Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Card for Pals Paper Arts

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #185 has been out for a while, and as I was looking around for inspiration today, I found their sketch, and decided to make a New Year's card with it:

  It's a mixture of new and old products, but definitely on the glitzy side:

  • I don't know if I'm breaking a cardinal rule of the Arts, but I'm mixing my metallics!  This card features gold and silver embossing powder, gold foil sheets, silver glimmer paper and gold sequins. I like the way it looks so, if it looks good, break all the rules!!!
  • I decided New Year's was a good celebration to use up some of my Modern Medley designs that I tend to overlook.  Here I mixed a mosaic design with some variable width stripes.  I'm such a rebel today!

  • Everyone watches the clock for midnight New Year's Eve, so I used the Clockworks stamp set for that great pocket watch.  I had to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to center the clock face, but I had SUCH a hard time with it.  Part of the problem is that my Clockworks set is clear mount and that can pose a problem with two-step stamping, especially if you have to clean the stamp in between stamping the acetate of the Stamp-a-ma-jig and inking up in Versamark so you can add embossing powder.  The cleaning of the stamp moves it slightly on the clear mount block.  If I had it to do over, I would definitely get this set in wood mount, and that goes for any two-step stamping set.
  • The sentiment is half of one of the Christmas Messages set stamps.  I carefully inked it up in Versamark ink as well and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Don't forget to use your embossing buddy for these kinds of projects, so you don't get embossing powder where you don't want it.
  • I used an old neglected friend, the Curly Label punch, for the sentiment and it was just the right look! Yay for old friends:  "Should Auld Acquaintance be forgot...."
What are your plans on New Year's Eve?  We are going with two other couples to see the Hobbit Part 2 and I am so excited about that.  Have I mentioned that I am a huge Tolkien fan?  And that the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is my favourite movie series ever?


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  1. Great card! I think all the different metallic colors look great. I'm a fan of the Lord of the Rings series, too, but I just couldn't get into the first movie for the Hobbit. I liked the book, but they stretched it out way too far for me. I said I wouldn't ever see the other two because it's getting a little off the book, but so did the first three, I guess. I may go see it (or borrow from a friend someday) if you say you like it.

    1. I know what you mean about the first one. I thought the same. But the previews and reviews of the second one seem much better, and even though they've added some material, too much Legolas is never a bad thing as far as I'm concerned. lol

  2. Heather the mixed metallics are amazing! The black seems to balance it. Excellent card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Pals Paper Arts!


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