Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Greet The Day With Gerber

This is a set that I won during last months release hop at Mark's Finest Paper. It is called "Greet The Day With Gerber". When I found out that I won, I had my fingers crossed that it would be a really versatile set. Faith makes it so you win a set from the upcoming release, then you don't have a clue. Boy, did I luck out, this is a beauty! Once it arrived, I was unsure if it was okay to use it right away. Today is the first day that their new sets have been revealed, and Day one of the reveal hop. I figured it was safe to post my card.

I created my card with soft sand and melon mambo card stock, and a piece of K&Co. designer paper. I stamped my image with Stazon and colored with SU inks and a water brush onto a piece of watercolor paper. I distress, wet and rolled the edges. I glued it onto the melon mambo panel and used staples to secure the corners. I tied on a piece of plaid, organza ribbon, fashioned a bow, and added pink buttons threaded with embroidery floss. I created a box around my sentiment with a Zig marker.
I would like to submit this card for the ribbon challenge at Create With Bubbe. That runs until Feb 14th

It's bitter cold here today and the wind is just whipping! I can take it since there is the promise of warmer weather this weekend! Wedding gown shopping on Saturday with my DD. That ought to be fun, huh? It is also a milestone birthday for her. I don't think she likes that part!
Thanks for coming by.

15 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

OH-MY this is breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous!So are you telling us Sat is Dee's BD?

Holly said...

oh it's so pretty Mary Anne! Great prize you won!

Sue W said...

Stunning card Mary Anne!!! Beautiful colouring!

Carol L said...

You've done this stamp set proud my friend! It looks so fabulous with the distressing and great coloring! Wishing you a fun time shopping on Saturday! It's supposed to be quite nice (for February)

Patty said...

WOW! This is just a beautiful card! I love your colors and the image is fantastic. This card will make someone's day.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
THis is amazing! Love the water coloring and all the distressing. You did this set proud :)

redwasher1 said...

Over the top gorgeous!!! Love this gorgeous card!!!

Becky said...

Dont you just love winning stamps! :)
This is beautiful, love the coloring.

Olga said...

Yep, you won a beaut!!!! and what you did with it is fantastic!!!! Your coloring is always so darn perfect!!!

Wendy said...

Mary Anne, this is gorgeous! Love the image and your papers! :) Very pretty!
Good luck on your shopping trip Saturday! We're in for 50's here this weekend and I say "BRING IT ON"!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

MaryAnne this is just delightful - love the image you chose it's quite lovely. Is this your first DD wedding gown shopping? I cried on our first two excursions - but tears of joy - congratulations - hope all goes well. Meanwhile thanks for the sweet comment on my blogaversary - you made me smile and were a ray of sunshine in my day today :-) Have a great week - stay warm - it's freaking cold here too below 0 is just too cold for my California blood LOL. Hugs to you.

Peggy said...

hey love this one!! want to enter it in the Ribbon challenge at www.createwithbubbe.blogspot ? I'll post it if you want me too? Peggy C

Janice M said...

Mary Anne this is Beauitful!!! You did win a pretty set. Love the colors you used.

CraftieConnie said...

Just absolutely fabulous, love how you combine so many elements and the colors, WOW!

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeeks - this is a fav card ! i really love this one...colors, elements...love it!
know you are doing wedding dresses today - hope you have plenty of tissues (-: