Sunday, January 1, 2012


Here we are at the start of another new year - full of hope and good intentions for the coming year.  My wish for all my friends out there in blog land is for a very blessed and happy new year that far outshines last year.  With my card today I wanted to not only wish you a wonderful start to 2012 but to encourage you to not only dream but to dream with enthusiasm.  I used three challenges when creating this card:  colourQ challenge #117, Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #182 and The Friday Mashup #39.

Whisper White card stock was used as the base of my card.  I added a strip of Twitterpated designer paper (this is available January 4).  One long edge was punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Another piece of Whisper White card stock was run through the Big Shot with the Houndstooth embossing folder, spritzed with Frost White Shimmer paint that was mixed with rubbing alcohol and matted with a piece of Basic Black card stock. 
The numbers for the new year were cut with the Big Shot and the Timeless Type Alphabet die.  I added them to the white embossed layer with dimensionals.  Dazzling Diamonds were added with a glue pen.  This layer was then added to the card front.  The sentiment from the Word Play stamp set was stamped on Whisper White card stock with black StazOn ink.  I then covered the whole thing with VersaMark ink, added Heat & Stick powder, and heated it with the Heat Tool.
While that was still wet, I added Iridescent Ice and heat set that also.  This adds such a beautiful glimmer as you can see on the close up photo.  The sentiment was added to the bottom of the card.  I glimmered up the Island Indigo brad the same way I did the image.  I turned under both ends of a piece of Black Scallop Dots ribbon, added the brad, and attached it between the image layer and the sentiment with glue dots.  I hope you are enjoying the start of the new year and you "imagine the possibilities" this coming year both in life and your creativity.

Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Set:  Word Play (w-#120308/c-#120651)
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn (#101406); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Basic Black Card Stock (#121045); Island Indigo Card Stock (#122923); Twitterpated DSP (#125406)*
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Heat Tool (#100005); Houndstooth Embossing Folder (#123134); Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies (#115951); Scallp Trim Border Punch (#118402)
The Finishing Touches:  Basic Black 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (#124145), 2011-2013 In Color Designer Printed Brads (#122940); Heat & Stick Powder (#100625); Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder (#101930); 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425); Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (#102023); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); Frost White Shimmer Paint (#116854)
*available starting January 4



Dale Morin said...

Patti, I love your card! That saying is perfect for a New Year's Card! Happy New Year, friend. May you find tons of happiness, good health and lots of creativity! We may have had the same idea but so totally different cards! That what makes all this sharing so wonderful. Here's to a fabulous year!

Heidi Baks said...

What a perfect sentiment for this card! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Patti! Love your color combo. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week and Happy New Year!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Happy New Year Patti,

So glad you chose to play along in our challenge to celebrate the new year with your lovely card. Fabulous colour combination.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Ann Schach said...

Such an awesome card! A perfect way to combine challenges! The sentiment is perfect, too! Happy New Year, Patti!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card and I just love the sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Carrie Gaskin said...

What a great idea with the numbers! Great card. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week and Happy New Year!

Kim P said...

I love this! Perfect use of shimmer...and the sentiment is PERFECT for the start of the new year! Great way to combine challenges, too. Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

Denise said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas. After seeing this card I may just have to take the Timeless Type off my wishlist and add it to my "I own it" list.
Happy New Year

Lisa said...

Glitter and the new year just go together. Great colors. Great way to welcome the new year! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Fabulous new year card, Patti! Love the sparkle numbers and the glittered indigo brad is such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at CCMC! Happy new year!

Mary Brown said...

What a FABULOUS new year card! LOVE the colors your picked and the sparkle! What a great card for the sketch challenge! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Holly said...

This came out so cute Patti and I love your blog banner! Great combo of all three challenges I wasn't sure how to use that layout this week at C&M but you really make it shine! Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup!

Rita said...

Great card, Patti! I love all the texture and sparkle! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week!

Deb said...

What an awesome New Year's card! I love the greeting you chose for it, too! Perfect! And glitter was definitely a great touch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!