Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Inspiration

Happy New Year to everyone! Thanks for stopping by - Hope everyone had a safe, happy, fun celebration of the start of 2012!!!

HappyNewYear

This is the card I made for the sketch club I play along with, and sent to a few folks here in Texas and across the country, and even to Austrailia and Canada! Here's the sketch:

DecSketch

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper

Basic Black (SU!)5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4", and
2" x 5 1/2", and
2 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Tempting Turquoise (SU!), or
Certainly Celery (SU!)
1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
All Dressed Up designer paper (DCWV)2 3/4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White (SU!)2" x 3" (2 pieces)

Stamps

A Brand New Year (SU!)
Holidays & Wishes (SU!)

Ink

Basic Black (SU!)
Versamark (Tsukineko)

Accessories

Fleur De Lis Accents (Spellbinders)
Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)
Round Tab Punch (SU!)
Silver embossing powder (Sweet Stamps)
Silver metallic pen (UniBall)
Marker (SU!)
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Zip Dry Glue
ATG (3M)
Scor-Pal
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Cut a piece of black card stock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold.

MAT LAYER

Cut a mat of turquoise or green card stock measuring 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" and mount on the left side of the card front. Cut a mat of designer paper measuring 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" and mount on the right side of the card front. Cut/emboss a fleur de lis border from black card stock, and mount over the seam between the two pieces of the mat layer on the card front.

CELEBRATE IMAGE

Stamp the celebrate image on a piece of white card stock measuring 2" x 3". Use the silver pen to fill in the champagne bubbles, and fill in the letters of the word "FIRST" with a SU! marker that matches the paper of the left side mat layer (green or turquoise). Mount the image on a black mat, measuring 2 1/8" x 3 1/8", and mount on the designer paper area of the card front.

SENTIMENT

Stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink on white paper, and emboss with silver embossing powder. Punch out with the Round Tab punch, and mount in the upper left corner with foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by, and again I wish you the very best in the coming new year!

Blue_Orange

6 comments:

Betty J Schaub said...

Thank You! I got my card today. It's lovely! I really like that fleur de lis punch.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Both of these are quite lovely! Such great colors and so festive for the New Year! Well done my friend!

Sue said...

Wow just stunning cards love them both Happy new year Luv Sue x

Helen said...

Great cards! Really like the colors! Happy New Year to you & Joe!

Caroline D. said...

OH, I love this!! Happy New Year to you too!

Loz said...

Fantastic card Lisa.. Received mine here in Australia..Loz

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