Saturday, November 28, 2009

All My Favorites


This is the sketch for Challenge #2 over at the Verve Blog for this week's release.  The "twist" was the card had to have a thank you theme.  I decided to use ribbon and bows for the horizontal strips to soften things up a bit. I wanted dimension on the top portion of the sketch so I pulled out one of my  all time favorite Verve sets  Fluttering By.  Of course that automatically leads me to my all time favorite embossing folder, Swiss Dots. I almost forgot the "thankful" twist  to this sketch, and thankfully (no pun intended LOL) another favorite set of mine, Fancy Flexible Phrases, had a small enough font for me to be able to squeeze the sentiment in between  the butterfly and the ribbon - phew!  I used a large silver half pearls for the center of the bows and the medium sized ones for the butterfly's body.  A n easy, CAS card.

Have a great day!  I'm off to do some more of the challenges.

What's In It?
Stamps:  Fluttering By (Verve), Fancy Flexible Phrases (SU)
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, White
Ink:  Eggplant Envy
Accessories:  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Scalloped Scissors, 5/8" Sheer Silver Ribbon, Silver Half Pearls


Teresa Kline said...

I am luvin the bows, adorable! *~*

Maureen said...

EEEEKKKKK!!!!!! I just finished my card and it says "happy holidays" on it!! I got so carried away with the snowflakes!!! I have to do a quick adjustment!!! Love the sheer ribbon and beautiful colours :) Will send you the link to the light box pronto :) oh, I ordered the Thankful hearts, the grateful plain jane and the old set of Beautiful You. It was so nice to get the GC!! What a fun surprise. I'm glad you got a few extra goodies with your win. Did I tell you that I had received a Verve GC as a RAK and was paying it forward? I thought of you as you love Verve and have been a great blog buddy :) I love spreading the joy... :)

Linda Callahan said...

Wow you are on a roll - this is so soft and pretty - and a welcome change from all of the Christmas cards!

Kristina said...

Ha! I totally started my card for this sketch tonight and would have forgotten to make it a thank you card! Thank goodness I stopped by here before finishing, lol.

I love this card, Marisa! Those little bows are absolutely AMAZING! They're perfect! Literally! I love the little pearls in the middle of them too.

All right, off to finish my card. And turn it into a thank you card. :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh my how charming is this!!!! I adore what you did with the ribbon!! The bows are just the sweetest!! LOVE this!

Vicki Burdick said...

This is awesome, Love yur ribbon treatment!!

Unknown said...

Marisa, this is drop dead gorgeous!
How on earth did you get those bows tied so well! I'm rubbish at tying bows.
Hugs Viv xx

TannyP said...

OMG! GORGEOUS! I love all your favorites!!!! This turned out so beautifully. What an amazing job you did - and such a great challenge!

Carol<>< said...

such a nice card, even you bows look like butterflies!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

OH my word! I love those delicious little bows, Marisa! GORGEOUS card!