A Trio of New Year Wishes

I’d like to wish you all a very happy & healthy New Year! Unfortunately, I am ushering 2009 out and 2010 in on a sad note. My beloved Grandpa is in renal failure and we are leaving very bright and early tomorrow morning for home. I am hoping to arrive home before it is too late. We have about a 14 hour drive ahead of us with two small kiddos, so I am going to keep this post short. Whatever your plans for this evening, please be safe & hug your loved ones tightly.

A few weeks ago, Impression Obsession ran their annual sale and I picked up a few images. I really love the style of these New Year’s or party images. For all three of these cards, I went with a simply striking color combo of black & silver.

First up is my first long card using the New Year’s Eve image.

I used one of the two Pink Elephant sketches for this week. Because there is so much going on in this image, I kept things rather simple. I colored my image in with Copics and once I finished all of the party details, I went over the glass and bottle shapes with my R00 marker to give the shade of champagne. The image is cut and embossed with a Labels 3 Nestie. I painted the edges with Silver Fox Smooch and added a coat of Silver Bells Shimmerz over the top of that. The silver is from Stardream Metallics and is embossed with Swiss Dots. The ribbon is gorgeous & yummy black & silver reversible satin May Arts ribbon.

Next up is the second Pink Elephant sketch for this week and the Party image from IO.

This ribbon just screamed “Happy New Year 2010!” to me. I used the same Copic colors in this image. To add a bit more of glitz, I used two Sticky Stars from Jody for the larger stars and added Martha Stewart glitter on them. More May Arts ribbon and Cuttlebug embossing added to the elegance of this card.

Last up is the Celebration image with Mercy’s (MTSC54)sketch for this week.

Again, I followed the same colors and same embossing choices. I added Stickles to the bottle swirls — unfortunately, my card was tipped over before the Stickles were completely dried and they smeared a bit.

Trio of New Year Wishes
Stamps: Impression Obsession Celebration, Party, Let’s Celebrate, New Year’s Eve
Paper: Basic Black, Stardream Metallic Silver, Select White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Copics: Y00, RV10, R00, V12, B00, V15, RV25, E000, R21,C3, E71, B06, R24, R20, B12, B000, W1, RV23, C1, C0
Other Stuff: Martha Stewart glitters Charoite, Sterling, Feldspar, Kunzite; May Arts ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and D’vine Swirls embossing folders; Labels 3 and Oval Nesties, Fancy Tags, Silver Bells Shimmerz, Silver Tinsel Stampendous Stamp Stuff, Silver Fox Smooch, Silver Stickles, Sticky Stars, Bow Easy

Okay, so that wasn’t so short! LOL! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy New Year!



6 thoughts on “A Trio of New Year Wishes

  1. canny…these are all so fun! love the way you showcased silver…i don't use that enough. thanks for the inspiration!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for last week…you did a fabulous job! 🙂



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