Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First card for the New Year!

Hello all... thanks for stoping by. I hope your year has had a fantastic start. I made a point to not make any resolutions this year I didn't want to break..lol Instead I just made some changes a week before the New Year to psych myself out.. sounds coocky but it's worked.
Anyway, todays card was inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday weekly sketch. It looks pretty simple, but it challenged for sure. Since most of the big holidays are gone and the only one near is Valentines Day, I decided to give it a go. For the base of the card I used a a plain white card stock and layered it with basic black and BasicGrey Blush designer paper. My favorite thing about this particular paper was the cute little bird on the branch. I struggled with cutting a good piece to show off the design, but I managed. I followed with layering the longer piece with basic black and placing a dark red piece to give it some color. Next I used SU! Sage Shadow, and Basic gray for the square piece, and added the three silver brads.

Then, I used another piece sage shadow for a circle scalloped edge from spellbinder nestabilities, followed by another circle of basic gray and more of the polkadot BasicGrey designer paper. For the sentiment, I used SU! A Happy Heart set... using the large heart in the center on the scalloped circle and the greeting on the side. I hope you like and look forward on hearing your comments.