I just had to make a card with the stamp I purchased last year from the 2009 holiday mini. I have not had a chance to use it until now. I really like this stamp. I haven’t seen too many stamps that celebrate New Years and so I grabbed it while it was available.
This was created using Night of Navy Card stock stamped on with Whisper White Craft Ink. I heat set the craft ink using my Heat tool to prevent smearing. Then framed it in Whisper White Card stock. Then I used a second layer of Night of Navy Card stock embossed using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder on my Big Shot Machine. I then adhered that my card base made in Whisper White Card stock. I used the beautiful Organza Ribbon to tie a knot on the front. I love this ribbon — so shiny and goes beautifully with so many things –”a must have” staple in my ribbon collection.
This is a very simple card but the white ink on a dark color makes for a good contrast.
Hope you have a wonderful new year too and you was able to ring it in with someone you love.
This is a good card for January – at least where I live as the snow is piled high and it is very cold this time of year.
I actually made this card several months before deciding to become a demonstrator and creating my blog and so I used items that are not SU, but SU makes very similar colors of card stock so this is easily replicated.
This was created on a Marina Mist Card base. Using the Serene Snow Flakes stamp set I stamped snowflakes at the top randomly in Whisper White Craft ink and heat set them and then used my Crumb Cake ink to stamp a few more. I stamped on white card stock with my Basic Black ink the “Let it Snow” from the Big on Christmas Stamp set. This I colored with my markers and cut out to add later. I then took a band of light brown (Use Crumb Cake) and punched a 1 3/4 inch circle in it to insert a treat cup. I filled it with some artificial snow. I attached a strip of Whisper White Card stock punched with my Scallop Edge Border punch. I used my paper piercing tool on this to add interest to it. This was attached along the brown card stock before adhering to the card base. I made some stick arms for my snowman out of Chocolate Chip Card Stock — The snowflake punch would have made this much easier. I glued all the pieces together and tied a small ribbon (non-SU) around it by cutting a small slit in the fold at the top of the card. Use Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, or Whisper White ribbon for a nice finish.
I got my daughter and myself the Simply Adorned Charm necklaces for Christmas. It will be fun to see what we can create to wear. This is the 1″ x 1- 1/4″ size. I put together this for the upcoming Valentine Holiday but it is cute to anytime of the year. The fact that these are made like a locket is the cool part. Just slip in a different creation and you have a whole new theme and look.
I used the Real Red Brights Patterns DSP for my background. Then on one side I stamped directly on the paper in Basic Black ink using the Large Tag Punch set. I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the small little heart for and accent and added interest.
On the other side and where the glass is beveled I stamped on Whisper White card stock with Real Red ink. For this I used the Love You Much stamp set. You can cut the heart out but the Heart to Heart punch makes it quick and easy to get a nice trim job. I love the coordinating punches and stamps! For added interest on this side again used the Dazzling Diamonds glitter and then just glued it on the paper.
Finishing touch: A piece of 5/8″ Real Red Satin ribbon tied just above the charm on the chain.
This is the beginning of a new adventure. Looking forward to the challenge and opportunity to share ideas with you. I welcome comments and your ideas as well.