Monday, January 10, 2011

Featured Stamper Valentine

At Splitcoast, there is a challenge each week called Featured Stamper.  You browse through the gallery of the person whose work is featured and choose a card to CASE.  The rules stipulate that you must change at least two things to make the card your own.

Last week's FS was Marisa Ritzen, known as whiterockmama on Splitcoast.  And she is my blogging buddy, so I HAD to play along, even though I am a bit late.

I CASE'd this card of Marisa's, using her layout but changing everything else about it.  I went with the Color Challenge #304 from last week at SCS, too:  red / white / silver or gray.  I've included both silver AND gray, silver being in the form of tinsel glitter by Martha Stewart.  It's a new product for me, and what yummy stuff it is!!  I am going to need it in every color.  ;)

I've used some new-to-me stuff on this card:
  • the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug's "Love Is In The Air" set
  • as mentioned above, the silver tinsel glitter is from Martha Stewart
  • and the nesties, both small circle and scalloped circle, are from Spellbinders
 I'm entering at Stampin' B, where the challenge is to use something old/something new (the old is the stamp set), and also at Mark's Finest Papers, for the use of embossing.

There's another "Marisa" card I did, and I'll be posting that one in a short while.
See you soon!

Happy Stamping,


Stamps:  A Happy Heart (SU)
Paper:  Basic Gray, white by PTI
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Punch:  Bracket by EK Success
Other:  Big Shot, nesties both small circle and scalloped circle by Spellbinders, dimensionals, rhinestone by Mike's, white grosgrain ribbon from my stash, silver tinsel glitter by Martha Stewart, brushed silver brads by Joann's, Cuttlebug embossing folder from "Love Is In The Air" set


Marisa said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen!! LOVE the sparkly tinsel around the heart and how the heart pops against the gray and white. Lovely border along the top too. Thanks for blessing me with such a gorgeous case :) Hugest (((hugs))) to you, my friend!!

Fiona said...

Clean and simple and simply beautiful Colleen :) I love the punchy heart and that glitter/tinsel stuff is fabbo :)

Wanda Guess said...

WOW! This is super gorgeous! I love that stamp set and love what you did with it. Great card!
Also...your blog banner is to die for! Have a great day!

Benzi said...

Oh, so pretty and a splendid way to honor our pal, Marisa. I am loving that tinsel glitter..yummy. Beautiful card and I'm glad you joined the Stampin B's old/new challenge this week.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Simply FABULOUS! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, what a beautiful card, Colleen, and a wonderful tribute to Marisa! I love how you used that tinsel glitter. It's so sparkly and festive. I don't have any but see that I'll need ;) some soon! Great use of the SCS challenge colors, too. I loved seeing your old/new somethings; thanks so much for playing along with the Stampin' B's DT this week!

redwasher1 said...

This is so gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Sure LOVE that heart and glitter!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Tinsel glitter LOVE IT! What a fun spin to the original card! I love all things shiny or bling!!! :-)

Bonnie said...

You even make gray look good! Love the little bit of tinsel and the embossing!

Leslie Miller said...

This is a very elegant and gorgeous Valentine! I just love the colors and the tinsel glitter.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! This is a SUPER pretty card--love that silver!!! Great job:)

Andrea Ewen said...

WOW! I love this! Great CASE of Marisa's card and super pop of red! Love that MS glitter too, almost looks like trim! Super-d-duper!
Looking forward to your big debut this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

very modern in look........thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

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