Friday, December 7, 2012

Just Us Girls #166

 
Today's Just us Girl's challenge is brought to us by Lynn and she chose a technique I use all the time: embossing.  A nice easy challenge for this busy time of year - thank you Lynn!!  I tossed in the added bonus of no snowflakes wink, wink.

Loved my first card, but after I had it all glued together, the stark realization that I had totally forgotten to add any embossing hit me- ugh!  Ever do that?!  So...you got to see that card on Thursday, and I had to go back to the drawing board LOL!  Needless to say, I had a big sticky note sitting right in front of me so I wouldn't forget a second time!

My original plan was to emboss the large, white, background panel.  However, it just wasn't working with the card (from my perspective anyway) so I embossed the circle and promptly proceeded to flip it over and use the debossed side.  There was just something working against me on this challenge I tell you LOL!

At least this wonderful Waltzing Mouse sketch didn't give me any grief!  I combined it with this week's Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge to make a monochromatic card.  Had great fun pulling out my beloved Verve "U" die out again.  Love that die!  A little foreshadowing here...wink, wink!

For some inspiration to get you going, just hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team have created.  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be selected as Chick of the Week.

Hope your Christmas preparations are well under way.  Off to my son's soccer game today (fingers crossed for no rain), doing some baking with my daughter, and then trying to figure out how to replace a string of lights that burned out on my Christmas tree without having to totally remove all the decorations in order to do it!!  Wish  me luck!!   


  

What's In It?
 
Stamps: Text Notes, You and I (Verve)
 
Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, SU DSP  
Ink: Black 
Accessories:  Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, "U" Die (A Cut Above By Verve) 5/8" White Satin Ribbon,  Red Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals 

22 comments:

Caroline said...

This is so beautiful the colour and design is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Andrea M said...

This is FABBY Marisa! I love the colors and the sketch! Great use of embossing!

Dawn Easton said...

EEK! Love this! Time for me to pull that U die out again! haha! Fabulous card for the sketch!

Lynn said...

I'll set out to work on a challenge and then do something completely different, so you're not alone!! Love, love, love this Marisa!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So bright and gorgeous! Great job with the sketch too~

Lee-Anne said...

Marisa...love all the scallops and great papers! Good luck with replacing that string of lights...hopefully it'll be easier than it sounds :)

scrappingnana said...

Sweet card. I like the debossed side of the circle.

Diane Vander Galien said...

WOW!!! Very Cute!!! Love the pattern papers!! Love the words!!! Great accents!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Lisa Kind said...

Hahaha! I've done that before too! Your card is lovely! The embossing placed the other way is a great twist!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hello Marisa! This is so sweet, with the big 'love U' on there. :)

Hope you were able to fix those tree lights, my friend. That can be exasperating!

Laurie said...

There is that U. I bought it because of U. hehe! I really should use it! You have inspired me once again! Gorgeous card!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Gorgeous in red! Love the banners and that very pretty ribbon element!

Krista said...

Wow! There is no detail spared in this card! I love the reversed embossed side you used on the circle and the sweet banners and button! Thanks for joining us at HSS!

Maureen said...

done that lots of times...nice save, though! I'm almost done with Christmas cards so the love ones are a welcome change! LOL

Katina said...

Gorgeous! Another perfect sketch interpretation Marisa!
xx

Stephanie Kraft said...

SO sweet and beautiful, Marisa!

Maria Levine said...

What a lovely card! Great colors and layout! Nice job with the embossing!

Bobbie said...

So stunningly pretty! And you gave us so many delightful details to love. Thanks for playing with HSS.

Erika Clark said...

With or without embossing, that's one cute card! I love the pinks, and the layered U is a great touch. Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

Bada-Bing Creations said...

So cute! Great layout and I love the pink against the white! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Another fun and sweet Valentine. I like the letter as I always have trouble with single letters. hhmmm....

Bonnie said...

It may have been an uphill battle, but you won, Marisa! It's lovely!