Marisa, aka whiterockmama, aka MamaRitzi was our Featured Stamper earlier this month. I'm late out of the gate as usual, but it was her birthday last week. I decided to CASE another one of the many fabulous cards in her gallery as a birthday card. I chose this card as my inspiration as it was a comment I made about the snow in the background of her photo that resulted in our first round of back and forth messages. Two years later and all I can see when I look outside is snow, snow snow - how about you Marisa!?! Are the cherry trees out your way in blossom yet?
Things I changed: Different stamps; made it a birthday card; added wet & dry embossing and score lines. And, since it was for Marisa, I had to be sure to include Verve stamps & Swiss Dots!
I perused this week's Inspiration Challenge website too and used the Nurse Barbie as inspiration: the pleats on her dress are represented in the score lines; I have included polka dots and I used the black/red/white colour combo.
Registered: May 18, 2008 Location: Virginia Posts: 24871
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 @ 4:40 PM
First of all, "wee hearts" don't count as I can't see them - LOL! Second of all, I'm jealous of all the challenges you did. Third of all, I never had a Barbie growing up as my mother thought it was too anatomically correct. Bummer!! I have to say Dizzi, when you settle down and stay at home for awhile, you create the most awesome cards. This is SO beautiful and I love the card you chose to case from Marisa's gallery. Isn't it funny how you can connect with certain stampers like that - over snow. We connected over punches, didn't we? And, now look what's happened. That darn Benzi! Anyway, you truly did a beautiful job to honor Ritzi and also to send her for her special day!! Hugs!
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Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61619
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 @ 6:43 PM
What no digging a hole? What a winner you've gone and crafted today for your card. Oh wow, I love black white and red together. Those colors are fabulous together and so is this card. You had it goin' on with this one. She'll love it.
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Registered: April 18, 2009 Location: Boston suburbs, MA Posts: 14162
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 @ 8:16 PM
This is so sweet, Heather! I do love your pops of red on the black and white. Your scoring along the edges adds so much definition. This is such a striking card--well, done on a wonderful CASE of Marisa. :)
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Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 43939
Wed, Jan 26, 2011 @ 3:02 AM
What fun this card is - love all the descriptions of how and why you did things on it - it is definitely a special card. I especially like the story of how you and Marissa became friends - that makes this card even more special. Hope you thaw out soon!
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Registered: June 10, 2007 Location: BC Posts: 44946
Thu, Jan 27, 2011 @ 1:21 AM
Oh that's just beautiful Izzy!! So striking and graphically perfect - sort of like Ritzi's cards if you know what I mean - somehow the layout is so striking!! Look at Benzi - already hinting at a card for her birthday - yes she likes tulips!;)
Love the your pretty border! Lovely hearts - btw - we had sun today !!!! :)