Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2010



Happy 2010!!!  Here’s a sample for the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge – TESC96!  What better way to kick off the new year than with some stamping??  I hope you’ll join us and play along!  Get all the details on Taylor’s blog.


I had so much fun just playing with stuff to come up with this card.  I knew I wanted a New Year’s card and when I saw the sketch I immediately thought of the clock from Sense of Time (SU) and I knew I wanted to die cut the numbers from one of my Cuttlebug alpha sets.  I went looking through my designer papers and found this retired SU package (not sure what it’s called) and coordinated it with Blush Blossom cardstock for the elegant vintage look I wanted.

The clock was stamped in Bravo Burgundy ink and die cut with my new Blossom nesties (thanks Honey – great Christmas gift!).  I sponged on some more burgundy ink, distressed the edges and sponged on some white shimmer paint. The sentiment was cut out with a deckle rectangle nestie and the entire panel was embossed with Versamark and clear ep.  I love doing that when a sentiment is the main focus – it makes it stand out and look more special.  White shimmer paint was added to the numbers before they were adhered to the dp.  The ribbon started out white (satin from SU) and I dyed it with an RV93 Copic marker.  I added some pink Zva crystals (attached together in lines), some Blush KaiserCraft pearls and that oh-so-yummy Maya Road velvet blossom.


Let’s check out what the rest of the Sketch Crew has cooked up today:

  • Alice Wertz
  • Jami Sibley
  • Lisa Hjulberg
  • Lynn Mercurio
  • Melissa Sauls
  • Monika Davis
  • Rachel Sztonyk
  • Sherrie Siemens
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Now it’s time to watch the Rose Parade and eat pancakes!  Later today we plan to see Sherlock Holmes.  What are your holiday plans?  Whatever you’re up to I hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend and a Happy New Year!


    11 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

    1. Monika Davis Says:

      Happy New Year Jami! What a great card. Perfect for the new year… love the colors, the distressed look, the pretty flower… TFS!

    2. Pesc Says:

      What a wonderful NEw Year card!!! Happy New year to you!

    3. Sherrie Says:

      Happy New Year to you too Jami! What a wonderful, pretty card! I just love that flower….it is YUMMY! Looking forward to seeing you this month!

    4. Lynn Mercurio Says:

      Oh Jami, this is truly fantastic. What a great idea to incorporate your clock for your circle image….such a great New Years Card. Can’t wait to see you and give you a big CHA hug!!!

    5. Rachel a.k.a. Gingerbread Gal Says:

      Wow Jami! What a perfect card! Have a Happy New Year and I will see you at CHA. Can’t wait! It’s gonna be so much fun!

    6. Alice Wertz Says:

      very beautiful color, Jami!! i Love it! love your take on the sketch, too! Happy New Year!

    7. Lisa Kind Says:

      What a great card! Love your creativity in making this! So clever! Love it! Happy New Year!

    8. Jodi Says:

      This is GORGEOUS Jami! LOVE the colors and those blossom nesties!!

    9. Susan Lankford Says:

      Happy New Year, Jami….beautiful and unique card…hope to see you at CHA this month!

    10. rose kerry Says:

      WOW, you card is awesome. Love what you did with the layout and you have so many beautiful embellishments on this card. This deserves to be framed and put on display!!! Fabulous job.

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