Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year! Imagine the Possiblities :-)

Happy New Year Stampers! 

It’s time for the new SUO87 SU-Only Challenge- the theme is “Colors of January” and I decided to add The Friday Mashup! FM140 Challenge.

When I think of January colors, I think of the New Year along with the elegant colors of Gold, Silver, Black and White and in the Mid-Atlantic states, January generally means snow. 

I decided to use My Digital Studio (MDS) to create this card but the stamp set would work just as well….

To create this card:
Open a blank 8.5 x 11 project in MDS insert the Lovely As A Tree image (the trees in a row), copy and insert a second image.  Change the color on the second image to Smoky Slate and position behind and to the left of the first image.
Insert the large pine image and enlarge a bit, copy and add a second image directly on top of the first image (to darken and thicken the pine needles). 
Insert the sentiment from Word Play – re-size and position in the lower right hand corner.   Go to the Arrange tab and “group” the entire arrangement and re-size to fit your card. Print onto Whisper White cardstock and hand trim around the large pine (gently fold the top of the tree down) and use the trimmer to cut around the scene. 
Create a mask from a sticky note and use a Sponge Dauber to apply Smoky Slate Classic Ink for snow banks and in the sky area. 
Adhere to a trimmed piece of Basic Black cardstock and again onto a trimmed piece of Silver Foil paper.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Trim and mount onto a Basic Black card front.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Typeset Alphabet Bigz™ Original Die to cut the “2014” out of Gold Foil paper.  Emboss the numbers along with a scrap strip of Gold Foil paper with the Big Shot™ and the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.
Adhere the embossed Gold Foil paper strips to the sides of the card front (I used Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive) and mount the tree image panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.   Add the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow to the lower left hand corner of the image.
Punch a circle from Basic Black cardstock using the ¾” Circle Punch and adhere a Frosted Finishes Embellishment to the center.
Add the embossed Gold Foil numbers to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® overlapping a bit and adhere the Frosted Finishes Embellishment in the center of the zero.
Mount the entire card panel to the Whisper White card base.
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Word Play (both MDS)
Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Smoky Slate
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver and Gold Foil
Accessories: Big Shot™, Stylish Stripes and Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Frosted Finishes Embellishment, Sponge Dauber, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon
Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you will find the time to visit us and enter your project into the SU-Only SUO87 “January Colors” Challenge.

Have a Happy New Year!!


Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Love the gold bling and the Frosted embellishment on this, Julie. Of course, the bow is fab as well. How creative to use the Lovely as a tree and the year numbers- it's classy and trendy. Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Mitzi Luttrull said...

Just lovely Julie!

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