Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New Year's cards


We got a few Christmas cards from our neighbours while we were away over Christmas. In my great wisdom I hadn't even considered getting our neighbours Christmas cards, so I felt rather guilty. Therefore I devised a cunning plan - I would make them a Happy New Year card instead!

I was inspired by the colour challenge over at Retro Rubber challenges. I have to admit that the stamp set I used for the card is not very old, but it's the only "Happy New Year" sentiment I have, so needs must and all that. However to slightly compensate, both the stencil and die are much older. 



I used a Tim Holtz star die and three blue distress inks for the background. Then I stamped the sentiment in the same three shades of blue. Last, I die cut the numbers in silver cardstock. This was the perfect card design, as I quickly made the three cards I needed. 

I'm entering the card in the following challenges:
Retro Rubber - blue, silver and white
In{k}spire Me - Happy New Year
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
ShowCASe Your Style - Use a die cut 
Just Inspirational Challenges - New Year
STAMPlorations December Challenge - Designer's Pick (I chose July Stamps & Glitter)




Card: Leonardo Cardstock 300 gsm white card, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Coloured 240 gsm card Navy, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card
Stamps: Stampin' Up Good Greetings
Ink: Tim Holtz distress inks Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans
Other: Tim Holtz Stars Layering Stencil, Tim Holtz Inside Out Alphabet die

14 comments:

Lin said...

Great thinking, and an idea I may adopt next year! Thanks for sharing your pretty card and your idea with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Mynn xx said...

I totally LOVE LOVE LOVE this fun card! The layered stamping and colors are fabulous! This is genius! If you do a yearly highlight, I'd love for you to link it up with mine here: http://mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com/2014/12/blog-highlight-for-2014-link-party.html HUGS and happy new year! :) Mynn xx

Jane Knudsen said...

Wonderful! I love the layout of the card and am a huge fan of anything stenciled! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

necgmc said...

What a great use of the stencil and layers of colors with your stamping. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, Neva from DT

. said...

love your card!

. said...

by Christine Traversa, not sure why my ID isn't showing! "love your card"!

Katy McGloin said...

Perfect timing for your neighbors cards and beautifully executed! Thanks so much for including the RRBC in your New Year plan... hope to see you back often!

Monika Skinner said...

Your card has a feel of fireworks! Love the blues and silvery glitter. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations. Good Luck and all the best for 2015. Monika

Hammers said...

Cool card..love the stencil and the colours. Thanks for playing at Retro Rubber. Cx

Debbie Mageed said...

Your card makes me want to play with all of the stencils that I buy but keep them neatly on a shelf! It's got great colors and balance! Thanks for bringing them out to play with the Retro Rubber Challenge.

Katie Skiff said...

This card is so fun!! What great techniques you used!! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber!!

SemSee said...

Such a lovely New Year card! Thanks so much for joining us at ShowCASe Your Style! xo

Andrea und Annemarie said...

I like how you coloured the stars! Thanks for joining us at IN{K}SPIRE_me for our New Year's Special! ~ Annemarie

Kallen said...

Oh, I love that New Year wishes! What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing inspiration. Cheers!