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November 11, 2009

Today is my first post on this DRS blog as Guest Desinger for the months of November and December. I am so grateful to have been selected and I am so looking forward to the next 2 months. I would like to thank the DRS Team for giving me this great opportunity.

Card that I am sharing with you today is made using the Fireplace stamp set. I started off by stamping the image on off-white cs with Walnut Stain Distressing ink . Hold on now, before stamping the image on the cs I also used a green Marvy Brush marker to color in the leaves on top of the mantle. Once the image was stamped I then proceeded to color the bricks, wood panneling, logs and fire with Prismacolor colored pencils and then used some Gamsol to blend the colors. Some parts of the image I colored with Copic markers. Added some Gold Spica to the fire to give it some sparkle. I then cut off the inside portion of the fireplace out, cut around the logs and fire and set that aside for a bit. Used a small piece of off-white cs just slightly bigger than the opening on the fireplace and colored it with yellow, orange and red Prismacolors and once more blended it with some Gamsol. Proceeded to cut all around the image and then assembled the different layers onto top of an off-white cs that was die cut and embossed with the Labels 1 Nestabilities. For the last set of layers, used a border punch from Emgination around the edges of the off-white layer, then adhered double sided tape behind the cs to covered the punched shape, then turned it back to the front and added red ultra fine Glitter from Glitter Ritz on the punch shape. To finish off this card, used some red half pearls, stocking brads and a metal sentiment.


Stamp: Fireplace (DRS Designs)
Paper: Deep red and off-white cs
Ink: Walnut Stain and Old Paper Distressing ink, Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers
Accessories: Red Ultra Fine Glitter, half pearls, stocking brads, Emagination punch and metal sentiment.


Samantha said...

Welcome Marisa!! This is a beautiful card! I just love how you colored our fireplace and the border is terrific!

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card!! Love this peaceful scene!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! I have some of those metal "happy holidays" things and have never found a use for them! You found the perfect spot! Love the frame you created around the image, too!

Jennifer E. said...

Welcome to the team Marisa! This is a beautiful card--I love the way you've colored it & how you added the stockings is so cute!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Pretty - great use of the embellishments!

Sue said...

What a great card! I don't know what to say first - your coloring, the metal saying, the stocking or your border. It all adds up to wonderful!
We're excited to have you with us too!

Jessica G. said...

Marisa, this scene is adorable! Beautiful coloring and those stocking brads are absolutely perfect!!

Debbie Seyer said...

This is a wonderful card, Marisa! Welcome to the team!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just wonderful, Marisa! I love your coloring on the fireplace. The shapes and border punching look terrific.

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