Congrats to my Punchin' Pal Marisa (aka whiterockmama, aka MamaRitzi) on being named Featured Stamper this week!! I have so many of her cards in my faves I should just favourite her whole gallery. She is a sweetheart and totally deserves this honour.
My youngest daughter turns 21 in two days - oh where has the time gone!!! I chose this card from Marisa's gallery to use as my inspiration for a birthday card. It was the first card of Marisa's that I had added to my favourites.
-> the colours to shades of brown (DD loves brown tones)
-> added texture to the flowers and one more of the layers
-> added a ribbon and bow.
Wasn't delighted with my photo when I put it on my computer, but the card is off in the mail so it's all that I have at this point.
I used pearlized paper for all of the layers so it's wonderfully shimmery. Punched some flowers and used the SU embossing folder "Northern Flurries" to emboss them. The bow gave me fits but once I got it even I liked the look.
Congrats Marisa! Enjoy your week. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations and for the wonderful comments you sprinkle so regularly throughout the gallery. Big hugz!
PT: Used 7 different punches (Two are only used on the inside - you have to trust me); Total # of punches: 18!!!
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 GMT Views: 1439
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Tue, Jan 04, 2011 @ 9:30 PM
This is fabulous, Heather!! Love all the texture on the flowers, the beloved Swiss Dots and the branch EF. Gorgeous colours and the ribbon and bow are a great addition! You have done a fabulous job and thank you so much for blessing me with a card (((hugz)))!! Congrats on your punch count too - wowzers!!
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Wed, Jan 05, 2011 @ 5:07 AM
Heather, your card is so pretty and I love those pearlized paper flowers. Wonderful card to send your daughter and to honor Marisa. I'm with you on the ribbon/bow...fab job. Now, this is what I called 'Punch City'..wow, 18 punches! We may have to get the defective detective, Debzi, to check this one. LOL
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Wed, Jan 05, 2011 @ 2:44 PM
I love texture and the color brown, this card is just dreamy goodness. Marisa is such a sweetie, I'm so glad we could all honor he creativity and character. Great job and thanks for stopping by my gallery.
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Wed, Jan 05, 2011 @ 7:37 PM
Wow, Izzy, what a super fantastic CASE of Marisa's beautiful card!! You captured her style perfectly here--and even worked in her favorite swiss dots. :) I really like all of the browns, so warm and inviting. Perfect for your DD's 21st. Wow, what a milestone! Outstanding work, Heather. :)
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Thu, Jan 06, 2011 @ 4:49 PM
Dizzi, count again - 18 punchez and you hid most of them inside the card???? Agent 9999 will be investigating this one. I'm also charging you with copying my idea to use the 5-petal punch and the Boho Blossoms Punch on your card. I wish I had chose this one rather than the 1 I did, as it turned into a nightmare. You may want to wear your shades b/f checking it out. In the meantime, let's get back to you: Your colors are so calming and love the shimmer. Your ribbon treatment turned out beautifully and you know Marisa is a sucker for the swiss dots ef!! A wonderful tribute to Queen Mama Ritzi! Hope all is well up in cold country. Start using your own punch ideas rather than copying mine!!! TFS!
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Fri, Jan 07, 2011 @ 12:24 AM
Here I am......... agent9999 - I find you in violation of punch count - inflation of punch count - copying without permission - this is a matter for the RCMP, never mind Agent9999 . I am shocked!!!!I would come and arrest you - but I will get one of my inferiours to do so. Zis to lowly of a job for me.
As to the card - I love the gorgeous brown tones too -and I love the embossing you did of the flowers you * created*. Lovely card, Heatherz!