head tilted!!! Although that's perfectly unnecessary to tell that this is a beautiful card. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome! That is the CASes sketch evah!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fab job taking that fancy ribbon and weaving a card around it!

Maureen said...

what fabulous ribbon!!! It makes for great inspiration :) Just love this colour palette :) My head it usually tilted, so no worries!! LOL

ChristineCreations said...

LOVE that gorgeous ribbon and the gorgeous color combination! Snazzy card Marisa!

Benzi said...

That is gorgeous ribbon, Marisa. Plus, your card is a beauty.

Good luck on winning that gift certificate. What fun that would be!

Katina said...

Hi Marisa, another very pretty card with a very striking colour combo. Lovely! I would never have noticed the sentiment if you hadn't have said!
xx

Vickie Z said...

Love how you let "the ribbon do the talking".....is that the right expression???? You know I adore these colors and the Swiss dots folder....don't think I'll ever tire of it!!! Brem big flower is perfect with button and butterfly as finishing touch!!!

Jen said...

Those are some great colors! Great take on the sketch.

Vickie Z said...

I HATE when my iPad changes my words....especially when I miss it...DREAM big flower is fabulous with button and twine!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card!! Love the black, white, and red! Great combo of stamp sets, too!

Grace said...

This is so pretty Marisa! LOVE the vivid and bold color comb! The CAS layout is fantastic!

Dawn B. said...

Marisa this is beautiful. I think I have this ribbon. LOL. I need to clean out my bin as I forgot about it. You always rock these challenges. Hope all is good with you.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love that print ribbon and your pop of red with the butterfly! Great CAS card! Now don't get your hopes up too much 'cause I'm hoping I will win that $100 Verve shopping spree - lol!

TannyP said...

The ribbon was a fabulous idea for a starting point - it's gorgeous! Beautiful CAS card in an awesome color combo. Love this!

Sue said...

another beauty Marisa! I am loving the butterflies and the ribbon is a perfect match! :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is really beautifully. The way you did the flower on the die cut has captured my heart. Gorgeous.

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply gorgeous, Marisa...you certainly nailed this sketch! Love the black and white with a splash of red...so eye catching!

Betty Wright said...

Love the colors and the elegant simplicity of the design! Gorgeous, Marisa!