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Jan 10, 2022

Fusion Card Challenge - It's a New Year


Welcome!  -  Today I'm sharing a card I created for the new Fusion challenge. - It's a New Year.
For this challenge you can either use just the sketch or the inspiration photo or both.
For my card this time I just went with the inspiration photo.  I really liked all the gold sparkle and the bokeh.  Here is what I created:

 I went CAS with this card and also made my very first Christmas card for this year, (getting a head start!)
Card Base is Basic White.  Next I added a layer of Brushed Gold card stock (retired SU and my very last scrap of it, boo hoo).
On top of the gold layer I added a piece of white designer card stock that has gold/silver glitter pieces in it.
I used some punched poinsettias (Waffle Flower cover die
Using the gold/white designer paper from Paper Studio that I purchased at WalMart.  To the center of those flowers I used my new, Gold Luxe Nuvo Dream Drops.
I embossed the sentiment (D. Hunter) with Bold Gold embossing powder (SU) on Basic White cs and mounted it with foam tape over the sparkly paper.
I really like how sparkly it turned out but boy is it hard to get a decent picture of the sparkle. 
Thank you for stopping by & have a nice day.

Jan 7, 2022

Paper Players#572 & Color Throwdown#674

 Today my card is doing double duty.
The Paper Players theme was, Make 2022 Sparkle and the Color Throwdown was: Black, Gold and White.

Here is the card I created for these challenges:

 Details: Card Base, Basic Black, layered with a piece of white/gold shimmer paper (The Paper Studio).  I also used SU Gold paper for the border and the rectangle die.
I added a strip of Basic White card stock as well as the scalloped gold piece.
The New Year stamp (retired SU) was stamped with Gold Fire Opal embossing powder (Embossing Arts) on black card stock.  I added 3 black sprinkles (Annabelle Stamps - no longer in business).  I mounted the rectangle with foam tape.
This card is very sparkly in real life.  It's just hard to get a good picture of all that sparkle.

Jan 6, 2022

Christmas Past

Happy 2022 - Welcome,  I hope you are enjoying the New Year so far. It's been a "snowy" one for our area (much to my dismay) but so far I haven't been depressed about it.

So today I'm sharing a couple of cards that I just did not have the time to post before Christmas arrived.

Both cards use the same stamp set: Gifts of Joy (2005 - SU)

Card No. 1 - This card has a "retro" feel to it.
I stamped the Santa image with Real Red ink on Basic White cs and fussy cut him out.  The Card base is Real Red layered with Crumbcake.  The designer paper is a very old DCWV holiday stack.
I used Mint Macaron card stock and a Martha Stewart punch.
The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Bold Tidings  stamp set.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo ink and used Circle Dies to cut it out.  I also added some tiny light green gems and mounted the Santa image with foam tape.

 Card No. 2 - For this card I went with more of a sparkly/festive look.

Card Base was, Mossy Meadow layered with Cherry Cobble and a piece of designer paper that I have no clue where it came from.  I also added a small strip of pear pizzazz.  The Santa was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and fussy cut.  The sentiment was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink and mounted with circle dies.  I added some green sequins to the card as well and some clear sparkly glitter to Santa. (hard to see in the photo but it was very sparkly). 

I hope you have enjoyed both of these fun holiday cards.