Tuesday, January 3, 2012
New Year - New Card
This is not my first card for the new year; however, it is the first card I can share right now (grin). I've been busy getting "ahead" by making the cards for the next several assignments for the Card Crafter's Circle DT. Can't wait for you all to the see the darling images that our various sponsors have provided for us. We have some super creative people sponsoring the Card Crafter's Circle. You really need to stop by weekly (if you don't already). In addition to weekly challenges, wonderful prizes, and different designer sponsosr, there are also some really great tutorials for you to view. The location is: http://cardcrafterscircle.blogspot.com/ so do pop over there after you leave here.
Since I am now about three weeks "ahead" for my DT cards, I decided to make this little card for myself. Valentines is closer than we realize, so I've made this little card into a Valentine card. I used one of the adorable Magnolia images, and coloured her up in Valentine colours using my Copic markers. I did not particularly want to fussy-cut her, but since she had been stamped on a piece of scrap card (with funny bits already sliced out), there was no room for even the simple dies to "fit."
As seems to be my "norm," I started with a white card base. The dotty background paper is from a 6x6 We R Memory Keepers pad that one of my dear giflfriends gave me for Christmas, The solid pink strip is from my stash and has embossed hearts (which were part of the paper design). I added a lacy doily cut with a Cheery Lynn die (DL102, French Pastry) and some lovely flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Lastly, I added a small sentiment under the flowers (simply Valentine) which I stamped using pink ink. The stamps are by Spellbinder and have a variety of words as well as little boxes and circles in which to place the words.
So there you have it. A fun little project for a quite chilly (for the south) afternoon. (Have I mentioned that I am so NOT a winter person? If not, well now you know (grin)!)
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