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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! A few days into the new year already, but I had a nice little holiday break from blogging. My fellow Drunken Stampers and I are back today, though, with a timely challenge: 



This is the final challenge in our current "person/place/thing" theme -- and that thing is New Year's Day. You can go with whatever inspires you about heading into the brand new year. 
I knew right away I wanted to make a New Year's card for my husb, so I went for a celebratory fireworks card... with Minnie Mouse.



I had planned to use Mickey on my card, since he's my favourite, but this Minnie stamp looked just too celebratory not to choose. The fireworks were a different challenge, since I don't have any fireworks stamps. I went through a bunch, and found a wedding bouquet with streamers -- cutting the clear stamp in half, I stamped the streamers twice, then added the flourishes and stars. Works for me at least! Some shiny silver paper to offset the black-on-black finished the card. 
Now it's your turn! Whether you want to illustrate this year's resolution, make a festive beverage card, or simply anything that inspires you about the start of 2014, come and join us! 

Supplies: white, Stampin' Up basic black & Recollections silver cardstock, Inkadinkado Disney, Basic Grey Forever, Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies & Studio G stamps, Versamark ink, Zing clear embossing powder

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14 comments:

Chris D. said...

Awesome tone on tone card Lindsey! Minnie certainly looks like she's getting all happy!

Donna said...

Fantastic Lindsey! I never would have guessed that wasn't a fireworks stamp!

cards said...

The black on black looks fabulous and you did a great job photographing it also.
Happy New Year

Violent Kittie said...

I like how you put this card together. glad to know I'm not the only one to cut up my stamps. Your Minnie was a great pick!

Emily Leiphart said...

What a great New Year's card! Very festive, indeed, and I really love how you transformed the streamers stamp into fireworks!

Karen Schroeder said...

Love that Minnie Mouse! Fantastic card!

Craftymama1990 said...

Gorgeous card. Finally getting your posts again.

Craftymama1990 said...

Gorgeous card. Finally getting your posts again.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE the black embossing on the black card base! FAB little card using Minnie:)


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love, Lindsey <3 You've made my day!! <3 And THANKS for watching my videos <3

ps… love your new profile pic:)

Jessi Fogan said...

She couldn't be more perfect for this! Love your solution to the lack of fireworks, too :)

Lisa Arana said...

Look at you being all creative with your stamps, love how you created fireworks!!! Brilliant.

Jen W. said...

Lindsey, this rocks! I love the black on black and your fireworks are genius!
And look at you all brave posting your photo!! LOL! :D

Barbara Godden said...

I like the black on black, great thinking with the fireworks. Super job thinking outside the box.

acreativeneed said...

Happy New Year Lindsey! I hope your year is off to a good start. Your card is so cool with the embossed black on black!
smiles,Deena