Friday, June 15, 2012

Psalm 37:4

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This week's Card Patterns sketch drew me in like a magnet because of the large circle.  I combined it with this week's Ribbon Reel inspiration challenge and getting the red in there was definitely a challenge!

After a wide variety of attempts, I finally settled on adding this prima flower since it was a darker pink and toned down the the red button on the bow.  I also added (aka:tried) a bit of distressing around the edges to tone down and soften the cream so the the red didn't stand out so much.  Needless to say, my sponging has much to be desired, but it did the trick so mission accomplished.

I'm also entering this in to this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge to make a card with an inspirational or encouraging sentiment.  This verse is such a great verse and encourages me often so I figured it qualified :)

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Psalm 37:4 Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper:  Kraft, Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink, Making Memories DP, Cream Linen
Ink: Black, Sahara Sand, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, Elegant Leaf Die (Verve), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Prima Flower, 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine, Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

22 comments:

Viv said...

Your sponging looks fine to me Marisa! Such a pretty card. Love the pink and Kraft combo! xxx

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Marisa! How do you mail these cards? I always hesitate to put 3D things on my cards!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful! Love the softness of it! It's a wonderful verse too!

Emily Keaton said...

So beautiful, Marisa! That pretty flowers is the star of the show!

Wanda Cullen said...

Marisa, this is such a GORGEOUS card! Love the sponging details, great colors and perfect sentiment!

Benzi said...

So pretty, Marisa. Love your Prima flower and the verse is wonderful.
Have a wonderful Father's Day weekend.

Vicki B. said...

So gorgeous Marisa!! love the colors and that verse!! Perfect!!!

TannyP said...

What are you talking about?! Your sponging is great! That flower is stunning and the bow is perfect. I love your layers and the pearls. This is a perfect use of the sketch and color challenge!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful card, Marisa!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such pretty embellies!!

Katina said...

Everything about this is beautiful!
xx

Maureen said...

I think this was my first plain jane :) Such a pretty card! Hope the weather held up for you today...it's sunny and warm with a gentle breeze so I'm on the deck with a glass of wine!! Before 5:00 too! I think I've earned it this week! LOL

Susan (rainy) said...

This is beautiful! I love that flower with the die cut leaf. Wonderful card, Marisa.

Barb Housner said...

I just had a very lovely visit to your blog - beautiful cards - thanks for the early morning inspiration

Barb Housner

whoistracy said...

This is just gorgeous! I love that big flower you added. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns this week!

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, this is sooo Beautiful! Wow. Lovely colors, sentiment, and flower. I thought you made that flower and I was going to ask you to do a tutorial (beg you actually) - it is stunning and your card makes it look even better. Hugz!

Christina said...

This is just lovely, Marisa, and I think your sponging looks fantastic! You did a fabulous job working in the pop of red. So glad you joined us at Card Patterns!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very, very pretty, Marisa! That sketch appeals to me, too.

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors! I do not think sahara sand has ever looked so beautiful! Lovely card, Marisa! Wonderful scripture, too!

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful in every way. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, very dainty and feminine feeling!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, is that some smudging and distressing I see? Without a throwdown involved? What a lovely effect, the pink, white and brown accents really add such delight to this card. The sentiment is perfect, too!