Monday, January 2, 2012


Happy New Years everyone. I wish you all the best. I finished out 2011 being a stampin fool and I'm bring in 2012 the same way. Starting with The friday Mashup. It's challenge #39 and they would like to see A New Year's card with some sparkles. Well heck I thing I can do that. I don't have any stamps really related to new year's. Except of course the words, So I'll have to use my brain.

I've come up with 2 cards.
The first one. All I could think of was fireworks and like I said no stamp, but I do have a dandelion stamp that could pass as fireworks (maybe). I have a set of number stamps from The Angel company. So here's what I came up with.

I chose Cherry Cobbler as my base. On my white background a stamped and gold embossed the dandelion stamp. I wanted it to look like the sky on New Years Eve. On another piece of white card stock, I gold embossed the number 2012 and then colored them in with Cherry Cobbler marker. The Happy New years is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and I stamp it in Cherry Cobbler. I  then added 2 big gold brads. So that's card one. Hope you like it.

Now for card 2
My little mouse stamp from The Angel Company was still laying out and I thought he would look so cute hanging from balloons. I had to do a little mashing on this one, but got the little guy off his leaf and onto the balloons.

For this card I chose Real Red and white. I water colored the balloons in red, green, and gold. I also added glitter to them. I embossed my white background with a Cuddlebug folder and edged it with Real Red so it would stand out from the white card base. The red ribbon has red glitter going through it. I used a scallop punch and a oval  punch for my sentiment.And that's card 2.
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Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Happy New Year Karen,

Great improvisation to make your card, Love what you've done.

Lovely to see you again.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Holly said...

Great job with the Masking on your little mouse card! I love all the shimmer on your 2012 card! Great idea to use the flower centers as fireworks. Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup.

Lisa said...

What a great way to use the dandelion stamp, it totally looks like fireworks Karen! Love this card!

Thanks for playing along again with The Friday Mashup!

Heidi Baks said...

This stamp definitely passes as fireworks! I love it! Thanks for playing with us at the Mashup this week.

Rita said...

How clever! I would never have known that wasn't a firework stamp! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Kim P said...

Both of these cards are fantastic! Love the dandelions masquerading as fireworks! And your little mouse is adorable! Thans for bringing in the New Year with the Friday Mashup!