Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Brand New Year...


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It's hard to believe that 2009 is almost over. Here we are on Christmas Eve, and in just a few days we'll be ringing in the new year. Over at the Pals Paper Arts, I have the honor of being this week's Featured Artist and I was lucky enough to get to use one of the amazing Margaret Moody's fabulous sketches.
I was actually really excited to break open Stampin' Up's Brand New Year stamp. It's been sitting around for months just waiting to be used! For this card, I turned Margaret's sketch on its side and stamped the image in silver Encore! ink on Basic Black cardstock. There is something very elegant about this image, and I decided to try to stick with that feeling for the rest of the card's design.

For the background elements, I took some leftover Christmas wrapping ribbon and "threaded" it by cutting very narrow slits in my cardstock. For a final touch, I glassed up the champagne glass with some Crystal Effects. Cheers!
BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up) Brand New Year and True Friend Stamps, Papertrey Ink Simple Alphabet Stamps**; Encore! Silver Ink Pad; Basic Black, Real Red, and Whisper White Cardstock; Various Ribbon (generic)
HAPPY BEANS: Crystal Effects
**Please note that you may easily substitute either SU's Simple Serif Mini Alphabet & Numbers or Calendar Alphabet & Numbers for the PTI set.**

7 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Very classy and elegant! I love these colors together!

Cards by Gina said...

Stunning! Stunning! Stunning! I love black and white and red together! (I used these same colors this week as well.) Have a wonderful holiday season and a terrific 2010!

Mary Fish said...

Summing up . . . "striking!" Intriguing how you flipped Margaret's sketch and love the red and black. Hugs, M

P.S. Enjoy you added "angle" shots, too. Very artsy.

....Linda.... said...

Love the crytal effects in the glass! Great card!

Margaret Moody said...

I absolutely love this, Regina! Love how you turned the sketch sideways! Love the red, black & white, too! So clean and sophisticated! Great job! Thanks for the shout out! I really appreciate it!

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Debbie Henderson said...

WOW! Love the black and red, two of my favorite colors!