Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Greetings

VLV Sketches  

This week's Verve sketch was an interesting layout and one I had to work with a bit before being able to get it to work.  Not totally happy with the result, but didn't want to start all over again so I'm showing you the card anyway.


I pulled out this fun SEI striped paper and went to work - though it took some thinking before I was able to make the proper diagonal cut on a diagonal pattern LOL!   

Since my newly won Verve Christmas release goodies are now in my possession, I didn't think twice about using them.  This cute little tree from Holiday Greetings caught my eye and I coloured it with Twinkling H2Os to match the paper.  Some red trim, a blue bow and a kraft snowflake completed the card.  I initially wanted to use my Martha Stewart jumbo snowflake punch on a Starbuck's sleeve for the snowflake element, but the sleeve proved to be too thick to punch through :(   Darn it all anyway, as I liked the darker shade of kraft from the Starbuck's sleeve better.

It's a short week so it will no doubt fly by as you have to cram five days into four.  Messes with my knowing which day of the week it is every time too.  Almost missed my son's soccer practice yesterday as I thought it was Sunday!  Please tell me some of you have the same issue :)



What's In It?
Stamps: Holiday Greetings (Verve)
Paper:  (SEI), Real Red,
Ink: Black
Accessories:Twinkling  H2O's, 5/8" Blue Satin Ribbon, Jumbo Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Button, Twine, Glue Dots

19 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh yeah for new Verve goodies! Love that sweet little tree stamp and your coloring is awesome!

Benzi said...

Love those stripes and the adorable tree, Marisa. Very pretty indeed.
I'm not confused about the days this week but have certainly had that problem before.

Andrea Ewen said...

Just beautiful, Marisa...I love the corrugated snowflake and the gorgeous silky bow! Great job with the sketch!

Dawn Easton said...

What a fun layout! Must give that a try! You got your new goodies FAST! That's awesome!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You did good with the sketch! That is a tough one. Love that striped paper~

Colleen Dietrich said...

Maybe you could swipe some kraft ink on the kraft cardstock before crimping to give the appearance of the coffee sleeve? I like your take on the sketch, Marisa!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous use of the sketch! Love the tree and snowflake!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Whohoo New goodies are always the first to ink up. hee hee This is sweet, and loving all the Christmas cards in blog land lately. ;0)

Kathy Bradley said...

Marisa,
I had to pop over to tell you how much I love this card. I saw it on SCS and it is so pretty. I love the simplicity of the tree against the DP - which is so perfect!!

Nicole said...

I love your take on the sketch.. The diagonal sheet of stripes immediately caught my eye. So much detail in your card. Just came across your blog and enjoying your creations!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Love your twinkling tree! So glad you got your new goodies. Another great card, Marisa!

Linda Callahan said...

This tree is adorable! And how cool that you won so many wonderful goodies!

Danni said...

Cute card--how fun to have newly won goodies to play with!

Maureen said...

well, this sketch did come with a warning! LOL Didn't have a chance to make a card before I drew it out. Perhaps one also needed to make the card during DWTS! LOL I think it's lovely...the snowflake, the ribbon and paper...lovely :)

Emily Keaton said...

Yes, I *definitely* have the same issue!!

Loved seeing your new Verve goodies in action!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Woohoo, I can see that your new Verve has arrived and is being put to wonderful use already. I do like your twinkling tree and crimped snowflake. A very cheery Christmas card.

Christina said...

How could you not love this cheerful card? The tree is so cute and the combo of stripes and dots is a winner in my book. :)

nwilliams6 said...

Great papers and ribbon on this lovely card! Cute image too. Hugz!

Wanda Cullen said...

I haven't inked up this tree image yet, but love the colors you used! Lucky you...winning the whole release!